She heard him speaking in a voice not louder than a whisper, rapid, distinct.
It was no louder than a whisper from without—the creak of a board.
A hinge creaked, but it was no louder than the rustle of silk against silk.
At last it came again, louder than before, but equally confused.
Louder yet, Vengeance, with a little oath or so added, and yet it will hardly bring her.
Louder, Vengeance, much louder, and still she will scarcely hear thee.
There was a sound in the bushes above me—a louder sound and a rush.
Louder sounded the footsteps, plainer the voices of the redcoats.
I called—louder—and louder yet; but there was no response, and I knew I was alone.
The close was lost in a louder peal of thunder than had yet burst.