By Stefan Zweig
BURNING key is set in an Austrian health center within the 1920's. A lonely twelve-year-old boy is befriended and turns into infatuated by way of a clever and mysterious baron who heartlessly brushes him apart to show his seductive attentions to the boy's mom. Stefan Zweig, the writer of watch out for Pity and Confusion offers the reader, during this newly to be had translation, with a examine of formative years on the point of early life and a boy's uncontrollable jealousy and emotions of betrayal.
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He said sharply to the junior officer of the watch. " Ivanov was the greenest officer aboard, fresh from Lenin's Komsomol School in Leningrad , pale, skinny, and eager. "I will be calling a meeting of the senior officers in the wardroom. You will now be the officer of the watch. This is your first cruise, Ivanov. " "It is better than I had hoped, Comrade Captain," Ivanov replied with greater confidence than he could possibly have felt. "That is good, Comrade Lieutenant. It is my practice to give junior officers as much responsibility as they can handle.
I know, I can still remember my first watch. " Pride sparkled in the boy's eyes. It was too bad what would happen to him, Ramius thought, still the teacher. On first inspection, Ivanov looked to have the makings of a good officer. Ramius walked briskly aft to the ship's medical office. " "Good morning to you, Comrade Captain. " Petrov had been reading the manual for the sub's new X-ray machine. "Yes, it is, Comrade Doctor, but I do not wish you to attend. There is something else I want you to do.
Ramius had had a hand in the development of the caterpillar, and Tupolev recognized the mark of the master. It would be a bastard to detect. Not quite impossible, though. After a week of following the model around the north end of the Caspian Sea in an electrically powered launch, trailing the best passive sonar array his country had yet made, he thought he had found a flaw. Not a big one, just big enough to exploit. Of course there was no guarantee of success. He was not only in competition with a machine, but also with the captain commanding her.