Teaser Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB

Just quote a couple of spoiler-free sentences from the book you’re reading to tempt other readers.

Here is mine:-

“As she strode through the long grass, so he jumped hither and thither; parting its green curtain. The cool globes of dew or rain broke in showers of irridescent spray about his nose; the earth, here hard, here soft, here hot, here cold, teased and tickled the soft pads of his feet. Then what a variety of smells interwoven in subtlest combination thrilled his nose; strong smells of earth, sweet smells of flowers; nameless smells of leaves and bramble; sour smells as they crossed the road; pungent smells as they entered beanfields. But suddenly down the wind came tearing a smell sharper, stronger; more lacerating than any – a smell that ripped across his brain stirring a thousand instincts – the smell of hare, the smell of fox. Off he flashed like a fish drawn in a rush through water further and further. He forgot his mistress; he forgot all human-kind.”

Two sentences just wasn’t enough – I had to go on!

Taken from Flush: a Biography by Virginia Woolf

15 responses

  1. I’m glad you kept going with the sentences. Quite beautiful. I can feel the dew and smell the dirt and see that dog going crazy – all from a few sentences.

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