Domingo, 22 de Junho de 2008

Nona Porta («Ninth Gate»)

 

Balkan:  « You're privileged, Corso. Very few people have ever set foot in here. This is my private collection. Some bibliophiles specialize in Gothic novels, others in Books of Hours. All my own rare editions have the same protagonist: the Devil.

 

Ever heard of the 'Delomelanicon'?

Corso: Heard of it, yes. A myth, isn't it? Some horrific book reputed to have been written by Satan himself.

Balkan: No myth. That book existed.»

 

 

    

 

 

 

Pablo: « Books of this type often contain little puzzles.

Pedro: Especially in the case of such an illustrious collaborator.

Corso: Collaborator?

 

Pedro: Don't you see? Only seven of the engravings were signed by Aristide Torchia.

Corso: And the other two?

Pedro: This is one of them. Look.

Corso: (peers through the magnifying glass once more. We see the insert 'Invenit L.F.') 'L.F.'? Who's that?

Pedro: Think.

Corso: Lucifer?

 

Pedro: (he and Pablo chuckle heartily) You're a clever man, senor. Torchia was not alone when they burned him alive.

Corso: But that's absurd! You don't honestly believe...

Pedro: The man who wrote this did so in alliance with the Devil and went to the stake for it. Even Hell has its heroes, senor. »

 

 

 

 

Corso: « Hi. You didn't say you were bound for Sintra.

Girl: Neither did you.

Corso: What are you doing here?

Girl: Reading.

Corso: I can see that.

Girl: And bumping into people unexpectedly.

Corso: Unexpectedly is right.

Girl: Are you on a business trip? (indicates his shoulder bag) Is that why you always carry that thing around?

Corso: (doesn't answer, adjusts his glasses. He looks at the book she has. She hands it to him. We see the title: 'The Devil in Love' by Jacques Cazotte) You like Gothic novels?

Girl: I like books. I never travel without one.

Corso: Been traveling long?

Girl: Ages.

Corso: (eyes her, intrigued) You said you were a student?

Girl: Did I? (shrugs) So I am. In a way. »



  

 

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