A beautiful image, blueness and vagueness likened to ‘unmapped lakes’, and these, referring to eyes, being misted over with the (over) consumption of plum-brandy.  And those ‘tundra-blank’ faces!

‘Swamp-and-conifer men they looked, with faces tundra-blank and eyes as blue and as vague as unmapped lakes which the plum-brandy was misting over.’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 229

Photo credit: Pierre Rindsig at unsplash.com


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