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As soon as she had gone, the keeper rose. "Now I'll leave you to yourself." I don't
know whether I made some gesture, but instead of going he halted behind my
chair. The sensation of someone posted at my back made me uncomfortable.
The keeper switched on the lamps, and I was almost blinded by the blaze of light.
He suggested I should go to the refectory for dinner, but I wasn't hungry. Then he
proposed bringing me a mug of cafe au lait. As I am very partial to cafe au lait I ...
We all drank the coffee, which the keeper handed round. After that, I can't
remember much; somehow the night went by. I can recall only one moment; I had
opened my eyes and I saw the old men sleeping hunched up on their chairs, with
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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
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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