When he’s finished asking me about the weather and the traffic conditions on the roads, he tells me that seven depressions have crossed the country in about as many days.
Note: This one line tells so much about Arnljótur's father.
After two weeks I feel a longing for meat. I wonder if it would be too presumptuous of me to ask the woman in the restaurant if she knows how to cook meat. I decide to take the matter up with Father Thomas instead. He scribbles four words on a note that I’m supposed to hand to the woman. After that I get meat every evening, except for Fridays, when there’s fish. —I just thought you wanted fish, is all she has to say on the matter.
Note: Icelandic stereotype
Just for a while, it can be secondhand.
Note: comma or semicolon?
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Note: Cesar and Rosalie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068441/