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“... a wind came up and ran along the rock base lifting the sand like the edge of a carpet.”
“The trouble was, she could not see the justice of her state. She was not old: she was a girl hidden behind a mask. Now that she had realized she was no longer young, she did not know how she should behave. She had become a stranger in her own life.”
Olivia Manning, English writer
(1915 - 1980)