"The clicking taps were getting louder, and an instant later another of O'Hare's inventions was standing before us."
"I saw a beak like a parrot's, Atlantean shoulders, broad, stubby, almost fingerless hands. It was quite short, not more than three feet tall, and it made an impression of enormous strength."
"'What is it?' I asked in a whisper.'
'A Digger,' she answered in a normal voice. 'You don't have to speak softly here, Sam. It's deaf.'"
Margaret St. Clair, The Dancers Of Noyo