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2017.08.05 10:55

War Of The Flies (La Guerre des mouches)

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Author Jacques Spitz
Country France
Specifications Language: French
Publisher Publisher: Bibliothèque Marabout (1970)

 War Of The Flies




A thick layer of swarming/teeming flies invaded the whole village, without leaving even an ounce of it free. The buzzing/humming had stopped, the sunlight had reappeared, but the sight of this wave of legs and quivering wings, was all the more horrible. The layer of insects covered uniformly the huts, the van, the men, as though a dark veil had fallen from the sky. The flies were teeming on the clothes, the hands, the faces, they dragged around their cold abdomens and felt all pores with their noses. This tickling sensation was/felt atrocious and an insurmountable shiver of repulsion inexorably went through the nerves. One vainly tried to take this disgusting living mash away from one’s eyes, one’s face: the freed spot was immediately covered with new flies flowing back like the waves/swell on a reef. “And if the earth became a giant swarm of flies flying into the space.”


Une épaisse couche de mouches grouillantes recouvrit tout le village sans laisser libre le plus petit espace. Le bourdonnement avait cessé, la lumière du soleil avait reparu, mais la vision de cette marée de patte et d'ailes agitées de frémissements n'en était que plus horrible. La couche d'insectes gantait uniformément les cabanes, la camionnette, les hommes, comme si un voile noir fût tombé du ciel. Les mouches grouillaient sur les habits, les mains, le visage, traînant sur la peau leur abdomen froid, et tâtant de la trompe tous les pores. L'impression de chatouillement était atroce, et un insurmontable frisson de répulsion vous secouait les nerfs. En vain cherchait-on à se débarrasser les yeux, le visage, de cette ignoble purée vivante, la place nette était aussitôt recouverte de nouvelles venues refluant comme le flot sur un récif. "Et si la terre se muait en un immense essaim de mouches s'envolant dans l'espace."




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