By Lisias, Malcolm Campbell
This can be half one among a four-part prose studying path designed for newcomers in Greek and different inexperienced persons wishing to consolidate their studying talents. specific recognition is paid to idiomatic utilization (both in Greek and English), note order and using debris and particle-combinations, whereas sensible assistance is given on studying the verbal structures and different good points of the language which newcomers as a rule locate complicated. The 4 devices can be studied in succession as a part of a revolutionary direction, yet every one unit is adequately self-contained to allow the persuit of specific pursuits.
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Bantam reissue variation / October 2004
Epub (2004) ISBN: 9780553900880
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There’s nothing cheaper, and nothing more horrible. ’ She stubbed out her cigarette and stood up. ‘Thanks. ’ She walked out of the bar, her hips swaying slightly, her silver head held high. All the lushes up the bar stared after her. One of them was stupid enough to whistle after her. It wasn’t until Sam nudged me that I realised she had gone without paying for the coke. I paid for it. I felt it was the least I could do after listening to that wonderful voice. CHAPTER TWO I I got back to my room just after midnight.
Take my tip, Gordon, keep out of her way. ’ That annoyed me. I didn’t take any advice easily. ‘I’ll judge that,’ I said. ‘I expect you will. So long,’ and he hung up. That evening, around nine o’clock, Rima came into the bar. She was wearing a black sweater and a grey skirt. The black sweater set off her silver hair pretty well. The bar was crowded. Rusty was so busy he didn’t notice her come in. She sat at a table right by my side. I was playing an étude by Chopin. No one was listening. I was playing to please myself.
I called up Willy Floyd and told him I was bringing Rima for him to hear around half past nine. He said all right, but he didn’t sound enthusiastic. Then I went back to the rooming-house, unlocked Rima’s door, and looked in. She was lying on the bed, asleep. There was plenty of time so I let her sleep and going into my room, I shaved and put on a clean shirt. I took my tuxedo from the closet and spent a little time sponging and pressing it. It was on its last legs, but it would have to do until I got enough money to buy another.
A Greek Prose Reading Course for Post-beginners: Forensic Oratory: Lysias: On the Murder of Eratosthenes by Lisias, Malcolm Campbell