XLVII. The Beggar
Almost naked, his hands joined together, and his head turned upwards as in the agonies of death, he is sitting on straw near the gate of some building, perhaps a hospital, into which several persons are entering, and some of them are pointing to him as an object fit to be admitted. On the ground lie his crutches, and one of his legs is swathed in bandages. A woman is looking on from a window.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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