A description of wild swans floating on the night sea. I like that Maxwell uses peat, a local material, to describe the nocturnal waves.

‘All through the night I heard their restless murmur as they floated light as spume upon the peat-dark waves.’  


Source: Gavin Maxwell, Ring of Bright Water (London: Penguin, 1974), p. 71


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