I promise, this is my last post regarding the "Joker" comics but I need some help with the following text. It is the inner voice of the main character, which is not The Joker but Jonny, his driver:
And then we heard the laugh... or was it a growl? Then I felt the tug on the rug. Feeling that, I hoped it was above the one I was already on.I suspect "the tug on the rug" might be derived from "pull the rug (out) from under" meaning "to remove all support and assistance from, usually suddenly" [source: FreeDictionary]. But I am completely baffled by the last sentence. Any idea what might he be meaning by that? Please, help.