The Rains of Louchébem

The Streamers, light rains from high clouds, which evaporate in the air before they reach all but the tallest hills.

The Summer Rains, which offer no relief from the heat, soaking the city for ten or more days: when they end, the air has a stunned, sparkling clarity and the roads are a fine froth of mud, ordure and food scraps.

The Dirge, an imperceptible night rain blown almost horizontal by the autumn winds, which brings evil dreams to all those who sleep against the eastern walls of a dwelling.

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