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I stop on the side of the road and walk over to the entrance. There's nobody about, not a sound to be heard, not even a distant engine, a gust of wind, a bird.
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The world is dead. I go up the steps and turn the knob. But I do the reader ebook bernhard schlink open the door. I wake up knowing simply that I took hold of the knob and turned it. Then the whole dream comes back to me, and I know that I've dreamed it before.
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Chapter Three I didn't know the woman's name. Clutching my bunch of flowers, I hesitated in front of the door and all the bells.
I would rather have turned around and left, but then a man came out of the building, asked who I was looking for, and directed me to Frau Schmitz on the third floor. No decorative plaster, no mirrors, no runner. The red paint on the stairs had worn through in the middle, the stamped green linoleum that was glued on the walls to shoulder height was rubbed the reader ebook bernhard schlink to nothing, and bits of string had been stretched across the gaps in the banisters.
It smelled of cleaning fluid. Perhaps I only became aware of all this some time later. It was always just as shabby and just as clean, and there was always the same smell of cleaning fluid, sometimes the reader ebook bernhard schlink with the smell of cabbage or beans, or fried food or boiling laundry.
I never learned a thing about the other people who lived in the building apart from these smells, the mats outside the apartment doors, and the nameplates under the doorbells.
I cannot even remember meeting another tenant on the stairs.
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Nor do I remember how I greeted Frau Schmitz. I had probably prepared two or three sentences about my illness and her help and how grateful I was, and recited them to her. She led me into the kitchen. It was the largest room in the apartment, and contained a stove and sink, a tub the reader ebook bernhard schlink a boiler, a table, two chairs, a kitchen cabinet, a wardrobe, and a couch with a red velvet spread thrown over it.
There was no window. Light came in through the panes of the door leading out onto the balcony--not much light; the kitchen was only bright when the door was open.
Then you heard the scream of the saws from the carpenter's shop in the yard and smelled the smell of wood. The apartment also had a small, cramped living room with a dresser, a table, four chairs, a wing chair, and a coal stove.
It was almost never the reader ebook bernhard schlink in winter, nor was it used much in summer either. The window faced Bahnhofstrasse, with a view of what had been the railroad station, but was now being excavated and already in places held the freshly laid foundations of the new courthouse and administration buildings.
Finally, the apartment also had a windowless toilet.