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from All The Pretty Horses:

June 25, 2012

“They rode out along the fenceline and across the open pasture-land. The leather creaked in the morning cold … They heard somewhere in that tenantless night a bell that tolled and ceased where no bell was and they rode out on the round dais of the earth which alone was dark and no light to it and which carried their figures and bore them up into the swarming stars so that they rode not under but among them and they rode at once jaunty and circumspect, like thieves newly loosed in that dark electric, like young thieves in a glowing orchard, loosely jacketed against the cold and ten thousand worlds for the choosing.”

 

— Cormac McCarthy

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