There was a tremendous snarling and spitting and screeching.
The one called Gramp was screeching invectives at the grinning bystanders.
"Bid them make an end of that screeching," she snapped to vent some of her fierce petulance.
They said he had caused the fire in some way; be that as it may, he was screeching most horribly.
The retreat, I maintained—and I was right—was caused ...