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  • [music playing]

  • [thud]

  • [panting]

  • [thud]

  • [thud]

  • [thud]

  • Ah.

  • [thud]

  • [cracking]

  • [branches crunching]

  • Excellent work, [inaudible] Sal.

  • Come with me.

  • There are more that need to be pulled from the sky.

  • This way.

  • [birds singing]

  • I might be of help if you tell me what you're looking for.

  • A span of trees.

  • What sort of trees?

  • Ones that will hold and reign over the rest.

  • This is not that.

  • Do you agree?

  • That depends.

  • Yes.

  • So much depends.

  • Yes.

  • Yes.

  • This is the place.

  • I'm sure of it.

  • Do you see how these create a perfect form?

  • Yes?

  • Leave them.

  • Clear the rest.

  • What are we building?

  • A sky table-- these will be the legs.

  • Sky table?

  • Yes.

  • I wish to stride over the trees and study the clouds

  • and the smoke from [inaudible].

  • No man in New France will possess such a view.

  • I have never heard of such a thing.

  • I have invented it.

  • I have made a sketch.

  • There is no precedent for such a thing.

  • [inaudible] at once.

  • I have been granted a wife by decree of the king.

  • And I wish to complete the table before we are properly bound.

  • What of Marie?

  • Marie is not my wife.

  • Sir.

  • Worry not, 'tis the [inaudible]..

  • Bonjour!

  • Ah.

  • Tell me, Sal, what does a man such as yourself

  • think of all day, besides the bite of the axe, I mean?

  • I think of nothing.

  • Nonsense.

  • The bird of thought enters us all.

  • What vapors fill your mind?

  • [sighs] I think sometimes, uh, of my brother.

  • He who is dead?

  • Yes.

  • This is what families are like.

  • The ones who have come and passed from this world

  • push us to find new fields.

  • It is the fear of departing this realm without leaving a mark.

  • You must do better than this dead brother.

  • You must set a course for yourself.

  • I will start with this.

  • And Marie must not know a word of this.

  • Now I need to be able to trust you.

  • You have my word.

  • Good.

[music playing]

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The Sky Table | Barkskins

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/18
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