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By Katherine Mansfield

With their annual holiday coming to an finish, the Burnells and the Trouts spend the day on the seashore. whereas the youngsters dig for treasures within the sand, the adults think about the fleeting nature of lifestyles and the right way to live.

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They can still get it up. ” Mary smiled at me. “Get a young one. ” “All right, Mary. ” “You can’t fuck? ” She shook her head at me as I walked away. B 9. They all stared at me and waited for me to call the next number. They held their blotters – shaking and salivating. Karolina WaclaWiaK / 31 I HAD LEARNED FLIRTATIONS IN RUSSIAN WHILE Lev was gone, but by the time I saw him again I had forgotten them all. My hair was growing out at the roots. I had given up making it into the Twin Palms. The women had stopped donning their fur coats as the weather became warmer and warmer.

He pulled me close and I could smell his breath. The hot, boozy breath on my cheek. I pulled away. Away from his tattooed fingers and backed into my apartment. ” His breath reached me through the screen. He pleaded with me to come back. ” I closed the door. And let him moan away. Singing my name and lacing it with Russian. I pulled my towel tighter and turned off the light. I stood in the darkness and watched him watch me. He couldn’t see me anymore but he could sense me there. He sang my name and sang devochka over and over and over again.

I opened the sliding glass door to the balcony. My tree was gone. Someone had stolen my tree. I closed my eyes and opened them again. Still gone. What time was it anyway? I walked back inside the house. The microwave said 2. m. m. someone had climbed over the concrete divider and picked up a 30-pound tree and had run away with it. Or walked. How could the Borises in my building allow this to happen? I stared out across the street. None of the crochet curtains were moving. It was already hot and I had missed half the day.

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