Nothing like it, climbing under a meringue-like eiderdown on a freezing winter night, and sleeping off all fatigue.

‘… an eiderdown like a giant meringue.’


Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts: On foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 36

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