For the right now though I was stuck, wedged in tight all shoved up shoulder to shoulder, and it was livening up a treat.
I'd got the frights. I didn't want in. I didn't want to get sucked in, and go wallowing into something monstrous that would take me to places downright scary; I generally did my best to keep well clear of the twisty side of life. .
The heat from the fire got into me and I slumped down and drowsed in my rags, watching the flames make patterns and castles and creatures that came and went. Ralph was rolled up in a giant heap with a sack over his head.