Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WoW 100 Words Putzfrau Lives Among Thousands Dead

To Stephanie -- The Putzfrau lived! -- And she berated the German officers for their behavior, in grand motherly fashion.

Now, I continue to share from the novel, Sworn To Secrecy For Life: A Young American Spy's Odyssey through War-torn Germany and Russia, by author Charles Joseph Fickey. The following 100 word excerpt is taken from Chapter 45, "Berlin, Fourth Day", page 287:

"...Aren't you going to ask me?"
     "Ask you what?" Karl asked stupidly.
     "Dummy! To go to my room," Irina answered.
     "Why?" asked Karl.
     "Don't you realize this is how I make my living?" she said.    
     Karl gave her that look.
     "You think that is terrible, don't you? Well, how many people have you killed?" she asked.
     Karl gave an honest reply, "Thousands." and he described the battle at Pripet Marsh. It made him sick to think about it.    
     "Am I worse for sleeping with a man at night than you, killing so many people?" Irina asked.
     This really cut through..."

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