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the hikers, accustomed to the dark

front cover (90ºccw, otherwise uninflected)
Albrecht von Haller (1708-77 *), Anfangsgründe der Phisiologie des menschlichen Körpers 7 (1775)
Bavarian State Library copy, digitized March 27, 2012

The hikers, accustomed to the dark, had little trouble finding gaps and crossings, while the drivers and bikers had to grope their way forward, night-blind after switching off their headlights.

— Peter Handke, The Moravian Night (2008; Krishna Winston, trans., 2016) : 6

22 December 2016

blind; crossings; dark; horizon; night-blind
Albrecht von Haller; Peter Handke