Another unusual description of eyes by Virginia Woolf, as Orlando tries to confirm the gender of the girl he is falling in love with.  And what do such eyes look like?  Soulful and mysterious?

See also her description of Orlando’s eyes.

‘No boy had eyes which looked as if they had been fished from the bottom of the sea.’

Source: Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography, ed. with an introduction by Rachel Bowlby (Oxford: World’s Classics, 1992), p. 37

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