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Re: another thing

Posted by DHL on April 22, 2005 at 06:19:10

In Reply to: another thing posted by Logic on April 22, 2005 at 01:07:56:

‘They will betray you. — Do you know what even your friend Toussaint said of you? — Ramón Carrasco’s future is just the past of mankind.’

‘A great deal of it is the past. Naturally Toussaint sees that part.’

‘But the boys don’t believe in you. Instinctively, they disbelieve. Cyprian said to me, when I went to see him: “Is father doing any more of that silly talk about old gods coming back, mother? I wish he wouldn’t. It would be pretty nasty for us if he got himself into the newspapers with it.’”

Ramón laughed.

‘Little boys,’ he said, ‘are like little gramophones. They only talk according to the record that’s put into them.’

‘YOU don’t believe out of the mouths of babes and sucklings,’ said Carlota bitterly.

‘Why, Carlota, the babes and sucklings don’t get much chance. Their mothers and their teachers turn them into little gramophones from the first, so what can they do, but say and feel according to the record the mother and teacher puts into them? Perhaps in the time of Christ babes and sucklings were not so perfectly exploited by their elders.’