Never have I seen the moon likened to a luminous cocoon-spinning grub… wonderful.

‘At night the young moon was like a luminous grub spinning a cocoon around itself in the sky.’


Source: Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter: His joyful water-life and death in the two rivers, illus. C.F. Tunnicliffe (Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976 (1927)), p. 66

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