Graham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) PDF
By Graham Greene
Querry, a world-famous architect, is the sufferer of a negative assault of indifference: he not reveals that means in paintings or excitement in existence. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he's clinically determined because the psychological similar of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has undergone a degree of mutilation. in spite of the fact that, as Querry loses himself in paintings for the lepers his affliction of brain slowly ways a therapy. Then the white neighborhood reveals out who Querry is...
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An unexpected sound made the doctor look up; Querry's face was twisted into the rictus of a laugh. The doctor realised with astonishment that Querry had perpetrated a joke. PART III CHAPTER ONE I M. and Mme. Rycker drove into town for cocktails with the Governor. In a village by the road stood a great wooden cage on stilts where once a year at a festival a man danced above the flames lit below; in the bush thirty kilometres before they had passed something sitting in a chair constructed out of a palm-nut and woven fibres into the rough and monstrous appearance of a human being.
I asked him if he could bring me some film-magazines, but he said he didn't read them. " "There are moments," the Superior said with moderation, "when I almost regret M. " "Surely we should be very glad," Father Thomas said, "of any small inconvenience he may bring us. " The helping of soufflé he had taken remained untasted on his plate. He kneaded a piece of bread into a hard pellet and washed it down like a pill. "You can't expect people to leave us alone while he is here. It's not only that he's a famous man.
I spent the night there. " It occurred to the Superior that he might ask the Ryckers to supply a few of the novel foot-baths, but he was uncertain how many they could afford. To a man without possessions any man with money appears rich--should he ask for one foot-bath or the whole three dozen? He began to turn the photographs towards Marie Rycker, cautiously, so that it might look as though he were only fiddling with his papers. It would be so much easier for him to speak if she were to exclaim, "What an interesting new foot-bath," so that he could follow up by saying Instead of that she confused him by changing the subject.
A Burnt-Out Case (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Graham Greene