Thursday, October 5, 2017

the last book I ever read (The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth, excerpt four)

from The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth:

“At ease!” Carl Joseph ordered. Onufrij audibly put his right foot in front of his left. Carl Joseph turned around. Before him stood Onufrij, big horse teeth shimmering between his full red lips. He could never stand at ease without smiling. “What does she look like, your Katharina?” asked Carl Joseph.

“Lieutenant, sir, if I may say so, big white breast!”

“Big white breast!” The lieutenant’s hands became hollows and he felt a cool memory of Kathi’s breasts. She was dead. Dead!

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