Raben cleaned his glasses and wrote everything down in his
notebook — he was a conscientious student — but refrained from asking
questions. Some weeks earlier, he’d read several chapters of The
Class System in the school library and he didn’t like
Karl Krinsky: he felt that there could have been an
exclamation mark after almost every sentence, and that put him
off. Krinsky claimed, so it seemed to Raben, that economic,
social, and historical laws were as clear and immutable as
the laws of nature. And Raben, always skeptical, had his
doubts even about the immutability of the laws of nature.
Paraphrases from the novel Between Friends by Amos Oz.