Tales of Mystery and Imagination: January 2013

3Luis Barragan- Casa Pedregal             cubontinism        Follow Unfollow236 notesReblog

3Luis Barragan- Casa Pedregal cubontinism Follow Unfollow236 notesReblog

The symposium of the preceding evening had been a little too much for my nerves. I had a wretched headache, and was desperately drowsy. Instead of going out to spend the evening as I had proposed, it occurred to me that I could not have a wiser thing than just eat a mouthful of supper and go immediately to bed.

A light supper of course. I am exceedingly fond of Welsh rabbit. More than a pound at once, however, may not be at all times be advisable. Still, there can be no material objection to two. And really between two and three, there is only one unit of difference. I ventured, perhaps, upon four. My wife will have it five; -but, clearly, she has confounded two very distinct affairs. The abstract number, five, I am willing to admit; but, concretely, it has reference to bottles of Brown Stout, without which, in the way of condiment, Welsh rabbit is to be eschewed.

Casa Berdecio, Jardines del Pedregal México D.F. 1950  Max Cetto con Luis Barragánvia LIFE
Casa Berdecio, Jardines del Pedregal México D.F. 1950 Max Cetto con Luis Barragánvia LIFE

Having thus concluded a frugal meal, with the serene hope of enjoying it till noon the next day, I placed my head upon the pillow, and, through the aid of the capital conscience, fell into a profound slumber forthwith.

But when were the hopes of humanity fulfilled? I could not have completed my third snore when there came a furious ringing at the street-door bell, and then an impatient thumping at the knocker, which awakened me at eleven. In a minute afterward, and while I was still rubbing my eyes, my wife thrust in my face to note, from my old friend, Doctor Ponnonner. It ran thus:

Come to me, by all means, my dear good friend, as soon as you receive this. Come and help us to rejoice. At last, by long persevering diplomacy, I have gained the assent of the Directors of the City Museum, to my examination of the Mummy-you know the one I mean. I have permission to unswathe it and open it, if desirable. A few friends will only be present-you, of course. The Mummy is now at my house, and we shall begin to unroll it at eleven to-night.

File: Singing Bird Box by Bontems.JPG - Wikimedia Commons
The birds made by Bontems during this time are the most beautiful, detailed and proportionate they made. The birds made by Bontems in this period are the most detailed and proportionate they ever made.