Laura, Saki

  • Susana Furtado Ribeiro ULHT


“You are not really dying, are you?” asked Amanda.
“I have the doctor’s permission to live till Tuesday,” said Laura.
“But today is Saturday; this is serious!” gasped Amanda.
“I don’t know about it being serious; it is certainly Saturday,” said Laura.
“Death is always serious,” said Amanda.
“I never said I was going to die. I am presumably going to leave off being Laura, but I shall go on being something. An animal of some kind, I suppose. You see, when one hasn’t been very good in the life one has just lived, one reincarnates in some lower organism. And I haven’t been very good, when one comes to think of it. I’ve been petty and mean and vindictive and all that sort of thing when circumstances have seemed to warrant it.”


Como citar
RIBEIRO, Susana Furtado. Laura, Saki. Babilónia - Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução, [S.l.], n. 04, dec. 2010. ISSN 1646-3730. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 27 june 2019.