Peter J. Atwood fiction

I like words, and more, words that are used well. This is where I collect them. Most I come across in the works of other authors, but on occasion I find some in the wild myself.

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“It is as if children know instinctively that anything wholly solemn, without a smile behind it, is only half alive.”

—Iona and Peter Opie, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren