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By Jorge Luis Borges

After nearly a part a century of scrupulous devotion to his paintings, Jorge Luis Borges in my opinion compiled this anthology of his work—short tales, essays, poems, and short mordant “sketches," which, in Borges's arms, tackle the size of a style special in glossy letters.
In this anthology, the writer has prepare these items on which he would prefer his popularity to leisure; they don't seem to be prepared chronologically, yet with an eye fixed to their “sympathies and differences." a private Anthology, for that reason, isn't really only a suite, yet a brand new composition.

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MI TZU: You're a cool customer. SHUI (picking up the lease) : The rent is high. ) I assume it's payable by the month? SBUI TA Not in her case. MRS. MI TZU: SHUI TA (looking up) : What? Six months' rent payable in advance. Two hundred silver dollars. SHUI TA: Six ! Sheer usury! And where am I to find MRS. MI TZU: • • • it? You should have thought of that before. Have you no heart, Mrs. Mi Tzu? It's true Shen Te acted foolishly, being kind to all those people, but she'll improve with time. I'll see to it she does.

MRS. SHIN She's hungry. That's a claim. Are you the new tenant? And . tillin g up the shelves already? Well, they're not yours till they're paid for, ma'am. I'm the carpenter, so I should know. " CARPENTER: You're in league with that Mrs. Shin, of course. All right. I demand my hundred silver dol­ lars. SHEN TE: I'm afraid I haven't got a hundred silver dollars. SHEN TE: CARPENTER: Then you'll fin d it. Or I'll have you arrested. (whispering to SHEN TE ) : That relative: make it a CARPENTER: WIFE cousin.

For one thing, I don't like your looks, you're bowlegged. SHEN TE (indignantly ) : That's not true! YANG sUN: Well, don't show 'em to me. Look, it's nin­ ing. You better come under this tree. Slowly, she takes shelteT undeT the tree. SHEN TE: Why did you want to do it? YANG SUN: You really want to know? ) To get rid of you! (Pause. ) You know what a flyer is? SHEN TE : Oh yes, I've met a lot of pilots. At the tearoom. YANG sUN: You call them flyers? Think they know what a machine is? Just 'cause they have leather helmets?

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