Monday, June 29, 2009

Zhemchug (Margarita Aloft)

"I'll tell you a fairy tale," said Margarita, and put her hand on top of the boy's close-cropped head, "Once upon a time there was a lady. She had no children and no happiness either. At first she cried for a long time, but then she became wicked..." Margarita fell silent, and took her hand away--the boy was sleeping."

[Mikhail Bulgakov, tr. Burgin & O'Connor]
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1 comment:

Thorndike Pickledish said...

Large view of jpeg very nice--great example of the feeling you get when reading the quotation--interesting snippet and art--thanks for this adventure.