Don’t Wake the Neighbors.

“Trelkovsky listened absent-mindedly. He was concentrating much more intensely on a girl at the other end of the bed. She was lying back in a half-reclining position, removing her shoes without using her hands at all, pushing against the heel of the right shoe with the toe of the left. When it finally fell to the floor, the nylon-sheathed toes of her left foot attacked the right heel, plucking at it stubbornly until it too fell off. Then the girl turned over on her side, pulled her knees up against her chest, and remained absolutely motionless.”
The Tenant

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