By Henry Roth
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But I was so frightened, Albert. Listen to me. I was so bewildered, and that long waiting there in that vast room since morning. Oh, that horrible waiting! I saw them all go, one after the other. The shoemaker and his wife. The coppersmith and his children from Strij. All those on the Kaiserin Viktoria. But I—I remained. To-morrow will be Sunday. They told me no one could come to fetch me. What if they sent me back? ” His voice was dangerous. “No! No! Of course not Albert! ” “Well then let me explain,” he said curtly.
Mr. Lobe shrugged. ” “He ought to be in a padded cell,” said the girl scribbling something on a paper. Mr. Lobe made no response. ” She put down her pencil. ” The girl went over to a large black safe in a corner, drew out a box, and when she had counted out some money, put it into a small envelope and gave it to Mr. Lobe. “Come here,” he said to David. ” “David and Goliath,” he smiled. “Well, David, have you got a good deep pocket? ” He picked up the tails of David’s jacket. ” And fingering the small watch-pocket at the waist.
Tears sprang to her eyes. She brushed them away quickly, shook her head as if shaking off the memory, and looked toward the bow. Before her the grimy cupolas and towering square walls of the city loomed up. Above the jagged roof tops, the white smoke, whitened abd suffused by the slanting sun, faded into the slots and wedges of the sky. She pressed her brow against her child’s, hushed him with whispers. This was that vast incredible land, the land of freedom, of immense opportunity, that Golden Land.