Summer 1957 • Vol. XIX No. 3 Fiction |

La Bataille des Fleurs

Anthony Ostroff LA BATAILLE DES FLEURS I T was a damned shame shc had to be sick today, their first day herc and the day of the parade besides- He had carefully lost the thought in the problem of finding the bureau de poste, debating for blocks whom to ask, choosing first a woman walking ahead of him, then not speaking as he passed her because she didn't have a regard sympathiquc and because he feared calling her Madame, and Mademoisellc seemed rather absurd; then giving up an attractive young couple who stood on a corner he approached-it would be too complicated to address two people (did you address the man or woman first, and just one, or both?); passing next a man who appeared too intent on some thought to be stopped. Finally he had asked a woman carrying a bag of groceries, and after he had gone as far as he could on what he understood of her directions had found a postman to ask. The building had been in sight. Now, walking in the direction he thought would lead him to the sea

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