By Michael Moorcock
Previous count number von Bek recalls his sexual glory days in pre-1914 Mirenburg. He recollects Alexandra, his teenage lover and the brothel in Rosenstrasse the place outrageous fantasies have been realised. yet the entire whereas civil struggle closes in. Politics and army strength quickly damage the unique and erotic mirage.
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Demanded a woman’s voice. ” cried Césaire, relieved. “Is that you, Anaïs? What a lot of sleep for such a little woman! ” “Ah, Anaïs, come on, unplug your ears. It’s Césaire from the pottery. ” “We want you to lend us Bijou,” said Césaire, “and the cart. ” Anaïs remained silent for a moment, and then she said, “I don’t open the gate. I’m afraid at night, I don’t open it. ” “But we don’t have time, Anaïs. Are you crazy or what? You know very well that it’s me. You can hear me talking. What, you don’t recognize the way I talk?
It’s like this, it seems like a voice but it isn’t, . . times at night, it’s the work of the devil. It seems like Césaire, and then you open up, and then. . ” And Césaire was completely out of patience, pacing in circles like a mule on the threshing ground, and Barberousse was swearing into his beard, when Bartholomé arrived, carrying a lantern. The lamp gave him a shadow a kilometer long. ” Then, yes again, but he didn’t have the time to get his bearings. Césaire pushed him through the gate, and from there to the stable, and soon Bijou, all harnessed, arrived.
Coming out, old Bouscarle put his hand on my shoulder. ” Bouscarle was my boss. He was the one who gave me some idea of all you had to know to be an assistant shepherd, and especially, to take care of the beasts. “Look after them,” he would say to me, “but the most important thing is to win their trust. Every movement you make must be true. Maintain your balance. ” You’ve slept in good thick hay once in a while, haven’t you? Then you know that after two nights, you aren’t the same anymore. It gets you as drunk as brandy.