Honor

Honor

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Excerpt: ... want to ruin your father's business? Lothar . (Dismayed) Why didn't you tell me before? Kurt . Whatever happens we must straighten the matter out Lothar . If you can do it in perfectly good form. Kurt . Pardon me. Count--my friend regrets---- Lothar . Regrets is hardly the word, Kurt. Kurt . (Stuttering) Well--er--er---- Trast . Perhaps our friend would like to consider our little conversation as not having taken place? Lothar . We can go as far as that at least, Kurt. Trast . I must keep pace with his generosity, and--express the same desire. Kurt . Then the matter is settled. Lothar . And I take the liberty to express my pleasure at meeting personally, the man whose work I have respected for so many years. Trast . (Very politely) You see, Lieutenant, that it was not entirely superfluous when I asked "Is that all?" As business men, we can understand each other perfectly. Gentlemen, Herr Brandt Junior, heir to the worthy firm of importers, Brandt and Stengel, with which I am pleased to have business relations, has just given me a little statement in private on the theme of "Honor." Permit me to make the answer public. (They sit down) In confidence, there is no such thing as honor, (All are astonished) Don't be frightened. It won't hurt you. Lothar . And what we call honor? Trast . What we commonly call honor is nothing more than the shadow we throw in the sunlight of publicity. But the worst part of it is that we have as many kinds of honor as we have business circles and strata. How can one find his way among them? Lothar . (Sharply) You are mistaken. Count. There is only one honor, just as there is only one sun and one God. One must feel that--or he is no gentleman. Trast . Hm!--Permit me to tell you a little tale. In a journey through Central Asia I stopped at the house of a Thibetan Chief. I was dusty and footsore. He received me, sitting on his throne. Beside him was his charming little wife. "Rest yourself, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236684842
  • 9781236684844