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St Petersburg

photograph of typical St Petersburg courtyard
Tumbling old ladies
As a result of excessive curiosity, a certain old lady tumbled out of the window and fell to her death.
Another old lady stuck her head out of the window to look down at the first old lady, but, as a result of excessive curiosity, likewise tumbled out and fell to her death.
Then a third old lady tumbled to her death, and a fourth, and a fifth.
When a sixth lady had tumbled out, I grew tired of looking at them and went off to Maltsev Market, where they say a certain blind man was given a knitted shawl.
From: Daniil Kharms, Incidents
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