Jack inspected one of the largest phrases on the tunnel wall with his candle-light. It read: JACK BE NIMBLE. JACK BE QUICK. JACK WATCH OUT FOR THE CANDLE’S TRICK.
Melville was interrupted by the feeling of something very large and insect-like crawling up his trouser leg. The colour left Melville’s face and he opened his mouth to scream, but found he could not, for all around him the air took the shape and form of the dead and dying. Little apparitions of moaning corpses, toothless and terrible, flew before his eyes.