Glossary for part 3: 10 definitions to help your reading!
1: “It may be that to lose her was bitterer to endure than he had expected” (p.98)
Definition: It was hard to admit/to accept.
2: “We went on talking in a desultory fashion and then the two boys came in” (p.101)
Definition: Lacking in consistency, constancy.
3: “ Kosti asked me if I played belote” p.101
Definition: A card game for two players, playing with 32 cards and following the same basic rules as klabberjass, a popular game in France.
4: “ He is a puny little Frenchman.” p.102
Definition: Quite weak. Less strong than others.
5: “ He was as cunning as a horse.” p.103
Definition: Skill employed in a shrewd or sly fashion, as in a craftiness or a guile.
6: “…they hardly minded losing their pfennigs to him.” p.107
Definition: A penny. (minor coin and monetary unit of East Germany, the 100th part of an Ostmark.)
7: “We came to a rambling farmhouse.” p.108
Definition: Aimlessly wandering.
8: “…because she was a foundling and had been a servant.” p.110
Definition: A child without a known parent or guardian.
9: “Eliott, apt to use hackneyed quotations.” p.122
Definition: Made common or trite.
10: “…but for long now had been no more than a wilderness of marsh and gumwood.”p.131
Definition: Small wild and uncultivated region.