His mother had to get out of bed to open the door when Mrs. Crump knocked.
I had not gone far when a "crump" struck so close as to stun and partly bury me.
"Yes," said Mrs. Crump, rather feebly, fearful of what was to come.
I'm not riding in my coach-and-four yet, as you see, Crump, but the time may come.
"I am not near enough to see any changes yet, Crump," I answered him.