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He packed his bags, because he realized instinctively that even the first hour o f love had already been too much, and with all the strength he had left he sought refuge in depar­ ture. He wrote three letters. In the first he blamed himself for the weakness, in the second he blamed her, in the third he renounced any attempt to look for blame and left his address. ‘Please write to me poste restante at Naples, Brin­ disi, Athens, Constantinople. . ’ But he didn’t get far. It dawned on him that with his departure everything had collapsed; he had very little money left, having spent the last o f what he had to pay for the apartment in advance, to be able to keep it, to be able in spite o f everything to keep one place.

5i The Thirtieth Year It is all a question o f giving way, o f concurrence. But some drank the cup o f hemlock unconditionally. Evil report has entered into agreement with the soft heart. But some had a heart with a wild jocular muscle and a speech that would have been accepted in Rome. They were hostile, hated and lonely. They thought precisely, kept themselves pure and left the scum to themselves, A few had words at their disposal which they sent like fireflies into the approaching night and over the frontiers.

He took his meals in a restaurant which in the past he would never have dared to enter, read the menu more fluently than elsewhere; he ex­ pected to be touched by the names of dishes he hadn5t heard for so long, but he wasn5t. He recognized the old bells he had missed when midday chimed. Inside him there remained a deathly silence. He ran into acquaintances by chance on the Graben, met more acquaintances and, encouraged by the significant coincidences, he tacked himself on over-eagerly and awkwardly to everyone.

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