By Claude Ollier
II est dans l'un et l'autre paysages à l. a. fois, là à los angeles même position, sans remuer. Il les despatched tous les deux, les despatched bien dans son corps tous les deux, tout autour de son corps, aussi loin qu'il puisse appréhender le monde. Pour une fois ! L'univers s'offre à lui dans une dualité insoupçonnée, séductrice, jusqu'à ce jour celée dans l. a. coïncidence. L'impression est universelle. Cela dure un bon second. los angeles métamorphose se prolongeait, le randonneur se sentait pris au jeu et jouissait sans retenue de los angeles faculté nouvelle à lui octroyer pour prix de sa disponibilité. De son désir d'errer, sa jouissance à s'égarer, se perdre. Est-ce là un monde ancien ? je l'aurai vu sur les gravures, songeait-il, les contes figuraient ce difficulty sur les scènes lointaines où l'on jouait. Cet éclat modulé, troublant, l'intense rigidity de l'être et l'émerveillement. Cette splendeur dans l'herbe. Ce qui aurait pu passer au regard d'autrui pour une aimantation extraordinaire de l. a. contrée s'est effacé d'un coup, dédoublement des lignes comme gommé d'un clin d'oeil.
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That does it,” said Wilson. “Got the spine. ” “Let’s get the drink,” said Macomber. In his life he had never felt so good. In the car Macomber’s wife sat very white faced. “You were marvellous, darling,” she said to Macomber. ” Wilson asked. “It was frightful. ” “Let’s all have a drink,” Macomber said. “By all means,” said Wilson. ” She drank the neat whisky from the flask and shuddered a little when she swallowed. She handed the flask to Macomber who handed it to Wilson. “It was frightfully exciting,” she said.
Tonight we’ll have champagne for the lion,” Wilson said. ” “Oh, the lion,” Margot said. ” So, Robert Wilson thought to himself, she is giving him a ride, isn’t she? Or do you suppose that’s her idea of putting up a good show? How should a woman act when she discovers her husband is a bloody coward? She’s damn cruel but they’re all cruel. They govern, of course, and to govern one has to be cruel sometimes. Still, I’ve seen enough of their damn terrorism. “Have some more eland,” he said to her politely.
Then, as an afterthought, he glanced at Macomber and saw suddenly how he was trembling and the pitiful look on his face. “You don’t have to go in, of course,” he said. “That’s what I’m hired for, you know. ” “You mean you’d go in by yourself? ” Robert Wilson, whose entire occupation had been with the lion and the problem he presented, and who had not been thinking about Macomber except to note that he was rather windy, suddenly felt as though he had opened the wrong door in a hotel and seen something shameful.
Cinq contes fantastiques by Claude Ollier