I Receive a Female Visitor

Falk spent much of the winter of 1916 secluded in his rented room in the village of Rakov, where he discovered a love of writing. His mysterious activities aroused the curiosity of the young women of the village, who took to visiting his landlordís daughter, hoping for a glimpse behind his locked door. Falk remained oblivious to their interest in him until one day, one of them worked up the courage to open his door and creep up behind his chair. "Excuse me," she asked blushingly, "but I was wondering if you might show me what you are writing.....". From Chapter Forty-Two:

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