“It was one of those perfect autumn days so common in stories and so rare in the real world.  The weather was warm and dry, ideal for ripening a field of wheat or corn.  On both sides of the road the trees were changing color.  Tall poplars had gone a buttery yellow while the shrubby sumac encroaching on the road was tinged a violent red.  Only the old oaks seemed reluctant to give up the summer, and their leaves remained an even mingling of gold and green.

Everything said, you couldn’t hope for a nicer day to have a half dozen ex-soldiers with hunting bows relieve you of everything you owned.”

–Patrick Rothfuss.  The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One.  New York: Daw, 2007. Kindle edition.  Location 532.

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