Trafika Europe 1 - Northern Idyll

After all, says Tata , if you have a job, it’s because Albert went to Australia! Then Karlo lifts his eyes and also says: Well, what happened, happened. Now I want to get up, I want to push him into the yard, Karlo. Let him go to the woods, let him work, let him buy the paint so that we can paint the house. I feel Mama’s hands on my shoulders. It’s alright, it’s alright, Ballerina. You’ll see Albert and then it’ll all be alright, she says. Then I stop thinking that I want to push Karlo into the yard and Tata says that the room needs to be prepared. That Albert and his signorina will sleep in the room Mama and he sleep in and that they will come to my room. We’ll sleep with Ballerina, says Tata and looks at the gondola that always stands on the television that’s called Telefunken. Then he says: Turn on the television, let’s watch the news.

Josipina turns on the television and we watch the telegiornale .

Now it’s evening. Mama and I are standing by the window and she says it’s summer, the windows should stay open so that I can hear the crickets. Then she says: I’m really happy that Albert is coming, and she walks me to my bed. And then she leaves and closes the door. I lie there, listening to the crickets. I know I’m going to fall asleep soon.


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