And in the roaring, and whistling, and whizzing the coffin burst up, and spouted out a thousand peals of laughter.
Verily, like a thousand peals of children's laughter cometh Zarathustra into all sepulchres, laughing at those night-watchmen and grave-guardians, and whoever else rattleth with sinister keys.
"I hope you are not reflecting on my personal appearance," said Jack; and it was so funny to hear his grave voice, while his face continued to wear its jolly smile, that Tip again burst into a peal
One blinding flash after another came, and peal
of deafening thunder.
At length the grand peal began; the whole tower trembled; woodwork, leads, cut stones, all groaned at once, from the piles of the foundation to the trefoils of its summit.
Then, suspended above the abyss, borne to and fro by the formidable swinging of the bell, he seized the brazen monster by the ear-laps, pressed it between both knees, spurred it on with his heels, and redoubled the fury of the peal with the whole shock and weight of his body.
"But so many weddings have been ushered in with the merriest peal
of the bells, and yet turned out unhappily, that I shall hope for better fortune under such different auspices."
He was preparing to ascend a steep staircase, or rather ladder, leading to another floor of warehouses above: when a bright flash of lightning streamed down the aperture, and a peal
of thunder followed, which shook the crazy building to its centre.
And she thought only of them as the clergyman laid his hand upon her head, and spoke of the holy baptism, of the covenant with God, and how she should be now a matured Christian; and the organ pealed
so solemnly; the sweet children's voices sang, and the old music-directors sang, but Karen only thought of her red shoes.
Surely the wickedness of falsehood, and breach of faith, cannot possibly be so highly expressed, as in that it shall be the last peal
, to call the judgments of God upon the generations of men; it being foretold, that when Christ cometh, he shall not find faith upon the earth.
For the thousandth time vainly he tried to analyse the tone-quality of that enormous peal
that dominated the land far into the strong-holds of the surrounding tribes.
Her laughter was the most catching I ever heard; it would begin, a low peal
in her throat, and would grow louder and louder till her whole vast body shook.