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"In the presence of this garden that exposed its wide and empty spaces to her, Mizue was again haunted by an uneasiness. She tried to see the bare trees and evergreen hedge as nothing more than a pattern of colors and shapes. She tried to do the same with the stones. Again she had the fleeting feeling that the stones were Kase's eyes watching her. But when she looked closely at them they were just stones. Seen as part of the total garden they were flat and one-dimensional. Still, Mizue could not help feeling they were composed of invisible colors and empty spaces. She did not know what to make of this feeling. What was this invisible color?