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Entre as repreensões que [...] tive que ouvir muitas vezes, havia uma que me incomodava: que eu não sabia o que era a vida, estava cego, e nem ‘queria’ mesmo sabê-lo. Que eu usava viseiras, e estava decidido a jamais enxergar sem elas. Que eu sempre procurava aquilo que conhecia dos livros. Seja porque eu me restringia demais a ‘uma’ espécie de livros, seja porque eu tirava deles as conclusões erradas --- toda tentativa de falar comigo sobre as coisas como efetivamente eram estava destinada ao fracasso. “Você quer que ou tudo seja do mais alto padrão moral, ou então que seja o oposto”. A palavra liberdade, que sempre está em sua boca, é uma piada. Não há pessoa menos livre do que você. É-lhe impossível ficar ‘imparcial’ diante de um acontecimento, sem desenrolar diante deles todos os seus preconceitos, até que já não seja visível. Isso não seria tão grave [...] se não fosse essa resistência obstinada, essa arrogância, essa determinação firma de deixar tudo como está, sem alterar coisa alguma. Apesar de todas as suas belas palavras, você não tem ideia [...] utilidade que uma pessoa tem para as outras. [...] Você, o que faz?.” [...] Eu tinha a sensação de que, ao tomar conhecimento de coisas reprováveis, eu me tornava cúmplice das mesmas. Eu não queria aprender, quando aprender significava trilhar o mesmo caminho. Eu me defendia do aprendizado ‘imitativo’. Assim que eu percebia que me ‘recomendavam’ alguma coisa, só porque era costume no mundo, eu empacava e, aparentemente, não entendia o que queriam de mim.
Another woman catches sight of Fischerle's hump on the ground and runs screaming into the street: 'Murder! Murder!' She takes the hump for a corpse. Further details - she knows none. The murderer is very thin, a poor sap, how he came to do it, you shouldn't have thought it of him. Shot may be, someone suggests. Of course, everyone heard the shot. Three streets off, the shot had been heard. Not a bit of it, that was a motor tyre. No, it was a shot! The crowd won't be done out of its shot. A threatening attitude is assumed towards the doubters. Don't let him go. An accessory. Trying to confuse the trail! Out of the building comes more news. The woman's statements are revised. The thin man has been murdered. And the corpse on the floor? It's alive. It's the murderer, he had hidden himself. He was tring to creep away between the corpse's legs when he was caught. The more recent information is more detailed. The little man is a dwarf. What do you expect, a cripple! The blow was actually struck by another. A redheaded man. Ah, those redheads. The dwarf put him up to it. Lynch him! The woman gave the alarm. Cheers for the woman! She screamed and screamed. A Woman! Doesn't know what fear is. The murderer had threatened her. The redhead. It's always the Reds. He tore her collar off. No shooting. Of course not. What did he say? Someone must have invented the shot. The dwarf. Where is he? Inside. Rush the doors! No one else can get in. It's full up. What a murder! The woman had a plateful. Thrashed her every day. Half dead, she was. What did she marry a dwarf for? I wouldn't marry a dwarf. And you with a big man to yourself. All she could find. Too few men, that's what it is. The war! Young people to-day...Quite young he was too. Not eighteen. And a dwarf already. Clever! He was born that way. I know that. I've seen him. Went in there. Couldn't stand it. Too much blood. That's why he's so thin. An hour ago he was a great, fat man. Loss of blood, horrible! I tell you corpses swell. That's drowned ones. What do you know about corpses? Took all the jewellery off the corpse he did. Did it for the jewellery. Just outside the jewellery department it was. A pearl necklace. A baroness. He was her footman. No, the baron. Ten thousand pounds. Twenty thousand! A peer of the realm! Handsome too. Why did she send him? Should he have let his wife? It's for her to let him. Ah, men. She's alive though. He's the corpse. Fancy dying like that! A peer of the realm too Serve him right. The unemployed are starving. What's he want with a pearl necklace. String 'em up I say! Mean it too. The whole lot of them. And the Theresianum too. Burn it! Make a nice blaze.