Quotation by Norman Mailer

Croft had an instinctive knowledge of land, sensed the stresses and torsions that had first erupted it, the abrasions of wind and water. The platoon had long ceased to question any direction he took; they knew he would be right as infallibly as sun after darkness or fatigue after a long march.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. The Naked and the Dead, pt. 3, ch. 10, Rinehart (1948).

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