Geddie leaped high and caught the roll with a sounding "thwack."
His wife, taken aback, started up and gave him a thwack on the back.
She struck one plank a thwack with the small axe she carried in her hand.
Then, above the murmur from the temple, he heard a sound in the corridor—a thwack.
Jock's hand came down with a thwack on the papers before him.
He was stronger ...