Der Rubin

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Author: Gustav Sack
Published: 1921
Language: German
Wordcount: 2,697 / 15 pg
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 1,542
Added to site: 2010.12.19
mnybks.net#: 29950
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story
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Kasernenhofes schleichen und dann sich über die Mauer ins Freie schwingen. Dort erwartete ihn die blonde Madelon, mit der er eilig in seiner Wohnung verschwand. --

Knarrend zog die alte Uhr Luft in ihre rostigen Lungen und rief zwölf rasselnde Schläge in die Nacht und hart und dumpf tapsten die nägelbeschlagenen Stiefel der patrouillierenden Posten auf dem Pflaster oder glitten langsam und tückisch über den knirschenden Kies. Ringsum aber breitete sich in weißen Lachen und Seen der Nebel, aus dem gleich wulstigen Echsenköpfen die Wipfel der Ulmen und Linden ragten und die Lichter einer Bahn wie rote Kakerlakenaugen glotzten; und mitten aus der sternleeren Nacht hing der Mond wie eine blankgescheuerte Messingampel herab. Eine Handvoll verlorener Klänge kam durch die Luft und flatterte träumerisch zwischen den rotbraunen Gebäuden und versank gerade wimmernd in den traurigen Nebeln --

Halt!

Mit einem brutalen Griff packte ihn eine rote haarige Faust am Fuß und zog ihn her

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