Only Yesterday

By S. Y. Agnon; Barbara Harshav | Go to book overview

CHAPTER FIFTEEN
Attempts

1

Isaac began neglecting his work. And when he started neglecting he went on neglecting. Yesterday he found his brushes frayed and today he forgot where he was wanted. If he bought a new brush and recalled where he was wanted, he postponed his work for other reasons. All the time that Sonya came to him, he worked; when she stopped coming, he stopped working. One day he bought himself some new clothes and went to Sonya's. Sonya wasn't impressed with his clothes, for Sonya's views changed and even if he was wearing blue socks, she didn't care.

Sonya's views changed. And if there were fellows who didn't take their mind off her, Sonya took her mind off them. Just because she wears a woman's dress, isn't she better than some of her male comrades? And because sometimes nature overcame her and she was drawn to somebody, was she condemned never to get rid of him? Sonya had already managed to uproot a lot of things from her heart, and if she recalled them they didn't rouse her very much. She even went to the barber and cut her hair. How amazed the barber was at her when she stood on her long upright legs like a lad and ran her hand over her head. And we were also amazed at her for she started treating herself like those women with bobbed hair whose feminine grace was removed by their Creator.


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A few years Sonya had lived in the Land. A thousand things Sonya had tried to do and hadn't succeeded in anything. Before she came to the Land of Israel, like some of her classmates at the Gymnasium,

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