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 am not near enough to see any changes yet, Crump," I answered him.
I'm not riding in my coach-and-four yet, as you see, Crump, but the time may come.