By Henry Miller
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Charlie closed the field and positioned it again within the drawer. Then he gave me a wink, flipped his vest flap and acknowledged ‘Ohio! ’ I repeated it after him: ‘Ohio! ’ all of sudden he whirled round back and thrust the picture less than my nostril. It used to be a special face this time. now not Mona, yet an individual who resembled her, an individual of indeterminate intercourse, with lengthy hair which fell over the shoulders, like an Indian’s. A amazing and mysterious face, similar to that fallen angel, Rimbaud. I had an uneasy feeling. As I gazed, Charlie grew to become it over; at the different facet was once a photo of Mona dressed like a eastern lady, her hair performed up in jap style, her eyes slanted upwards, the lids heavy, giving the eyes the looks of 2 darkish slits. He grew to become the photographs backward and forward numerous instances. In amazing silence. i used to be not able to determine what value to provide to this functionality. At this element an attendant got here in to announce the arriving of Obsipresiekswizi. He stated the identify as though it have been Obsequy. A tall, gaunt guy entered quickly, went instantly as much as Charlie, whom he addressed as ‘Mr President’, and commenced a voluble speech in Polish. He hadn’t spotted me in any respect. It was once fortunate he hadn’t simply because i'd have made a grave slip and referred to as him by means of his correct identify. i used to be simply reflecting how easily issues have been going whilst my outdated good friend Stasu, for it was once none except he, stopped speaking as all at once as he had started. ‘Who is that this? ’ he demanded in his curt, insolent approach, motioning to me. ‘Take a superb look,’ stated Charlie. He gave a wink, first at me then at Stasu. ‘Oh, it’s you,’ acknowledged Stasu, extending his hand grudgingly. ‘How does he healthy into the image? ’ he acknowledged, addressing the President. ‘That’s that you can determine,’ stated Charlie blandly. ‘Hmm,’ mumbled Stasu. ‘He’s by no means been sturdy at whatever. He’s a failure via and during. ’ ‘We understand all that,’ stated Charlie, completely unruffled, ‘but simply a similar. ’ He pressed a button and one other attendant seemed. ‘See that those males get to the airport appropriately, Griswold. Use my vehicle. ’ He rose and shook arms with us. His behaviour was once precisely that of 1 protecting this type of excessive place of work. I felt that he was once certainly the President of our nice Republic, and a really intelligent, able President as well. As we reached the edge he shouted: ‘Fratres Semper! ’ We wheeled round, saluted in army model, and repeated: ‘Fratres Semper! ’ there have been no lighting at the airplane, no longer even inside of. Neither folks spoke for a while. eventually Stasu broke right into a torrent of Polish. It sounded unusually ordinary to me but i used to be not able to make out a be aware other than Pan and Pani. ‘Talk English,’ I begged. ‘You understand I don’t communicate Polish. ’ ‘Make an effort,’ he acknowledged, ‘it will come again to you. You spoke it as soon as, don’t act dumb. Polish is the best language on the earth. the following, do this…’ and he all started making sibilant, hissing appears like a serpent in rut. ‘Now sneeze! strong. Now gargle? sturdy. Now roll your tongue again like a carpet and swallow! stable. You see…there’s not anything to it. The rudiments are the six vowels, twelve consonants and 5 diphthongs.