Daniil Kharms, p.6


     Once Orlov overate on peas and died. And Krylov, having found out about this, died too. And Spiridonov died on his own accord. And Spiridonov’s granny turned into a wino and went off to panhandle. And his children drowned in a pond. And Mikhailov stopped combing and developed dandruff. And Kruglov painted a lady with a whip in hand and lost his mind. And Perekhrestov was wired four hundred roubles, and got so full of himself that he got fired from his job.
     These are all nice people who just don’t know how to comport themselves with assurance.

(translation by Roman Turovsky)