A startling description of silence, likened to emulsified sound. 

Silence, after all, is only sound in emulsion. 

See two other similes for silence, both from Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter, each relating to owls, but one chilling and one gentle. 

And please enjoy our bestellar love letter to this slim classic of travel writing. 


Source: Lawrence Durrell, Reflections on a Marine Venus (London: Faber & Faber, 1960), p. 150

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