By Alexander McCall Smith
Professor Dr. von Igelfeld leisure – publication 2
The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld leisure sequence slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comedian misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his long-suffering colleagues on the Institute of Romantic Philology in Germany.
Readers who fell in love with beneficial Ramotswe, owner of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective employer, now have new reason for social gathering within the protagonist of those 3 light-footed comedian novels through Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified international of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a endless quest to win the honor he feels convinced he's due–a quest which has the tendency to head hilariously off course.
In The Finer issues of Sausage Dogs, Professor Dr. Von Igelfeld is incorrect for a veterinarian and never eager to name recognition to the fake pas, starts practising veterinary medication and not using a license. He finally ends up working on a friend’s dachshund to dramatic and unlucky influence. He additionally transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate, and is pursued by means of marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise send.
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Back at the apartment, Ben was facedown on the floor, his hands behind his back, his nose pressed against the cherry wood. His eyes were wide, his breaths hot and heavy. Sophie was astride his legs, binding his wrists with silver duct tape, tight and strong, her tears falling onto his back, hot and wet. There was a gun pressed hard into the back of her neck, the other one aimed at the back of Ben’s head. Once she’d finished his bindings, Sophie looked round. She saw the muzzle of the gun and shrank back.
She saw the muzzle of the gun and shrank back. ’ wailed Sophie, tears streaming down her face. She was scared, the sounds coming in fast, her instincts running faster. The gun was pressed harder into Ben’s neck. ’ he yelled, his voice quivering. Sophie dropped her head, the tears now a stream. The buyer put the other gun softly under Sophie’s chin and lifted it, her streaked face coming back into view. Sophie opened her eyes slowly, the sparkle gone. ’ It was said calmly, almost gently. Sophie nodded, understanding, and she felt leaden inside.
I remembered something the mother had said. It was a good starting quote. I began to type. ’ It was high-school prose, but it was a start. As I tapped away, the words began to tumble out, and by the time Laura arrived I had written a first draft. I was the only person who looked up when Laura came in. I saw her look around. The smoking ban had taken away some of the atmosphere, but the flock wallpaper and etched windows kept it dark inside. It drew in the tourists, sold the spirit of the blitz back to German students, who didn’t realise that it used to be a disco bar before a renovation turned the clock back.