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He kissed the women’s palms. Frau Porges blushed and attempted to tug her hand away. The tenor had visited the condo numerous instances earlier than. He sang and Dora observed him. “Maestro! ” cried Karl. “The women’s favourite! you want to inform me what you will have completed long ago week! Don Juan! You glance reliable, in the end. i feel you could have received weight because the final time I observed you. Love makes you fats, Maestro, were you aware that? A singer such as you constantly unearths open doorways between our ladies, haha. i do know this from Dora. She has instructed me approximately your successes. i feel the negative girl goals of you, Maestro. you want to take pity on her. She’s drying up with me, don’t you see, now not a finger of flesh on her. ” The singer gave an embarrassed smile. He wiped the sweat from his forehead with a silk handkerchief and grew to become to the ladies. “She invitations him each week,” acknowledged Karl. “She is fattening the pig at my desk. She invited him at the present time in order that I wouldn’t have the capacity to seek advice from your widow. He stinks of fragrance, similar to a hairdresser. It makes me ailing, however the ladies love it. Do you see how they’re taking a look at him, the 3 of them? in the event that they may well, they might open his pants right away. Watch him heavily. Do you're thinking that he's drowsing with Dora? Watch him heavily! ” “Don’t imagine so badly of her! ” “Idiot! you possibly imagine you will have Klara Porges all to your self. however it doesn’t appear like you’re adequate for her, you grasshopper. The fool is so wanting to get up for her. i believe, Polzer, that the next day to come might be an ideal time for it to occur. It doesn’t seem like she’ll have the ability to say no. He has had his fill of the thin ones. – Come the following, Maestro,” Karl referred to as, “leave the ladies on my own! Come over the following and inform me a few tales! ” The tenor pulled up a chair. “So? ” Karl requested. “Don’t continue us ready. fats or skinny? ” “Thin,” the singer acknowledged softly. “I’m accustomed to that,” stated Karl. Dora used to be approximately to go away the room with the opposite ladies. “Stay, Dora. Don’t be ashamed, my blameless woman. you might want to not less than pay attention. another way you’ll disregard every thing, having to stick beside me forever! – So, how did it ensue, Maestro? inform me. ” The tenor whispered whatever to Karl. “Dora, Dora,” known as Karl, “it’s a disgrace that you simply didn’t pay attention. thrice, you assert? It’s no ask yourself the ladies are once you. What do you're thinking that of that, little Dora? She is skinny and darkish, you assert? i will be able to see her in entrance of me. a bit handful of breasts. Dora, she needs to seem like you! yet be cautious, teenagers, be cautious that a few mishap doesn’t ensue. Do you know me? ” “What type of speak is that? ” acknowledged Frau Porges. Dora appeared helplessly at Polzer. Polzer desired to say anything, yet Karl gave him a opposed glance. “You’ll need to test it with a fats one,” acknowledged Karl. “The thin ones get uninteresting, think me. occasionally one wishes actual lumps round one’s ears. Isn’t that real, Polzer? ” The singer rose. “Would you love to accompany me, honorable woman? ” he requested. Dora walked as much as the piano. meanwhile, tea used to be served. The attendant held Karl Fanta’s cup for him. Polzer was once sitting correct throughout from the singer, a cup of tea in a single hand, a section of cake within the different.