By Erich Von Stroheim
She was once a wild, untamed creature, totally at domestic dancing bare for her tribe, or making a choice on the pocket of a few unsuspecting soldier. It was once written within the stars, the Paprika, the Gypsy Queen, would really like just one guy, and that guy she might torture. males fought to the loss of life to make her their bride, but she might have none of them. all over Paprika went she prompted laughter and love, loss of life and bloodshed. For Paprika used to be so appealing that each one males desired to love her, and all girls desired to kill her. Her tale unearths the unbelievably merciless international within which the Gypsies lived. Theirs used to be a crude lifestyles jam-packed with complication, poverty and grime. but via all of it, they performed their unhappy, tormented song, or drank the full correct lengthy to the sound of women's laughter and the tattoo of dancing toes. a guy can have many better halves. He may possibly kill, thieve, and RAPE. And Paprika, the Blonde Gypsy, governed all of them together with her good looks and her excessive passion." ** the unveiling tale of a GYPSY camp, with its wild ORGIES, merciless legislation and bloody Duels. ** infrequent name; probably the most renowned Esoteric titles within the complete Harlequin Books sequence. Bookseller stock # HQ-150-2
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While the men applauded· loudly, the women stared with folded hands. On the outskirts of the crowd Jancsi heard the applause and some of the remarks. He tiptoed from behind the wagon where he had hidden, trying to get a view of Paprika but the crowd was too dense. So he climbed cautiously to the wagon roof, keeping out of sight, while he lay on his stomach watching·jealously. The "Pig Band" was assembling. Csutor Ignac, Stanko, Bela, the blind girl Gaya, and the others with their bashadis, their cimbaloms and cobzas.
They fought for them like wildcats. And Zof.. tan had to crack the karikaJ over their heads to remind them the game was over. From the direction of the wood Paprika appeared. " He looked at her suspiciously. "I called till I was hoarse. " 54 "I had. nose bleed," she answered readily. " "All right. Get to work. " With a smile and a nod to show she understood, Paprika stepped out and faced the crowd. Well conscious of her attractiOn for men, she looked at the clustered peasants from beneath her half-closed lids and smiled provokingly as she flexed her body.
Pa1xika danced with more and more abandon-her white body swirled and twisted in orgiastic poses. The men, heated with wine, crushed the women's hands in theirs and sq_ueezed their breasts. And on the roof of the wagon Jancsi latd his face in his arms and wept. Now other youngsters joined the dance with Paprika. Soon there were a dozen naked boys and girls madly dancing. Wine jugs were tilted, naked bodies leaped high, embraced each other in midair and came down together with whoops and yells; only to break away and with their nude, inviting bodies woo and win again in simulated dalliance, till the scene was like a Witches' Sabbath.
Paprika by Erich Von Stroheim