Michaelis said, sharply and suddenly

longxianchen

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chinese
Hi
Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover(
para.20) by Lawrence (the University of Adelaide, here):
"At least it’s wonderful what you’ve done at your time of life," said Clifford contemplatively.

"I’m thirty . . . yes, I’m thirty!" said Michaelis,
sharply and suddenly, with a curious laugh; hollow, triumphant, and bitter.

Grammatically, "sharply and suddenly" seems to modify "said". But according to the meaning, I feel it is more likely to modify "with a curious laugh" or "laugh", because "laugh sharply and suddently" sounds more natural that "say sharply and suddenly". Could you please tell me what sharply and suddenly modifies?

Thank you in advance
 
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