by Claude Achille Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Claude Debussy to a friend
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
    Le Molleau, 3 Dec 1916
I go on with this waiting life, waiting life, I might say, for I
am a poor traveler waiting for a train that will never come
again. They tell me it's the morphine! No! Something is
broken in this strange mechanism that used to be my brain.
Who's to blame? Perhaps this miserable war that loses
some of its nobility with every passing day. Who's to blame?
It was stupid enough to trust the Bulgarians. But it's even
worse to trust the Greeks for anything! And good King George
looks like a hawker of lead pencils with no lead in them.
Of course, rumors spread like weeds. Everyone appoints a
new commander-in-chief every morning. It's like a
hunchback changing his tailor in hope that the new one will
be able to conceal his hump......and after all, what does
it matter?


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This text was added to the website: 2010-12-16
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Word count: 146