FALLMERAYER THE STATIONMASTER
The strange story of the Austrian stationmaster Adam Fallmerayer deserves, without a doubt, to be written down for posterity. He lost his life, which, let it be said, would never have been a glittering one – and perhaps not even a satisfying one – in the most extraordinary way. On all known form, he was not an obvious candidate for an unusual fate. And yet, it reached him, it took him – and he even seemed to give himself up to it with a certain pleasure.