hawkeye (hawkeye7) wrote,

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The Mossy Forest

The mossy forest is grotesque. A gnarled mangrove like tree growth in ground covered with moss sometimes 6 to 7 feet [2 m] thick brought back childhood memories of Grimm's Fairy Tales, but there were no beautiful princesses. Literally, one walked on the spider roots feet above the ground and horizontal tree trunks, with fantastically twisted branches, in an eerie silence, made a scene that was peculiarly depressing and macabre.

There is little bird or animal life, the cold and wet are continuous and intense and the saturated mass, as a sponge, collects and exudes moisture.

[Reinhold, The Bulldog-Wau Road, p. 14]

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