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Odd Sound

In response to:

The Power of Smokey from the June 12, 1975 issue

To the Editors:

I am prepared to believe that anything Miss Lurie praises is good [NYR, June 12]. But I am puzzled by the piece of descriptive prose she cites from Shardik. “A sound like a dry waterfall or the breathing of a giant.” I have never heard a giant breathe, but all the dry waterfalls I have known have always been silent.

Graham Greene

Paris

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