Thanks, Jansy -- will you? Or at least keep making suggestions?

Happy New Year!


On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 5:08 PM, NABOKV-L <> wrote:

Sitting beneath a tree with a portable bilingual copy of Tool in my lap I reached index-card TWO 13, .bringing the familiar image of the miniature chess-set with �tickly-looking little holes bored in the squares.

On page 85 of the Brasilian translation I read:� OS BURAQUINHOS QUE PARECIAM CARRAPATOS NAS �CASAS.

In this version into Portuguese there are no more squirming� orifices ready for penetration by pin-sized pawns or larger� noblemen.

Ticks (carrapatos), those horrible black things often met in rural settings inhabit the �ticklish-looking holes� �

How about that for a translation???� I simply cannot get over this amusing, but strangely un-nabokovian but not strictly incorrect, image. Black ticks inside their little houses on the chess-board�

Who will come to rescue our Laura?

Jansy Mello

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