• Mrs. Murdo, walkind even more briskly to keep her spirits up, was crossing Harken Square when something fell to the pavement just in front of her with a terrific thump. How extraordinary, she thought, bending to pick it up. It was sort of a bundle. She began to untie it.

    Jeanne DuPrau (2016). “The City of Ember Complete Series”, p.198, Random House Books for Young Readers