'Bruno!' he called after me. 'Be careful with that, will you? It's the only copy.'
I made a big show of tucking the novel under my jacket and gave Schilling a wave through the closing doors. It didn't strike me as odd that the manuscript had not been copied, the right to textual reproduction being restricted in the Workers' and Peasants' State to the organs of government, the church and public libraries. If Schilling had not made a copy, I assumed this was due to the technical and bureaucratic difficulties involved. That he might be anxious to protect the author (and himself) from some unspecified threat occurred to me hardly at all.
Reprinted from The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington. Copyright (c) 2012 by Philip Sington. With the permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company. All rights reserved.
Discover your next great read here
It is a fact of life that any discourse...will always please if it is five minutes shorter than people expect
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.
Your guide toexceptional books
BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.