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  • Others, more ruminative, and shy, like Tolkien, speak of the creative mystery as something growing "like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mould of the mind".

    Far from the maddening crowds…

  • The scents of burning leaves and Bonfire Night, the crisp, mineral smell of the earth, and the dust of leaf-mould.

    This season of mists

  • They have vaulted the ditches, creating a secret leaf-mould world of ferny tunnels.

    Wildwood

  • The scents of burning leaves and Bonfire Night, the crisp, mineral smell of the earth, and the dust of leaf-mould.

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  • They have vaulted the ditches, creating a secret leaf-mould world of ferny tunnels.

    Wildwood

  • Niall came dazedly to his knees, to hear his enemy gasping and moaning, groping about in the turf and leaf-mould for his weapon, and muttering curses because he could not find it.

    The Rose Rent

  • If this floor had been less bare and hard, the fire might have reached them, too, but there was no thick layer of roots and leaf-mould to carry it along the ground. '

    The Devil's Novice

  • If this floor had been less bare and hard, the fire might have reached them, too, but there was no thick layer of roots and leaf-mould to carry it along the ground. '

    The Devil's Novice

  • The moist, earthy smell of leaf-mould rose to their nostrils, and half-consumed logs heeled away and rolled down with the rake.

    The Devil's Novice

  • The moist, earthy smell of leaf-mould rose to their nostrils, and half-consumed logs heeled away and rolled down with the rake.

    The Devil's Novice

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