John appeared at an upper window in answer to the ear-piercing call.
An ear-piercing scream, which has never since left my memory followed.
As I was approaching the barracks of the 11th Company I heard some ear-piercing music from there.
And then there is one ear-piercing crack, one blinding flash, and all is over.
There was an ear-piercing clang, and the shield parted down ...