Arrived in Monaco some voyak, Went to the casino und squandered capital, - And his inner voice exclaimed despairingly: "Oh, what the hell - again lost!" The bankrupt began to yell: "Who has said that?!" The croupier shrugged indifferently with his shoulders, The porter pointed instantly to the exit, There hit him someone on the eye - now, in general, a scandal. And he cried again: "Who has said that?! The same voice who told me the numbers! .." - He shot himself in the mouth - and was at once quiet. The poor man doesní exist anymore, itís a pity about the capital.
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018