Thursday, May 02, 2013

First Paragraph

They told me afterwards they had found nothing. No trace of anyone, living or dead. Maddened by anger, and I believe by fear, they had succeeded at last in breaking into those forbidden walls, dreaded and shunned through countless years - to be met by silence. Frustrated, bewildered, frightened, driven by fury at the sight of those empty cells, that bare court, the valley people resorted to the primitive methods that have served so many peasants through so many centuries: fire and destruction.

- From Monte Verita by Daphne du Maurier

No comments: