Monthly Archives: October 2012

GosickS I – Prelude 7

Cécile could not believe her ears. One evening, several days after the harp began playing at night, she gathered books for Victorique and deposited them on top of the clawfoot table in the gingerbread house, as was her daily routine. … Continue reading

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GosickS I – Prelude 6

In the men’s faculty dormitory, opposite the women’s dormitory where Cécile stayed, Mr. Jenkins and his wife had left behind their things in their room on the second floor. In that lonely room, now sealed up and darkened, their belongings … Continue reading

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GosickS I – Prelude 5

[5] At sundown, it was part of Cécile’s daily routine to return to the spartan teachers’ dormitory, located behind the chapel in an inconspicuous corner of the expansive campus. In contrast to the luxurious buildings elsewhere on campus, which were … Continue reading

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GosickS I – Prelude 4

“Ouch, my back…!” One month later, the long European winter was finally approaching its end, and people were starting to shed layers of clothing one by one. A giddiness in anticipation of Easter holidays had begun to infect students and … Continue reading

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GosickS I – Prelude 3

[3] As soon as the Marquis de Blois had left, the winter morning sky over the campus returned to its previously sunny and crisp state. Sunlight shone from the French windows into the parlor that had been buried in darkness, … Continue reading

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GosickS I – Prelude 2

[2] At St. Marguerite’s School, on a morning in the dead of winter… It was the morning after that night in the desolate garden at Castle de Blois, a stone fortress that had stood surrounded by the dark forest for … Continue reading

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GosickS I – Prelude 1

prelude — the grim reaper discovers a golden flower [1] Winter 1922— The setting sun cast a dark shadow on the the plate-glass windows of a timeworn castle, veiled by curtains of Gobelins tapestry. The pale moon rising in the … Continue reading

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GosickS I – 5.6

[6] A warm spring breeze drifted through the school grounds, stirring the blooming flowers in their beds, and the blades of grass on the green lawn. Kazuya walked along the white pebbled path leading from the library until reaching the … Continue reading

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GosickS I – 5.5

[5] Once they arrived at St. Marguerite’s Library, that sanctuary of knowledge and silence, its ash-grey stone walls weathered by the passage of hundreds of years…. The two deputies kicked open the library’s leather-covered swing door and unceremoniously threw Kazuya … Continue reading

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GosickS I – 5.4

[4] The large black doors of the Sealed Reading Room were already wide open, allowing the sound of a sweet and timorous voice to trickle outside. “Um, uh, excuse me, please listen to what I’m saying. I, I found—” Miss … Continue reading

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