[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
"Once, when Schulz was a boy, on a melancholy evening his mother, Henrietta, walked into his room and found him feeding grains of sugar to the last houseflies to have survived the cold autumn. "Bruno," she asked, "why are you doing that?" "So they will have strength for the winter."
Posted by Daniel on 06.07.2009
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