Titlu Casting the Runes
Autor M. R. James
Categorie Limba Engleză
Casting the Runes

Invata engleza citind, nivelul recomandat A2 Elementary.  


The Secretary writes to inform Mr Karswell that it is impossible for him to give the name of any person or persons who were asked for an opinion on Mr Karswell's paper on alchemy. The Secretary also wishes to say that he cannot reply to any further letters on this matter. 'And who is Mr Karswell?' asked the Secretary's wife. She had called at his office and had just picked up and read the last of these letters. 'Well, my dear,' replied her husband, 'just at present Mr Karswell is a very angry man. All I know about him is that he's rich, lives at Lufford Abbey in Warwickshire, and considers himself to be an alchemist. And I don't want to meet him for the next week or two. Now, shall we go?' 'What have you been doing to make him angry?' asked the Secretary's wife. 'The usual thing, my dear. He sent us a paper, which he wanted to read at our next meeting. We showed it to Edward Dunning - almost the only man in England who knows about these things - and he said it was no good, so we refused it. Now Karswell wants to see me about it and to find out whose opinion we asked for. Well, you've seen my reply to that. Of course, you mustn't say anything about it to anyone. 'You know very well that I would never do a thing like that. Indeed, I hope he doesn't discover that it was poor Mr Dunning.'