Then came a new and louder droning roar and three more Heinkel one-elevens showed coming steeply, stiffly, lower yet, crossing in rigid formation, their pounding roar approaching in crescendo to an absolute of noise and then receding as they passed the clearing.
A cloud of smoke drifted over the last ridge that he could see in the high country and the planes were three steadily receding specks in the sky.
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Her unhappy childhood memories receded as she grew older.