unearths some literary gems.
From "The Room in the Tower," by J. Jefferson Farjeon:
I arrived one gloomy evening at the ridiculous Rhine castle I had never quite believed. I had caught a preliminary glimpse of it, when it had still been three miles away...and I had thought, "Oh, nonsense!" Now here the nonsense was.
I usually write in a small room, my imagination functioning best through walls that are close. Of course, that was the trouble--this room was too large! Instead of remaining near at hand my imagination was wandering all over the place, and refused to come back when it was wanted.