Adalbert Stifter, "Rock Crystal"
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Adalbert Stifter, "Rock Crystal"

"They remained standing a little longer, but nothing came, not a single sound, not the faintest noise beside their own breath, aye, in the absolute stillness they thought they could hear the snow as it fell on their eyelashes."

Adalbert Stifter's Rock Crystal, which The New Yorker called "a miracle of quiet beauty," was first published in Germany in 1846. 

Merry Christmas.