Friday, June 2, 2017

Daily Dose

From The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino, translated by Archibald Colquhoun


"She was sitting erect in the saddle, a haughty woman's and at the same time a child's face, a forehead happy to be above those eyes, eyes happy to be under that forehead, nose, mouth, chin, collar, everything about her happy to be with every other part of her, it all, yes all, reminded him of the little girl he had seen on the swing the first day he had spent in the tree: Sinforosa Viola Violante of Ondariva."

From Chapter 21

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