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She went inside, hating to disturb the precious felted silence. She dressed and heard the tearing noises of her clothes. She stomped her shoes on and heard the laces whirring against each other as she tied them up. Stirred her coffee with a jangling spoon. Not everyone, she thought, is fit lo live with silence. (Bear, Chap. VII, pp. 33-34)