The legs of his adversary seemed to crumple up like paper beneath him.
The crumple affected Cassy but far less than she had expected.
The crumple was not there, or at least only such crumple as she had naturally awaited.
And then he began to crush and crumple the paper, and to tear it into a thousand shreds.
He had the writing in his hand, and was about to crumple it, but ...