The Hollow Land

by William Morris
Release date: 1856
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy

Do you know where it is – the Hollow Land?

I have been looking for it now so long, trying to find it again – the Hollow Land – for there I saw my love first.

I wish to tell you how I found it first of all; but I am old, my memory fails me: you must wait and let me think if I perchance can tell you how it happened. Yea, in my ears is a confused noise of trumpet-blasts singing over desolate moors, in my ears and eyes a clashing and clanging of horse-hoofs, a ringing and glittering of steel; drawn-back lips, set teeth, shouts, shrieks, and curses...

(updated 2010-09-07)

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