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The man who busies himself overmuch with the workings of his own soul cannot help being confronted by a common, melancholy, but ra ...
"I'd like to taste," he said, "the inside of your mouth. God, how I'd like to be a goblin-sized Gulliver and explore that cave." ...
... but by that time a lot of sea had rolled by and Lucette was too tired to wait. Then the night was filled with the rattle of an ...
His reversed body gracefully curved, his brown legs hoisted like a Tarentine sail, his joined ankles tacking, Van gripped with spl ...
The train was crammed, the heat stifling. We feel out of sorts, but do not quite know if we are hungry or drowsy. But when we have ...
In the first place, we must dismiss, once and for all the conventional notion that a translation "should read smoothly," and "shou ...
Of the several villains in the book, Kazbich and his florid speech (as rendered by Maksim Maksimich) are an obvious product of lit ...
A special feature of the structure of our book is the monstrous but perfectly organic part that eavesdropping plays in it.
Of the other characters in the book there is, likewise, little to say. The most endearing one is obviously the old Captain Maksim ...
Then he rang the bell and ordered a ham sandwich. When the maid placed the plate on the table, he deliberately looked away but as ...
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