Der Golem by Gustav Meyrink

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Ich kann freilich nicht wissen, worauf sich die Golemsage zurückführen läßt, daß aber irgend etwas, was nicht sterben kann, in diesem Stadtviertel sein Wesen treibt und damit zusammenhängt, dessen bin ich sicher.

Ein gelber Schmutzbach floß die Gasse herab, und der Torbogen füllte sich mit Vorübergehenden, die alle das Nachlassen des Unwetters abwarten wollten. ,,Dort schwimmt ein Brautbukett'', sagte plötzlich Charousek und deutete auf einen Strauß aus welken Myrten, der in dem Schmutzwasser vorbeigetrieben kam. Darüber lachte jemand hinter uns laut auf. Als ich mich umdrehte, sah ich, daß es ein alter, vornehm gekleideter Herr mit weißem Haar und einem aufgedunsenen, krötenartigen Gesicht gewesen war.

Ich glaube,'' antwortete ich, ,,das heißt, ich -- ich -- weiß es ganz bestimmt. '' Der Marionettenspieler schüttelte den Kopf. '' Der Maler Vrieslander ließ sein Schnitzmesser sinken: ,,Golem? -- Ich habe schon so viel davon reden hören. '', antwortete Zwakh und zuckte die Achseln. ,,Man verweist ihn ins Reich der Sage, bis sich eines Tages in den Gassen ein Ereignis vollzieht, das ihn plötzlich wieder aufleben läßt. Und eine Zeitlang spricht dann jeder von ihm, und die Gerüchte wachsen ins Ungeheuerliche.

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