Here's this little gem:
"They've seen us," said Jiaan redundantly. "I wonder what they..."
The Hrum soldier stuck out his tongue.
"Is he...? You're kidding me," said Jiaan.
Four more Hrum scrambled onto the wall, shouting, "Come and get us! Come and get us, coward boys!"
"Coward boys?" said Jiaan. "They can't do better than that?"
The Hrum proceeded to do better.
"I can't quite hear him," Jiaan murmured. "I think... my father conceived me in... in...ah. You know, their Faran is pretty good. Anatomical."