Scene on Three (74)

SceneOnThree

Friday the thirteenth, dan kebetulan scene yang saya pilih kali ini berasal dari chapter ke-13 dari buku The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. Saya sedang dalam proses membaca buku setebal 700an halaman ini, dan tampaknya butuh sedikit suntikan semangat dengan cara menampilkannya di SoT. Oleh karena buku klasik ini mudah didapatkan ebooknya, maka saya tidak perlu repot-repot mengetik ulang, dan menikmati memasukkan scene panjang sekalian, hihi.

Daniel Quilp of Tower Hill, and Sampson Brass of Bevis Marks in the city of London, Gentleman, one of her Majesty’s attorneys of the Courts of the King’s Bench and Common Pleas at Westminster and a solicitor of the High Court of Chancery, slumbered on, unconscious and unsuspicious of any mischance, until a knocking at the street-door, often repeated and gradually mounting up from a modest single rap into a perfect battery of knocks, fired in long discharges with a very short interval between, caused the said Daniel Quilp to struggle into a horizontal position, and to stare at the ceiling with a drowsy indifference, betokening that he heard the noise and rather wondered at the same, but couldn’t be at the trouble of bestowing any further thought upon the subject.

As the knocking, however, instead of accommodating itself to his lazy state, increased in vigour and became more importunate, as if in earnest remonstrance against his falling asleep again now that he had once opened his eyes, Daniel Quilp began by degrees to comprehend the possibility of there being somebody at the door, and thus he gradually came to recollect that it was Friday morning, and he had ordered Mrs Quilp to be in waiting upon him at an early hour.

Mr Brass, after writhing about in a great many strange attitudes, and often twisting his face and eyes into an expression like that which is usually produced by eating gooseberries very early in the season, was by this time awake also, and seeing that Mr Quilp invested himself in his every-day garments, hastened to do the like, putting on his shoes before his stockings, and thrusting his legs into his coat sleeves, and making such other small mistakes in his toilet as are not uncommon to those who dress in a hurry, and labour under the agitation of having been suddenly roused.

(p.130-131)

Waktu baca scene ini, saya langsung teringat scene Dickens terdahulu yang membahas tentang setengah-tidur-setengah-bangun, dan langsung menandainya. Kondisi Mr Quilp dan Mr Brass dalam scene ini kalau sekarang istilahnya ‘mengumpulkan nyawa’ kali ya. Jadi saat kita hendak bangun tidur, tetapi kesadaran baru muncul perlahan-lahan. Terkadang jika dalam kondisi seperti ini kita ‘terpaksa’ bangun, bisa jadi disorientasi seperti Mr Brass. Dan kerennya, Dickens bisa menggambarkannya dalam sehalaman lebih, tanpa terlihat dipaksakan, hingga pembacanya benar-benar bisa membayangkannya. Ada apa ya antara Dickens dengan tidur? *pertanyaan iseng*

Yuk, ikut bagi scene pilihanmu:

  1. Tuliskan suatu adegan atau deskripsi pemandangan/manusia/situasi/kota dan sebagainya dari buku pilihan kalian ke dalam suatu post.
  2. Jelaskan mengapa adegan atau deskripsi itu menarik, menurut versi kalian masing-masing.
  3. Jangan lupa cantumkan button Scene on Three di dalam post dengan link menuju blog Bacaan B.Zee.
  4. Masukkan link post kalian ke link tools yang ada di bawah post Bacaan B.Zee, sekalian saling mengunjungi sesama peserta Scene on Three.
  5. Meme ini diadakan setiap tanggal yang mengandung angka tiga, sesuai dengan ketersediaan tanggal di bulan tersebut (tanggal 3, 13, 23, 30, dan 31).

4 responses to “Scene on Three (74)

  1. Wow! 700 halaman bahasa Inggris, Mbak ? :O

  2. Ada apa ya antara Dickens dengan tidur? *pertanyaan iseng*

    sepertinya dickens hobi tidur, hahahaha😄

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