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28 Vincent laughs genially, more and more moved, and Pontevin goes on in a penitential tone: "And besides, if I am tbe great tbeoretician of dancers, as you've just acknowledged, tbere must be sometbing tbey and I have in common, or I couldn't uoderstand them. Yes, I grant you tbat, Vincent. into tbeoretician: "But only some very small something, because in the particular sense I mean tbe concept, I'm notbing like the dancer. I think it not only possible but probable that a true dancer, a Berek, a Duherques, would in the presence of a woman be devoid of any desirc to show off and seduce.
Like birds m 57 fljght! Like doves with wiogs outspread! [His voice very tender: J Or butterfljes, if you prefer. " And he leans again over the table to take up the pen and correct the orthography of his name on the little card. He does it very modestly as if to apologize, and then, without a word, he withdraws. The secretary watches him go, tall, oddly missbapen, and suddenly feels suffused with maternal fondness . She pictures an inverted circ~mflex in ti,e form of a butterfly fluttering around the scientist and finally settling on his white mane.
In your language, to write what you pronounce ~tch, ' you must use three letters, t , c, h. four: t, s, c, h. Whereas, thanks to Jan Hus, all we necn in our language is a single letter, c, with that little mark above it. " :rhe scientist leans again over the secretary's table, and in the margin of the list, he writes a c, very big, with an inverte? ciJ'curnflex: C; then he looks into bel' eyes and articulates in a very clear, sha,rp voice: "Teb! " 55 The secretary looks into his eyes too and repeats: "Tch.
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