sábado, 25 de agosto de 2012

Still there

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(A terceira fotografia a contar de cima foi retirada de um painel da fábrica Guiness)

«Mrs Malins was helped down the front steps by her son and Mr Browne and, after many manoeuvres, hoisted into the cab. Freddy Malins clambered in after her and spent a long time settling her on the seat, Mr Browne helping him with advice. At last she was settled comfortably and Freddy Malins invited Mr Browne into the cab. There was a good deal of confused talk, and then Mr Browne got into the cab. The cabman settled his rug over his knees, and bent down for the address. The confusion grew greater and the cabman was directed differently by Freddy Malins and Mr Browne, each of whom had his head out through a window of the cab. The difficulty was to know where to drop Mr Browne along the route and Aunt Kate, Aunt Julia and Mary Jane helped the discussion from the doorstep with cross-directions and contradictions and abundance of laughter. As for Freddy Malins he was speechless with laughter. He popped his head in and out of the window every moment, to the great danger of his hat, and told his mother how the discussion was progressing, till at last Mr Browne shouted to the bewildered cabman above the din of everybody's laughter:
- Do you know Trinity College?
- Yes, sir, said the cabman.
- Well, drive bang up against Trinity College gates, said Browne, and then we'll tell you where to go. You understand now?
- Yes, sir, said the cabman.
- Make like a bird for Trinity College.
- Right, sir, cried the cabman.
The horse was whipped up and the cab rattled off along the quay amid a chorus of laughter and adieus.»

Dubliners (The Dead), James Joyce, Granada Publishing Limited

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