by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Judith Kellock

Language: French (Français)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): ENG
 Mains qui n'ont pas vu le soleil
 Comment les prennent les médecins.
 Et l'un avec l'autre disent:
 Comment se fait-il qu'elle ne soit pas destinée à vivre?


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  • ENG English (Judith Kellock) , title 1: "Tripatos", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-02
Line count: 4
Word count: 28

Language: English  after the French (Français) 
How the doctors take hands
That have not seen the sun,
And say to one another:
"How is it that she is not destined to live?"


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This text was added to the website: 2006-03-11
Line count: 4
Word count: 26