"Dig faster!" Claude von Strint hissed, clutching his pearls.
"I'm digging as fast as I can!" his erstwhile assistant and famed lepidopterist Leonard "Sully" Smith replied, heaving another pile of dirt out of the hole.
von Strint leaned forward and tumbled into the hole. Pearls went everywhere. Sully was not amused.
Sully before Swine: A Sully Smith Adventure by Hortensia Butterfield (1978)