Monday, 3 August 2020

Blue and red pencil of Borges

 


I found what I knew I would find. The American watch, the nickel chain and the square coin, the key ring with the incriminating useless keys to Runeberg's apartment, the notebook, a letter which I resolved to destroy immediately (and which I did not destroy), a crown, two shillings, and a few pence, the red and blue pencil, the handkerchief, the revolver with one bullet.


Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths, first published 1962.

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