By P. G. Wodehouse, C. H. Bovill
"Please, sir, it's approximately my salary." His age was once twenty-two and his identify used to be Roland Bleke. Mr. Fineberg, at his be aware, drew himself jointly a lot as a British sq. at Waterloo should have drawn itself jointly on the sight of a squadron of cuirassiers. "Salary?" he cried. "What approximately it? What's the problem with it? You get it, don't you?" "Yes, sir, yet --" "Well? Don't stand there like an fool. what's it?" "It's too much." Mr. Fineberg's mind reeled. It used to be unbelievable that the millennium may have arrived with a jerk; nevertheless, he had exceptionally heard one among his clerks bitch that his wage was once too huge. . . .
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The room was cluttered with the debris of objects essential for living. Empty cans, dry bread crusts, leaky rubber boots, empty bottles . . dirt and freedom always intermingle. KoÊciejny talked to himself and sang songs that nobody ever heard. He slumped on the bed, and the men returning at dusk ran up against his motionless gaze, which took in everyone and no one. On the third day he got up. He harnessed his horses and started up through the wet clearings to the ridge of Uhryƒ, where the piles of cut wood looked like the ruins of a fortiﬁcation, like long walls eaten away by siege.
The moment was short. The sun retreated behind a grassy hillock and semi-darkness returned to the sanctuary. The face of St. Dymitr darkened, becoming human once again, and Adam’s naked body resumed the dark gray tinge of clay. It was like a glimpse of the other side. Reality fractured and sealed up again a moment later, without leaving even a trace of a crack. The woodborers took up their interrupted work, mice and mold continued about their business. The man looked through the camera’s viewﬁnder at a pile of rotten boards.
The prisoners married the jailers’ daughters, and even though barbed wire was still hanging here and there, the windows didn’t have bars on them any more.
A Man of Means by P. G. Wodehouse, C. H. Bovill