He'd startled me but I recognized the deep drawl.
The first time you mentioned the "deep drawl", you said it was familiar. The first time. Why is it not familiar now, since this is officially your second time hearing it?
And why do so many supposed-to-be-attractive characters have a drawl, anyway? I think it's annoying. I mean, it's not a person's fault how he or she speaks, but it's an odd coincidence that no short, overweight little guys with big ears and glasses ever have a "deep drawl".