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Not only did the birds cease song or chirp, but the lowing of the cattle ceased in the fields and the varied sounds of life died away.
They lived in sunkissed tents amid the lowing herds.
The twitter of birds, the buzz of insects, the far-off echo of voices, the lowing of cattle, the distant barking of dogs, roar of trains, and rattle of carts--all these form one low, unremitting note, striking unheeded upon the ear.