sábado, 30 de junho de 2007

Saki dá uma boa sugestão

Em The Toys of Peace, após receber brinquedos que não remetessem à guerra, Eric pergunta:
“Are we to play with these civilian figures?” asked Eric.

“Of course,” said Harvey, “these are toys; they are meant to be played with.”

“But how?”

It was rather a poser. “You might make two of them contest a seat in Parliament,” said Harvey, “an have an election—”

“With rotten eggs, and free fights, and ever so many broken heads!” exclaimed Eric.

“And noses all bleeding and everybody drunk as can be,” echoed Bertie, who had carefully studied one of Hogarth’s pictures.
Políticos de narizes quebrados? Sweet.