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Old 12-12-03, 06:45 AM
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Help me identify this book

Ok. I remember reading a story, and I have no idea which book it is from. I do seem to remember that this was not the main story of the book, but just a side-story like in a framework. The story goes as follows:

A couple stays for a couple of nights in an ancient castle that has been turned into a hotel. The castle has a small inner courtyard with a dried-out water well. The couple goes to bed, and both fall asleep. In the middle of the night, the woman wakes up hearing noises from the courtyard. She gets out of bed, looks through the window, and sees an army of nights on horses drinking from the water well. She is stupified, scared, and crawles back in bed, and falls asleep again. The next morning, she doesn't remember if this actually happened, or if she just dreamt it. The next night, the same thing happens: noise, she gets out of bed, looks, and sees the army again, but this time, the nights seem to have been in battle. Their numbers have shrunk, some of them are wounded, and they seem tired. This goes on for a couple of nights, always the army seems to shrink, and the survivors seem more tired and exhausted, up untill the moment that no one shows up at night anymore.

I know, a rather vague description, but could somebody tell me from which book this is?

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This sounds like a story written by the character Garp in the book "The World According to Garp" by Irving.

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