"Dusk was already approaching when their contest began. The drums went mad and the crowd also. They Surged forward as the two young men danced into the circle. The palm fronds were helpless in keeping them back."
"When he walked, his heels hardly touched the ground and he seemed to walk on springs, as if he was going to pounce on somebody. And he did pounce on people quite often."
"Okonkwo's wives, and perhaps other women as well, might have noticed that the second egwugwu had the springy walk of Okonkwo. And they might also have noticed that Okonkwo was not among the titled men and elders who sat behind the row of egwugwu."
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