BEYOND THE DOOR
ebook

BEYOND THE DOOR (ebook)

Editorial:
PHILIP K DICK
Materia
Narrativa / Literatura en otras lenguas / Literatura en inglés
ISBN:
9781612101002
Formato:
Epublication content package
DRM
Si

Larry Thomas bought a cuckoo clock for his wife-without knowing the price he would have to pay.

Excerpt

Larry Thomas bought a cuckoo clock for his wife-without knowing the price he would have to pay.

That night at the dinner table he brought it out and set it down beside her plate. Doris stared at it, her hand to her mouth. "My God, what is it?" She looked up at him, bright-eyed.

"Well, open it."

Doris tore the ribbon and paper from the square package with her sharp nails, her bosom rising and falling. Larry stood watching her as she lifted the lid. He lit a cigarette and leaned against the wall.

"A cuckoo clock!" Doris cried. "A real old cuckoo clock like my mother had." She turned the clock over and over. "Just like my mother had, when Pete was still alive." Her eyes sparkled with tears.

"It's made in Germany," Larry said. After a moment he added, "Carl got it for me wholesale. He knows some guy in the clock business. Otherwise I wouldn't have-"

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