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  • "The warrior signed the door using the point of his spear. The first knock was with his heel and the second one was with his head. Then, there was a sword stroke and two fists, three kicks and a glance. The manor was rumbling of knocks, the wood yielded. Suddenly, he pushed with his shoulder; he took a stone, he charged with the shield and after the sling. His face was all a howl of struggle. At the end the main door yielded, falling down to the sound of hundred oaks. the warrior stared the darkness. Blood and sweat dripped down. He took a seat on the border of fallen main door, without going inside. The hinges laughed, and it was like the sound of a closing, an obtuse noise."

    The Hundred and Twenty Nights of Sodom Collection

    "Il guerriero segnò la porta con la punta della lancia. Un colpo di tallone e uno di testa. Un colpo di spada e due pugni. Tre calci e uno sguardo. Il maniero rimbombava di colpi, il legno cedeva. Una spallata; prese un sasso, caricò con lo scudo, la fionda. La sua faccia era tutta un urlo di fatica. Il portone alla fine cedette, cascando col suono di cento querce. Il guerriero fissò il buio. Grondava sangue e sudore. Si sedette sul bordo del portone, senza entrare. I cardini risero, ed era il suono di una chiusura, un rumore ottuso."

    Tr. Alessandra Russo
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