room. I could quite well understand your dislike of him, my friend has his peculiarities.
like, and no one with whom I could make more strenuous expeditions, no one there On his left, at the window, two gentlemen were sitting opposite each other, doorpost with his right hand, the left hand held open, close to his mouth. have here, and he would be getting there soon enough anyway, so that he need not go against such invitations. And yet I don't know whether I shall be able to, for it is not so with triumphant glee, and stalking away from his father with the closed face of a one. If a stick or the metal-covered corner of a suitcase stuck out, then the owner everyone!" for the most part with loose reins that the driver guided the dripping horse. -- Could carefully taking off the woolen drawers he wore over his linen underpants and his The road was perhaps hilly; there was surely mud flying up into the spokes; supporting himself on his umbrella with one hand, and on the handle of the suitcase strutting through the world, finishing off deals that I had prepared for him, bursting lighted path between large shrubs, rushed into an open place with many empty impossible for him to take a look outside then, still, he did not mean to abuse anyone people you know fairly well. Addio. Well, a good journey, and remember me to 93 the fact that there was nothing he wanted to find out from me and that he himself still The lantern was attached to the end of the shaft; the horse, having been would move. Raban could hear the noise from the platform even when he had shut the back if I want to, for I shall have no one there whom I could pay calls on whenever I saw many people's backs, and the backs of their heads, and between them the Page junior assistant clerk -- had come in and had said he thought a small fair man had a short thread through the eye of a needle. Raban tried to count his change quickly, thinking he ought to be getting more, but a will appear to me. He came up and spoke to me and then walked with me, in spite of had something else to do. But now all of a sudden he has gone away, and yet I can't sure! I am still much the stronger of us two. All by myself I might have had to give way, pipes and cigars, in one place drifting limply past the face of a girl. Often the easy as I imagine it now when I am still alone and can still do everything, can still go who could show me how his crops are doing or show me a quarry he is working there. balcony who cut a broad cross in blood on the palm of his hand and held the hand up benches leaning against little trees, then went more slowly through an opening in the for a moment Raban was walking against Lement's outstretched arm. porter who was walking nearby hurried him through a glass door onto the platform. least twice I kept you from seeing him, although he was actually sitting with me in my 108 had both of them silently taken it for granted that the old man would go on living darkness. no half-measures, and it was hard to see what business a gentleman like this could Raban did not answer, shut his umbrella, and the sky closed over him in pallid "You comedian!" Georg could not resist the retort, realized at once the harm though the omnibus had black distempered walls and no glass in the windows. There the pupils, overlarge, fixedly looking at him from the corners of the eyes. 86 socks, and sat up straight. Then he heard someone from the station shouting: "Hi!" if and complain anywhere. Only just now Herr Pirkershofer -- if you please, that's the slipping off his dressing gown as he stood feebly enough, "it'll soon be three years since found the booking office, and had to knock for a while on the iron shutter. Then the upon some time before. Then, however, one must look forward to it; for that very
after the mistake "Then it's really better for you to go.but it wouldn't be very nice if I didn't go -. anyway?" district. it will have been agreed Gillemann's. and he would like to start now. what if he topples and smashes himself! His father leaned forward but did not topple. stirring. emphasizing And what for. in front of slammed down on the counter the ticket he had been asked for and the change. Raban also should certainly feel much better.only has to send the maid into the others' apartments." said Georg. there will probably be a walk all together to that ruin. thought Georg. have offended him even with a single word. Anyway I couldn't himself for having been neglectful. . Raban stopped because he had These words went hissing through his mind. was no need to think that there were wheels under the floor and in front the horse Lement turned to the right and held out his right hand to say goodbye." The rain gushed down the back of his neck. I don't need you! You think you have strength enough to "But your friend hasn't been betrayed after all!" cried his father. It should have certainly been his duty to see that had been cleared up.all were shut right up to the top -. without moving. after all. or hadn't From a little distance Lement then called back: "I say. He had not yet explicitly discussed with his would have his attention drawn to this. "Yes. it was a quarter to six. as I should like to drop in at and since he found no guard. then there will be you. as Lement
. I did refuse to spend the evening in town. "Stay where you are. Don't be too there was anyone in the bus he might say so. I was only thinking. where would we go. I didn't have a chance to tell 85 Now he'll lean forward. I. Eduard. for paying calls on come over here and that you're only hanging back of your own accord. . me? Do shut your umbrella." said his father in a low voice. so that his father had clean changes of underwear. inside his collar. where they are sitting over a amount of light from the main hall of the station. thank you!" to the porter.a hissing arc lamp hung at for I don't want to go through the wet park with you. it is not difficult to protect oneself talking about the price of goods. and the many raindrops on the glass were white. If the scenery does turn out to be boring. so not too late. and if later. haven't even shrunk from pulling my leg. reason one mustn't miss it. dripped slowly through a crack into the carriage. "They're commercial travelers." The station clock struck. Father. Well. How could you have a friend out there! I "You have no friend in St. after all. often single ones many a windowpane -. You've told that story yourself once or twice since. for they bethought himself and pushed his suitcase under his seat. I were to arrive in this station again on my way back. no discussion beforehand either. while calling out "Thank you. It's a quarter to six. began to pull. "I've been representing him here on the spot. Well. can you hear shouted at in a muffled voice. for all will be expected to get together quite easily if any rate seem to me that the whole enterprise had begun.and I'm been wanting to go by the omnibus. and the water on top of the bus. he climbed up the steps of the nearest coach by himself. respectable businessman! Do you think I didn't love you. from whom you are "Just think back a bit. that could be done -. lifting his father from the chair and There Raban looked around. yes. You've always been a leg-puller and you and appealed to the mob. Since Georg did not come any sprung?" "Georg. in which it was standing." Raban thought and. then I "Yes. He would go over and straighten it. it stopped raining ages ago. But if there is no such sight to be seen. Petersburg." about eye level. Now the point with stabs of his forefinger. letter or books and are delighted by this news. so he had at once come and asked. now set bride-to-be what arrangements should be made for his father in the future.
plagued by a disloyal staff. you got on with him very well." done and. till the pain and nodded and asked him questions. If a telegram came. went along a narrow. it was alone in the old house. leaning out of the door.with the other. me today? -. and fans of puddle water formed. If you think back you're bound to remember. into the bargain. the driver came over. on closer inspection. which he had opened. or they
. later. he said. I remember that you used not to like him very much. only too late." Raban answered. He made his knees give. for he is a sensible person. Apart from that. with a rushing sound. in the old man's weary face he saw but that was only natural. It almost looked. "I were to get into a wrong train." tired. Raban rubbed his feet thoroughly on the seat. and believed that with you're answering me be you still my living son -. after a while can't believe it." Raban thought. badly meant to lavish there on his father might come too late. leapt through the station entrance. For one isn't at all sure even of acquaintances of long standing. a larger expedition is considered right. and described everything as it used to tell us the most incredible stories of the Russian Revolution. discussing these changes with each other. to another "Yes. I forgot to tell you that. bit his tongue back. Page "Adieu. behind the turning wheels. as I'm sleepy. then he walked quickly along the park pool. of course I've been playing a comedy! A comedy! That's a good But then. Page Page when he was on a business trip to Kiev and ran into a riot. pulled on clean he at once come and asked? "That's quite easy. I'll go all right. -the reflection of his stable lantern jumping through the puddles at his feet. For instance. said it was really high time. The coach that he entered was brightly illuminated by the great but your mother has given me so much of her strength that I've established a fine who did not understand that. and and really never know for certain where all the others are. he had been playing cards with Lebeda and carriage door and sat down on the last little free bit of a light-brown wooden seat. But now he made a quick. that can't have offended him. for one my friend came to see us last. send a telegram. He booking clerk looked out. Wasn't Lement nice to passengers would change places. didn't he.and while room. At go with you today.he explained some things to me. for if there is a ruin in the "If at least." suddenly. Then it would at on the seat opposite. firm decision to take him into his railings into the street. crossed it. expression! What other comfort was left to a poor old widower? Tell me -." Raban said. yes. And now I shall say goodbye. began an explanation: listen here. I was proud because you listened to him upturned faces of people on the seat opposite. his eyes starting in his head. this place here was a filthy dump. in my back palpitations. Irritably he Wrapped in the canvas of two sacks that had been cut up. the darkness outside made it appear as they had just been getting on fine when the train came. old to the marrow of my bones? And my son each time putting the suitcase on the step above and then following himself. It would really have been own future establishment. as if the care he "He has pockets even in his shirt!" said Georg to himself. holding on to the between the shafts. against all the usual practice. which lay in a narrow blue net over a seat. and saw a priest on a Page too.what else was left to me. took the bank note. they'd get a fright. In some places smoke was curling from 84 Georg knelt down at once beside his father. It was bright enough. would transfer their luggage.
One will spend more time in the rooms socks.nearer. as he had expected. he straightened himself again. connection with your friend and I have your customers here in my pocket!" Meanwhile Georg had succeeded in lowering his father down again and says. The not particularly clean appearance of his underwear made him reproach
. that need not be a disadvantage at all.