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She, in turn, could not recover her mild, kindly mate and friend in me. Frowning, we scrutinized one another like adver saries anxious to break down each other’s guard; all peace was lost between us, all abandon denied; Enrichetta was no longer Enrichetta, she was a larva which would only bring me uncertainty and deception. Despite all these tortuous imaginings, I was able to hold fast to my initial, instinctive plan. That is, not to utter a word to her about the experience I had lived through and certainly not about my discovery, or alleged discovery, concerning her.
Why, why do the dulled walls seem... Oh, God, save me from the horror, padded? Why, why, why is it impossible for me to move my arms and hands, as if they were bound across my chest? A mocking or perhaps compassionate face—though it makes no difference—is observing me from a peephole in the door. If only I could reach it, I swear that person would never scoff or pity anyone again.... Or perhaps the face belongs to Enrichetta her self, come to relish her triumph?... And above everything, dominating everything, the mover of it all, this labrena...
8 TOMMASO LANDOLFI “I mean, I’m so sorry for you too... ” Enrichetta answered between sobs. ” “Over death no, but over life, yes,” said my cousin in a strange tone. “Oh, Adalberto, I don’t understand you. This is no time for discussions. Yet,” she added quickly with feminine curiosity, “what do you mean? How would you... ” “I love you,” he declared peremptorily. “And I’m grateful for your affection,” my wife acquiesced with a tinge of bewilderment or dismay in her voice. “It’s a comfort to me in these sad circumstances..