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Then he heard a thump and a shuffle, and the booming went on.
(And I heard nor sigh nor groan) With heavy thump, a lifeless lump, They dropped down one by one.
When I saw Alec my heart gave a great thump and I thought, `He might be the right one.' And then, when Alonzo came, thump went my heart again.
One had her form under my house all winter, separated from me only by the flooring, and she startled me each morning by her hasty departure when I began to stir -- thump, thump, thump, striking her head against the floor timbers in her hurry.