Then came the pitter-patter of claws upon the smooth surface of the ice.
She had not gone far when she heard the pitter-patter of feet.
The noise kept on, "pitter-patter; pitter-patter-patter-pitter; pat-pit-pat-pit."
Up and down the children ran, with a pitter-patter of clamouring feet on the leads.
The others followed, pitter-patter down the stairs, and along the gravelled ...