Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I met him in the street

I ran into him in the street while searching for some lithium batteries for my $199 digital camera.

I said, ‘Oh James, Where does the riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, where does it brings us back (by a commodius vicus of recirculation) to Howth Castle and Environs? Tell me.’

He snapped at me ‘What’s your trouble young man?’

‘Well’, I said 'I bought your book but I never made it past page 1. And Howard is nowhere back in Aus. Should I set up shop in Trieste?’

‘Oh’ he said, ‘I thought you had the Venusian goop rot. Settle down boy and stick to white wine – you don’t wanna drink animal blood, do ya?’

As he walked off down the street I realised our meeting had a purpose. He did not turn back although I called several times.


Guy said...

Sounds like you are enjoying yourself Harry. Haven't been to Trieste yet but everywhere else I have been in Italy has been great.

Francis Xavier Holden said...

We're everywhere.