From The Heroine's Journey by G. Miki Hayden:
"Guin went out through the kitchen door, into the castle yard ... [Then she] ran inside and up the high stone steps to the battlements. ... The tower was round, so no blind spots would a allow the enemy to creep up close without warning. ..., on the other side of the keep, stone masons were hard at work on a second tower. ... Guin [glanced] down to the moat. Tradespeople busily crossed to and fro on the drawbridge. Just a typical day in the castle."
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