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A Peaceful Summer

    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    Good old days in Leipzig. Frank was at the conservatoire at that time; Helmut was a small boy, spoilt, ill-bred, but distinctly talented.
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    Now that he knew the ultimate purpose of his journey – to play music – he almost fainted and could barely move his legs.
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    In the cheerful family scene he stuck out like a guest on a reluctant courtesy visit.
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    He was in no position to ask questions.
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    Rilke cheered splashing not unlike one of those sparrows.
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    ‘Unbelievable,’ Rilke thought. ‘An inch of wood separating me from normal life. Spring, freedom. Sunshine. Chats with friends over a beer or two. Girls. Better not to think about it.’
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    ‘Good man… But spineless. By the looks of him he gave up a long time ago. Pity, because his kind doesn’t survive. I’m different. I’ll never give up.’
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    But the greatest inconvenience of all was the uncertainty.
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    ‘You mean the autobahns and the swastikas? I got the picture all right. I don’t need to see it again.’
    Anna Avdeevahas quoted8 years ago
    ‘Something’s about to happen,’ she sensed. And then there were those calls from Florence which she didn’t like at all. Something was building up.
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