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  • Her eyes were wide and dark as a loch, with secrets moving, half seen, half sensed, under rippling water. A kelpie for sure. Each urisge, a water horse, mane flowing, skin glowing. And the man who touches such a creature is lost, bound to it forever, taken down and drowned in the loch that gives it home."
    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 347

    January 19, 2010