domingo, 26 de septiembre de 2010

How To Make a Cigarrette

Spade’s thick fingers made a cigarette with deliberate care, sifting a measured quantity of tan flakes down into curved paper, spreading the flakes so that they lay equal at the ends with a slight depression in the middle, thumbs rolling the paper’s inner edge down and up under the outer edge as forefingers pressed it over, thumbs and fingers sliding to the paper cylinder’s ends to hold it even while tongue licked the flap, left forefinger and thumb pinching their ends while right forefinger and thumb smoothed the damp seam, right forefinger and thumb twisting their end and lifting the other to Spade’s mouth.

Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon (1930)

1 comentario:

AMC dijo...

I seguint amb Hammett i The Maltese Falcon …"If they hang you I'll always remember you"(Spade a la dona amb qui ha estat dormint quan està a punt de ser arrestada per assassinat).

Sempre m’havia encantant aquesta frase. Darrerament, no tant....