If on a winter’s night a traveler… beginning number six: “In a network of lines that enlace”.
In this beginning we have a slightly unstable professor who is obsessed with the telephone. He runs for his health and his nerves. The professor is compelled to answer the ringing telephone in a stranger’s home while he’s out jogging. He learns of a crime that will be committed. What will he do?
Did you read? Do you know?
 Setting: Ludmilla’s home
Point of View: Other Reader–Ludmilla and Reader
After a perusal of Ludmilla’s home by the Reader, Irnerio enters, the man who makes art of books but doesn’t read. It is revealed that Marana translates from a room at Ludmilla’s. The Reader also learns that the Other Reader is an acquaintance of Silas Flannery’s. While Ludmilla and the Reader are in bed the copy of “In a network of lines that enlace” disappears. Irnerio is suspect.
Ludmilla is the perfect reader “always ready to follow [authors], in the fickle, carefree relations one can have with incorporeal persons.” Marana wants to break that trust.
Up next? Take seven.