"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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“He went straight in. Never pulled out of that dive.”

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I lifted the shotgun and fired at the torch.

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“He is waiting for us — out there.”

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If I had touched her I think she would have responded.

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“You want me to keep my mouth shut?”

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“Will you let me have a plane, sir — tonight?”

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“The driver leaned across to grip my arm — and I jumped.”

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And, after all, the ship came.

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I knew then that his lung was punctured.

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Perroquet caught up their paddle and flattened him…

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I was alone — in the Russian Zone of Germany.

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I pull your gullet out like the string of an orange…

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“My God!” I said. “I believe you want him dead.”

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Will you wake before I smash your ribs?

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His legs disappeared into the black void of the slip-stream.

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The doctor foresaw ugly complica­tions…

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I hadn’t been over Berlin since 1945.

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This enigma brown or yellow or black…

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Surely to God I’d had enough of life behind bars.

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Four men occupied the raft. Three of them were white.


Never too Long


Journey from Adam

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The Last Days


To the Mountains