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uncouth and inarticulate sounds

This is the Creature's first sense of how he appears as a figure within a natural order. It is not a pleasant discovery to find oneself a discordant presence, but, as the ensuing paragraph relates, a kind of natural logic helps this eight-foot anomalous being not to feel himself divorced from the natural order. On the contrary, he seems instinctively able to recognize his affinity with it, even down to what he shares with beings as tiny as sparrows.