《Eleven Kinds of Loneliness》的笔记-第135页
- 章节名：Out with the Old
- 页码：第135页 2013-08-04 22:35:40
Building Seven was a world of its own. It held out a daily choice between its own kind of virtue--staying in bed-and its own kind of vice: midnight crap games, AWOL, and the smuggling of beer and whiskey through the fire-exit doors of its two latrines. It was the stage for its own kind of comedy-the night Snyder chased the charge nurse into the fluoroscopy room with a water pistol, for instance, or the time the pint of bourbon slipped out of old Foley's bathrobe and smashed at Dr. Resnick's feet-and once in awhile its own kind of tragedy-the time Jack Fox sat up in bed to say, "Chrissake, open the window," coughed, and brought up the freak hemorrhage that killed him in ten minutes, or the other times, two or three times a year, when one of the men who had been wheeled away to surgery, smiling and waving to cries of "Take it easy!" and "Good luck t'ya, boy!" would never come back. But mostly it was a world consumed by its own kind of boredom, where everyone sat or lay amid the Kleenex and the sputum cups and the clangor of ali-day radios.
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