‘An ant-lion, a genuine furiously angry ant-lion that we have taken prisoner!’
Moomintroll, from the book Finn Family Moomintroll
‘It’s a comet,’ said the Muskrat. ‘A glowing star that flashes through the empty black space beyond the sky trailing a fiery tail behind it.’
‘I’m never afraid,’ answered Sniff. ‘But I think the view is better from here.’
Sniff, from the book Comet in Moominland
Like a streak of lightning he whizzed out of the box, then hesitated for a moment and decided to feel more curious than scared.