„A keen wind from the west struck our faces, and as swiftly as it had come the fog rolled away from us, in one mighty mass, stripping clean and pure the starry dome of heaven….“

Origine: Literary Years and War (1900-1918), The Riddle Of The Sands (1903), p. 217.

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