Der Mantel

Eine Novelle

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Author: Nikolai Gogol
Language: German
Wordcount: 14,113 / 51 pg
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 2,256
Added to site: 2009.02.03
mnybks.net#: 23326
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Und er dachte, ob nicht am Ende sein Mantel die Schuld trüge, und richtig, da er ihn zu Hause genau durchsuchte, entdeckte er, daß an drei oder vier Stellen, gerade am Rücken und an den Schultern, sich der Stoff durchgerieben hatte und ganz durchsichtig geworden und daß auch das Futter zerrissen wäre. Man muß im übrigen wissen, daß die Kollegen auch diesen Mantel zur Zielscheibe ihres Spottes gewählt, daß sie ihm den ehrenwerten Namen eines Mantels überhaupt genommen und ihn Kapuze getauft hatten. In der Tat hatte er im Laufe der Zeit eine fragwürdige Form angenommen, auch war der Kragen von Jahr zu Jahr schmäler geworden, da er zum Flicken der anderen Teile herhalten mußte, und diese Flecken verrieten keineswegs die Kunst eines Schneiders, vielmehr waren sie von höchst ungeübter und grober Hand eingesetzt.

Da nun Akaki Akakiewitsch mit Augen sah, woran er wäre, beschloß er, den Mantel sofort zu Pe

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