segunda-feira, 24 de agosto de 2015

Da série "O som e a fúria"

"Some commanders of ships take their departure from the home coast sadly, in a spirit of grief and discontent. They have a wife, children perhaps, some affection at any rate, or perhaps only some pet vice, that must be left behind for a year or more. I remember only one man who walked his deck with a springy step, and gave the first course of the passage in an elated voice. But he, as I learned afterwards, was leaving nothing behind, except a welter of debts and threats of legal proceedings."

Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea, 1906.

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