torsdag, april 02, 2015

(...)

*

It has also been alleged
from time to time
that Orientals
of certain races
are less truthful
or less trustworthy
than Englishmen
claim to be.

*

He will have to supply his own example.
I cannot say for any one
of my readers
what moral question
has troubled him most.

*

Even if it could be proved by experiment
that whenever the blood of a German
has a certain chemical
added to it
it turns purple,
and that this is so
with the blood
of no other race,
it is thereby established
that any moral
consequences follow
from this.

*

If he cannot think
of any example,
he will not understand
this book, and may as well
postpone the reading of it
until he has lived
a little longer.

*

(...)

- from Diana Hamilton's Universe (2014)

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