Tarka the Otter is a magical book and stars sparkle in the sky and the water, here shivering with them.  Elsewhere the stars form water-claws.

‘The fish came no nearer so he dropped down into the black, star-shivery water.’


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. 30


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