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Quote: Footsteps are silent in the snow

Footsteps are silent in the snow, you only hear the sniff-sniff as they pass. The silence and the snow, yet many people: it is almost uncanny; a sort of numb mingling, dream-death-like; and a touch of the medieval in the hoods that all the women and children wear. And men wearing knitted helmets like Norman chain mail.

— Adrian Bell, on a wartime trip, in Apple Acre.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.