The Wine-Press A Tale Of War

The Wine-Press
Auteur: Alfred Noyes
Uitgever: Nobel Press
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781408652558
  • februari 2008
  • 116 pagina's
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THE writer, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed. The windows of the house in which he lived were high and he wanted to look at the trees when he awoke in the morning. A carpen ter came to fix the bed so that it would be on a level with the window. Quite a fuss was made about the matter. The . carpenter, who had been a soldier in the Civil War, came into the writers room and sat down to talk of building a platform for the purpose of raising the bed. The writer had cigars lying about and the carpenter smoked. For a time the two men talked of the raising of the bed and then they talked of other things. . The soldier got on the subject of the war. The writer, in fact, led him to that subject. The carpenter had once been a prisoner in Andersonville prison and had lost a brother. The brother had died of starvation, and whenever the carpenter got upon that subject he cried. He, like the old writer, had a white mustache, and when he cried he puckered up his lips and the mustache bobbed, up and down. The weeping old man with the cigar in his mouth was ludicrous. The plan the writer had for the raising of his bed was forgotten and later the carpenter did it in his own way and the writer, who was past sixty, had to help himself witha chair when he went to bed at night. In his bed the writer rolled over on his side and lay quite still. For years he had been beset with notions concerning his heart. He was a hard smoker and his heart fluttered. The idea had got into his mind that he would some time die unexpectedly and always when he got into bed he thought of that. It did not alarm him. The effect in fact was quite a special thing and not easily explained. Itmade him more alive, there in bed, than at any other time. Perfectly still he lay and his body was old and not of much use any more, but something inside him was altogether young. He was like a pregnant woman, only that the thing inside him was not a baby but a youth. No, it wasnt a youth, it was a woman, young, and wearing a coat of mail like a knight. It is absurd, you see, to try to tell what was inside the old writer as he lay on his high bed and listened to the fluttering of his heart. The thing to get at is what the writer, or the young thing within the writer, was thinking about. The old writer, like all of the people in the BOOK OF THE GROTESQUE 3 world, had got, during his long life, a great many notions in his head...

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februari 2008
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116 pagina's
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Auteur
Alfred Noyes
Uitgever
Nobel Press

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9781408652558

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157 g
Verpakking breedte
140 mm
Verpakking hoogte
6 mm
Verpakking lengte
216 mm

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