You can feel the warmth of a summer day with diaphanous wings darting over glittering ripples.

‘She heard the rustling clicks of dragon-flies’ wings over the sun-splashy ripples.’


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. 41


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