77% done with Seven Pillars of Wisdom

That one image of Tallal, stricken with grief after witnessing the inhumane cruelty of the Turks on the villagers as he gallops down that gentle slope, between two enemies, one friendly, one enemy, all silent as they listen to hoofs beating the sand, and him knowing he rides to his death is the most tragic thing I’ve ever read. I’ll never get that image out of my mind, or Tallal.