Writings, 1944

[Now Joakim knows that Puma’s been drinking]

Prose fragment in a music hall setting from sometime in the early 1940’s (the year is an estimation).

“Puck hadn’t made a single move to defend himself, letting Puma carry on until he sank noiselessly to the floor, exhausted by Puma’s blows.”

About the text

The text appears to be a precursor to Sawdust and Tinsel, in regards to both setting (a run-down circus) and themes (jealousy and inebriation).