"That's truth enough," said an asthmatic voice from the backstairs.
He was short-breathed, asthmatic and possessed a tempestuous temper.
"You will pardon me, Mr. Audley," he said, with asthmatic breathlessness.
Every now and then he uttered a loud snort, that sounded like an asthmatic cough.
The engine was also out of sorts, coughing like an asthmatic victim.
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