Wednesday, July 19, 2017

the last book I ever read (The Tunnel by Ernesto Sábato, excerpt ten)

from The Tunnel by Ernesto Sábato:

‘There is nothing we can do. I cannot violate the regulation.’

‘A regulation, as I am sure you know, must be logical.’ I sputtered. On the woman’s cheek there was a mole punctuated with a few long hairs that was truly beginning to offend me.

‘And you know the regulation?’ she inquired scornfully.

‘It is not necessary to know the regulation, Señora,’ I replied icily, knowing that the word Señora would cut her to the quick.

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