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[[wave scribble in black felt pen running along the first line to frame the top of the page-image]]
3 + 10 + 7 + 3 = 23 [[arrow in black felt pen to fill the line-image]]
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vierzehnfünfzehnsechzehnsiebze
hnachtzehnneunzehnzwanzig
einundzwanzigzweiundzwanzig
dreiundzwanzig [[arrow in black felt pen-image]] 23
4 + 10 + 7 + 3 = 24 [[arrow in black felt pen to fill the rest of the line-image]]
[[arrow in black felt pen-image]] einszweidreivierfünfsechssieben
achtneunzehnelfzwölfdreizehn
vierzehnfünfzehnsechzehnsiebze
hnachtzehnneunzehnzwanzig
einundzwanzigzweiundzwanzig
dreiundzwanzigvierundzwanzig[[arrow in black felt pen-image]] 24
3 + 10 + 7 + 3 = 23 [[arrow in black felt pen to fill the rest of the line-image]]
[[short arrow in black felt pen-image]][[arrow in black felt pen to fill the rest of the line-image]] "Alas, this world is real, [[in red felt pen set over second arrow in black felt pen]] 10 [[in black felt pen, set over second arrow in black felt pen, in front of the arrowhead]]
[[arrow in black felt pen to fill the line-image]] 20[[in black felt pen, set over arrow in black felt pen, in front of the arrowhead]]
[[short line in black felt pen ending with dash-image]] 23[[in black felt pen, set over line in black felt pen, in front of the dash]]
4 + 10 + 7 + 3 = 24 [[arrow in black felt pen to fill the rest of the line-image]]
[[short arrow in black felt pen-image]][[arrow in black felt pen to fill the rest of the line-image]] 10[[in black felt pen, set over the second arrow in black felt pen, in front of the arrowhead]]
[[arrow in black felt pen to fill the line-image]] 20[[in black felt pen, set over arrow in black felt pen, in front of the arrowhead]] i, Alas, am Borges"... [[set in red felt pen on arrow in black felt pen; followed by wave scribble in red felt pen]]
[[short line in black felt pen ending with dash-image]] 24[[in black felt pen, set over line in black felt pen, in front of the dash]]
[[bracket in black felt pen in width of line-image, set over and pointing to following word]] translation [[set in the middle of the line]]
i will be as quiet as pencil [[text from here on in red felt pen]]
and paper as writing is [[arrow in red felt pen to fill the line-image]]
[[short arrow in red felt pen-image]] writing [[in red felt pen]]
[[underlined wave scribble in red felt pen running along the whole line-image]]
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[[wave scribble in red felt pen over short line in red felt pen ending in a dash-image]] [[short line in red felt pen-image]]; love 
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