None knew where to look for a place of safety, and as a cold surface gives off mist, so this lostness gave off everywhere a palpable tension—sharp cries of fear, sounds of blundering movement and sudden flight—much unlike the normal, stealthy night-rhythms of the forest.

A Commonplace Book

Richard Adams, Shardik, 1974

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