A second yell soon followed the first, when a rush of voices
was heard pouring down the island, from its upper to its lower extremity, until they reached the naked rock above the caverns, where, after a shout of savage triumph, the air continued full of horrible cries and screams, such as man alone can utter, and he only when in a state of the fiercest barbarity.
Alice thought to herself, 'Then there's no use in speaking.' The voices
didn't join in this time, as she hadn't spoken, but to her great surprise, they all THOUGHT in chorus (I hope you understand what THINKING IN CHORUS means--for I must confess that I don't), 'Better say nothing at all.
trembled again as she spoke the last two words, and it was possibly this that caused Mr Pickering to visualize Percy as a sort of little Lord Fauntleroy, his favourite character in English literature.
"Is there anyone else she wants to see?" asked Dirk, in a voice
so low it was almost a whisper.
Besides, there were two voices
heard in contention, and one of them was unquestionably the voice
of a Frenchman."
"That's all right," returned the man's voice
, more pleasantly than before.
Few are the hearts whose happy lot it is at once to recognize in each other's voices
the partner intended for them by Providence, and to fly into a reciprocal and perfectly harmonious embrace.
Shrieks pierced through the obscurity of sound, and were succeeded by the singing of sweet female voices
, which, in their turn, gave way to a wild roar of laughter, broken suddenly by groanings and sobs, forming altogether a ghastly confusion of terror and mourning and mirth.
All the time he had been beside the gun, he had heard the voices
of the officers distinctly, but as often happens had not understood a word of what they were saying.
And then suddenly came a voice
in his ear, a woman's voice
,gentle and sweet, "If you would try to listen, comrade, perhaps you would be interested."
"Young," he said; "with a fair, sad face--with kind, tender eyes--with a soft, clear voice
. Young and loving and merciful.
When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark, And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark, But, when the tide rises and sharks are around, His voice
has a timid and tremulous sound]