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Snowed In by Peter Conrad

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This story by Peter Conrad on Castle Roland starts out exactly as one would expect. Two men stuck in a cabin in the mountains. The, as about 50% of stories with this start we find that they used to be best friends who drifted apart at school. It is then that the story takes a twist from the trope. Whilst hiking in the woods they come across a party of kids who have got lost in the snow storm. Conrad's development of the story is interesting and unusual. It is well worth reading, though be warned it is a long read. Personally I would have split it up into four or six chapters instead of what Conrad has delivered. It is, though, worth the effort to read. You can find it here:



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On 3/16/2022 at 9:35 PM, Cole Parker said:

What language was this originally written in?  Anyone know?

I suspect it was originally written in English but by somebody whose first language is German. The reason I say this is that when reading it, I find that it has they rhythm of German. If it was a translation from German to English, I suspect that rhythm would have been lost. Though I could be wrong, it could have been originally written in German and had a very good translation. 

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On 3/19/2022 at 3:31 PM, Cole Parker said:

I noticed the rhythm, too, but don't read German and so onlyh knew that it suggested some other natigve lalnguage.

I don't speak it or read it, but spent over six years working in German speaking areas of Europe, so got a feel for the language.

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