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.
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.
"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.
So, recovering from his first fear, Tip began to laugh; and the merry peals
reached old Mombi's ears and made her hobble quickly to the hedge, where she seized Tip's collar and dragged him back to where she had left her basket and the pumpkinheaded man.
And, while he wept, the wonderful sound had pealed
forth--if by PEAL
, he had often thought since, an adequate description could be given of the enunciation of so vast a sound melting sweet.
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.
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.
From above came the peals
of the old prince's voice, and the chuckle of Katavasov.
In a few moments every spring had its jovial knot of hard drinkers, with tin cup in hand, indulging in a mock carouse; quaffing, pledging, toasting, bandying jokes, singing drinking songs, and uttering peals
of laughter, until it seemed as if their imaginations had given potency to the beverage, and cheated them into a fit of intoxication.