Academic journal article Chicago Review

Monday Rue Christine

Academic journal article Chicago Review

Monday Rue Christine

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The concierge's mother and the concierge will let anybody in If you're a man you'll go with me tonight All we would need is one guy to watch the main door While the other one goes up

Three lit gas jets The boss has tuberculosis When you're finished we'll play a game of backgammon An orchestra conductor with a sore throat When you come to Tunis I'll see to it you smoke some dope

That rings a bell

Piles of saucers some flowers a calendar Bam bam bam Hell I owe 300 francs to my landlady I'd rather chop it right off than pay her

I leave at 8:27 Six mirrors look back and forth at themselves forever I think it's going to get even more confused Dear Sir You are a crummy pimp That lady holds more food than a garbage can

Louise forgot her fur Well I don't even have a fur and I'm not cold The Dane smokes his cigarette over a timetable The black cat crosses the bar

Those crepes were marvelous The fountain runs Dress black as her fingernails It's completely impossible Here you are sir The malachite ring The floor is strewn with sawdust So it's true The red-headed waitress ran away with the bookseller

A newspaperman I know only very slightly

Listen James I have something very serious to say to you

Passengers and cargo

He says to me, Sir, would you care to see what I can do in the way of etchings and paintings? …

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