“Thus, for instance, he once saw his cat leap vertically into the air and do a backward somersault, whereupon it lay where it fell, rigid.”
“— but then it gave him an intense loneliness, as when one is happy and there is nothing to use the happiness on, as when he looks around and there is no way to share the instant of happiness — which until now he had usually felt on Saturday night.”
“One has always had to grow sick and mad, that others need no longer do so.”
The steward and his sons followed the corpse to the grave. Albert was unable to accompany them. Charlotte’s life was despaired of. The body was carried by laborers. No priest attended.