For me, more striking is the explosive element of the woman’s invective, its eruption rather than the splashing and rolling around that comes in its aftermath.

‘As he said that, the woman started to curse in a flood of obscene invective that rolled over and around him like the hot white water splashing down from the sudden eruption of a geyser.’

Source: Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls (London: Grafton Books, 1987), p. 137

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