Hospital of the Transfiguration

By Stanislaw Lem

It is 1939; the Nazis have occupied Poland. a tender physician disturbed through the destiny of Poland joins the workers of an insane asylum in basic terms to discover a global of soreness and absurdity to check that out of doors. Translated by means of William model. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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You! ” murmured the soldier, elevating his lumpy fist. The door flung open and hit the soldier within the again. “What are you doing the following? ” growled Hutka in German. “Out! ” He was once donning his helmet and held his automated in his left hand, as though approximately to hit someone with it. “Silence! ” he shouted, even though not anyone had spoken. “Stay right here until eventually you get extra orders. not anyone leaves. I repeat: if we discover a unmarried sufferer hidden, you all pay. ” He checked out them along with his watery eyes and grew to become away. SekuBowski referred to as out hoarsely, “Herr … Herr Offizier! ” “What now? ” knotted up Hutka. His darkish brown face confirmed less than his helmet. His hand rested at the doorknob. “Some sufferers were hidden within the dwelling quarters. ” “What!? What!? ” Hutka rushed towards SekuBowski, grabbed him by means of the collar, and shook him. “Where are they, you bastards? ” SekuBowski started to groan and tremble. Hutka referred to as within the accountability officer and informed him to look all of the flats. The poet, nonetheless held through his coat collar, whined quickly in Polish, “I didn’t wish we all to be—” His sleeves have been pulled so tightly that he couldn't circulation his palms. “Herr Obersturmführer,” shouted Staszek, deathly faded, “he’s no longer a physician, he’s a sufferer, a psychological case! ” anyone sighed. Hutka was once stupefied. “What’s that speculated to suggest? ” the German retorted. “What’s the that means of this, swine of a physician? ” Staszek, in his bad German, repeated that SekuBowski was once a sufferer. NiezgBoba slouched towards the window. Hutka regarded round at them, commencing to comprehend. His nostrils flared. “What bastards those swine are, what liars! ” he wailed, urgent SekuBowski opposed to the wall. The bottle of bromine at the fringe of the desk teetered and fell, shattering and splashing its contents over the linoleum. “Well, we'll straighten every little thing out. allow me see your papers! ” A Ukrainian—apparently a senior aide, simply because he wore silver stripes on his epaulets—was known as in from the corridor to aid translate the papers. everybody other than Nosilewska had them. A defend followed her upstairs whereas Hutka stood ahead of Kauters, analyzing his papers at nice size and seeming to cool down. “Ah,” acknowledged the German. “Volksdeutsch, are you? first-class. Why did you get combined up during this Polish swindle? ” Kauters defined that he had recognized not anything approximately it. He spoke harsh yet right German. Nosilewska got here again together with her scientific organization id card. Hutka waved her away and grew to become to SekuBowski, who was once nonetheless status by means of the cupboard opposed to the wall. “Komm. ” “Herr Offizier… I’m no longer unwell. I’m completely good. ” “Are you a physician? ” “Yes—I suggest, no, yet i actually can’t—I’ll…” “Komm. ” Hutka was once now thoroughly calm—too calm. He stood nonetheless, approximately smiling, his raincoat rustling with each stream. He signaled along with his index finger, as one may to a baby: “Komm. ” SekuBowski took a step and fell to his knees. “Mercy! Please! i would like to reside. I’m now not insane. ” “Enough! ” Hutka roared. “Traitor! You betrayed your negative, loopy brothers. ” photographs rang out in the back of the development. The windowpanes rattled and the tools at the cabinets trembled.

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