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    #1

    rustling from

    What does the author mean by "rustling from"?
    "But, alas! the real sleepers were fewer, by many millions, than those who slumbered not at all; and there was a feeble struggling; andthere was a general sad unrest; and from out the depths of the countless pits there came a melancholy rustling from the garments of the buried."

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    #2

    Re: rustling from

    I assume it refers to the noise that garments would make when being rubbed or moved.

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    #3

    Re: rustling from

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I assume it refers to the noise that garments would make when being rubbed or moved.
    I guess, "melancholy" here is used as an adjective.
    And what do you think about "not at all"? Is it something like "not completely"?

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    #4

    Re: rustling from

    In this context I think "not at all" means that the persons in question did not sleep, for some reason they had insomnia.

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