The artillery and baggage wagons moved noiselessly through the deep dust that rose to the very hubs of the wheels, and the infantry sank ankle-deep in that soft, choking, hot dust that never cooled even at night.
Lisa said that when she was choking, you stood by and did nothing.
The guardsman on the ground rose, coughing and choking from her blows.
The bed sagged beside her and she jerked her head up, choking down a sob.
She was remembering the view of the creek from the bridge - and the brush choking its banks.