A moment later there came to him a woman's voice in reply--it was Meriem's, and The Killer, quickened
into action, slunk rapidly in the direction of these two voices.
my footsteps almost into a run, and immediately there was a stumble in my rear.
So many loathsome animals inhabited the prison, that their noise did not, in general, awake him; but whether abstinence had quickened
his faculties, or whether the noise was really louder than usual, Edmond raised his head and listened.
They sang these words most musically, and as I longed to hear them further I made signs by frowning to my men that they should set me free; but they quickened
their stroke, and Eurylochus and Perimedes bound me with still stronger bonds till we had got out of hearing of the Sirens' voices.