The Ballad of the Sad Café - Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland Summary & Analysis

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Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland Summary

Mr. Brook is the head of the music department at Ryder College. He has recently won the department great acclaim for hiring renowned composer and music teacher Madame Zilensky on. He has taken every care to make sure her move to Ryder is a successful one, even securing her a home.

Mr. Brook meets Zilensky at the train station to welcome her and take her to her new home. She is accompanied by three children. Oddly, they have no luggage; it has apparently been lost. Instead of expressing outrage or fear for her lost luggage, Zilensky only laments the loss of one item, which she cannot name, referring to it as 'tick-tick-tick.' Brook guesses that she means a metronome. The fact that Zilensky, a composer, forgot the name of a metronome, and the fact...

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