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The priest was waiting just outside the mortuary door. With him were two acolytes
, one of whom had a censer. The priest was stooping over him, adjusting the
length of the silver chain on which it hung. When he saw us he straightened up
When he banged on the door the noise stopped inside the room. He knocked
again, and, after a moment, the woman started crying, and Raymond opened the
door. He had a cigarette dangling from his underlip and a rather sickly smile.
"Only when I see you standing there and looking at me, I can't help trembling.
That's only natural." Then he closed his door, and we all went away. Marie and I
finished getting our lunch ready. But she hadn't any appetite, and I ate nearly all.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Clara53 - LibraryThing
The book left a strange feeling in my head - can't put a finger on it even after a few days have gone by. It's something like this: how mere circumstances - if not judged or addressed precisely - can ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pivic - LibraryThing
This book is straight-forward. A trip into the mind of a man, who acts and thinks like a stoic; his journey through life is simple, basically because he does what he wants and doesn't care for much ... Read full review