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What’s in the basement?

by | Jan 15, 2013 | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Inspector Louis Kehlweiler doesn’t know what’s in the basement. If you want to know, just be the first to send me your address … but you’ll have to find out in French or Spanish. A friend of my father gave me this fine mystery novel in both languages; it hasn’t been translated into English yet. I translated this scene from the Spanish.

15 Comments

  1. Miguel Chávez

    Deja-vu… sounds like they're talking about our typewriter collections.

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  2. Ted

    apt! eerie! Wish I could read either language. :D

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  3. Anonymous

    I'm not quite clear how this is supposed to work. Are you saying that the first person to send you their address will be told what's in the basement, and the rest of us will have to suffer in suspense? Is that what you're saying? …. That's a cruel form of torture … Will we ever be let in on the secret?

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  4. teeritz

    Sure, once you learn French or Spanish.

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  5. Bill M

    Ah, Typewriters.

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  6. Ton S.

    Obviously, typewriters. Wish I had commented earlier, I might be able to swing the Spanish version.

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  7. Richard P

    The first two people to request the books (in French and Spanish) will be able to read them and find the answer. The rest of you can speculate but I won't let the cat out of the bag.

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  8. Richard P

    The Spanish version has been claimed (Ton gets it).

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  9. Anonymous

    My first guess was that it has to be typewriters, but it reads like a criminal minds-show! Or even worse, dolls! But I'm not buying either of the books, so I will probably never know…

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  10. Rob Bowker

    OK, I'm hooked. I'm guessing some sort of road-kill that "he" taxidermies… Address on way!

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  11. Richard P

    And Rob gets the French copy. Thanks for playing, folks!

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  12. L Casey

    So…I thought this was a conversation your wife was having with someone else…

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  13. Ping A

    Now you've got me curious about this writer, Fred Vargas (who it turns out is a female French archaeologist). Pity her books are not available on Kindle. Good translation, Richard.

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  14. notagain

    I love these interactive things you do. I need to start playing with that.

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