||Fiammetta (Authenticated as lady murasaki)
||April 8, 2012 at 11:28:59 AM
||Nicely done! by La Reina
That was actually the key moment of TTSS for me. Perhaps because I know that the lighter comes up again in Smiley's People. I was disappointed at first because I thought there would be an actual flashback, but I found Oldman did an awesome job in that scene.
Ok, here goes. Warning: old fashioned ethnic slur
She could hear the bar's jukebox croaking in the background. "The Sheik of Araby" was playing. Two men in fedora hats were sitting not far from her. One was folding a newspaper. "They let the old hebey out." one said
"Murciano. Right here in the city. Got into a bit of a pickle with some girl--or maybe didn't, you never know what they might make up."
Delia began to feel uncomfortable. She had ordered tea, now she slipped surreptitiously a little bottle of moonshine from her handbag. She gulped down, left her due on the table and started walking away. Delia felt the two men's gaze on her and told herself there was no way they could recognize her--they were just randomly ogling the girl with the fashionable dark bob and the unfashionable curvy silhouette.
Her father was out of prison--almost as quickly has he'd gotten in. It was the money. There had been a scandal, but not a large one. The crime was minor, but not of a type that was safe to commit for a foreigner, and a Jew to boot.
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