Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[funny] Lawrence Durrell on Serbian railroad crews

Reading after my nap on the first leg of my flight home, this made me laugh out loud:
"The engine was a very old one. It had been abandoned before the war by an American film company, and the Yugoslavs had tied it together with wire. Its gaping furnace, which was white hot, was being passionately fed by some very hairy men in cloth caps who looked like Dostoevsky's publishers."

— "The Ghost Train" by Lawrence Durrell, from Esprit de Corps, 1958

Tags: funny, trains

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