A small valley in the mountains south of Kaprun, Archbishopric of Salzburg
February, 1630

A full moon was standing above the small alpine valley, its silvery light reflected by the blanket of snow Frau Holle had thrown over the landscape from the skies. In most places, the white cover reached the height of a full-grown man or more, but here, in the lee of a huge boulder, the rocky ground was showing through. Not . . .

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