The last part of the extract that you have just heard is given below. Notice
how the author creates interest through a step-by-step organisation of his ideas.
|Within the diamond haze of the beach, something dark was fumbling along. Ralph saw it first and watched until the intentness of his gaze drew all eyes that way. Then the creature stepped from the mirage on to clear sand and they saw that the darkness was not all shadow but mostly clothing. The creature was a party of boys marching approximately in step falling on two parallel lines.||
The author uses these words to create an atmosphere of mystery and suspense.
The 'something' becomes clearer ...
clearer still ....
until finally we learn what it really is.