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What is that glittering object he twirls in the fingers of his free hand? Ah yes, a
pince-nez on a Chekhovian ribbon. Further, one shoulder in shadow, a
hunchbacked, bearded man known to be a lover of music listened intently, an
index finger ...
He was drumming with two fingers on the marble top of the night table, while
using his other hand to make dots on a sheet of music paper with an indelible
pencil. So absorbed was he that he did not notice the door open. She uttered a
All at once a rapid something passed through him, a flash of fingers rippling over
piano keys — and this was the very thing he had been trying to recall throughout
the morning. He came out on a stretch of sand. Sand, sea, and air were of an ...
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TYRANTS DESTROYED AND OTHER STORIESUser Review - Kirkus
Thirteen not-so-new stories from the audacious doyen of self-conscious artifice — twelve of them dated between 1924 and 1939 from Berlin, Paris, Mentone, and portraying the proud but slightly down at ... Read full review