A vivid image, of light striking mountains like a hatchet splitting the darkness. From the first volume of an excellent Hungarian trilogy covering most of the 19th century events affecting an aristocratic family in the Austro-Hungarian empire.

‘Bluish light struck the distant mountains like the edge of a hatchet, trying to split the darkness.’

 

Source: Lajos Zilahy, Century in Scarlet (London: Prion, 2001), p. 284

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