Montag, 12. September 2016

1659. "DER SCHATTEN" VON HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

"LA SOMBRA" / "THE SHADOW" BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN:
It is in the hot countries that the sun burns down in earnest, turning the people there a deep mahogany-brown. In the hottest countries of all they are seared into negroes, but it was not quite that hot in this country to which a man of learning had come from the colder north. He expected to go about there just as he had at home, but he soon discovered that this was a mistake. He and other sensible souls had to stay inside. The shutters were drawn and the doors were closed all day long. It looked just as if everyone were asleep or away from home. The narrow street of high houses where he lived was so situated that from morning till night the sun beat down on it unbearably! (...)

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