I found this a lovely echo, above and below; a soft-silencing deep blanket of snow on the ground reverberating in a boundless, soundless sky-deep silence overhead.

From the first book in a trilogy by the Hungarian writer Lajos Zilahy, covering the life and fate of aristocratic twin brothers in the 19th century Austro-Hungarian empire.

‘The snow was knee-deep and the silence sky-deep above the sea of reed.’


Source: Lajos Zilahy, Century in Scarlet (London: Prion, 2001), p. 220

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