A Conversation with The Scarlet Coat
'How long can you stay?'
'Until you wish me to go.'
'I'd like you to hear what I have written.'
'I will listen from beginning to end.'
'It isn't finished.'
'Then I will return when it is.'
Herr Hofmann bowed his head and left the room without another word. I placed the sketches of my opera in the bottom drawer and told Papa that I would make arrangements to go to the spa. N.