Despite the snow, despite the falling snow.
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And where may hide what came and loved our clay? as the Poet asked finely.A. S. Byatt
Rowling speaks to an adult generation that hasn't known and doesn't care about mystery. They are inhabitants of urban jungles, not of the real wild. They don't have the skills to tell ersatz magic from the real thing, for as children they daily invested the ersatz with what imagination they had.A. S. Byatt