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COIIIJIMCh OHM na rpex BaHTY3ax sa CTYJIhqaK M paCCTaJIMCh BrrOJIHe ztoBOJIhHhIe ztpyr ztpyrosr .

.r:t:OMOH KOJIhIBaHOB BepHYJICR OTHIO,n:h He nofiertarenexr. OH CBaJIlUI B rrpMXO)KeH CBOIO ,n:OfihIqy, rrOCMOTpeJI na )KeHY M B OTBeT na ee rrpesparensHhIH B3rJIM pa3BeJI PYKaMM.

- Orr03,n:aJI, - BMHOBaTO rrpOM3Hec HMKOJIaH IIeTpoBMq. - Bce paCTam;MJIM. MO)I{HO CKa3aTh, peBOJIIOUMIO rrpovopran.

- ThI ncerna fihIJI zrypaxoi«, - OTBeTlUI TaThRHa BaCMJIheBHa. - M,n:M aa CTOJI, rope ThI Moe JIYKOBoe.

M TOJIhKO renta CMMJIOCTMBlUIaCh M nonnepxana KOJIhIBaHoBa.

- XOTh qTO-TO, - BHMMaTeJIhHO pa3rJIR,n:hIBaR BaHTY3hI co cTYJIhqaKaMM, CKa3aJIa OHa. - .r:t:pyrMe, xoropsre He XO,n:lUIM na MMTMHr, nanepnoe, noofime HMqerO He rrpMHeCJIM.

IIpa3,n:HMK fihIJI nexnoro CMa3aH, HO TOJIhKO zto rpersea pIOMKM. OTXO,n:qMBOe cepnnc cynpyrn OTTaRJIO, ace rrOBeCeJIeJIM, 3arOBoplUIM 0 ncucpc. B IIRTh qaCOB ,n:OJI)KHhI fihIJIM npaexars cecrpa TaThRHhI BaClUIheBHhI C My)KeM. A rJIaBHOe, rrOCJIe ncex 3TMX COfihITMH fihIJIO qTO paccxaaars poncraenHMKaM, M sroro OfiCy)I()l;eHMR cerozmauraero MMTMHra XBaTlUIO fihI KYMOBhRM zto caxoro yrpa.

IIocJIe aasrpaxa )KeHa C remeii OTrrpaBMJIMCh na KYXHIO MhITh nocyzty.

Pa3MRKIIIMH OT OfiMJIhHOH nama M «Ilepuoaoa», HMKOJIaH IIeTpoBMq BhITRHyJI M3 nasxa cnrapcry M BhIIIIeJI na fiaJIKOH.

KOJIhIBaHOB qYBCTBOBaJI cefia no-rra CqaCTJIMBhIM. Ilpanna, na fiaJIKOHe ero )I()l;aJI CIOprrpM3, no roro HeBepoRTHhIH, qTO OH BhIPOHMJI cnrapery C 3a)KMraJIKOH M aasrep, CJIOBHO ero BHe3arrHO HaCTMr rrpncryn KaTaJIerrCMM. Ha CTYJIe, rzte B rcnnoc BpeMR rona HMKOJIaH IIeTpoBMq JIIOfilUI BhIKYPMTh CMrap eTKY , CM,n:eJIO CTPaHHoe cymecrno. Bnennre OHO HarrOMMHaJIO qeJIOBeKa, HO RBHO rrpMHa,n:JIe)KaJIO MHhIM, He M3BeCTHhIM eMY MMpaM. fOCTh fihIJI rrenensno-ceporo UBeTa, afiCOJIIOTHO rOJIhIH M fiea KaKMX-JIMfio rrpM3HaKOB rroJIa. Han KOCTJIRBhIMM IIJIeqaMM npmnensna, O,n:HO nsnue zrpyroro, TOpqaJIM HaCTORm;Me KPhIJIhR. IIpOXJIa,n:HhIH nerep IIIeBeJIlUI na HMX cepsre C MeTaJIJIMqeCKMM OTJIMBOM rrepsa, M cyntecrno 3RfiKO rrOe)I{MBaJIOCh.

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- TbI KTO? - He 3HaSI, 6POCMTbC.SI naaazt B xaaprnpy, noanarr, )KeHY MJIM OCTaTbC.SI, crrpOCMJI KOJIbIBaHOB.

- 51 AHreJI CrrpaBe,lLJIMBOCTM, - C xpMrrOTUOH OTBeTMJI rOCTb. - M3BMHM, HMKOJIaH IIeTpoBMq. IIJIOXO ce6.SI qYBCTBYID. PeIIIMJI Y Te6.SI na 6aJIKOHe HeMHoro OT,ll;OXHYTb.

- AHreJI CrrpaBe,lLJIMBOCTM? - pa3rJI.SI,ll;bIBa.SI rrpMIIIeJIbua, paCTep.SIHHO rrOBTOpMJI KOJIbIBaHOB. - A rronesry He 6eJIbIH? CrrpaBe,lLJIMBOCTM )Ke.

- IIoTOMY M He 6eJIbIH, - OTBeTMJI AHreJI M cpa3Y rrO.SICHMJI: - ECJIM CMeIIIaTb CrrpaBe,lLJIMBOCTb nccnermerc rroztouxa co CrrpaBe,ll;JIMBOCTblO rrepnoro rrpanezntaxa, rrOJIyqMTC.SI BOT TaKOH UBeT.

- A 3aqeM cMelliMBaTb? - He rrOH.SIJI HMKOJIaH IIeTPoBMq. - CnpasenJIMBOCTb ncerna ,ll;OJI)KHa 6bITb 6eJIOH.

- He CKaJKM, - rpYCTHO YCMeXHYJIC.SI AHreJI. - Ha 3eMJIe MHoro JIIO,ll;eH, xoropsre CTapaIOTC.SI ncnpamrrs HeCrrpaBe,lLJIMBOCTb, qTo6bI rrpMqMHMTb ee ,ll;pyrMM. BOT TbI CerO,ll;H.SI BMeCTe C HMMM rpa6MJI Mara3MHbI ...

- 51 He rpa6MJI, - 3ap,ll;eBIIIMCb, nepetian ero KOJIbIBaHoB. - BOH, rro TeJIeBM30py rroxaasmaror, JIIO,ll;M ,ll;OJIJIapbI ,ll;OMOH Kopo6KaMM HOC.SIT, saaonsr ce6e npacnaasaror. 3TO Te aasonsr, xoropsre nama ,ll;e,ll;bI M OTUbI CTPOMJIM, a MaTepM na HMX ynapao pa60TaJIM. Pa3Be 3TO CrrpaBe,ll;JIMBOCTb? BOT MbI ee M BOCCTaHaBJIMBaJIM.

- BoccTaHoBMJIM? - rroMHTepeCOBaJIC.SI AHreJI.

- Hevnoro BocCTaHOBMJIM, - OTBeTMJI HMKOJIaH IIeTPoBMq M C zroca-

,ll;OH ,ll;06aBMJI: - CbIH, aapasa, noanno CKa3aJI.

- A retie H~O CTOJIbKO BaHTY30B? IIo-MoeMY, O,ll;HOrO na BCIO )KM3Hb XBaTaeT, - nztpyr CKa3aJI AHreJI, M TOJIbKO CeHqaC KOJIbIBaHOB 06paTMJI BHMMaHMe, KaKOH Y Hero rreqaJIbHbIH B3rJI.SI,l1;. HMKOJIalO Ilcrpomory cnenaJIOCb HeMHO)KKO CTbmHO, OH rrO)KaJI rrJIeqaMM M HeYBepeHHO rrpM3HaJIC.SI:

- B 06meM-TO, He H~O.

- 3aqeM )Ke B3.SIJI, eCJIM He H~HO? - rrpO,ll;OJI)KaJI CBOH zronpoc AHreJI.

- A 60JIbIIIe HMqerO He 6 bIJI 0 , - OTBeTMJI KOJIbIBaHoB. - 51 )Ke rOBO-

PIO, onosnan. CbIH, sapaaa ...

- TbI He rrOH.SIJI: 3aqeM TbI B3.SIJI, eCJIM He H~HO? - rrOBTOpMJI AHreJI.

- CrrpaBe,lLJIMBOCTM Pa)];M, - He rrOHMMa.SI, xero OT Hero XOT.SIT, OTBeTMJI

HMKOJIaH IIeTpoBMq. - Hac Orpa6MJIM, BOT MbI xacrr, ce6e M BepHYJIM.

- TaK TbI )Ke B3.SIJI TO, qTO refie He H~O, - TeprreJIMBO rrpO,ll;OJI)KaJI AHreJI.

- A 60JIbIIIe HMqerO He 6bIJIO, - 3aKOHqMJI KOJIbIBaHoB.

Hexoropoc BpeM.SI o6a MOJIqaJIM. Ha JIMue AHreJIa qMTaJIaCb CMepTeJIbHa.SI cKYKa. O,ll;HO KPbIJIO YHbIJIO CBeCMJIOCb BHM3, ,ll;JIMHHble KOCTJI.SIBble nansnsr OTCTYKMBaJIM na KOJIeHe ,ll;p06b, M HMKOJIalO Ilcrpomory noxaaaJIOCb, qTO OH CJIerKa rrOTeMHeJI, TO ecrs CTaJI ente 60JIee cepsm, He CMe.SI ero nooecnoxoars, KOJIbIBaHOB rrepeMMHaJIC.SI C nora na nory, C TOCKOH

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rrOrJHI,ll;hIBaJI sepes CTeKJIO B xsaprnpy, rzte cute BRTaJIR aanaxn npasmnornoro sanrpaxa, R ranan: CJIyqaHHo AHreJI CrrpaBe,ll;JIRBOCTR HaBeCTRJI ero CKPOMHYIO nepcony RJIR 3TOT BR3RT - rronapox cY,ll;hfihI R cneztyer O)lGf,ll;aTh B CBoeH )lGf3HR rrpR.HTHhIX ncpcxcn?

HaKOHeu; AHreJI CTPRXHYJI C cefia onenenenne R YCTaJIO nporonopan: - XOPOIlIO, 51 rrosrory refie, TaK CKa3aTh, OCqaCTJIRBJIIO.

- KaK? - He sepa CBoeH ynaxe, OfiPa,l1;OBaJICR HRKOJIaH IIeTpoBRq. B

rOJIOBe Y Hero 3aMeJIhKaJIR nnertrsre KapTRHKR, onaa ztpyrori xpaure: pOCxonnrax ,ll;BYXYPOBHeBaR xsaprnpa, saroponnsra ,ll;OM BeJIRqRHOH C cocenHRH ,l1,OM KYJIhTYPhI, RHOMapKa u;eHOH B RX rrozrsean,

- 5I BepHY refia naaazr K KOHU;Y MRTRHra, - OTBeTRJI AHreJI. KOJIhIBaHOB rpOMKO rrpOrJIOTRJI CJIIOHY. Ilonapox AHreJIa HeCKOJIhKO pa- 30qapOBaJI ero.

- A 51 fiy,ll;Y rrOMHRTh? - npnxazrsrnaa B YMe, qTO 3TO CYJIRT R qeM rpo-

3RT eMY, rrORHTepeCOBaJICR OH.

- Byztenn., fiyzreurs, - OTBeTRJI AHreJI.

- Torna ,ll;aBaH.

HRKOJIaH IIeTpoBRq He ycnen MoprHYTh, KaK CHOBa OKa3aJICR B TOJIrre npaazmaxno onersrx JIIO,ll;eH. Ha cnene rrOCJIe,ll;HRH oparop MeCRJI KYJIaKaMR B03,ll;YX R qeKaHHO BhIKPRKRBaJI B MRKpOCpOH raesusre CJIOBa. Ho KOJIhIBaHOB He CJIYIIIaJI. IIO,ll;RBRBiliRCh CTOJIh HeBepORTHOMY nepexreutenmo BO BpeMeHR, OH CTaJI rrpOTRCKRBaThCR BJIeBO, B CTOPOHY fiJIIDKaHiliero Mara- 3RHqRKa. HRKOJIaH IIeTpoBRq He 3HaJI, B KaKOH MOMeHT TOJIrra fipOCRJIaCh BOCCTaHaBJIRBaTh cnpaaennanocrs, fihma JIR na 3TO KOMaH,l1;a RJIR rronorpersrc peqaMR rpaxnane caMR KRHYJIRCh na IlITYPM. OH rrOMHRJI JIRIlIh, qTO AHreJI rrOCJIaJI ero B KOHeu; MRTRHra, R 3aTOpOrrRJICR.

Oxaaasmacs B HeCKOJIhKRX MeTPax OT zrsepea MaraJRHqRKa, KOJIhIBaHOB OCTaHOBRJICR R naxoneu rrpRCJIYIIIaJICR K TOMY, qTO rOBopRT C TPRfiYHhI.

- Bce 3TO nanre! - IlIRPOKO paCKRHYB PYKR, npoxpaxan oparop. - Bce 3TO nocrpoenc BailiRM HerrOCRJIhHhIM TPY,ll;OM!

IIOCJIe,ll;HRR <ppa3a OT03BaJIaCh B ,ll;YIIIe HRKOJIaR Ilcrponaxa fiOJIe3HeHHhIM qYBCTBOM orpafinemroro rpyxerraxa, R OH CHOBa, KaK R B rrepBhIH pas, Orn;YTRJI peBOJIIOU;ROHHOCTh MOMeHTa, KOTOPhIH C03,ll;aBaJI B soanyxe 3JIeKTpasecxoe nanpsrxenae.

Becrroxoacrso nee fiom.nre OXBaThIBaJIO KOJIhIBaHoBa. OH fihm e,ll;RHCTBeHHhIM qeJIOBeKOM, KTO 3HaJI, qeM 3aKOHqRTCR MRTRHr, HO 3TO 3HaHRe He ofinerxarro eMY )KR3Hh R ,ll;eHCTBOBaJIO na nepnsr. Kyna crrOKOHHeH fihmo fihI He 3HaTh R BMeCTe co BceMR u;eJIRKOM OT,ll;aThCR peBOJIIOU;ROHHOH CTRXRR, ztars cefia saronart, CrrpaBe,ll;JIRBOMY rHeBY R, He pa3,ll;YMhIBaR, fipoCRThCR na IlITYPM.

Bnesanno HRKOJIaH IIeTpoBRq coofipasan, qTO He TaM CTORT. CJIe,ll;OBaJIO R,ll;TR K ynaaepuary RJIR X03RHCTBeHHOMY, rzte rrponananacs ztoporae

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BeIIl;H. Enna KOJIbIBaHOB 06 3TOM BCrrOMHHJI, KaK ero rrpoIIIH6 XOJIO,n:HbIH nor. O,n:HH OH He cjror 6bI YHeCTH He TOJIbKO XOJIO,n:HJIbHHK, HO H CTHPaJIbHYlO MaIIIHHY. Bexars ,n:OMOH aa nomrorok 6bIJIO rr03,n:HO, nee MOrJIO naqaTbC.H C MHHYTbI na MHHYTY. OCTaBaJIaCb oztexna. MOXHO 6bIJIO rrOHTH K ynaaepnary nepasnr, ,n:ox.n:aTbC.H MHTHHryIOIII;HX, ztars HM BopBaTbC.H BHYTPb H na nnesax asaarapna BOHTH B Mara3HH. Ho H aaecs 6bIJIa orracHOCTb orrpOCTOBOJIOCHTbC.H. Bzrpyr AHreJI peIIIHJI CMOP03HTb KaKYlO- HH6y,n:b IIIYTKY, TOJIrra He ,n:OH,n:eT zto ymmepaara, H Tor,n:a eMY orrsrrs HHqerO He ztoCTaHeTC.H. Hapon 6e3 Hero, 6e3 KOJIbIBaHOBa, rrorannrr ,n:OMOH Kop06KH C MaKapOHaMH, .HIII;HKH C BO,n:KOH, KOJI6acOH H KpaCHOH HKpOH. OT 3TOH XYTKOH MbICJIH HHKOJIaH IIeTpoBHq ztaxe 3aCTOHaJI. TaK rpyznro 6bIJIO na qTO-TO peIIIHTbC.H.

Cyna rro rrpOT.H)KHOMY BOIIJIlO, KOTOPbIH H3,n:aJI oparop, MHTHHr nonxo,n:HJI K KOHUY. TOJIrra 3aBOJIHOBaJIaCb, 3aIIIYMeJIa, CJIOBHO ponia OT npezrrposonoro nopsma nerpa. 3aTeM aapon ,n:BHHYJIC.H C IIJIOIIl;a,n:H. BpeMeHH aa pasMbIIIIJIeHH.H He OCTaBaJIOCb, H nepnsr Y KOJIbIBaHOBa He BbI,n:epXaJIH - OH rrepBbIM 6poCHJIC.H K 6JIHXaHIIIeMY Mara3HHqHKY. CJIe,n:oM aa HHM TY,n:a BOPBaJIHCb C ,n:eC.HTOK MHTHHrylOIII;HX, H HHKOJIaH IIeTpoBHq HeO)KH,n:aHHO ,n:JI.H cefia HCTepHqHO 3aKpHqaJI:

- ,l1,aBaH, 6paTBa, HaJIeTaH!

3BOH pasfiaroro CTeKJIa, rrpOH3HTeJIbHbIH BH3r rrponannnnr TOJIbKO pas- 3a,n:OPHJIH KOJIbIBaHoBa. OH rrpOCKOJIb3HYJI Mex.n:y ,n:ByM.H orreIIIHBIIIHMH rroKYIIaTeJIbHHuaMH H pBaHYJIC.H K noncofixe, rne XpaHHJIHCb OCHOBHble sanaCbI. HeOXH,n:aHHO rraacrpesy eMY BbICKOqHJI X03.HHH Mara3HHa. JIHUO y Hero 6bIJIO ncpcxourcno OT HeHaBHCTH H crpaxa, B PYKax OH zrepzcan 6eHC60JIbHYlO 6HTY, HO HHKOJIa.H IIeTPoBHqa 3TO He OCTaHOBHJIO. OH yxe BOIIIeJI B pax H 6bIJI HaCTOJIbKO B3BHHqeH, qTO rrOJIe3 6bI H na aBTOMaT, H na ueJIbIH TaHKOBbIH rrOJIK.

- Yi1:,n:H, raztl - HeHCTOBO 3aOPaJI KOJIbIBaHOB H sanpsmryn na CTOHKY.

- XBaTHT, rrOrrHJIH HaIIIeH KPOBYIIIKH!

HHKOJIaH IIeTpoBHq XOTeJI 6bIJIO ,n:06aBHTb 06 oruax H zteztax, xoropsre CTPOHJIH 3TOT Mara3HH, HO He ycnen. He ueJI.HCb, X03.HHH Bpe3aJI eMY 6HTOH rro rOJIOBe, H CBeT B rJIa3aX KOJIbIBaHOBa novepx.

OqHYJIC.H HHKOJIaH IIeTpoBHq na 60JIbHHqHOH KoHKe. B rOJIOBe MOHOTOHHO ryzterr Uapb-KOJIOKOJI, ry6bI npaxanenn ztpyr K ,n:PYXKe, a rrepecoxIIIHH .H3bIK OTKa3bIBaJIC.H IIIeBeJIHTbC.H. KOJIbIBaHOB C Tpy,n:OM pa3JIerrHJI rnasa. OH norporan rOJIOBY H rrOH.HJI, qTO OHa ryro uepetianrouaua.

HHKOJIaH IIeTpoBHq orJI.H,n:eJIC.H. OH JIeXaJI B 60JIbHHqHOH rranare na BOceMb xoex, Haxoro H3 coceztea rrOqeMY-TO He 6bIJIO BH,n:HO, XOT.H na TYM- 60qKaX CTO.HJIH BceB03MOXHble 6aHOqKH, 6YTbIJIKH, qaIIIKH H naxersr C CoKOM. Mariae, pasofipanmae KpoBaTH TaKXe rOBOpHJIH TOM, qTO OH JIeXHT He O,n:HH. KOJIbIBaHOB rrOBepHYJIC.H K OKHY H YBH,n:eJI 3HaKOMYlO III;YIIJIYIO

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<pHrypy AHreJIa crrpaBeMHBOCTH. HaXOXJIHBllIHCb, CJIOBHO 60JIbllIaH XHm;HaH rrrana B aoonapxe, TOT rre-ransao CMOTpeJI na nero H MOJIqaJI.

- 3)l;OPOBO, - C TPY)l;OM BOpOqaH H3bIKOM, XpHrrJIO rrporonopan HHKOJIaH IIeTpoBHq. OH OTMeTHJI rrpo cefia, qTO COJIHeqHbIH CBeT rrpOXO)l;HT CKB03b AHreJIa, CJIOBHO sepes JIerKYID llITOPY, orsero TeJIO ero Ka3aJIOCb )KeJITOBaTbIM H no-rra npoapasnsm,

- 3)l;paBCTBYH, - THXO OTBeTHJI AHreJI.

- A rne nee?

- YIIIJIH ofieztars, - CKa3aJI AHreJI H OTBeJI B3rJIH)l;. - Hy qTO, BOCCTa-

HOBHJI cnpasennaaocrs?

- ,l1;a JIa)l;HO, - KaK-TO nconpcacnenno OTBeTHJI KOJIbIBaHoB. OH TO)Ke OTBeJI rnaaa H 3JIO )l;06aBHJI: - Hefiocs 3HaJI, qTO MeHH rro fiaurxe TpeCHYT. - HeT, - noxa-ran rOJIOBOH AHreJI. - Ilpczryranars nee, qTO TbI MO)Kellib HaTBopHTb, HeB03MO)KHO. I'nynocrs nerrpeztcxasyeva.

- ,l1;a. TbI CJIHllIKOM YMHbIH, - OrpbI3HYJICH HHKOJIaH IIeTPoBHq.

- ,l1;aBaH OCTaBHM 3TY TeMY, - rrpeMO)KHJI AHreJI. - A TO MbI CKaTHM-

CH K B3aHMHbIM OCKop6JIeHHHM. - OH CJIerKa pacnpannn O)l;HO KPbIJIO, rroTHHYJICH H pannonyunro rrpOrOBOpHJI: - J[ xony rrpeMO)KHTb refie rrorrpo- 60BaTb ente pas,

KOJIbIBaHOB He)l;OBepqHBO B3rJIHHYJI na AHreJIa, O)KHBHJICH H ztasce npa-

rrO)l;HHJICH na JIOKTHX.

- "llTO, onsrrs na MHTHHr?

- ,l1;a.

HeO)KH)l;aHHO HHKOJIaH IIeTpoBHq CHHK. OH OTBepHYJICH OT OKHa, rroMOJIqaJI, a 3aTeM OTBeTHJI:

- HeT, 60JIbllIe He nano. Jlystne C)l;eJIaH, qTo6bI H OKa3aJICH )l;OMa. TaK XOPOlliO )l;eHb HaqHHaJICH.

- TbI )Ke MO)Kellib YHTH C MHTHHra )l;OMOH, - CJIOBHO rrOMpa3HHBaH ero, CKa3aJI AHreJI. - )l{JfBOH H 3)l;OPOBbIH. Ho 6e3 BaHTY30B.

IIO)l;o6HbIH BapHaHT KaK-TO He rrpHXO)l;HJI KOJIbIBaHOBY B rOJIOBY. OH 06Pa)l;OBaJICH, ncesr TeJIOM rrOBepHYJICH K AHreJIY H BOCKJIHKHYJI:

- To-rno! Hy ee K xcpry, 3TY crrpaaennasocrs! MO)KeT, ee noofinte He

cymecrsyer.

- Ho H-TO cymecrsyro.

- Y Te6H na JI6y He narracano, KTO TbI, - OTBeTHJI HHKOJIaH IIeTPoBHq.

- CMOTPH - Ka, TbI HaqHHaellib )l;yMaTb, - B)l;Pyr TH)KeJIbIM 6aCOM rrpOH3-

nee AHreJI. rOJIOC ero CTaJI TaKHM HH3KHM, qTO rro cnaae KOJIbIBaHOBa rrpo- 6e)KaJI XOJIO)l;OK, H OH CO CTPaxOM rrOCMOTPeJI na csoero 6JIarO)l;eTeJIH. - MHe rropa, - rrpHCJIyrnaBllIHcb, CKaJaJI AHreJI. - TBOH COCe)l;H B03Bpam;aIOTCH.

iii )l;eHCTBHTeJIbHO, aa zrsepsio rrOCJIbIllIaJIHCb ronoca, HHKOJIaH IlerpoBHq rrOCMOTPeJI B HX CTOPOHY, a xorna CHOBa rrOBepHYJICH K OKHY, AHreJIa yxe He 6bIJIO.

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- A 51?! - 3afiecrrOKORJICH KOJIbIBaHOB. - TbI )Ke ofiemanl IIpOrOBOpHB 3TO, OH rrOq)'BCTBOBaJI JIerKOe rOJIOBOKpyxeHHe, 3aKpbIJI rnasa, a xorna OTKPbIJI, TO ofiHapYXRJI cefia CTOHmHM B TOJIrre na MHTHHre. IIOBH3KH na rOJIOBe He fibIJIO, OH cefia npcxpacno qYBCTBOBaJI, a oparop na rpnfiyae B KOTOPbIH paa rrOBTOpHJI: «3TO nee npanannexar BaM!» .

.l1.0MOH HHKOJIaH IIeTpOBHq BepHYJICH BOBpeMH. CTOJI fibIJI HaKpbIT, 3arrOTeBIIIaH fiYTbIJIKa BO.l1:KH, KaK rrOJIO)KeHO, 3aHHMaJIa cnoe rronernoe MeCTO cpena TapeJIOK CO cnensro, Terna C )KeHOH 3aKaHqHBaJIH npaxopaurasarsca, H Ha.D: ncesr 3THM IIJIbIJI O.l1:ypHlOmHH sanax .l1:0MalliHero finarorrunysnta. KoJIbIBaHOB nornytixe BTHHYJI H03.l1:PHMH B03.l1:YX, na rrapy ceKYH.l1: 3a)1(MypHJICH H fibICTPO rrOIIIeJI K CTOJIY.

HHKOJIaH IIeTPOBHq ycnen JIHIIIb OrJIH.l1:eTb CTOJI, KaK BepHYJICH AneIIIxa. OH nfieacan B KOMHaTY C Ha.D:KYcaHHbIM «CHHKepCOM» H 3aKpHqaJI:

- IIarr, TaM HaCTOHmaH peBOJIIOUHH, JIIO.l1:H Mara3HHbI rpafiar!

TaTbHHa BaCRJIbeBHa He.l1:BYCMbICJIeHHO rrOCMOTpeJIa na M)')Ka H XJIOrrHYJIa CbIHa rro PYKe.

- He ems CJIa.D:KOe rrepen e.l1:0H.

- Hy, rpafiar H rpafiar, - He rJIMH na )KeHY, OTBeTRJI KOJIbIBaHOB H

rrOTHHYJICH K fiYTbIJIKe. - MHe-To qTO? Mory 51 XOTH fibI B npasznrax OT.l1:0XHYTb?

- He cneura, - CKa3aJIa )KeHa H orofipana Y HHKOJIaH IIeTpOBHqa fiyTbIJIKY. - Ycrreerca, Ha)KpeIIIbCH.

- MaM, 51 rroiizry ente rrorYJIHIO, - C rropora KpHKHyJI AneIIIKa, H zmeps aa HHM 3aXJIOrrHYJIaCb.

Haxonen ace CeJIH aa CTOJI. Tema THXO nposopsana: «Y acex MyxbH, KaK MyxbH», - HO rrpOTHB OfibIKHoBeHHH KOJIbIBaHOB C.l1:ep)KaJICH H rrpOMOJIqaJI.

Ha 3TOT pa3 rrpa3.l1:HHqHbIH 3aBTpaK THHYJICH KY.l1:a .l1:0JIbIIIe. Korzta OH 3aKOHqRJICH H )KeHmHHbI YIIIJIH MbITb nocyzty, HHKOJIaH IIeTpOBHq .l1:0CTaJI CHrapery H OCTOPO)KHO xepea CTeKJIO rJIHHYJI aa fiaJIKOH. IIoKa OH pa3rJIH.l1:bIBaJI rrycroe rrpOCTpaHCTBO, BepHYJICH Anenrxa, KOJIbIBaHOB YCJIbIIIIaJI .l1:a)I(e ero nsrxrenae, a 3aTeM Y.l1:HBJIeHHbIH B03rJIaC )KeHbI:

- Ox, MRJIbIH TbI MOH!

HHKOJIaH IIeTpOBHq rrOCrreIIIRJI B rrpaxoxyro H na XO.l1:Y YCJIbIIIIaJI oztofipHTeJIbHOe BOCKJIHuaHHe renta:

- .l1.0fibITqHK! He TO qTO 3TOT ...

Ha rropore CTOHJI Aneurxa C oxanxon BaHTY30B. Tnaaa ero CHHJIH OT cnaCTbH, a POT KPHBHJICH B KaKOH-TO He.l1:eTCKOH ycneunce. OH CJIOBHO )I(.lJ:aJI OTUOBCKoro O.l1:0fipeHHH, H KOJIbIBaHOB CKa3aJI:

- .l1.a 3aqeM? KY.l1:a HaM CTOJIbKO?

- A fiOJIbIIIe HHqerO He fibIJIO, - OTBeTHJI Anenrxa H CBaJIRJI .l1:0fibIqy B

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y,n:MI HaKJIOHHJICH K 6YMaraM, pa3,n:BHHyJI HX B PYKax neepoxr, KaK KapTbI.

OXH,n:aHHe 6bIJIO BH3KHM, 60JIOTHCTbIM, cepsnr - Cypranos rroqYBCTBOBaJI 3TOT UBeT H 3Ty BH3KOCTb. Yscaca He 6bIJIO - OH 3HaJI, qTO 3THM KOHqHTCH, H rJIaBHOe, qT06bI KOHqHJIOCb cxopee, Censac ace H KOHqHTCH.

Cyrtsa BCTaJI H 3a60pMOTaJI, rrepe-racnaa cypranoncxae npocrynKH rrepe,n: [OPO,n:OM.

- IfMeHeM Topona H BO HCrrOJIHeHHe 3aKoHa 06 3JIeKTpHqeCTBe ... Cypranos nafirnonan aa PTOM cyzrsa, 6y,n:TO aa caMOCTOHTeJIbHbIM cyntecrBOM, XHByru:HM 6e3 qeJIOBeKa, qeIIIHpCKHM cnocofioxr IIIeBeJIHru:HMCH B rrpOCTpaHCTBe.

- [o,n: 6e3 3JIeKTpHqeCTBa ...

Cyzrsa ztorrycrnn B nparosope pa3rOBopHYID <POPMYJIHPOBKY, HO HHKTO He 06paTHJI na 3TO BHHMaHHH.

Bee OKa3aJIOCb ropasno xyxe, qeM O)KH,n:aJI Cypraaon. EMY 06eru:aJIH zrsa Me CHua MaKCHMYM. A ron - 3TO xyxe sccro, 3TO BbICIIIaH Mepa.

Te, KTO rronyxan nonrozta, qaCTO BeIIIaJIHCb. Oc06eHHo, eCJIH OHH rroJIyqaJIH CpOK ocensto - nonysenasre BeCHOR rronrona MO)KHO 6bIJIO rreperepners, npozorrs H3roeM B yrnax H znapax orpojrtroro I'opona, HO 3HMOR 3TO 6bIJIO no-rra HeB03MOXHO. Ocyxnenuoro rHaJIH BOH caMH ropoxane - orroro qTO BCIO,n:y, rne OH HH rrOHBJIHJICH, raCJIO 3JIeKTpHqeCTBO. OcyxzrenHbIR He Mor rrOJIb30BaTbCH 06ru:eCTBeHHbIM 3JIeKTpHqeCTBOM - HH 6ecrrJIaTHbIM, HH KYrrJIeHHbIM, HH rpancrropron, HH TerrJIOM, HH CBH3bIO. If rrOKHHYTb MeCTO XHTeJIbCTBa 6bIJIO rcxc HeB03MOXHO - crpana paanenena na 30HbI COrJIaCHO TOMY xe 3aKoHY B TOR ero qaCTH, qTO rOBOpHJIa 0 perHCTpaUHH aaepronorpefiareneji.

Ha CJIe,n:YIOru:HR ,n:eHb rrOCJIe rrpnronopa ocyx.n:eHHbIR rrpcnpamanca B roponcxyro KPbICY, TOJIbKO xHByqecTb ero 6bIJIa xyna MeHbIIIe. KPbICbI MOrJIH cnpararsca OT XOJIo,n:a non 3eMJIeR, B KOJIJIeKTOpax H TYHHeJIHX, a qeJIOBeKa rHaJIH orryna MHJIJIHOHbI KPOXOTHbIX ,n:aTqHKOB, ero 06KJIa,n:bIBaJIH KaK rrrynoro rrynnroro 3BepH.

«C rrOJIYHOqH $I npaxrasecxn rrepecraay cymecraonars, - nonyxan Cypranon TOCKJIHBO. - Orsero xe MeHH C,n:aJIH, orsero? Been 6bIJIO sarrJIaqeHO, Bce 6bIJIO orOBopeHO ... »

A,n:BoKaT rrOIIIeJI MHMO Hero, HO nnpyr OCTaHOBHJICH H pa3BeJI pyKaMH.

- IIpoCTH. Ha Te6H rrOBeCHJIH erne H anropcxoe rrpaso.

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Aaropcxoe rrpano - 3TO fibIJIO COBceM IIJIOXO, nysnre fibIJIO aapesars pefienxa.

JIeT TpH.l]J.J;aTb aaaan qeJIOBeqeCTBO Pa,rJ;OBaJIH H rryrann MEHC (MHKpOfiHOJIOrHqeCKHe HHTeJIJIeKTYaJIbHbIe CHCTeMbI). CJIOBO 3TO C rex rrop OCTaJIOCb rrYCTbIM H HeBHRTHbIM, C COTHeH TOJIKOBaHHH. CTOJIbKO Ha,rJ;e)l()l; H CKOJIbKO pecypcon fibIJIO CBR3aHO C HHM, a BbIrnJIO nee KaK sccrzta, rousB-TOqb KaK mofioe OTKpbITHe: ero cnepna HCrrOJIb30BaJIH ,lJ;JIR nopnorpaQ:>HH, a rrOTOM ,lJ;JIR BOHHbI. HJIH cna-rana ,lJ;JIR BOHHbI, a rrOTOM MR nopnorpaQ:>HH.

Cypranon OTBeqaJI HMeHHO aa nopnorparparo, TO ecrs He nopnorpaQ:>HIO, KOHeqHO, a aa YBeJIHqeHHe rrOJIOBOrO xneaa. YMHaR naarpa, fiHOJIOrn-recxae fiOTbI, patiorarourae na MOJIeKYJIRpHOM yponrre, xaxaiomae KPOBb B neutepacrsre TeJIa - OHH MOrJIH rrO,lJ;HRTb HeQ:>pHTOBbIH crepxens ztasce Y noxomraxa. JIeraJIbHaR onepauaa, npasna, B ,lJ;eCRTb pas nopoxe, a CypraHOB TYT KaK TYT, CJIOBHO xpsrca, rrapaaarnpyrontaa na HerrOBOpOTJIHBOM rOpO,lJ;CKOM X03RHCTBe.

Ho rcneps OKa3aJIOCb, qTO MarnHHHbIH KO,lJ; MaJIeHbKHX HaCOCOB fibIJI saunnnen aBTopCKHM npasox. Ofisrnro na 3TO 3aKpbIBaJIH rnasa, HO reneps nee H3MeHHJIOCb. qTO-TO rrpOBepHYJIOCb B CJIOXHOM rOCY,lJ;apCTBeHHOM MexaHH3Me, H He,lJ;aBHO MexaHH3M BCrrOMHHJI 0 narenrax na MarnHHnsre KO,lJ;bI.

H reneps I'opon ,lJ;aBHJI KPbICY - fie3 XaJIOCTH H CHHCXO)l()l;eHHR. B xanecrne rrpmrepa OCTaJIbHbIM.

Cypranon H He rrpOCHJI CHHCXO)l()l;eHHR - 3HaJI, na qTO men, Ha3BaJICR - rrOJIe3aH, rr03,lJ;HO nnrs, xorzta nee OTBaJIHJIOCb.

MBOKaT eute OrrpaB,lJ;bIBaJICR, HO Cypranon CJIyrnaJI ero, He paafiapaa CJIOB. ,ll;JIR a,rJ;BOKaTa OH yxe rrOTepRJI qeJIOBeqeCKHe CBOHCTBa, H na caMOM ztene TOT OrrpaB,lJ;bIBaJICR rrepcn caMHM COfiOH. «Harne ofinrccrno, - ,lJ;YMaJI TOCKJIHBO Cypranon, - Harne OfimeCTBO Q:>aKTHqeCKH JIHrneHO rrpecryrmoCTH, y Hac He TO qTO CMepTHOH Ka3HH HeT, y Hac HeT riopev. KaKaR TYT CMepTHaR Ka3Hb, JIIO,lJ;H C MeHbrnHMH cpOKaMH fiea 3JIeKTpHqeCTBa rrpOCTO BernaJIHCb» .

E,lJ;HHCTBeHHoe ofimecrnerrnoe 3JIeKTpHqeCTBO, qTO OCTaHeTCR eMY 3aBrpa - Personalausweis, aYCBaHC, rronpocry YHHBepCaJIbHbIH PA, rafinerxa xoroporo HaMepTBO YKpeIIJIeHa na sanacrse Ka)I()l;OrO rpaxnaaana. HMeHHO PA fiY,lJ;eT nanars CHrHaJI X)"IKaM-rrayqKaM, )KHBymHM rrOBCIO,lJ;y B CBOHX nopxax, OfieCTOqHTb ero XH3Hb.

«HHTepeCHO, eCJIH 51 aanrpa fipomycs non aBTOMOfiHJIb, - rrO,lJ;YMaJI

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Cypranon, - TO HapYIIIY JIR 3aKOH? KaK-HRKaK H ncnonssyio 3JIeKTpO- 3HeprRIO, rrpaaaztnexauryto OfimeCTBY».

Cl>OPMaJIbHO OH He Mor ,ll;axe rrOJIb30BaTbCH YJIRqHbIM OCBemeHReM. Ho na 3TO CMOTpeJIR CKB03b nansusr, rorzta fibI racnynrae dioaapa OTMeqaJIR rryrs rrpoxaxemnax rro Topozry.

B ztercrse OH BR,ll;eJI O,ll;HOrO raxoro - TOT fiPOCRJICH B xadie, rne MaJIeHbKRH Cypranon CR,ll;eJI C OTUOM. HeCqaCTHbIH ycncn cnenars zma nrara, R ero 3aCeKJIR )l{yqKR - naysxa, cpafiorana CRCTeMa fie30rraCHOCTR... 3TO fibm nopsm OTqaHHRH, TaK pansnre 3aKJIIOqeHHbIe fiPOCaJIRCb na KOJIlOqylO rrpOBOJIOKY. IIpOBOJIOKY rrozt TOKOM, pa3YMeeTCH.

Cypranou He XOTeJI npararsca rro rrOMoHKaM. OH He XOTeJI ormaxnsr 3aCHYTb, npajaepanyn K 3aCTbIBIIIeH cepori rpH3R xaxoro-nafiyzn, rrYCTbIpa - eMY fibm fiJIR30K KOHeu qeJIOBeKa, fipOCRBIIIerOCH na oxparmnxa B xadie.

Hexoropsre R3 ocyxnennsrx rrpofionann fie)l{aTb R3 Topona B rroncxax rcnna R eznr, HO 3TO fibmo fieCCMbICJIeHHO. Cnaaana RX OCTaHaBJIRBaJIR ztpy)l{RHHRKR na rpananax Topona, opReHTRpYHCb na rrRCK Personalausweis. Te )l{e, KTO rrbITaJICH cnpararsca B rroesztax RJIR rpY30BbIX aBTOMOfiRJIHX, KaK R re, KTO CPbIBaJI TafiJIeTKY aycsaaca, YHRqTO)l{aJIRCb aa napynrenae 3aKOHa of 3JIeKTpRqeCTBe - rrpsnro npa aazrepacanan.

XO,ll;RJIR nerenzrsr 0 JIIO,ll;HX, rrpopBaBIIIRXCH -TaKR na ror, K MOPID R COJIHUY, HO Cypranos B 3TO He BepRJI. Ha tor HeJIb3H . .l1.axe eCJIR rraTpYJIR He rrOHMalOT na noncrynax K MYCYJIbMaHCKOH rpannne, TO HRKTO He rrycTRT fiernena CKB03b nee,

IIpo MYCYJIbMaH, JIIO,ll;eH C 3TRM CTpaHHbIM Ha3BaHReM, R3 xoroporo ztanno BbIBeTpRJICH CMbICJI, paCCKa3bIBaJIR crpannoe R CTpaIIIHoe. 3TO, KOHeqHO, He JIIO,ll;R C rreCbRMR rOJIOBaMR, HO nnxaxoro ,ll;pyxeJIlOfiRH OT HRX )I{,ll;aTb He rrpRXO,ll;RJIOCb. IIpo HRX HRKTO He 3HaJI HRqerO onpenenennoro, HO ace CXO,ll;RJIRCb B TOM, qTO OHR enar TOJIbKO qeJIOBeqeCKRH fieJIOK.

OH OqHYJICH, orroro qTO ,ll;pyxRHHRK, CTOHBIIIRH nee 3TO BpeMH csazta, TpHXHyJI Cypranoaa aa nnexo. Bee paaournncs, R OKa3aJIOCb, qTO ocyxztenHbIH CR,ll;RT B 3aJIe O,ll;RH.

OH eXaJI ,ll;OMOH na TaKcR, norcny qTO reneps 3KOHOMRTb fibmo nexeroo .l1.BepHoH 3aMOK rrpnasrrno aanantan, meJIKHYJI, orxpsmca - HO B rroCJIe,ll;HRH pa3 . .l1.oMa fibmo rYJIKO R nycro - xponars OCTaJIaCb CMHTOH, KaK R B TOT MOMeHT, xorna ero fiPaJIR yTpOM.

OH cofipan KOHueHTpaTbI B MeIIIOqeK, HO B 3TOT MOMeHT rrponen CBOR narr, HOT CRrHaJI y zmepa, Ha rropore CTOHJI cocen C fiOJIbIIIRM uaxerou.

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- Ton.

OHR 3aMOJIqaJIR, 3aCThIB B zmepax na cexynzty. PaCCqRThIBaTh na 3MOURR He npaxonanocs - cocezt YMRPaJI. OH YMRPaJI ,n:aBHO, R csrep'rs ero rrpocrynana xepea KO~ rrRrMeHTHhIMR rr.sITHaMR - KOpRqHeBhIM rro )I(eJITOMY·

Cypranon TaK )I(e MOJIqa nporrycrnn cocezra nnyrps R rrOBeJI B CTOJIO-

BYIO.

- Bsrrrsesr? - coce,n: ,n:OCTaJI crpepasecxyio KaHRCTpy. - 5I rrpRHec. 3TO fihIJIO rrRBO «Ofiaatrs», oxens noporoe R onem, rrpornnnoe na BKYC. Cypranon rrOCTaBRJI KOTeJIOK B anexrporre-rs R ofipaztonanca TOMY, qTO

rrOCJIe,n:HRH pas OH otienaer ,n:OMa He O,n:RH.

- 5I rrpRIIIeJI retia OTrOBopRTh, - CKa3aJI cocezt nnpyr, R OT neozcananHOCTR Cypranos saaep, - 5I rrpRIIIeJI Tefi.sI OTrOBopRTh, .sI anaro HeMHoro JIIO,n:eH, nepezr csreprsro naxaaacnn, RX no-npyrouy qYBCTBOBaTh. Ocrpee, qTO JIR. 5I ztoramraarocs, qTO ThI XOqeIIIh cztenars, ThI XOqeIIIh fie)l(aTh. TaK BOT, He nano. Tyzta ztopora HeT.

Cypranon C IIJIOXO CKphIBaeMhIM ~aCOM CMOTpeJI na csocro cocena, a TOT nponorosan:

- He nano na tor. HeT TaM CrraCeHRH - .sI CJI~RJI nnannars JIeT nasan na rpannue. He,n:aBHO BCTpeTRJI rex, KTO TaM OCTaJIC.sI ,n:aJIhIIIe T.sIHYTh JI.sIMKy. TaK BOT, TaM HRqerO He R3MeHRJIOCh - see re )I(e KRJIOMeTphI sarpa,n:RTeJIhHOH rrOJIOChI, BhICOKoe nanpaxenae na cerxe. YMHhIe MRHhI, qTO pearnpyror na retia, KaK CYIIIKa M.sI pyx, HapYIIIRTeJIh He ycnesaer K HRM nonoiira, a OHR sa CTO MeTpOB BhICTpeJIRBalOT B Hero ynpasnaevoa peaxTRBHOH ,n:POfihlO. IIpe,n:cTaBJI.sIeIIIh, qTO OCTaeTC.sI OT qeJIOBeKa?

Cypranon npeztcrannan 3TO cnafio, HO na BC.sIKRH CJIyqaH KRBHyJI.

- 5I TaM BR,n:eJI oznry rrapy - M~ R )I(eHa, nanepnoe. OHR, BR,n:RMO, ,n:orOBOpRJIRCh, R rrepBhIM rrOIIIeJI K rpamnrc M~, a rrOTOM )I(eHa TOJIKaJIa ero rrepen cofion. Hy, ,n:pOfih ofiornyna rrpernrrcraae R 3aJIeTeJIa C3a,n:R ... He nano, He XO,n:R. 5I anaro MeCTa B II;eHTpaJIhHOM napxe, rne TerrJIOTpaCChI rrpoxoztar PMOM C KaHaJIR3aUROHHhIMR CTOKaMR - TaM MO)l(HO OTphITh nopy, BOT refie cxesra. - OH BhIJIO)I(RJI na CTOJI fiOJIhIIIyIO rrJIaCTRKoByIO xapry Topona. - He ,n:YMaJI, qTO refie ztanyr ron, 3TO, KOHeqHO, HeO)l(R,n:aHHO. Ho, BhIphIB HOPY, MO)l(HO rrpO)l(RTh rpa-aersrpe MeC.sIua. A 3TO yxe MHoro, sr, narrpasrep, CTOJIhKO He npozcaay.

- A qTO, ~e? - crrpOCRJI Cypranon.

- 5I ,n:YMalO, ,n:H.sI rpa-sersrpe. Hy, nenena. MHe rrpeMO)I(RJIR «Pa,n:OCT-

HhIH COH», a 3TO 3HaqRT, yxe CKOpO. ThI 3HaeIIIh, .sI ,n:YMaJI, qTO fihIJIO fihI,

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eCJUI 6 H He )KaJIeJI nener na cefia - HY, rrOIIIeJI 6hI K refic, H Be,ll;h 3HaJI 060 ncev. MMeHHo rr03TOMY H Te6H TaK HeHaBM,ll;eJI, ThI - MOJIO,ll;OM, anoPOBhIM, nenxa YTPOM C T060M BhIXO,ll;HT. Kax,ll;hIM paa pasnsre. A H C3KOHOMHJI, zta,

Cocen OTrrHJI KHCJIOrO naaa H B3MaXHYJI PYKOM:

- HeT, see paBHO He XBaTHJIO 6hI - pasne 6hI ThI nosror?

HaKOHeu Cypranos rrOHHJI, 3aqeM rrpHIIIeJI cocen. OH 3aMaJIHBaJI CBOM rpex - HMeHHO cocen nonec ,ll;PYXHHHHKaM na Cypranoaa. C'he,ll;aeMhIM CBoeM CMepThIO rro qaCTHM, OH <i>oTorpaqmpOBaJI cypraHOBCKHX rrocernreJIeM, BeJI, nasepnoe, )KH3HeOrrHcaHHe Cypranona. DOJIe3Hh )KpaJIa TeJIO COcezta, Kax,ll;hIM ztens, Kax,ll;hIM xac OTKYChIBaJIa OT ero )KH3HH MaJIeHhKHM, HO BepHhIM KYCOK.

M BOT rerreps OHH CH,ll;HT BMeCTe aa CTOJIOM H rrsror ztpamroe rrHBO, a B neua ysce rrocrreno sapeno, IIJIOTHOe H naxysee, He TO cyrr, He TO KaIIIa.

CH,ll;HT zma MepTBeua B xpyre 3JIeKTpHqeCKOrO CBeTa, H KTO H3 HHX YMpeT rrepBhIM - HeH3BeCTHO.

Cypranon ,ll;OCTaJI H3 ne-ra KOTeJIOK, a H3 IIIKa<i>a TapeJIKH C npnfiopaMH. OHH eJIH Me)l;JIeHHO, H cocezt nnpyr CKa3aJI:

- A rrpaszta, qTO y Hac BHyTpH 3JIeKTpHqeCTBa HeT? To ecrs He seane OHO ecrs.

- Hy ncxesry HeT? ECTh - TOJIhKO He neane. Hexmoro ero ecrs, a TaK 60JIhIIIe XHMHH orma,

- 3HaqHT, Bce-TaKH ecn..; O,ll;HH qeJIOBeK, KCTaTH, rrOHHJI, qTO 6Y,ll;YT Cy,ll;HTh H sanacca ,ll;HHaMO- MaIIIHHoM. KpYTHJI nenana, na nee 6eCTOJIKY. TaK H ysrep, aepxoxr na 3TOM CBoeM nenocmrene - yexan B HHKY,ll;a. Cepztne OCTaHOBHJIOCh - OH 3arHaJI caM cefia. TBoM ,ll;ypaUKHM IOr spone aroro ,ll;HHaMOrre,ll;a, He nano refie ryzta, CTOM, rzte CTOHIIIh.

- Hanepnoc. Hanepnoc, ,ll;a. - Cyprarros HOPOBHJI COrJIaCHThCH, rrOTOMy qTO pasronop yxe THrOTHJI. Te HeCKOJIhKO MHHYT, xorna B KOMHaTe CHztenn zma MepTBeua, rrpOIIIJIH. Herepnenae rrO,ll;H5IJIOCh BHYTpH Cypranosa, paCIIIeBeJIHJIO H O)KHBHJIO ero. Mcpraen B KOMHaTe reneps 6hIJI TOJIhKO O,ll;HH, H BOT OH aanepzoraan )KHBoro. ,lJ;OXJIaH JIHryIIIKa B KYBIIIHHe MeIIIaJIa )KHBOM MOJIOTHTh JIarrKaMH H c6HBaTh MaCJIO.

- XOqeIIIh, H retie 3~raJIKY nonapro? - crrpOCHJI COce,ll;.

- KOHeqHO, npnronarca. MHe reneps nee nparoznrrca.

3aKphIB aa COCe,ll;OM nneps, Cypranon axxyparno rrOCTaBHJI 3~raJIKY B IIIKa<i>qHK - rrOCJIe rrOJIYHOqH OHa yxe He 3axxeTcH B ero PYKax. TaMMep TOqHO B CpOK OTKJIIOqHT rrsesosrexanassr, H 6Y,ll;eT )K,ll;aTh npyroro BJIanensna - cnoxoano H 6e3,ll;YIIIHo.

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B O,l1;HOM cocezt 6bIJI rrpan. Cypranon He CTaHeT yMHpaTb non 3a6opOM.

Ho nnxaxoro IO)KHOrO rrYTH He 6Y,l1;eT, OH ,l1;BHHeTCH na cesep. 3TO TO)Ke He naer OC060H Ha,l1;e)l(,lI;bI, HO JIyqIIIe C,l1;eJIaTb ztna CBo60,l1;HbIX mara, qeM O,l1;HH.

Cypraaon OrJIH,l1;eJICH H BbITaIIIHJI H3 IIIKa<i>a pIOK3aK. HeCKOJIbKO rrpoCTbIX BeIIIeH - qTO MO)KeT 6bITb HyxHee B ero rrOJIO)KeHHH? HO)K, KOM6HHe30H H sanae KOHIIeHTpaToB. KOM6HHe30H OH noxynan CrreIIHaJIbHO rrpoCTOH, 6e3 BHeIIIHeH CHHxpOHH3aIIHH. To ecrs 60TbI, nonnepacasaiourae B HeM rejmeparypy, He CBepHJIHCb C BHeIIIHeH CHJIOH, H xepea KaKoe-TO npeMH OHH HaqHYT IIIaJIHTb, ,l1;YPHTb. OHH nepecranyr JIaTaTb zrsrpsr, H KOM6HHe30H yMpeT - MO)KeT 6bITb, B caMbIH HerrO,l1;XO,l1;HIIIHH MOMeHT. 3aTO 3THM He HyxHO 3JIeKTpHqeCTBO, a TOJIbKO TerrJIO HeMbIToro cypranoncxoro TeJIa. fOBOPHT, pam.me JIIO,l1;H C06HPaJIH ce6e B TIOPbMY CrreIIHaJIbHbIH qeMO,l1;aH, B KOTOPOM 6bIJIa oztexna H ena. Teneps TIOpeM HeT, HO qeMO,l1;aH y Hero ecrs.

OH rOTOBHJICH K MeCHIIY, B xY,l1;IIIeM cnyxae - ,l1;ByM, QTo6bI rrOTOM sepHYTbCH. Teneps 3TO 6Y,l1;eT nascerna. 3TO 6Y,l1;eT nasccrna, norosry QTO OH rOTOBHJICH HapYIIIHTb 3aKoH OKOHQaTeJIbHO H 6ecrrOBopOTHO.

IIo3TOMY HaKOHeII OH ,l1;OCTaJI H3 IIIKa<i>a KPbICOJIOBKY.

IIpe,l1;cToHJIO canoe rpynnoe - Ha,l1;O 6bIJIO JIOBHTb KPbICY. Kpsrca xyna xnrpee H YMHee ,l1;PYXHHHHKOB, OHa 6beTCH sa CBOIO )l{H3Hb Ka)l(,lI;bIH zrens, H Ka)I(,lI;bIH ztens rrepen HeH peaJIbHbIH spar. Ho Cypranon 6bIJI rOTOB K 3TOMy - eIIIe rona rma naaan OH H306peJI «rYMaHHYIO KPbICOJIOBKY». IIaTeHT nponars HHKOMY He y,l1;aJIOCb - rOpO,l1;CKHM crpyxrypasr OH 6bIJI He rryzccn, ,l1;JIH rpaxztanana - ztopor, a rro CyTH - 6eCCMbICJIeH. Hy, rrOHMaJI TbI ryMaHHO KPbICY, a QTO C HeH rrOTOM nenars? OCTaeTCH HerYMaHHO yromrrs.

Teneps KPbICOJIOBKa ,l1;O)l(,lI;aJIaCb csocro naca.

B rra,l1;aIOIIIHX na I'opon cysrepxax Cypranon YCTaHOBHJI KPbICOJIOBKY B6JIH3H ToprOBbIX PMOB - TaM, rne TOpQaJIH H3 3eMJIH KaKHe-TO BeHTHJIHIIHoHHbIe narpytixa, OH B,l1;aBHJI crepxcns BHYTPb Kopo6KH, H )KaJIO pas,l1;aBHJIO rne-ro TaM BHYTPH aMrrYJIY C npauaaxoa.

«IIoKa H HHQerO He napynran, noxa.; - rrO,l1;YMaJI OH. - .r:t:a H Personalausweis He rr03BOJIHJI 6bI MHe HHQerO C,l1;eJIaTb. Mexanaxa H XHMHH crracaer MeHH. Ho 3TO noxa».

KPbICOJIOBKa aapafiorana. Cypranon He QYBCTBOBaJI aanaxa, na H He ,l1;JIH Hero OH rrpe,l1;Ha3HaQaJICH. OH crrOKOHHO )I(,lI;aJI na Me,l1;JIeHHO OT,l1;aIOIIIeH reIIJIO ocenaero COJIHIIa 3eMJIe.

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HeCKOJIbKO KpbIC )')Ke 6RJIOCb aa B03MO)KHOCTb nponears BHYTpb. HaKOHeu, paCIIIBblpHB OCTaJIbHbIX, ryna rrpOHRKJIa CaMaH CRJIbHaH. M TYT )Ke OCTaHOBRJIaCb B He,ll;OYMeHRR - rOJIOBa KPbICbI OKa3aJIaCb saxara. CypraHOB, B,ll;OXHyB rJIy60Ko, BbIHYJI HO)K R, 3aJIRBaH KPOBblO PYKY, Cpe3aJI PA CO CBOerO 3arrHCTbH. IIoTOM, CMa3aB TYlliKY KPbICbI KJIeeM, rrpnnenan ayeBaMc eM na cnany. IIoqYH sanax KPOBR, xpsrca 3a6RJIaCb B TRCKax CRJIbnee.

«BoT R nee. Teneps MeHH HeT, - rrO,ll;bITO)KRJI OH. - Bepnee, reneps H BHe 3aKOHa».

ECJIR pansure OH 6bm OCyx.D:eHHbIM qJIeHOM 06meCTBa, TO rerreps CTaJI 6eIIIeHOM c06aKOM, KaH.D:R.D:aTOM na YHRqTO)KeHRe.

Ho TaK RJIR anase xpsrca reneps 6Y,ll;eT )KRTb B I'opone - sa Hero. IIoxa He nozroxner caxa RJIR noxa c06paTbH He rreperpsrsyr eM rOPJIo. Torrta OHa OCTbIHeT, R Personalausweis nsrnacr CRrHaJI canarapan-yfiopntaxase, xoropsre HaqHYT RCKaTb TeJIO Cypranoaa, Ho 3TO CJIyqRTCH He CKOPO, OX, He CKOpO.

3arrOMRHaH 3Ty ceKYH.D:Y, Cypraaon rrOMe,ll;JIRJI R Ha)KaJI na psrsar xpsrCOJIOBKR. Kpsrca, npsrrnyn, RCqe3JIa B TeMHOTe.

Cavoe CJIO)KHOe 6bmo HaMTR rrpocser B orpane. K 3TOMY Cypranon KaK paa He rrO,ll;rOTOBRJICH - OH rraxorna He nonxozran K rpanmre Topozta. TYT MO)KHO 6bmo TOJIbKO nanexrsca.

OH CrreURaJIbHO BblIIIeJI TOqHO K KOHTPOJIbHOMY rrYHKTY PH,ll;OM C MOHOpeJIbCOBOM noporon. 3,ll;aHRe KapayJIKR 6bmo scrpoeno B orpany: ozma rrOJIOBRHa na 3TOM cropone, a zrpyraa - na TOM. Berep pesen R CBRCTeJI B 3JIeKTpRqeCKOM orpane, Cypranos 3a6paJICH na KPblIIIY R rrOrrOJI3 B,ll;OJIb 60pTRKa. Kpsrura 6bma BblrHYTOM, rrpospa-moa, R Cypranon BR.D:eJI, KaK B HPKOM 3JIeKTpRqeCKOM CBeTe CR,ll;RT BHYTPR CMeHHbIM xapayn, KaK 6e3- 3ByqHO IIIeBeJIHT ry6aMR ,ll;P)')KRHHRKR, KaK O,ll;RH R3 HRX MeTO,ll;RqHO aa- 6RBaeT 6aTapeMKaMR PYKOHTb csoero rrRCTOJIeTa.

Ho HRKTO He YCJIblIIIaJI ,ll;BR)KeHRH na xpsnne, R Cypranon finarouoJIyqHO CBaJIRJICH rro Ty CTOPOHY cnoero I'opona, EbIBIIIero cnoero [0- pona,

KOHeqHO, ero 06Hap~JIR 6bI JIerKO. ,l1;a TOJIbKO HRKTO He BepRJI B ero cymecraonaaae - OH 6bm MeJIKOM B36YHTOBaBIIIeMCH PbI60M, pBaHYBIIIeM CKB03b HqeMKR 3JIeKTpRqeCKOM cera,

M BOT OH IIIeJI rro rponanxe B,ll;OJIb MOHOpeJIbCa, IIIeJI rro HOqaM - He orroro qTO rrpHTaJICH OT KorO-TO, a rrpOCTO ,ll;HeM MO)KHO 6bmo crrars na npnnexe RJIR RCKaTb He yqTeHHYIO URBRJIR3aUReM arony.

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OH men oscns nonro, opaerrrapyacs rro pexe, KOTopaR TeKJIa na cenep.

EMY rrOBe3JIO, qTO .n;mK.n;eH B 3TY ocens He 6bIJIO.

HaKOHeu XOJIo.n; nan na 3eMJIIO, BbICTy.n;RJI ace noxpyr, R pexa BCTaJIa.

Cypranon cnan, R B 6eCCHe)I(HOM rrpOCTpaHCTBe ero CHOB, R B npocrpanCTBe BOKPyr Hero He 6bIJIO 3JIeKTpRqeCTBa. OH npocnan TaK .n;Ba .n;HR, xyTaRCb B urypurautce oneano R3 CYXOH JIRCTBbI R rpansr - o.n;eRJIO pacnaztaJIOCb, coe.n;RHRJIOCb CHOBa, )l(lfJIO CBoeH )l(R3HblO, KaK MRJIJIRap.n;bI RCKYCCTBeHHbIX opraHR3MOB, 3a6bITbIX CBORMR C03.n;aTeJIRMR.

Korna OH rrpOCHYJICR, TO YBR.n;eJI, qTO pexa 3aMep3JIa zto znra - 6bIJIO BR.n;HO, KaK 3aCTbIJIR BO nsny PbI6bI, uexoropsre - He ycnen pacnpamrrsCR, eme orronsrpan rrJIaBHRKR. Cypranon nomen rro rrOBepXHOCTR roro, qTO 6bIJIO pexon. KOM6RHe30H eute rpen, HO HaqRHaJIOCb TO, 0 qeM ero npeztyrrpexnana - TerrJIO OT YMHOH oneaorsr mJIO HepaBHOMepHO, R ornerO-TO oscns Mep3JIR JIOKTR.

Cyuacureamae 60TbI nepecrpaanana cefia, BocrrpOR3Bo.n;RJIR, HO HRKTO, KaK R OHR cana, He 3HaJI, 3aqeM OHR 3TO .n;eJIaIOT. Cypranoa He CTaJI 3a,I1;YMbIBaTbCR 06 3TOM, rrpOCTO OTMeTRJI, qTO Ha,I1;O ropornrrsca. 113 nanaTR Cypranona P060TbI yrrOJI3aJIR, KaK MypaBbR R3 cnoero MypaBeHHRKa, HO, B OTJIRqRe OT MypaBbeB, 6e3 BCRKOH Ha,I1;e)l(,I1;bI BepHYTbCR.

MO)l(eT, R szrecs, rne- HR6y.n;b nozr CHerOM, )l(RJIR KOJIOHRR KPOXOTHbIX P060TOB, .n;e3epTRpOBaBmRX R3 apMRR RJIR CJIyqaHHo 3aHeceHHbIX BeTpOM C HecPTRHbIX rrOJIeH. OHR TmeTHO XOTeJIR OqRCTRTb qTO-TO OT HecPTR RJIR YHRqTO)l(RTb rrecynrecrnyrontax MYCYJIbMaH rro 3THRqeCKOMY rrpR3HaKY, HO CKOPO rrOTepRJIR CMbICJI csoero cymecrsoaanaa. 0 HRX 3a6bIJIR see, R He 6bIJIO OT HRX HR spezta, HR rrOJIb3bI.

Haxonen Cypranos namen R36ymKY - zraeps OTBOpRJIaCb JIerKO, 6y.n;TO ero )I(,I1;aJIR. BHYTpeHHOCTb R36ymKR noxozrana na KapTRHKY R3 CKa3KR - BCR yrsaps TOrrOpmRJIaCb TOHKRM rrYXOM RHeR. Ho rrcpsoc, qTO OH YBR.n;eJI, rrponcxonano R3 .n;pyroH CKa3KR, COBepmeHHO nenercxoa - rrepen rre-rypxoti CR.n;eJI na KOJIeHRX qeJIOBeK C 3JIeKTpRqeCKOH 3a)l(RraJIKOH B pyxe.

113 3JIeKTpRqeCTBa TYT 6bIJIR TOJIbKO rpoasr - HO OT HRX OT.n;eJIRJIO ueJIbIX nonrona,

qeJIOBeK 6bIJI ro-ts- B-TOqb KaK )l(lfBOH, TOJIbKO ycnen saxpsrrs rnasa, npexne qeM 3aMep3HYTb. 3aMep3JIR nopozcxaxa rro ntexaxr R ero nocnenHRe CJIe3bI.

113 OTKPbITOH zmepnsr nenxa TOpqaJIR TOHKRe menxn .n;POB R cyxaa xopa,

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Cypranon TOJIbKO qyrb-qyrb rrO,l1;BHHYJI rrpe,l1;IIIeCTBeHHHKa H rrpHHRJICR 0PY,l1;OBaTb CBOHM ,l1;HKOBHHHbIM KpeMHeBbIM MeXaHH3MOM. OrOHb pasropeJICR, 3aMOpO)l{eHHbIH ueanaxouen nepecen na YJIHIIY, OCTaBHB Y OrHR neJIbIH MelliOK KOHlleHTpaToB. Ho rJIaBHbIM ,l1;JIR Cypraaosa fibIJIO He qyxaR oztexzta H rrpanacsr, a TO, qTO OH na BepHOM rryra. TaK OH ,l1;OfiPaJICR ,l1;O xpaa BeJIHKOrO neca,

Ellie zrsa ,l1;HR OH IIIeJI rro TBep,l1;OMY JIb,l1;Y B rrpe,l1;qYBCTBHH HaXO,l1;KH H BHe3arrHO ofiHapYXHJI ofiBeTIIIaBIIIHe 3,l1;aHHR xosorpeccopnoa CTaHIIHH - OTCIO,l1;a na ceaep, sepes BeJIHKHe fiOJIOTa, BeJI fipoIIIeHHbIH rasonposon.

Bnyrpa TPyfibI fibIJIH rrponoxensr penscsr, na HHX CHPOTJIHBO CTORJIa renexxa pexronrnoro pofiora, yxe fiOJIbIIIOrO, HO C MepTBoH fiarapeeii, 3arrycTHB ,l1;BHraTeJIb, OH Me,l1;JIeHHO rrOIIJIbIJI B TeMHOTe )I{eJIe3HOH KHIIIKH. fYJIKO xanano cnepxy,

Mepno rrOCTYKHBaJIH KOJIeca. POfiOT rrbITaJICR uanarars CBOH aKKYMYJIRTOP, nosropran JIaMrrOqKaMH na H 3aCHYJI. Ka-ras IIITaHry py-moro rrpanozra, Cypranon rrO,l1;YMaJI 0 TOM, qTO TaK H He rrOrrOJIb30BaJICR xy)I{HM 3JIeKTpHqeCTBOM - H B 3TOT MOMeHT yBH,l1;eJI TyCKJIbIH CBeT B KOHlie rpyfisr.

OHH CMOTpeJIH na Hero H3-3a KYCTOB H OfiJIOMKOB 3,l1;aHHH. Tnasa HX fibIJIH HaCTOpO)l{eHbI, HO He 3JIbI, H BOPOqaJIHCb B lIIeJIRX rOJIOBHbIX rrJIaTKOB H B Y3KOM rrpOCTpaHCTBe Me)K.lJ:y IIIarrKaMH H OJIeHbHMH KYPTKaMH.

Cypranos Me,l1;JIeHHO CJIe3 C TeJIeXKH H rrOBepHYJICR xpyroxr nepezt B3rJIMOM 3THX rJIa3, rrOKa3bIBaR rrycrsre pyxa - TaK, na BCRKHH CJIyqaH. Torna KYCTbI BbIrrYCTHJIH ,l1;eBOqKY B nnarxe, H OHa, rrpHfiJIH3HBIIIHCb, xpenKO CXBaTHJIa ero aa pyxy, Bsrecre OHH C,l1;eJIaJIH nepssre IIIarH K JIIO,l1;RM.

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«EYKBa u, epsi' - 28-51, a B lIePKOBHOH asfiyxe 31-51, rJIaCHaR, COCTaB H3 0 H i, no-rcxry H HH O,l1;HO CJIOBO He MO)l{eT naxarsca C 3TOH fiYKBbI, KaK H C fie3rJIaCHOrO o. Eps oa epu ynanu C eopu. EYKBY bl CJIe,l1;yeT rrpOTHBOrrOCTaBJIRTb fiYKBaM U H l. Bee OHH aCCOIIHHPyIOTCR C rrpe,l1;CTaBJIeHHeM rJIaCHbIX xpannero nasnco-necnoro cyaccnna, HO C rrpHfiJIH)I{eHHeM cpezrHeH qaCTH R3bIKa BO pry,

TOJIKOBbIH CJIOBapb _)](JfBoro Bcnxxopyccxoro R3bIKa )1;aJIR. (1517 crpamnra 4 TOMa).

11, xaxaacs OT yxaca, 51 KPHqy: «hI! bl-srsr-srl».

3TO TaK ero 3BaJIH - hI. Bee noxpyr fibIJIO na «bl». TBep,l1;bIH MHp BOxpyr fistn blpr, a nefio nan HHM fibIJIO hIH.

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Ho MaJIbqHKa ,n:aBHO He 3BaJIH rro HMeHH.

qeJIOBeK co CTeKJIHHHbIMH rJIa3aMH 3BaJI ero 3H, xorna 6bIJI ,n:aJIeKO, H TbI - xorna OH CTOHJI 6JIH3KO. «TbI» - 6bIJIO xoponree CJIOBO, H eMY npaBHJIOCb, TOJIbKO ace paBHO 3TO 6bIJIO He ero HMH. CTeKJIHHHOrJIa3bIH rOBOPHJI, qTO hI - CMeIIIHoe HMH, HO MaJIbqHK )I(aJIeJI CTapHKa H He OTBeqaJI eMY, qTO CTeKJIHHHbIe rnasa, xoropsre TOT nanesaer C yrpa - ente CMeIIInee.

MaJIbqHK OTKJIHKaJICH H na TbI, H na 3H - sens 60JIbIIIe 3BaTb ero 6bIJIO HeKOMY, rrOTOMY qTO YMepJIH nee.

TOJIbKO qeJIOBeK CO CTeKJIHHHbIMH rJIa3aMH )I(HJI C HHM - BMeCTO naCTOH:rn;eH ceMbH. qeJIOBeK CO CTeKJIHHHbIMH rJIa3aMH rrpHIIIeJI B CTOH6H:rn;e ,n:aBHbIM-,n:aBHO, H MaJIbqHK yace He rrOMHHJI xorna.

Torna eute 6bIJIH )l(HBbI po,n:HTeJIH MaJIbqHKa, H eute HeCKOJIbKO ceMeH )I(HJIH PH,n:OM. IIoToM rrpHIIIJIa 60JIe3Hb, H see po,n:CTBeHHHKH MaJIbqHKa YIIIJIH H3 rnepztoro MHpa. Teneps OHH OCTaJIHCb nzmoev.

Bo BpeMH EOJIbIIIOH BOHHbI OTTaHJI rtert non 3eMJIeH. OH OTTaHJI TaM, na rore - H blpr OKa3aJICH OTpe3aH OT rrponea 3eMJIH. TaK rOBOpHJI qeJIOBeK CO CTeKJIHHHbIMH rJIa3aMH, HO MaJIbqHK Be)KJIHBO BepHJI eMY. IIoKa Y Hero ecrs blpr, ecrs fienecoe He60 nazt HHM, ecrs pexa - 60JIbIIIe He naao eMY HHqero.

HeT, ecrs, KOHeqHO, erne Tpy6a.

Bee ,n:eJIO B TOM, rOBOpHJI CTeKJIHHHOrJIa3bIH, qTO KOHqHJICH raa. ECJIH 6bI raa He KOHqHJICH, sztecs rro- npexnevy 6bIJIO 6bI MHoro JIIO,n:eH, KOTOpsre CHOBaJIH 6bI Me)l(.lJ:Y cenepou H IOrOM. Ho ras KOHqHJICH ente no BOHHbI, H MeCTHOCTb onycrcna, OCTaJIHCb crpanasre coopyxenaa, CMbICJI KOTOPbIX 6bIJI MaJIbqHKY nerronaren, H OCTaJICH rrOKHHYTbIH ropon.

I'opon zranno ysce paspynnorca - nen TOJIqKaMH, 6y,n:TO JIerKHMH yzrapaMH, BbI6HBaJI H3 3eMJIH csaa, 3aTeM ,n:oMa CKJIa,n:bIBaJIHCb, a rrOTOM non HHMH nozrraasana JI)')Ka.

CHoBa na ,n:OJIrHH ceaepnsni ,n:eHb npnxonano COJIHu;e, H OCTaTKH ,n:oMa YTHrHBaJIO na ,n:HO - H ,n:aJIbIIIe, BrJIy6b. A rrOTOM rrOHBJIHJIaCb pHCKa, MOX CMbIKaJICH nan 03epU;OM - 6y,n:TO H He 6bIJIO aaecs HHqero.

MaJIbqHK 3HaJI, qTO TaK nponcxonano, orroro qTO blpr )l(HBOH H OH TO)I(e ,n:OJI)l(eH rrHTaTbCH. A MO)l(eT, 3eMJIe 6bIJIO HHTepeCHO, qTO TaM, na rroBepXHOCTH, H BOT OHa rantnna BHYTPb BCHKoe - qT06bI JIyqIIIe paCCMOTpers.

TaK qeJIOBeK CO CTeKJIHHHbIMH rJIa3aMH ,n:eJIaJI, eCJIH 3a6bIBaJI rne-na- 6y,n:b CBOH CTeKJIHHHbIe rnasa. Torna OH BO,n:HJI HOCOM, ourynsrsaa nenra, H

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MOpraJI. Cnasana MaJIbqHK ,ll;YMaJI, qTO CTeKJlSIHHOrJIa3bIH XOPOIIIO HIOXaer, HO 3TO OKa3aJIOCb He TaK.

IIpoCTO 6e3 CBOHX CTeKJI.SIHHbIX rJIa3 OH Mor BH,ll;eTb TOJIbKO TaK.

Topon HCqe3aJI, noneprananca 60JIOTHbIM MXOM. JIec, KOTOPbIH B zterCTBe MaJIbqHKa CTO.SIJI na ropH30HTe, rrpH,ll;BHHYJIC.SI 6JIlDKe H ysce pOC na YJIHuaX 6bIBIIIero ropona.

~eJIOBeK co CTeKJI.SIHHbIMH rJIa3aMH HpaBHJIC.SI MaJIbqHKY, XOT.SI rrOJIb3bI OT Hero He 6bmo HHKaKoH. OH 6bm cJIa6, He YMeJI ynpanarsca C OJIeHeM. E,ll;HHCTBeHHoe, qTO OH HayqHJIC.SI zrenars, 3TO cofiapars arozry MOPOIIIKY. Ho MeIIIKH C .SIrO,ll;OH CTeKJI.SIHHOrJIa3bIH BOJIOK B CBOH orpOMHbIH ,ll;OM, B KOMHaTY, YCTaBJIeHHYIO CTeKJI.SIHHbIMH 6aHKaMH. TaM rraXJIO KHCJIbIM, KYPHJIC.SI HerrpH.SITHbIH ,ll;bIMOK.

CTeKJI.SIHHOrJIa3bIH 6bm KOMYHOM, HO KOJI,ll;YHOM HeBIDKHbIM - OH TOJIbKO H YMeJI, qTO npenpautars .SIrO,ll;Y-MoPOIIIKY B BO,ll;Y, KOTOPYIO MO)KHO 6bmo 3a)Keqb.

MaJIbqHK KaK-TO rrp060BaJI 3TY BO,ll;Y, HO eMY CTaJIO TaK IIJIOXO, KaK 6bIaaer B MOMeHT rrcpexona H3 raepnoro MHpa B uapcrno MepTBblx.

~eJIOBeK co CTeKJI.SIHHbIMH rJIa3aMH nonro 06'b.SICH.SIJI eMY, qTO MaJIbqHK npocro H3 ztpyroro rrJIeMeHH - orroro eMY He H.ll:eT srrpox q)')Koe narse. Hanpmrep, HH Y xoro H3 IIJIeMeHH MaJIbqHKa He pOCJIa 60po,ll;a, a BOT Y CTeKJI.SIHHOrJIa30rO 60po,ll;a fisrrra IIIHpOKa.SI, ,ll;JIHHHa.SI, pa3HOUBeTHa.SI: cepaa H )KeJITa.SI - H TO)Ke rraxna KHCJIbIM.

Haorna, asmaa rrpenpautemroa sonsr, ~eJIOBeK co CTeKJI.SIHHbIMH rna- 3aMH paCCKa3bIBaJI eMY rrpo ztpyrae nnesreaa. OH rOBOpHJI 06 orpOMHbIX npoapa-nnax ,ll;OMaX, 0 60JIbIIIHX rrrauax, xoropsre Be3JIH JIIO,ll;eH rro B03,ll;Yxy. OH rOBOpHJI eMY 0 )KeHm;HHax, qTO )KHBYT 6e3 zterea, H 0 ,ll;eT.SIX, qTO )KHBYT, He ,ll;06bIBa.SI ce6e xopxra.

B 3TO MaJIbqHK KaK pas BepHJI, rrOTOMY qTO, xorzta OH 6bm COBceM MaJIeHbKHH, oren B3.SIJI ero B rrYTeIIIeCTBHe K IO)KHbIM 60JIOTaM. 3TO 6bmH oaens nenpaarnsre MeCTa.

Bo BpeM.SI BOHHbI na ccnep rrOIIIeJI rrOTOK 6e)KeHueB - OHH IIIJIH C rora TOJIrraMH, HO see HCqe3JIH B 3THX 60JIOTax.

CeBepHbIH napozt 60.SIJIC.SI nonxomm, K TeM MeCTaM 6JIH3KO, rrOTOMY -rro, HCqe3aSI B TjJ.SICHHe, JIIO,ll;H KPli[qaJIH rrpOT.SI)KHO H rresansno - H He 6bmo rroTOM crrOKOHCTBHSI OT sroro 3B~. 3TO paCCKa3bIBaJIH see - H BOT, CrryCT.SI MHoro JIeT, MaJIbqHK C OmOM rrOeXaJIH na ior rrOCMOTjJeTh, KaK TaM H qTO. MaJIbqHK BH.ll:eJI na xosxax OCTaBIIIHeC.SI OT 6e)KeHueB crpannsre nenta - xpyrrrsre H 6JIeCT.SIm;He, COBceM HerrOH.SITHble H, Ha060pOT, romrsre B X03.SIHCTBe.

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Ho 60JIbIIIe ero rrOpa3RJIR TOTeMHbIe 3BepR RCqe3HYBIIIRX JIIO,ll;eH. OHR 6bIJIR cnenansr R3 yrrpyroro MaTepRaJIa - R He 6bIJIO cpezm HRX HR Me,ll;Be,ll;eH, HR OJIeHeH - TOJIbKO cTpaIIIHbIe YP0,ll;U;bI. O,ll;RH rrOJIOCaTbIH, ,ll;pyrOH C TOHKOH ,ll;JIRHHOH IIIeeH, TpeTRH C KPyrJIbIMR OrpOMHbIMR YIIIaMR.

MaJIbqRK B3.sIJI O,ll;HOrO - anepa B rrOJIOCaTbIX IIITaHax, C KpyrJIOH rOJIOBOH, orxyna TOpqaJI HOC, rrOXO)KRH na JIRIIIHIOIO PYKY RJIR nory,

IIo3TOMY MaJIbqRK BepRJI BceMY - orncro )Ke HeT? IIycKaH.

,l1,~e XOPOIIIO, qTO rne-ro )KRBYT 3TR JIIO,ll;R, HO erne JIyqIIIe, qTO OHR )KRBYT nanexo. M erne OH BCrrOMRHaJI 0 MY,ll;PbIX crapaxax, xoropsre BeJIeJIR 3aBaJIRTb KaMH.sIMR orpoxnroe )KepJIO Tpy6bI cpasy rrOCJIe roro, KaK rro Tpy6e K HRM norian qeJIOBeK CO CTeKJI.sIHHbIMR rJIa3aMR.

CTeKJI.sIHHOrJIa3bIH npaexan na TeJIe)KKe, ,ll;BRraBIIIeHC.sI BHYTPR Tpyfisr, R ztonro 6bIJI rrOXO)K na qeJIOBeKa, JIRIIIeHHOro ,ll;yIIIR.

TOJIbKO rrOTOM OH rrpRIIIeJI B cefia R BHeIIIHe CTaJI rrOXO)K ua qeJIOBeKa cenepa, TeM 60JIee qTO ero paCCKa3aM rrpo IO)KHYIO )KR3Hb HRKTO He BepRJI. CTpaIIIHO 6bIJIO rronyuars, qTO BCJIe,ll; aa HRM rrpanyr 3TR 3BepR - C ,ll;JIRHHbIMR IIIe.sIMR, rrOJIOCaTbIe, R caMbIH CTpaIIIHbIH - cepsra, TOJICTbIH, C ,ll;JIRHHbIM HOCOM nocpczra MOP,ll;bI, rrOXO)KRM na rr.sITYIO nory,

M O,ll;RH MaJIbqRK CJIYIIIaJI paccxassr qeJIOBeKa CO CTeKJI.sIHHbIMR rnasaMR, 6Y,ll;TO CKa3KR 0 cyrnecrnax ,l1,aJIbHerO MRpa, TO ecrs napcrna MepTBbIX.

B 3TY BeCHY MbICJIR 0 rore ocofiemro TpeBO)KRJIR MaJIbqRKa rro RMeHR hI. qTO-TO rrpORCXO,ll;RJIO C HRM - OH CMOTpeJI, KaK OJIeHb noxpsrsaer casrKY, KaK 6bIOTC.sI rpyzrsro ztpyr 0 zrpyra rrTRU;bI, R eMY 6bIJIO CJIa,ll;KO R rpeBO)KHO. OH 6Y,ll;TO 3HaJI, He nponepaa CRJIKR, 3HaJI nanepnaxa, qTO rrOHMaH 60JIbIIIOH aneps.

CTeKJI.sIHHOrJIa3bIH TOJIbKO YJIbI6aJIC.sI, Ha6JIIO,ll;a.sI aa HRM - OH rOBOPRJI, qTO 3Ta 60JIe3Hb nanno aanacaaa B xnarax KOJI,ll;YHOB 60JIbIIIOrO MRpa, xoropsre rrOHRMaIOT R B 3Bep.sIX, R B JIIO,ll;.sIX. CTeKJI.sIHHOrJIa3bIH rOBOpRJI 3TO R XJIorraJI cefia rro 6oKaM, R306p~a.sI Me,ll;Be,ll;.sI, croantero na saztHRX nanax.

MaJIbqRK He 06R)KaJIC.sI R ace pasno CJIYIIIaJI ero BHRMaTeJIbHO. OzmaKO MaJIbqRKa rryrana orposnrsre R306p~eHR.sI )KeHru;RH, BRceBIIIRe na CTenax KOMHaTbI CTeKJI.sIHHOrJIa30rO - 3TR )KeHru;RHbI 6bIJIR pasnersr R MaHRJIR MaJIbqRKa rransnaaa. Ilpasna, OH BR,ll;eJI, qTO 3TR )KeHru;RHbI HeMoru;HbI, xyztsr R He roznrsr HR K poztan, HR K pafiore,

Haorna eMY XOTeJIOCb nocjaorperr., ecrr, JIR OHR na caMOM ztene - 3aJIe3Tb B Tpy6y R yexars na TeJIe)KKe CTeKJI.sIHHOrJIa30rO npoxs, na IOr. Ho rnepnsra MRp MO)KeT nponacrs, eCJIR He OCTaHeTC.sI B HeM nnxoro.

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OH CBepHeTC5I, KaK JUlCTOqeK B orne, HJIH C'heCT ero B O,n:HH KYC enpaxxa.

II03ToMY MaJIhqHK TOJIhKO CJIyrnaJI na 3arrOMHHaJI paCCKa3hI KOJI,n:YHa.

Ho reneps nee KOHqaJIOCh.

CTeKJI5IHHOrJIa3hIM 3a60JIeJI - OH ysce He BhIXO,n:HJI H3 KOMHaThI co CBOHMH CTeKJI5IHHhIMH 6aHKaMH, H MaJIhqHK nanan HOCHTh eMY eny.

EOJIhHOM CTaJI roaopars see 6hICTpee, Merna51 CJIOBa H yrroTpe6JI5I5I re, KOTOPhIX MaJIhqHK He Mor rrOH5ITh. CTeKJI5IHHOrJIa3hIM TO y6e)l(.lJ:aJI MaJIhqHxa, qTO )KHTh B blpre xoporno, qTO 3TO csacrse - rrpoxnrt, )KH3Hh szrecs, HHKY,n:a He OTJIyqa5lCh. M TYT )Ke naaan rrpOKJIHHaTh blpr, npcrasopesa caMOMY ce6e.

MaJIhqHK rrOH5IJI: BpeM5I CTeKJI5IHHOrJIa30rO HCTOHqaeTC5I. Korna KOJI,n:yH rOBopHT 0 TOM, qTO MHp eMY Ha,lI,OeJI, TO 60rH rrovoraror eMY, KaKHM 6hI ,n:YPHhIM KOJI,n:YHOM OH HH 6hIJI. CTeKJI5IHHOrJIa30rO CTaJIO ncxraoro )KaJIh - H MaJIhqHK ztaxe peuran nonapars eMY O,n:HY ztynry.

Y JIIO,n:eM rora, ,n:a)Ke KOJI,n:YHOB, 6hIJIa ncero oznra ztynra, H 60rH safiapaJIH ee rrOCJIe CMepTH.

A BOT Y JIIO,n:eM cenepa 6hIJIO ceMh ztym - He MHoro H He MaJIO, a B caMhIM paa.

M c-rer ,n:yrnaM 6hIJI TaKoM .

.l1.yrna hIc ,n:OJI)KHa 6hIJIa crrarr, C MaJIhqHKOM B MOrHJIe, xorna OH YMper, OHa ,n:OJI)KHa 6hIJIa qHCTHTh ero MepTBoe TeJIO, ofieperaru ero OT rropqH. M eCJIH qeJIOBeKa cesepa rrOXOpOH5IT HerrpaBHJIhHO, TO ztyma hIc npnzter K )KHBhIM H B03hMeT C C060M CTOJIhKO BeqHhIX pa60THHKOB H3 qHCJIa ceMhH, CKOJIhKO eM H~O.

A ztyma hIT, BTOPa51 ero ztyma, ynecer MaJIhqHKa BHH3 rro pexe, K MOPID - OHa rrOXO)Ka na MaJIeHhKYIO JIo,n:OqKY. TaM, rne KOHqaeTC5I pexa, u;apCTBO MepTBhlx BhIXO,n:HT CBOHMH JIeMHhIMH 60KaMH na-rrozr 3eMJIH Hap)')KY.

TpeTh51 ztyura, ztynra hIM - rrOXO)Ka na xoxrapa, qTO )KHBeT B rOJIOBe MaJIhqHKa H YJIeTaeT H3 nee BO BpeM5I CHao MMeHHO rr03TOMY naoma MaJIhqHKY CH5ITC5I rrpHqy,n:JIHBhle CHhI, rzte CBepKalOT na COJIHu;e rrpospaxnsrc ztoMa H Me)l(.lJ:y HHMH XO,n:51T orposmsre 3BepH - H cpezra HHX TOJICThIM sneps C ,n:JIHHHhIM HOCOM, rrOXO)KHM na naryro nory,

MaJIhqHK BH,n:HT CHhI TOJIhKO rrOTOMY, qTO MaJIeHhKHM KOMap JIeTHT nan 3eMJIeM H noxsro MaJIhqHK rJI5I,n:HT ero rJIa3aMH.

A xersepraa ztyura rro HMeHH hIH )KHBeT B BOJIOCax. Orroro, eCJIH y xeJIOBeKa BhIJIe3JIH BOJIOChI, TO, 3HaqHT, )KH3Hh ero B blpre 3aKOHqHJIaCh.

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Ho ,n:eTeH Y nero noxa HeT, nerrs uexoro B3HTh B )KeHhI, a CTeKJIHHHOrJIa3hIH ~e CKa3aJI ,n:aBHhIM-,n:aBHO, qTO C HMM 3aBeCTM zterea HeJIh3H.

Bee paBHO MaJIhqMK XOTeJI ornars eMY O,n:HY ,n:YIIIY, M BOT reneps OH naxan IIIenTaTh B YMMpalOmee MOpmMHMCToe yxo of 3TOM.

Ho rrpcxne MaJIhqMK XOTeJI Y3HaTh, ecrr, JIM na rore fiOJIhIIIaH pexa, rexyutaa na cenep. OH 3HaJI, qTO ,n:YIIIa-JIo,n:Ka He npoiiner no fiOJIOTaM - M pexa na rore, no CJIOBaM CTeKJIHHHOrJIa30rO, fihIJIa. IIoTOM OH erne paa YTOqHMJI, rrpanna JIM, qTO MHorMe JIlO,n:M na tore CTpMryT BOJIOChI, HeKOTOpsre ,n:~e fipeiorca.

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fJIaBHOe, rOBOpMJI qeJIOBeK CO CTeKJIHHHhIMM rJIa3aMM, TaM HeT csofio,n:hI - M CHOBa HaqMHaJI IIJIaKaTh.

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IIo,n:YJI no KOMHaTe serep, C IIIOPOXOM uepefiapaa fiYM~hIe KapTMHKM, pa3BeIIIeHHhIe na crenax, ynana, nonnpsrrnyna M nOKaTMJIaCh xyzra-ro nYCTaH fianxa OT npeapantennon BO,n:hI.

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E,n:MHCTBeHHhIH OCTaBIIIMHCH non fieJIeChIM HefioM rnepnoro MMpa qeJIOBeK 3a,n:YMaJICH.

Bee, qTO OH 3HaJI reneps 0 MMpe, n03BOJI.HJI0 cnenars npaBMJIhHhIH BhIfiop. IIoKa qeJIOBeK )l{MB, ero .n:YIIIa ,n:BM)KeTCH, XOTH 3TO HaM M He BM,n:HO: onna .n:YIIIa, KaK rens ofinaxa neramero nan blprosr, ztpyraa - KaK rens nTMUhI, TPeThH - KaK reus OJIeHH. IIoKa ,n:B~CH .n:YIIIM, ,n:BM)KeTCH M qeJIOBeK. ,l1;eTM ,n:OJDKHhI fihITh pO)K.l1:eHhI, M qeJIOBeqhM ,n:YIIIM ,n:OJI)KHhI COBepIIIMTh

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B norrypaapyurenncv 3aJIe, cpenn XeJIe3HhIX IlIKa<pOB H HerrOHHTHhIX KpaHOB, nepen HHM OTKphIJIaCh xepnaa zrsrpa, nezrymaa na ror, ITo HH3Y Tpyfisr IIIJIH pcnscsr ,ll;JIH TeJIe)KKH pcnorrrnoro pofiora, MaJIhqHK 3aJIHJI B OrpOMHhIH 6aK BCIO npespameanyro H3 aronsr MOPOiliKH sony, OCTaBHB KOMYHY TOJIhKO oznry 6YThIJIh.

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A erne pansme rrpOR30IIIJIa PeBOJIIOUR5I, KOTOPYIO BaJIeHTRHa rrpaxrnqeCKR He rrOMHRJIa. Torna OHa fibIJIa COBceM MaJIeHbKoM: eM RCrrOJIHRJIOCb scero ,n:eC5ITb, a CeMqaC - oro! - ueJIbIX rpanannars. 113 Tex spesrea OHa rrOMHRJIa TOJIbKO ouryutenae JIerKOrO, HO rrOCT05lHHOrO ronona na erne TO, qTO nee soxpyr fibIJIO cepsnr R rp5l3HbIM, R MaMa C nanon IIIerrOTOM pyraJIRCb na KYXHe, xorna ,n:YMaJIR, qTO OHa cnar, a ee MJIa)];IIIRM fipar Tpoaep HOqaMR narrponer TOHeHbKo, BR3rJIRBO KPRqaJI, R OT sroro KpRKa caxa BaJIeHTRHa roxe rrOCT05lHHO 3JIRJIaCb.

HOBbIM KRHOTeaTp fibIJI BeJIRKOJIerreH. OH Ka3aJIC5I BaJIeHTRHe JIyqIIIRM R3 acex BR,n:eHHbIx eIO qy,n:ec. OHa R npyrae ,n:eBOqKR satipanacs na O,n:RH R3 norrsennsrx fiaJIKOHOB R Ha)l(RMaJIR KHorrKR no Tex rrop, noxa OH He B3MbIJI nnepx (ax, KaK rpOMKO OHR 3aBR3)1(aJIR rrpn 3TOM!) R He rrpRqaJIRJI K onpezreneanoxy MeCTY non caMbIM KYrrOJIOM. Ilpasna, C TaKOM BbICOTbI CMOTpeTb na 3KpaH fibIJIO He OqeHb-TO yztofino, 3aTO OHR MOrJIR CqRTaTb JIbICRHbI na rOJIOBaX I'epoen PeBOJIIOURR, xoropsre cR,n:eJIR na no-rermax MeCTax BHR3Y R cepseano KRBaJIR ztpyr ztpyry B O)I(R,n:aHRR <pRJIbMa, RJIR noncaarpaaars aa MaJIbqRIIIKaMR, xcropsre rrJIeBaJIR BHR3 KOMOqKaMR )l(eBaHOM fiYMarR. Pa3YMeeTC5I, nonotinsre IIIaJIOCTR 3aCJIYXRBaJIR casroro

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cepseanoro nopnnanaa, O,n:HaKO HMKaKOrO spena OHM He rrpMHOCMJIM:

CTpeMMTeJIbHble P060TbI-y60pIIJ;MKM, rrapMBIIIMe non KyrrOJIOM, nepexnarsrBaJIM «cnapansrs na JIeTY, TaK qTO HM O,n:MH M3 HMX He ,n:OCTMr u;eJIM M He rrOTpeBO)KMJI 3pMTeJIeR.

CaMM <pMJIbMbI BaJIeHTMHe He oc06eHHO rrOHpaBMJIMCb. ITepBbIR M3 HMX M BOBce 6bIJI rrOCBHIIJ;eH PeBOJIIOU;MM - ~ 0 qeM 0 qeM, a 06 3TOM BaJIeHTMHa 3HaJIa ,n:OCTaTOqHO. Bo-uepuux, B IIIKOJIe TOJIbKO 06 3TOM M rOBOpMJIM. Bo- BTOPbIX, ee po,n:MTeJIM... CKOJIbKO pas OHM YCa)KMBaJIM ee nepezt KOMrrblOTepHbIM 3KpaHOM, qT06bI «paccxaaars 0 PeBOJIIOU;MM», rro nceii BM,n:MMOCTM rronaraa 3TO CBOMM CBHIIJ;eHHbIM ,n:OJIrOM M 06H3aHHOCTblO rrcrrocpcncrscnrrsrx yqacTHMKOB C06bITMR.

3TO, arrpoxew, 6bIJI ,n:aJIeKO He Xy,n:IIIMR BapMaHT, rrOTOMY qTO na caMOM ztene po,n:MTeJIM He CTOJIbKO paCCKa3bIBaJIM, CKOJIbKO MrpaJIM C HeR B 06pa30BaTeJIbHYlO KOMrrblOTepHYIO arpy, B KOTOPOR BaJIeHTMHa ~e zroBOJIbHO HerrJIOXO opMeHTMpOBaJIaCb. Bo BCHKOM cnysae, OHa cpasy Y3HaJIa rrOKa3aHHbIR B <pMJIbMe I'opon - OH MaJIO qeM OTJIMqaJICH OT BMpTyaJIbHOR Mo,n:eJIM ,n:opeBOJIIOU;MOHHoro ropozta, KOTOPbIR OHa BM,n:eJIa B nrpe, passe qTO rexcrypa 6bIJIa nesnroro ztpyroa. ITo arpe eR 6bIJIa 3HaKOMa M TaHU;YIOIIJ;aH noxoztonxa nepcoaaxek, M fiaransmae cuensr, M ztaxe BHyIIIaIOIIJ;Me yxac 30M6M, rrOHBJIeHMe KOTOPbIX B KOHeqHOM csere M rrpMBeJIO K PeBOJIIOU;MM.

KaK M 60JIbIIIMHCTBO CBepCTHMKOB, BaJIeHTMHa He COMHeBaJIaCb: 6e3 30M6M PeBOJIIOU;MH naxorna 6bI He COBepIIIMJIaCb. 30M6M3M 6bIJI 60JIe3- nsro, He06xo,n:MMOCTb 60Pb6bI C pacrrpocrpanenaejr KOTOPOR B KOHu;e KOHU;OB CTaJIa ,n:OMMHMpylOIIJ;MM <paKTopOM, rrepeBeCMBIIIMM nee OCTaJIbHble C006pa)KeHMH. TPM rrpaBMTeJIbCTBa 06eIIJ;aJIM rOpO)KaHaM CHM3MTb nensr na JIeKapCTBa OT 30M6M3Ma - M nee TpM He cnepxana CJIOBO, HaTKHYBIIIMCb na ynopnoe corrpOTMBJIeHMe <papMau;eBTMqeCKOR KOMrraHMM. )1,eJIO ,n:OIIIJIO zto roro, qTO o,n:Ha)K.IJ:bI 30M6M BOPBaJIMCb na aaceztanne Ka6MHeTa MMHMCTPOB, pa30pBaJIM na KYCKM TPOMX qJIeHOB napnasrenra M 3apa3MJIM eIIJ;e cesrepsrx, IToCJIe aroro passapennaa TOJIrra rrpOCTbIX rpaxnan BbIBOJIOKJIa )KeHIIJ;MHy-rrpeMbepa M3 ee Ka6MHeTa, rrocanana B 60qKY, B CTeHKM KOTOPOR 6bIJIM B6MTbI cransnsre rB03,n:M OCTpMHMM BHYTPb, M, CKaTMB 3Ty 60qxy K Ha6epe)KHOR, 6pOCMJIa B pexy. Y)KaCHaH cxeprs, HO BaJIeHTMHa He MOrJIa 0 HeR He ,n:YMaTb, KaK HeB03MO)KHO He rporars KOHqMKOM H3bIKa 60JIbHOR 3y6.

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MR B3RJI na R rrOCTpORJI B Topone HeCKOJIbKO rocynapcrnensrx cPapMau;eBTRqeCKRX 3aBO,n:OB, rrpOR3BO,n:RBIIIRX OrpOMHOe KOJIRqeCTBO ,n:eIIIeBbIX Ta6- JIeTOK, BaKU;RH R nmpauen, 3TOT MOMeHT CTaJI rrepeJIOMHbIM; BrrOCJIe,n:CTBRR rrpOR3BO,n:CTBO ztpyrax )l(H3HeHHbIX 6JIar 6bIJIO TOJIbKO BOrrpOCOM npeMeHR - npaxex osens He60JIbillOrO BpeMeHR. ,l1,OBOJIbHO CKOPO BCe He06xo,n:RMOe CTaJIO rrpOR3BO,n:RTbCR HerrOCpe,n:CTBeHHO na MeCTe: rrORBRJIRCb ztemeasre MaTpRKaTbI cPRJIbMOB, MY3bIKaJIbHbIX aanaceii, TeX )Ke JIeKapCTB, )KRJIbIX 3,n:aHRM, aBTOM06RJIeM R BCerO OCTaJIbHOrO. 3TO R 6bIJIa RCTRHHaR PeBOJIIOU;RR, KOTOpaR, KaK CqRTaJIa BaJIeHTRHa, OKa3aJIaCb B 06rn:eM -TO HerrJIOXOM IIITYKOM ,n:JIR BCeX, eCJIR He CqRTaTb HeCqaCTHOM )KeHrn:RHbI - rrpcsrscpa, rrOCa)KeHHOM B 60qOHOK C rB03,n:RMR, zta HeCKOJIbKRX airre-nuax MarHaTOB.

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IIocJIe nroporo ceanca BaJIeHTRHa R ee nonpyra orrYCTRJIR nnardropMy-6aJIKOH R OTrrpaBRJIRCb K 6YcPeTY, rne rro cnysaio OTKpbITRR CRRIOrn:Re BJIa,n:eJIbU;bI KRHOTeaTpa 6eCrrJIaTHO paanasana 3pRTeJIRM III 0 KOJIa,n:, TPOMnsre C3H,n:BRqR, rrRpO)KKR C PbI60M, 6YTbIJIKR C TeMHbIM rrRBOM ,n:JIR B3pOCJIbIX R )KeCTRHKR C 6Y3RHHOM IIIRrryqKoM ,n:JIR nerea. B 6YcPeTe BaJIeHTRHa 3aMeTRJIa oznroro CRMrraTRqHOrO MaJIbqRKa, KOTOPbIM yxacno HpaBRJICR JIR3e. OH KaK pa3 npoxozran MRMO, R BaJIeHTRHa, BOCrrOJIb30BaBIIIRCb czrysaexr, TaK JIOBKO rroncrasana eMY HO)KKY, qTO OH 6YKBaJIbHO ynan B JIR3RHbI 06'bRTRR. 3TO 6bIJIO yxacno CMeIIIHO, R nonpyrn TaK XOXOTaJIR, qTO ensa ycnena BepHYTbCR na CBOR MeCTa.

Ho TOJIbKO HaqaJICR TpeTRM cPRJIbM, KaK R306pa)KeHRe na axpane saMepJIO, B 3aJIe BcrrbIXHYJI CBeT R na cneny nepen 3KpaHOM rro,n:HRJICR O,n:RH R3 nnanensuen KRHOTeaTpa. B pyxax OH ztepxan M06RJIbHbIM TeJIecPOH, KOTOPbIM, rrOXO)Ke, 6bIJI KaKRM-TO 06pa30M nonxmoxen K 3BYKOycRJIRTeJIbHOM annaparype KRHOTeaTpa.

- Ilpoury Baillero BHRMaHRR, TOBapRrn:R! - CKa3aJI OH. - HaM TOJIbKO qTO C006rn:RJIR: I'opon nonneprca narranenaio HaIIIRX 3aKJIRTbIX nparon. OHR yxe 60M6RJIR BOCTOqHbIM KBapTaJI, MHoro HaIIIRX corpaxnan norafiJIO. B 6JIR)KaMillee BpeMR O)KR,n:aeTcR eute ozma 60M6ap,n:RpoBKa ...

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JIR3a xpenxo CTRCHYJIa pyxy BaJIeHTRHhI.

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- OHa rrozryxaer, qTO ThI CO MHOH, B fie30rraCHOCTR, - OTBeTRJIa BaJIeHTRHa, B CBOlO oxepem, ofiHRMa51 noztpyry. - MJIR, eCJIR XOqeIIIh, 51 OCTaHYCh snccs, C TofioH, R nycrs MOR rrarra R MaMa roace BOJIHYlOTC51!

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BJIe,n:HhIe R MOJIqaJIRBhIe, OHR IIIaraJIR B Me,n:JIeHHO TeKYmeH TOJIrre, KOTOpaa crrycxanacs rro JIeCTHRuaM cnaxana B UOKOJIhHhIH srax, 3aTeM B noztBaJI, rrOTOM B pacrrOJIOXeHHOe erne HRxe yfiexRme. Ha axone B Hero erne O,n:RH CTaphIH I'epoa PeBOJIlOURR paananan npornaoraasr. Korna nonomna oxepem, zreno-rex, CTapRKY rrpRIIIJIOCh OTrrpaBRThC51 B KJIa,n:OBYlO, qTofihI OThICKaTh rrporaeoraasr ztercxoro pasuepa, a BaJIeHTRHa C JIR30H OCTaJIRCh x,n:aTh, noxa OH BepHeTc51.

- 3H, BaJIhKa, BaJI51! .. ThI 3aqeM snecs? OTrrpaBJI51HC51 - xa ,n:OMOH R He 3aHRMaH qyxoe MeCTO!.. - KpRKHyJIa eH TRHa, eute oznra nenoxxa, C KOTOPOH BaJIeHTRHa ,n:PYXRJIa na rrpOIIIJIOH nenene. OT KpRKa JIRUO TRHhI rrOKpaCHeJIO R CTaJIO yacacno HeKpaCRBhIM. - 3Ta nensouxa XRBeT B noMe HarrpOTRB! - npoztonxana BhIKpRKRBaTh OHa, rrOKa3hIBaH na CBOlO

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6bIBIIIyro nonpyry nansnesr. - BM,ll;MTe, KaKaH 3Ta BaJIbKa 3rOMCTKa?! TOJIbKO 0 ce6e M ,ll;YMaeT! Y HMX B ,ll;OMe ecrs CBOe yfieaonue, HO OHa He XOqeT ryna M,ll;TM. OHa 6Y,ll;eT 3aHMMaTb MeCTO snecs, a ee TOBapMIIJ;M nycrs OCTaIOTCH na YJIMu;e, non 60M6aMM!'.

Tepoa, BepHYBIIIMMCH C Kopo6KOM ,ll;eTCKMX rrpOTMBora30B, )KeCTOM BeJIeJI TMHe 3aMOJIqaTb M CYPOBO rrOCMOTpeJI na BaJIeHTMHY.

- 3TO rrpaB,ll;a, neuosxa? - CrrpOCMJI OH.

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fOJIOC M BM,ll; Y Hero 6bIJIM TaKMMM, qTO BaJIeHTMHa rrOHHJIa: cnopars 6eCrrOJIe3HO. IIOBepHYBIIIMCb, OHa CTaJIa Me,ll;JIeHHO rrO,ll;HMMaTbCH rro JIeCTnaue. Ee TO M zteno TOJIKaJIM JIIO,ll;M, HarrpaBJIHBIIIMeCH B y6e)KMIIJ;e nozt KMHOTeaTpoM, HO B KOHu;e KOHU;OB BaJIeHTMHa OKa3aJIaCb na ynmre. Ee ,ll;OM ,ll;eMCTBMTeJIbHO 6bIJI COBceM PH,ll;OM, HO BMeCTO roro, qTo6bI 6e)KaTb K HeMy CO acex nor, OHa aaxepna B HepeIIIMTeJIbHOCTM. Topon, KOTOPbIM BaJIeHTMHa 3HaJIa C ztercrna, M3MeHMJICH caMbIM pa3MTeJIbHbIM o6pa30M seero aa HeCKOJIbKO MMHyT. YJIMU;bI, B 3TOT nac 06bIqHO O)KMBJIeHHbIe M IIIYMnsre, CJIOBHO 3aMepJIM B HarrpH)KeHHOM O)KM,ll;aHMM M 6bIJIM COBepIIIeHHO 6e3JIIO,ll;HbI. B03,ll;YIIIHbIe 3KMrr~M KY,ll;a-TO MCqe3JIM, M nan MOCTOBbIMM rrOBMCJIa TMIIIMHa, OT KOTOPOM ztaxe nesororo 3BeHeJIO B YIIIax - TaK 6bInaer, xorna BKJIIOqMIIIb My3bIKY B pa,ll;MOHaYIIIHMKax xepecsyp rpOMKO. 3TO 6bIJIO HaCTOJIbKO CTpaHHO, qTO C ry6 BaJIeHTMHbI COPBaJICH KOPOTKMM CMeIIIOK. Ho HeT, He CMeIIIHO 6bIJIO BaJIeHTMHe, a cTpaIIIHo!..

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MHJIJUIOH OCKOJIKOB, xoropsre ,n:O)l()l;eM nocsmanacs na MOCTOBYIO. IIoToM BCe ra xe CHJIa 6pOCHJIa ee BHH3, H 60JIhIIIe Banenrana HHqerO He rrojaHHJIa.

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Ha CJIe,n:YlOmHH ,n:eHh rrOCJIe naxana ocazrsr spa-r BXHBHJI Banenrnne MHHHaTlOpHhIH CJIYXOBOH armapar H BeJIeJI npaxoznrn, ,n:mI 3aMeHhI fiarapeHKH JIeT srepea ,n:eC.SITh. OHa erma rrOqYBCTBOBarra, KaK KpOIIIeqHOe YCTPOHCTBO CKOJIh3HYJIO non KOXY, ornraxo KaK TOJIhKO OHO oxasanocs TaM, oxpyxaronrae 3BYKH, xoropsre rrOCJIe B3phIBa Banenrana cnsnuana CJIOBHO CKB03h TOJICThIH CJIOH BaThI, rrpH06peJIH rrpcxmoro OTqeTJIHBOCTh H naxe crana erne 60JIee .SICHhIMH - COBceM KaK B KHHOTeaTpe.

Teneps, xorna K HeH BepHYJIC.SI CJIYX, Banerrrana CHOBa MOrJIa pasrosapanars. IIepBhIM ,n:eJIOM OHa CXBaTHJIa orua sa PYKH H BOCKJIHKHYJIa:

- 0, rrarra, KHHOTeaTp!. . .H caxa BH,n:eJIa - TaM 6hIJIO CTOJIhKO JIIO,n:eH!

Beznrsre, 6e,n:Hhle, qTO C HHMH cranoz!..

- CrraCaTeJIhHa.SI KOMaH,n:a pasofipana aanansr H BCKphIJIa y6e)KHme xepe3 ,n:eC.SITh qaCOB rrOCJIe aTaKH, - OTBeTHJI oren. OH naxorna He cxpsman OT zroncpx rrpaszry H He crapanca ee rro,n:CJIaCTHTh, XOT.SI MaMe H He npaBHJIOCh, qTO oren paaronapanaer C BarreHTHHOH KaK co B3POCJIOH. - IIoJIOBHHa JIIO,n:eH 3a,n:OXHYJIaCh OT He,n:OCTaTKa noaztyxa - HaCOChI H BeHTHJI.SIUHOHHhle IIIaXThI 6hIJIH nospexnensr, H yfiexcuue oxasanocs HarJIYXO aaxynopeno. Bee, KTO OCTarrC.SI B XHBhIX, Haxo,n:.SITC.SI ceii-rac B 60JIhHHue.

Banenrnna He CMOrJIa cnepxars CJIe3.

- Be,n:Ha.SI, 6e,n:Ha.SI JIH3a!.. - BCXJIHrrhIBarra OHa. Mars B3.SIJIa ee aa nneso.

- C JIH30H nee B nopanxe, - cxasana OHa. - TBO.SI nonpyxxa XHBa.

OHa caaa rrpOCHJIa, qT06hI MhI cxasana refie 06 3TOM, KaK TOJIhKO CMOxeM 3TO cztenars.

YCJIhlIIIaB 3TH CJIOBa, Banenrnna sannaxana eme CHJIhHee, HO reneps OHa ymafianacr, CKB03h CJIe3hI, H Tpoaep, CH,n:eBIIIHH Y MaTepH na KOJIeH.SIX, osananemro rrornazten na nee. Kasanocs, OH He snan, TO JIH eMY sannaxare BMeCTe C ceCTpOH, TO JIH npcxonaars, H Banenrana MaIIIHHarrhHO noutexorana eMY XHBOTHK KOHqHKaMH nansnen. YJIOBKa cpafiorana:

MarrhIlli 3aYJIhI6arrc.SI, cOBepIIIeHHo 3a6hIB 0 TOM, qTO eute He,n:aBHO OH 6hIJI rOTOB nornrsrrs pes.

M3 rrOJIHKJIHHHKH OHH OTrrpaBHJIHCh ,n:OMOH netnxoxr, XOT.SI rryrs 6hIJI He6JIH3KHH. Merpo He pafiorano, JIeTOM06HJIH no-npexrreay OCTaBarrHCh rrpHKOBaHhI K 3eMJIe. Mnorne ztoxra, MHMO KOTOPhIX OHH npoxomota, rrpeBpaTHJIHCh B rpynsr me6H.SI H CTeKJI.SIHHhIX OCKOJIKOB, H 6pHra,n:hI P060TOB

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KOrrOllUIJUICh B pa3BaJUlHaX, paatiapaa 3aBaJIhI, qTOfihI rrorrsrra'rsca BOCCTaHOBMTh 3,n;aHMR. BaJIeHTMHa CMOTpeJIa na HMX M raztana, KaK ,n;OJIrO rrpo,n;JIMTCR BOHHa ...

TOJIhKO na CJIe,n;ylOrn;MH ,n;eHh OHa Y3HaJIa, qTO non pa3BaJIMHaMM KMHOrearpa rrorntina TMHa. 3Ta HOBOCTh HaCTOJIhKO rrOTpRCJIa BaJIeHTMHY, qTO ee BhIPBaJIO. Koe-xax YMhIBIIIMCh, OHa yfie)l{aJIa B CBOIO KOMHaTY, sanepJIaCh na 3aMOK M nnaxana, YTKHYBIIIMCh JIMU;OM B rro,n;YIIIKY, no rex rrop rroxa He 3aCHYJIa.

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llepe3 TpM ,n;HR rrOCJIe rraxana ocansr MaMa YIIIJIa na cPPOHT.

- He cMeH!.. - KPMqaJI eH oren, - ThI CrrRTMJIa, )l{eHrn;MHa? Bens Y retia zmoe MaJIeHhKMX nerea!

Ero JIMU;O nofiarpoacno OT rncsa, KYJIaKM C)I{MMaJIMCh M pa3)1{MMaJIMCh.

Tpoaep HMqerO He rrOHMMaJI, HO BOrrMJI TaK, qTO BaJIeHTMHe 3aXOTeJIOCh mapnart, M3- nozt KO)l{M CJIYXOBoe YCTPOHCTBO M pacrorrrars. I'nasa Y MaMhI roxce fihIJIM KpaCHhI, HO rOJIOC 3ByqaJI rnepno.

- 51 ,n;OJI)I{Ha, Tapansn, M ThI caM OTJIMqHO 3TO 3HaeIIIh. Bezrs 51 YXO)l{Y He rrpOCTO na cPPOHT - 51 nzry aauramars HaIII PO,n;HOH Topon. 51 nyxna I'opony, HyxHa MOMM corpaxnanasc. llTo CTaHeT C HaIIIMMM ,n;eThMM, eCJIM HMKTO He fiy,n;eT cpaxarscx aa HMX?

- A MHe Ka)l{eTCR, ThI rrpOCTO JIlOfiMIIIh aoenars, - CKa3aJI rrarra C rope-rsto. - ThI, KaK HapKOMaHKa, HaCTOJIhKO rrpMBhIKJIa K fiopsfie, qTO yxe fiea sroro He MO)l{eIIIh.

Maxa IIIarHYJIa snepen M cynyna eMY non HOC JIeBYIO PYKY.

- 51 - HapKOMaHKa?! BOT 3HaqMT, KaK ThI ofio MHe ,n;YMaeIIIh? ..

MM3MHeu; M fie3hIMRHHhIH nansusr na ee JIeBOH pyxe fihIJIM M3YBeqeHhI M He pasrafianacs no KOHu;a. Ha rraMRTM BaJIeHTMHhI TaK fihIJIO ncerna, Korna OHa CrrpOCMJIa y MaTepM, oruero 3TO, ra rrpOM3HeCJIa CTpaIIIHoe CJIOBO - «KOCTOJIOMhI». TaK pansure Ha3hIBaJIM rrOJIMu;eHCKMX.

- ITo-TBoeMY, 51 K 3mOMY rrpMBhIKJIa, na, Tapansn? HeT, 51 nzry cpa-

)l{aThCR, rrOTOMY qTO He safisrna, qTO raxoe xccrs, MyxeCTBO M JIlOfiOBh K pozrane, XOTR ThI, nanepnoe, ,n;YMaeIIIh, qTO 3TM xasecrna ,n;aBHO BhIIIIJIM M3 MO,n;hI. If 51 He ztorryury, qTofihI M3-3a TBoeH TpyCOCTM HaIIIM ztera OKa3aJIMCh onosopensr. 51 M,n;y cpaxarsca aa acex Hac, I'apansn! If aa retia, Me)I{,l1;y npo-rau, roxce ...

ITarra He HaIIIeJICR C OTBeTOM M MOJIqaJI rro-rra uenyro MMHyTy. TeM BpeMeHeM MaMa xpenxo rrOu;eJIOBaJIa ,n;eTeH B nof M BhIIIIJIa M3 KBapTMphI, 3aXJIOrrHYB aa COfiOH zmeps. ITarra, BaJIeHTMHa M nee erne BCXJIMrrhIBaBIIIMH Tpoaep OCTaJIMCh cazters Herro,n;BM)I{HO. ITo mexax orua KaTMJIMCh CJIe3hI,

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HO OH ,n:axe He rrsrranca HX CKpbITb. HaKOHeu; rrarra nsrrep rnasa KYJIaKOM H CrrpOCHJI C ,n:eJIaHHOR BeCeJIOCTbIO B ronoce:

- Hy-c, KTO XOqeT 6JIHHOB C BapeHbeM?.

Ho 3JIeKTpHqeCTBO BbIKJIIOqHJIH erne YTPOM, rr03TOMY HM rrpHIIIJIOCb ,n:OBOJIbCTBOBaTbCH pa3MOqeHHbIMH B MOJIOKe KYKYPY3HbIMH XJIOrrbHMH.

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IIPOIIIJIO zrae He,n:eJIH rrOCJIe naxana ocazrsr. HaKaHYHe neaepon MaMa He BepHYJIaCb ,n:OMOR, H I'opon rrpHIIIeJI sa nanon.

- Bee B3pOCJIbIe 06H3aHbI cpaxarsca, TOBapHIl(! HaM uyxna xaxnaa rrapa PYK!

- Ho Y MeHH neral., - naopnanca Tapansn. Yxe He B nepnsrji pas MaMa He npaxozrana ,n:OMOR rroneaars, H OH 6YKBarrbHO H3BeJICH OT 6ecrroKORCTBa, XOTH B nocnezraee BpeMH OHH noxra He paarosapasana ztpyr C npyrosr.

- Banta ztenosxa yxe ,n:OCTaTOqHO B3pOCJIaH, qTo6bI rro3a6oTHTbCH 0 ce6e H 0 fipare. Ilpanna, zterxa? - )J(eHIl(HHa H3 roponcxoro KOMHTeTa 060pOHbI 6bIJIa HeBbICOKOR H rpY3HOR, K TOMY xe na HeR 6bIJI THXeJIbIR 6pOHe)l(Ji[JIeT. Ha ,n:eCHTbIR arax, rzte pacnonaranacs xaaprnpa BanerrraHbI, eR rrpHIIIJIOCb nornnoaarsca rreurxosr, TaK KaK JImllT B ,n:OMe reneps no-rra nnxorna He pafioran, H ee JIHU;O crano 6arpOBbIM OT rnena H YCHJIHR.

Banenrana npaxanacs K OTU;Y H 06XBaTHJIa PYKaMH ero nory,

- MOR rrarra rOTOB cpaxarscal - 3aHBHJIa OHa. - Bezn, OH roxe fepOR!

OHa He rrpeyaenaxaaana. I'apansn rozce ysacrnonan B PeBOJIIOU;HH H ztaxe 6bIJI aarpaxnen KaKOR-TO Me,n:arrbIO. Haorna, xorzta ,n:oMa nnxoro He 6 bIJI 0 , Banenrana rrOTHXOHbKY nocraaana po,n:HTeJIbCKHe narpaztsr H pasrnansrsana HpKHe MHorOU;BeTHbIe JIeHTOqKH H 3aTeRJIHBbIe nanrracn, czreJIaHHbIe KpOIIIeqHbIMH BbIrrYKJIbIMH 6YKoBKaMH na 6JIeCTHIl(HX 6POH30BbIX KpYXOqKax.

)J(eHIl(HHa H3 ropoztcxoro KOMHTeTa 060pOHbI 6pOCHJIa na rrarry MHOr03HaqHTeJIbHbIR B3rJIH,n:, KOTOPbIR, xasanocs, rOBOpHJI: «CTbI,n:HO BaM OTKa3bIBaTbCH! Pe6eHOK - H TOT rrOHHMaeT!..». Banearaaa, TaKHM 06pa30M, KaK 6bI cnenanacs COI03HHu;eR TOJICTOR XeHIl(HHbI, HO HHKaKHX yrpsrseHHR COBeCTH rro 3TOMY rronozty He acusrrsraana. Bens y JIH3bI noenana H rrarra, H MaMa; nosesry xe y nee ,n:OJIXHO 6bITb no-npy-rouy?

Ee oren THXeJIO B3,n:OXHYJI.

- 51 ,n:OJIXeH OCTaBHTb 3arrHCKY xeHe, - cxasan OH, cztanaacs. TOJIbKO rerrcps Barrenrana rrOHHJIa, qTO nrrcpasre B )l(Ji[3HH 6y,n:eT npcztocraane-

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na CaMOM ce6e, H MhICJIh 06 3TOM HarrOJIHHJIa ee aerepnenaen H BOCTOPrOM.

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Eme xepea CyrKH - POBHO xepes narnazntars ,UHeM rrOCJIe nanana oca,UhI - ,UOMOM BepHYJIaCh MaMa, H B TOT )l{e ,UeHh I'opon rrpHIIIeJI aa BanenTHHOM.

Mana xaaanacs yrpioxoji H rro,UaBJIeHHOM, a JIHUO ee rroxeprreno OT HeqeJIOBeqeCKOM YCTanocTH. KpOMe roro, nepezmaraacs rro KYXHe, qT06hI nparoronars ,UeTRM OBCRHhIe XJIOrrhR C cyxorppyxraaa na sone (nee MOJIOKO B BhIKJIIOqeHHOM XOJIO,UHJIhHHKe HCrrOpTHJIOCh), OHa CJIerKa rrpnnoJIaKHBana nory, Tpoaep, CH,UR na rrOJIY, C JII060rrhITcTBOM rrOrJIR,UhIBan na nee, CJIOBHO He Y3HaBaR, HO xorna O,UHH paa OH rrorranca eM na rrYTH, MaTh pRBKHYJIa na ManhIllia - ,UeCKaTh, He nyraacx rrozt norasra H cazracs sa CTOJI. Tpoaep 3aBOrrHJI (Tocnona, KaK )l{e 3TOT rrpoTHBHhIM ManhqHIIIKa YMeJI oparsl), HO B ero xpnxax cnsnuanocr, qYTh JIH He 06JIerqeHHe - naKOHeu -TO OH npasnan B 3TOM He3HaKOMOM rere pO,UHYIO MaTh.

OH xpaxan H xpa-ran, H B KOHue KOHUOB MaMa H BaneHTHHa CeJIH sa CTOJI B,UBoeM.

- f,Ue oren? - CrrpOCHJIa MaMa.

- OH cxasan - OHH xonaror noxpyr Topona pnsr H TpaHIIIeH, CTPORT,

KaK HX ... 6JIHH,Ua)l{H. Bxepa OHH 3aHHManHCh 3THM ueJIhIM nens.

I'nasa MaTepH qyrh 3aMeTHO 6JIecHYJIH.

- 3TO xoponro. HaM oxens H~hI TpaHIIIeH H Ha,ue)l{HhIe 6JIHH,Ua)l{H.

Cnaxana MhI yxpenasr Topon, a rrOTOM npoxorraex XO,UhI no caxrsrx spa)l{eCKHX rr03HUHM, qT06hI He3aMeTHO rrpH6JIH)I{aThCR H HaHOCHTh yztapsr. MhI 6y,UeM y6HBaTh HX H OTXO,UHTh, noxa OHH He OrrOMHHJIHCh! - CKa3aJIa OHa, OqeBH,UHO, rr03a6hIB, qTO HHKor,Ua pansnre He paarosapanana C BaneHTHHOM, KaK CO B3POCJIOM. Brrpoxeja, rerreps H3MeHHJIOCh MHoroe, H He TOJIhKO 3TO.

MMeHHO B 3TOT MOMeHT B zrseps nocrysana, H MaMa rronrrra OTKPhInarr., To 6hIJIa Y)l{e 3HaKOMaR BaneHTHHe TOJICTaR )l{eHmHHa H3 ropO,UCKOro KOMHTeTa 060pOHhI.

- HaM H~Ha nama ,UeBOqKa, - aaxana OHa, CJIerKa OT,UhIlliaBIIIHCh.

- HeT, - rsepno OTBeTHJIa MaMa. Ee rOJIOC anyxan HeBhIpa3HTeJIhHO,

HO rnepno, TaK qTO K~OMy 6hIJIO RCHO: HHKaKHX B03p~eHHM OHa He rrorepnnr. IIo,U06HhIM TOH OHa YCBOHJIa erne B ,UeTCTBe, xorna yrrpannaJIaCh CO CBOHMH ,UeBRThIO 6paThRMH, ,UR,UhRMH BaneHTHHhI, KOTOPhIX pasMeTano reneps rro BceMY CBeTY. Bo BpeMR PeBOJIIOUHH MaMa KOMaH,UOBaJIa ueJIhIM 3CKa,uPOHOM, H HHKTO HHKor,Ua He OCMeJIHBanCR eM rrcpcanrs.

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BaJIeHTHHa, BO BCRKOM cnysac, He COMHeBaJIaCb, qTO HH O,n:HH qeJIOBeK B MHpe He CMO)l{eT nepecrropars ee MaMY.

- liTO 3HaqHT - «HeT»?. - y,n:HBHJIaCb )I{eHIUHHa H3 KOMHTeTa 060- POHbI. - HH 0 KaKHX «HeT» He MO)l{eT H,n:TH pe-ra, TOBapHIU!

Masra pesxo nsmpsnranacr..

- MOM Myx xonaer 060pOHHTeJIbHble pnsr. 5I cpaxarocs. MOR ,n:Oqb npncxarpanaer aa MJIa,n:IIIHM fiparoxr. IIo-MoeMY, nama ceMbR BHOCHT noCTaTOqHbIM BKJIa,n: B ,n:eJIO 060pOHbI I'opona,

)J(eHIUHHa uoxaxana rOJIOBoM.

- Boztonponozt pafioracr rrJIOXO, a BO MHorHX ztoxrax - H B BaIIIeM, KCTaTH, roacc - OCTaJIHCb nosormac JIIO,n:H, KOTOPbIM He rrozt CHJIY crrycKaTbCR BO ,n:BOPbI H xaxars nozry H3 KOJIOHKH, a rrOTOM nomravarsca C neztpaan na CBOH 3TaxH. MM HyxHO HOCHTb nozty, H MbI peIIIHJIH, qTO 3Ty Ba)I{HYIO pa60TY MO)l{HO nopy-nrrs ,n:eTRM H nonpocrxax. Banta ztenoxxa yxe ,n:OCTaTOqHO B3pOCJIaR H ,n:OCTaTOqHO CHJIbHaR - OHa cnpanarca. liTO xacaerca MJIa,n:IIIero MaJIbqHKa, TO BbI MO)l{eTe ornars ero B RCJIH, xoropsre OTKPbIJIHCb B nonnane naurero noxa. TaM eMY 6y,n:eT xopouro,

- HeT, - CHOBa CKa3aJIa MaMa. - IIpOIIIY MeHR H3BHHHTb, TOBapHIU, HO 51 peIIIHTeJIbHO nospaxaro ...

)J(eHIUHHa YIIIJIa, a MaMa CHOBa cena aa CTOJI H, He rrpH6aBHB 60JIbIIIe HH CJIOBa, rrpHHRJIaCb aa BO,n:RHYIO OBCRHKY. Ho qeTBepTb naca crrYCTR B zrseps CHOBa nocrynana, )J(eHIUHHa H3 roponcxoro KOMHTeTa 060pOHbI npasena C C060M craporo I'epoa PeBOJIIOIJ;HH, 0,n:HOrJIa30rO H O,n:HOPYKOroo II03,n:opoBaBIIIHcb, OH Ha3BaJI MaMY rro HMeHH, H ra OTBeTHJIa eMY nerKHM BoeHHbIM CaJIIOTOM. IIoToM I'epon IIIerrHYJI eM na yxo HeCKOJIbKO CJIOB, H MaMa, KHBHYB, CHOBa OT,n:aJIa xecrs. IIoTOM I'epon H TOJICTaR )I{eHIUHHa YlliJIH.

- 3aBTpa HaqHellib HOCHTb BO,n:y, - CKa3aJIa BaJIeHTHHe MaTb. BaJIeHTHHa He nospaxana. )1;JIR nee 3TO 6bIJIa B03MO)l{HOCTb BbI6paTbCR H3 KBapTHpbI. Ozmoro ,n:HR, nponenennoro C KarrpH3HbIM 6paTIJ;eM, OKa- 3aJIOCb ,n:OCTaTOqHO, qT06bI y6e,n:HTb ee: casraa TR)I{eJIaR H nefinaroztapnaa pafiora croxpar JIyqIIIe, qeM HRHqHTbCR C 3THM KPHKYHOM.

HOCHTb nozty BaJIeHTHHa naxana C casroro yrpa, OHa ,n:YMaJIa, qTO 6yzter XO,n:HTb rro 3TaxaM C KOPOMbICJIOM na nnexax, KaK 3TO HapHCOBaHO B IIIKOJIbHOM yqe6HHKe, HO BMeCTO KOPOMbICJIa C nenpaxa eM BbI,n:aJIH KOCrrosr-rryasrps, KOTOPbIM HarrOJIHRJICR BO,n:OM H3 noxapnoro IIIJIaHra. KocTIOM ,n:OBOJIbHO yztanno pacrrpenenan nee rro BceMY TeJIY, finaroztapa qeMY BaJIeHTHHa MOrJIa nepeaocars CTOJIbKO BO,n:bI, CKOJIbKO BeCHJIa cava. Ha JIeCTHHIJ;aX H B nozrseanax OHa scrpesana ztpyrax ztereji, oztersrx B TaKHe )I{e, KaK y nee, pasnyrsrc KOCTIOMbI-BO,n:OHOCbI. Xmonaa H 6YJIbKaR npx

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Ka)l()1;OM urare, OHH rrO,n:HHMarrHCb B KBapTHpbI O,n:HHOKHX rrO)KHJIbIX JIlO,n:eH, rne CTOHJI KaKOH-TO CTpaHHbIH sanax, TpeBO)KHBIIIHH BarreHTHHY. Brtpoxen, CTapHKH H CTapYXH, KOTOPbIM OHa rrpHHOCHJIa sony, ucrpexana ee rrpHBeTJIHBbIMH YJIbIfiKaMH, TperrarrH rro ntexe HJIH rro IIJIeqy, a rrOTOM rro,n:CTaBJIHJIH rrozt CJIHBHOH xpan fiaHKH H KaCTplOJIH.

HeCMOTpH na saxcsarcm.nsrc CBOHCTBa KOCTlOMOB, pafiora 3Ta OKa3aJIaCb H3MaTbIBalOme TH)KeJIOH, TaK qTO yxe K nonymno Banenrana BbIfiHJIaCb H3 CHJI H rrepecrana ofiMeHHBaTbCH C ,n:pyrHMH ,n:eTbMH XOTH fibI ozrHHM-,n:BYMH CJIOBaMH. ,l];a H CTapHKH, KOTOPbIM OHa HOCHJIa nozty BO BTOPOH rrOJIOBHHe ,n:HH, fibIJIH ropasno MeHee JIlOfie3HbI - nezrs HM rrpHIIIJIOCb npocaztcrs aces ztens O,n:HHM, crpanaa OT o,n:HHOqeCTBa, )Ka)l()1;bI H TpeBOra. OHH yxce He YJIbIfiarrHCb Baneirraae; HarrpOTHB, paaronapaaann C HeH ,n:OBOJIbHO pe3KO, H HH O,n:HH He cxasan eH ztaxe «cnacnfio».

Korna rroaznro sesepoa Banenrnna 3aIIIJIa B HCJIH aa Tponepoxr, OH pacxanpasnaxanca H norpefiosan, qTofibI OHa B3HJIa ero na pysxa H OTHeCJIa ,n:OMOH. 3Ta npocstia TaK paccepzrana BarreHTHHY, qTO OHa qYTb He crrHXHYJIa fiparna C JIeCTHHIJ;bI. Ho, nornxnen na JIHIJ;O Tponepa, YBH,n:eJIa y Hero non rJIa30M CBe)KHH CHHHK. III,eKH H PYKH MarrbIIIIa fibIJIH rpH3HbIMH H JIHrrKHMH, H ztesosxa rrOHHJIa: Y Hero cerozma TO)Ke fibIJI HeJIerKHH ztens,

Korna OHH HaKOHeIJ; nofipannci, no csoeti KBapTHpbI, MaMa H rrarra see eute He rrpHIIIJIH, H Banenrnna cava B3HJIaCb rOTOBHTb ~H. 3TO, nnpoqeM, oxasanocs nerpyrmo, rrOCKOJIbKY na yxHH Y HHX fibIJIa ace Ta )Ke xaIIIa na none na erne nesmoro KHCJIOH xanycrsr H MOqeHbIX HfiJIOK, KOTOpsre XpaHHJIHCb na xonozte B BbIBeIIIeHHOM aa OKHO rrJIaCTHKOBOM MeIIIKe. Po,n:HTeJIH nee HHKaK He sosspamanacs, TaK qTO B KOHIJ;e KOHIJ;OB BanenTHHa YJIO)KHJIa Tpoaepa B KpoBaTKY H JIerJIa casra.

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Onnaxztsr nexepov - npmrepno xepea MeCHIJ; rrOCJIe nanana ocazrsr - MaTb BarreHTHHbI BepHYJIaCb ,n:OMOH B CJIe3ax.

- ~TO CJIyqHJIOCb, MaMa? - CrrpOCHJIa Banenrnaa KaK TOJIbKO Ta rroHBHJIaCb zrscpax. - Tefia onsrrs paHHJIH?

3a rrpOIIIe,n:IIIHH MeCHIJ; MaMa yxe He pa3 soaspauranacr, ,n:OMOH C 3afiHHTOBaHHOH PYKOH HJIH HorOH, co CBe)KHMH napananasor H rropeaaxra na OTKpbITbIX qaCTHX TeJIa, C JIOCHHmHMCH OT rrpOTHBOO)KOrOBOH Ma3H JIHIJ;OM. Hnorrta OHa cyxo KaIIIJIHJIa H HHKaK He MOrJIa OCTaHOBHTbCH, H BaJIeHTHHa snana, qTO ropno H JIerKHe MaMbI OfiO)K)KeHbI KaKHM -TO e,n:KHM XHMHqeCKHM BemeCTBOM.

B 3TOT nesep rnasa Y MaMbI pacnyxna COBceM KaK rorna, xorna rrOCJIe BHe3arrHOH ra30BOH aTaKH rrpOTHBHHKa pofiorajr rrpHIIIJIOCb oncpaponars

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ee B rrOJIeBhIX YCJIOBIHIX, qTOfihI cnacrn apenne. Ho ccaxac na BeKaX H B yrOJIKaX ee rJIa3 He BH,n;HO fihIJIO CBe)KHX xapypraxecxax IllBOB. I'nasa MaMhI pacrryxnn OT casnax OfihIKHOBeHHhIX CJIe3.

- Ha BOCTOqHOM ysacrxe Q:>pOHTa rrOHBHJIHCh HOBhIe paxersr, xoropsre pynrar nama rpamnea H XO,n;hI COOfimeHHH. Hanra paxersr - rrepexaarnaxa CJIHIllKOM Me,n;JIHTeJIhHhI H He ycncsaror nopasars nee ueJIH... - OHa BCXJIHrrHYJIa. 3TO fihIJI XYTKHH, HeecTecTBeHHhIH 3ByK, xaxoro BaneHTHHa eute nnxorna He cmrnrana - BO BCHKOM cnysae OT MaTepH. - 3TH razrsr noxynaror y Enponcacxoro COOfimeCTBa H Coe,n;HHeHHhIX ill TaTOB HOBeHmee ncopyxenae, rrOTOMY qTO nee OHH saonuo. Hac )Ke CqHTalOT neronaHMH H sopaan, H3-3a KOTOPhIX OHH nenononyaaior JIhBHHylO ,n;OJIIO CBOHX npoueirros! ..

BaneHTHHa ,n;eHcTBHTeJIhHO cnsnnana, qTO AMepHKa H Esporrekcxaa COlO3 rrpHHHJIH CTOPOHY HX sparon, rorzta KaK pYCCKHe, xopetiusr H fipa- 3HJIhUhI nonnepxasana I'opon, TaKoBhI fihIJIH CJIyXH, xoropsre BHTanH rroBCIO,n;y - B oxepenax y nonopasztaro-raoz KOJIOHKH, na YJIHuaX H B xsaprnpax CTapHKOB, xoropsre fionsure He TperranH ee rro utexe, a HOPOBHJIH noroaopars 0 BOHHe H 0 sparax, npnnrenmax, qTofihI CHOBa BepHYTh HX B MpaqHOe, rro-rra rrosafisrroe rrpOIIIJIoe.

- CKaxH, refia paHHJIH?. - CHOBa CrrpOCHJIa BaneHTHHa, HO MaTh He OTBeTHJIa. 3aKphIB JIHUO pYKaMH, OHa sapsrztana TaK rpOMKO, qTO sarrryIllHJIa ,n;a)Ke BOrrJIH Tponepa, KOTOPhIH rrpOCHYJICH H 3aBhIJI, erma TOJIhKO MaMa nepecrynana rropor.

MaMHHhI rrnesn TPHCJIHCh. OHa BCXJIHrrhIBana H rnorana CJIe3hI. Ho BOT OHa OTHHJIa OT JIHua MOKphIe, narpyxemrsre pyxn H BhITepJIa 0 IllTaHHHhI csoero napannornoro KOMfiHHe30Ha. IIoTOM OHa rrpHBJIeKJIa BaneHTHHY K cefie H npnxana TaK xpenxo, qTO ztenoxxe noxaaanocs - y nee XpyCTHyJIH pefipa, xoropsre ,n;eHh OTO ,n;HH see CHJIhHee HaTHrHBanH KOXY na fioxax.

- OHH yfiHJIH rnoero orna, Banal

BaneHTHHa na MrHOBeHHe saxepna, rrOTOM pe3KHM ,n;BH)KeHHeM nsrpsaJIaCh H3 MaTepHHCKHX Ofi'hHTHH.

- HeT, - OTBeTHJIa OHa C JIe,n;HHhIM crrOKOHCTBHeM B rOJIoce. - 3TO nenpasna. MOH rrarra xonaer rpanmen ztanexo OT JIHHHH Q:>pOHTa. TaM fieaonacno. C HHM He MO)KeT CJIyqHThCH HHqerO nnoxoro!

C castoro naxana - C roro casroro MOMeHTa, xorna rrOCJIe CBoeH MaJIeHhKOH rraTpHOTHqeCKOH peqH MaTh nrarnyna aa rropor KBapTHphI - BaJIeHTHHa fihIJIa BHYTpeHHe rOTOBa K TOMY, qTO na Q:>pOHTe nornfiaer HMeHHO MaMa, a He oren. OHa OTHOCHJIaCh K 3TOMY Q:>aKTY, KaK K qeMY-TO rrpeztorrpcncncnnosry, HO, rrpHHHB ero B ztynre, crapanacs ,n;YMaTh 0 HeM KaK

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MO)KHO MeHbIIIe. C ,n:PyroM CTOPOHbI, Ka)K.l1:bIM paa, xorna BaJIeHTRHa sarJlSI,n:bIBaJIa B fiyzryntee, OHa BR,n:eJIa B HeM nany, cefia R Tpoaepa - I'epoen BOMHbI, KOTopaR, KOHeqHO )Ke, CKOPO 3aKOHqRTCR, R ztaxe rrpeztcranJIRJIa, KaK OHR nrpoesr 6y,n:YT qeTbIpe paaa B ron XO,n:RTb na MOrRJIY MaTepn, KaK erne COBceM He,n:aBHO OHR rrocemann MeMOpRaJI Fepoca, rraBIIIRX B ronsr PeBOJIIOURR.

Ho BOMHa nee He KOHqaJIaCb, R Topon npoztonxan HeCTR rRraHTCKRe norepn. TOJIbKO na YJIRue, rzre )KRJIa BaJIeHTRHa, 6bIJIR rrOJIHOCTbIO paspYIIIeHbI TpR MHor03T~HbIX 3,n:aHRR. Ilpcrtyrtpcxncnxc 0 B03,n:YIIIHOM nananenaa B TOT paa rrOqeMY-TO He npoanysano, R nee, KTO Haxo,n:RJICR B noMax, OKa3aJIRCb rrorpcficnsr nozt pa3BaJIRHaMR. BaJIeHTRHa OT ,n:yIIIR )KaJIeJIa ncex, KTO noraf B Topone R na c:t>POHTe, ornraxo rrOHRTb, no-revy ee MaTb nee )KRBeT R )KRBeT, xorzta CTOJIbKO JIIO,n:eM rrorntiaer e)Ke,n:HeBHO, OHa He MOrJIa.

- HeT, - CHOBa CKa3aJIa OHa. - TbI OIIIR6JIaCb.

- Ho R caxa BR,n:eJIa TeJIo! - rOJIOC MaTepR HeO)KR,n:aHHO COPBaJICR na

BR3r. B 3TOT MOMeHT OHa 6bIJIa o-rens rrOXO)Ka na Tposepa, xorna TOT YCTpaRBaJI oxepezmoa «KOHuepT». - OH MepTB, BaJIR! .. JI nepxana B pyxax ero rOJIOBY!

CMbICJI rrOCJIe,n:HRX CJIOB MaTepR no BaJIeHTRHbI, K CqaCTbIO, He ,n:OIIIeJI, ormaxo eM nee paBHO He XOTeJIOCb OCTaBaTbCR B xsaprape R CJIYIIIaTb MaTb ,n:aJIbIIIe. Pe3KO rrOBepHYBIIIRCb na Ka6JIYKax, OHa BbICKOqRJIa R3 KBapTRpsi R 6eroM cnycranacs na yJIRUY.

Ha MOCTOBOM JIe)KaJI cner, MOKPbIM cner CbIrraJICR R C xonozrnoro HOqnoro nefia; rro,n:xBaqeHHbIM rrpoHR3bIBaIOmRM, JIe,n:RHbIM nerpoxr, OH neeCR B,n:OJIb YJIRU, cex KO~ na nrexax, 3aJIeIIJIRJI rnaaa, BaJIeHTRHa cpasy saMep3JIa, HO soaapaurarsca ,n:OMOM aa 3RMHRM nansro, xoropoe nee panno 6bIJIO eM MaJIO, He XOTeJIOCb. OHa 6bIJIa ysepeaa: CTORT eM rrOKa3aTbCR ua rropore, KaK MaTb CHOBa nanner HeCTR OKOJIeCRUY 0 TOM, qTO rrarry RKO- 6bI y6RJIR.

Ha nepsow )Ke nepexpecrxe BaJIeHTRHY OCTaHOBRJI KaKOM -TO M~qRna, OH CKa3aJI, qTO OHa HapYIIIaeT npnxas 0 KOMeH,n:aHTCKOM nacc R qTO eM cneztyer HeMe,n:JIeHHO BepHYTbcR ,n:OMOM, RHaqe ee MorYT 3aCTpeJIRTb. )1;po)Ka OT xonona, BaJIeHTRHa BbICJIYIIIaJIa He3HaKOMua R, He 06paTRB HRxaxoro BHRMaHRR na ero CJIOBa, 3aIIIaraJIa ,n:aJIbIIIe. HRKaKOM OC060M ueJIR OHa He npecnenosana - zteno-rxa rrpOCTO IIIJIa, xyna rnaaa rJIR,n:RT. 3TO 6bIJIO nee )Ke JIyqIIIe, qeM noaapautarsca ,n:OMOM RJIR ropuars na nepexpeCTKe R CJIYIIIaTb BCRKRM fipczt.

~epe3 zraeps Kac:t>e na cocezmeii YJIRue BaJIeHTRHa YBR,n:eJIa HeCKOJIbKRX C OJI,n: ar , xoropsre rrRJIR BRHO RJIR, MO)KeT 6bITb, qTO-TO 60JIee xpen-

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xoe. 3aMenm ee, OHH aaxraxann pYKaMH, YCHJIeHHO 3a3bIBaX K ce6e; rrpn 3TOM OHH BbIKpHKHBarrH TaKHe CJIOBa, xoropsre 06blqHO He rrorraraerca 3HaTb MarreHbKHM ,n:eBOqKaM, oznraxo Barrenrana XOPOlliO rronaxana, qTO OHH 03HaqalOT. K 3TOMY BpeMeHH OHa npouepana 6YKBarrbHO no KOCTeM H B,n:06aBOK rrpOMOqHJIa nora; nee ee TeJIO corpacana xpyrmas ztpozo., C KOTOPOM eM HHKaK He ynasanocs cnpanarsca. Ho ,n:OMOM OHa H,n:TH no-npexHeMY He MOrJIa, a ee rrarra 6bIJI ...

Banenrnna nofiezcana.

Cnaxana OHa fiezcana rro YJIH U; aM , HO rrOTOM KTO-TO KpHKHyJI eM, xrofisr OHa OCTaHOBHJIaCb, H BaJIeHTHHa, 60XCb, qTO cejisac B nee naxHyT CTpeJIXTb, cBepHYJIa B pa3BaJIHHbI pa36oM6JIeHHOrO ,n:oMa. C orpojrHbIM rpyztosr rrpeoztorres rpyzrsr me6Hx H 06JIOMKOB, OHa OKa3aJIaCb na O,n:HOM H3 CTapbIX ropozrcxnx YJIHU;, coxpaHHBIIIHXCX erne C ztopenomoU;HOHHbIX apesren. Kpanaa, rpasnaa H BOHlOqaX, OHa 6bIJIa aacrpoena rrOKOCHBIIIHMHCX TeMHbIMH ,n:OMaMH, xoropsre eme He ycnena CHeCTH. KaK HH CTpaHHO, nee OHH 6bIJIH u;eJIeXOHbKH: crozra He nenana HH onna 60M6a, H BaJIeHTHHa CrrpOCHJIa cefia - MoxeT, nparn CrreU;HaJIbHO OCTaBHJIH 3Ty YJIHU;y B xaxecrne otipasna, narnanaoro npanepa roro, xaKHM ,n:OJIXHbI cnenarr, CBOM Topozt 060pOHXlOmHecx, eCJIH XOTXT OCTaTbCX B XHBbIX?

Banenrnna nee 6exarra. C O,n:HOM YJIHU;bI OHa cnopaxnsana na ztpyryto, rreTJIXJIa rro nepeynxaa H anncasr H OCTaHOBHJIaCb, TOJIbKO xorna OKa3aJIaCb B ryrraxe, Ber nesmoro corpen ee, H OHa nepecrana ztpozcars, HO rpyzrs 6YKBarrbHO paspsmanacs OT He,n:OCTaTKa soanyxa, a KOJIeHH rroztrnfianacr, OT YCTarrOCTH. Cnanana 3TO y,n:HBHJIO ee, HO rrOTOM Banenrnaa rroHXJIa, qTO aa rrOCJIe,n:HHe HeCKOJIbKO nenerrs, rrponeztemrsrx na ,n:HeTe H3 KHCJIOM KarrYCTbI H XOJIO,n:HbIX xanr na none, OHa OqeHb oCJIa6JIa H He MOxeT 60JIbIIIe fierars, KaK pansnre.

IIPOIIIJIO eute CKOJIbKO-TO BpeMeHH, H XOJIo,n: CHOBa zran 0 ce6e 3HaTb.

Boxpyr uapan rrOJIHbIM MpaK - OKHa B ,n:oMax 6bIJIH 3aTeMHeHbI rJIyxHMH 3aHaBeCKaMH H noprseparaa, CKB03b xoropsre He npofiaaanca HH O,n:HH, ztaxe caMbIM TOHKHM JIyq CBeTa. Cner rrpeKpaTHJICX, HO rrnornsrc ccpsre 06JIaKa no-npexnexy aaxpsmann JIYHY, H B I'opone 6bIJIO TeMHO H XOJIO,n:HO, KaK B JIe,n:XHOM nentepe rrryfioxo non 3eMJIeM.

B KOHu;e KOHU;OB Banearaaa He asrzrepzcarra H sannaxana. OHa He nnaxana yxe ovens ,n:aBHO - naaepnoe, C rex caxnax rrop, xorna rrornfina THna, 3Ta ztenonxa eM BOBce He HpaBHJIaCb, HO Y3HaTb, qTO qeJIOBeK, C KOTOPbIM TbI BH,n:eJICX H paaronapanan ncero HeCKOJIbKO ,n:HeM naaan - MepTB, 6bIJIO rresepoarno TXXeJIO. Taxeno H cTpaIIIHo, CJIOBHO TbI cax HeMHOXeqKO yxrcp.

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BaJIeHTHHa BCe erne BCXJIHrrbIBaJIa, xorna ee HaIIIeJI BOJIIIIe6HHK. OH BblIIIeJI H3 CTbIJIOrO HOqHOrO TYMaHa, ztepxa B PYKe KpOIIIeqHbIR <pOHapHK pasjrepox C rOpOIIIHHY, KOTOPbIR OH K TOMY xe nparan B JIa,l1;OHH, qT06bI CKpbITb 60JIbIIIYIO xacrr, CBeTa. Ha BH,l1; OH 6bIJI He CTapIIIe BaJIeHTHHHHOro orua, HO JIHUOM 60JIbIIIe HarrOMHHaJI MaMY. TaKHe JIHua 6bIBalOT Y JIIO,l1;eR, xoropsre rrpOIIIJIH CTpaIIIHble HcrrbITaHHH, HO, yncncs <pH3HqeCKH, see xe YTpaTHJIH qTO-TO o-rcas, osem, aaxnoe. O,l1;eT OH 6bIJI KaK B MHPHoe BpeMH - B KpaCHBYIO, HPKYIO O,l1;eX.D:Y, na H B rJIa3aX ero He BH,l1;HO 6bIJIO rOJIO,l1;HOrO 6JIeCKa, KOTOPbIR rrOHBHJICH nocnezrnee BpeMH Y scex XHTeJIeR Topona.

- 3R, KTO 3,l1;eCb?. - CrrpOCHJI BOJIIIIe6HHK H orrycTHJICH na KOPTOqKH, qT06bI rrOCMOTpeTb BaJIeHTHHe B rnasa. - OTKY,l1;a TbI B3HJIaCb, nenosxa? OR-OR-OR, a noxesry MbI rrnaxeu?

BaJIeHTHHa repners He MOrJIa, xorzra B3pOCJIble 06pam:aJIHCb K HeR rroKpOBHTeJIbCTBeHHbIM TOHOM, a rOJIOC BOJIIIIe6HHKa 3ByqaJI TaK, CJIOBHO OH 6bIJI a6COJIIOTHO ynepen - Y nereti rrpOCTO He MoxeT 6bITb rro- HaCTOHm:eMy cepseanux rrpHqHH ,l1;JIH CJIe3.

- MOR rrarra noraf CerO,l1;HH Ha BORHe! - Cep,l1;HTO CKa3aJIa OHa. - OH KOrraJI TpaHIIIeH H ...

- A-a, aMepHKaHCKHe rrpOTHB06JIHH,l1;aXHble paxertr!.. - rrpOH3Hec BOJIIIIe6HHK H C rrOHHMaHHeM KHBHYJI. - fOTOB cnopnrr., CerO,l1;HH MHOrae ,l1;eTH rrOTepHJIH CBOHX rrarr!

3TO 3aCTaBHJIO BaJIeHTHHY rrepecrars unaxars. Mnorne ,l1;eTH, CKa3aJI OH ... 3HaqHT, rrorafi He TOJIbKO ee rrarra, HO H MHoro ztpyrnx OTUOB. M Marepeir Toxe ...

- BOT qTO MbI C,l1;eJIaeM, - rrpo,l1;oJIxaJI TeM BpeMeHeM BOJIIIIe6HHK. - Cen-rac MbI Te6H rrOqHCTHM, O,l1;eHeM, noxopsom H ornpasmr ,l1;OMOR. M,l1;eT?

BaJIeHTHHa C rrO,l1;03peHHeM rJIHHYJIa na Hero Hcrro,l1;JI06bH. 0 He3Haxosmax, xoropsre BOT TaK, aa 3,l1;OPOBO XHBeIIIb, rrpHrJIaIIIalOT Te6H ,l1;OMOR H 06em:a1OT HaKopMHTb, OHa 3HaJIa see. Ho, C zrpyroa CTOPOHbI, OHa 3aMep3JIa, 3a6JIY,l1;HJIaCb na H rOJIO,l1; ,l1;aBaJI 0 ce6e 3HaTb.

- MOH MaMa - Tepori PeBOJIIOUHH H COJI,l1;aT, - Co06m:HJIa OHa na

BCHKHR CJIyqaR. - OHa y6HJIa MHoro JIIO,l1;eR!

BOJIIIIe6HHK KHBHYJI.

- JI 6y,l1;Y HMeTb 3TO B BH,l1;Y, - CKa3aJI OH.

KaK BbIHCHHJIOCb, BOJIIIIe6HHK XHJI HerrO,l1;aJIeKY, B CTapOR qaCTH I'opona, B ,l1;OBOJIbHO CTapOM ,l1;OMe. Brrpoxcn, CTapbIM OH BblrJIH,l1;eJI TOJIbKO cnapyxa; BHYTPH ,l1;OM 6bIJI HaCTOJIbKO HOBbIM H COBpeMeHHbIM, HaCKOJIbKO noofime B03MOXHO. CTeHbI KOMHaT 6bIJIH KpaCHBO H30rHYTbI, a HOBaH,

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HpKaH Me6eJIb BbIrJIH,n:eJIa TaK, CJIOBHO ee CMaTpMU;MpOBaJIM «<HarreqaTaJIM» - KaK rOBOpMJIM B MMpHOe BpeMH) TOJIbKO cerozma, A eme sneer, 6bIJIO onens MHoro CBeTa, apxoro 3JIeKTpMqeCKOrO CBeTa, KOTOPblR B ,n:OMe BaJIeHTMHbI BKJIIOqaJIM ,n:Ba)l()l;bI B ztens, na M TO o-rem, HeHa,n:OJIrO.

Eztsr rozce 6bIJIO MHOrO. BOJIIIIe6HMK ztan eH raM6yprepoB, IIIMrryqKM M3 6Y3MHbI, rOpHqMX KOTJIeT M3 HaCTOHmerO MHCHOrO diapma M OrpOMHbIX rrMpO)l(KOB C rYCMHOH uesenxoii BeJIMqMHOH C BaJIeHTMHMH KYJIaK. Ero ,n:OMaIIIHMe P060TbI - a MX 6bIJIO HeMaJIO - CTaHKOH CJIe,n:OBaJIM aa X03HMHOM, rOTOBMJIM nanty, MbIJIM M y6MPaJIM TapeJIKM, BbITMPaJIM C nona MOKpsre CJIe,n:bI 6aIIIMaKOB. Erne y casroro rropora, xorna BOJIIIIe6HMK noxor BaJIeHTMHe CHHTb KYpTKY, soxpyr nee cpasy 3arrJIHCaJIM XOPOIIIO 3HaKOMbIe pa3HOU;BeTHbIe JIyqM M3MepMTeJIbHbIX JIa3epOB. TaKMe YCTpOHCTBa OHa BMztena B Mara3MHax o,n:e)l()l;bI, xyna xozrana BMeCTe C MaMoH. K OKOHqaHMIO YXMHa ee yxe )I()l;aJIM zrse napsr HOBbIX 6pIOK, zma IIIepCTHHbIX CBMTepa, rennoe 3MMHee nansro, TpM napsr 6eJIOCHe)l(HbIX XJIorrqaTo6YMaxHbIX nanTaJIOH (ee npezorae rraHTaJIOHbI rrocepena, KaK TOJIbKO OHa naxana CTMpars MX, BMeCTO roro qTo6bI «ne-raran,s HOBbIe xaxnoe nocxpecense) M ,n:a)l(e ...

- JIMcPqMK?!.. - BaJIeHTMHa rrOCMOTpeJIa na BOJIIIIe6HMKa. B pyxc y nee 6bIJI HO)l(, KOTOPbIM OHa pesana rajrfiyprepsr. - 51 roxce YMeIO y6Mnars, - ,n:06aBMJIa OHa M HaXMypMJIaCb KaK MO)I(HO cnapenee. - Mana MeHH naysuna,

JIMU;O BOJIIIIe6HMKa noxpsmana cers HerJIy60KMx MOpmMH, CJIOBHO KOrzta-ro OH MHoro CMeHJICH, noarosry zraace reneps, xorzta OH acrryranca (iJOJl;)ICeH 6bIJI acnyrarr.cal), BaJIeHTMHe rrOKa3aJIOCb - OH BOT-BOT pacxoXOqeTCH.

- 51 TyT HM npa qeM! - B03pa3MJI BOJIIIIe6HMK, YMMPOTBOpHIOmMM zceCTOM rro,n:HMMaH o6e pyxa. - Ilpocro M3MepMTeJIbHOe YCTPOHCTBO TaK 3arrporpaxerapoaano. ECJIM OHO CqMTaeT, qTO refie HY)l(eH JIMcPqMK - OHO «ne-raraer» JIMcPqMK.

BaJIeHTMHa 3HaJIa, qTO ee noztpyra JIM3a yxe MCrrOJIb3yeT 3TOT nperorer TYaJIeTa. Korna -TO JIMcPqMK CJIYXMJI ,n:JIH HMX cnocofipasrrsnr CMMBOJIOM «B3POCJIOCTM», HO CeHqaC BaJIeHTMHa na MHoroe CMOTpeJIa no-npyrosry. DHa, BO BCHKOM cnysae, He CTaJIa 6bI HarrHJIMBaTb JIMcPqMK TOJIbKO ,n:JIH TOro, qTo6bI Ka3aTbCH B3pOCJIee. Bnpo-rev, cnycxaacs M rronnaxaacs rro JIecTHMu;aM C rpY30M BO,n:bI, BaJIeHTMHa He MOrJIa He 06paTMTb BHMMaHMe na orrpeztenemrsre M3MeHeHMH, rrpOM30IIIe,n:IIIMe C ee TeJIOM. B 06JIaCTM rpyzm KaK 6y,n:TO rrOHBMJICH ,n:orrOJIHMTeJIbHbIH )l(MPOBOH CJIOH (XOTH OTKY,n:a 6bI eMY B3HTbCH?), KOTOPbIH KOJIbIXaJICH M nonnpsrranan npa Ka)I()l;OM mare. To )l(e caaoe BaJIeHTMHa qYBCTBOBaJIa M xorna fiexcana, ormaxo zto CMX rrop

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HR 0 KaKRX JIRcPqRKax He 3a.,n:YMbIBaJIaCb. EbITb MO)KeT, eCJIR 6bI OHa YBRnena cefia B sepxane ... Ho B 3epKaJIO OHa He CMOTpeJIaCb, naaepnoe, C caMoro naxana ocazrsr.

- Moxenn, rrepeo,n;eTbCH B BaHHOM, - rrpe,n;JIO)KRJI BOJIIIIe6HRK. BaHHaH KOMHaTa 6bIJIa CBeTJIOM, qRCTOM, y,n;06HOM - rrozt CTaTb xnaprape. B CrreURaJIbHOM nepxarene PH,n;OM C paKOBRHOM BaJIeHTRHa yanzrcJIa IIIeCTb 3y6HbIX merox.

- KTO erne )KRBeT snecs? - crporo CrrpOCRJIa OHa, noanpautaacs B rOCTRHYIO B HOBeHbKOM onexne. JIRcPqRK OHa TO)Ke naztena, HO omymeHRe 6bIJIO, MHrKO ronopa, cTpaHHbIM. Brrpoxesa, B03MO)KHO, K HeMY H~HO npocro rrpRBbIKHYTb.

- Y MeHH MHoro zrpysea, xoropsre qaCTO nanemator MeHH B MoeM noMe, - OTBeTRJI BOJIIIIe6HRK. - Hazreiocs, R TbI xorna-nabym, aarnsnenrs na oronex.

- A rrosesry TBOH xsaprapa BblrJIH,n;RT TaK, CJIOBHO HRKaKOM BOMHbI BOBce HeT?

- 5I BOJIIIIe6HRK - BOT rrOqeMY, - 06'bHCHRJI OH R rro,n;MRrHYJI. - A BOJIIIIe6HRKR YMeIOT TBOPRTb syneca.

IIoKa OHR pa3rOBapRBaJIR, ,n;eJIOBRTble P060TbI yrraKOBaJIR JIRIIIHIOIO onexzty B y,n;06Hble aoncnenponauaeaare naxersr C pyqKaMR, a rrOTOM rroMOrJIR BaJIeHTRHe naners rennoe rransro C KarrIOlliOHOM.

- Marepa CKa)KeIIIb, qTO BCTpeTRJIa B Topone KaKorO-TO qeJIOBeKa, KOTOPbIM HaKOpMRJI Te6H R nan CMeHY o,n;e)K,l1;bI, - CKa3aJI BOJIIIIe6HRK, OTKpbIBaH zmeps, IIoTOM OH 06'bHCHRJI, KaK ,n;06paTbcH zto YJIRUbI B crapon qaCTR I'opona, rne no BOMHbI 6bIJIO MHO)KeCTBO xacrmax Mara3RHqRKOB. Orryna BaJIeHTRHa MOrJIa 6bI ,n;OMTR ,n;OMOM 6e3 BCHKoro rpyrta, K TOMY )Ke na npomanae BOJIIIIe6HRK nonapan ztenosxe MaJIeHbKRM cPoHapRK.

- TbI He R3 naurero I'opona, - 3aKJIIOqRJIa BaJIeHTRHa.

- Bepno, - rro,n;TBep,n;RJI OH. - II03TOMY 06'bHCHR MaMe, qTO rro-

scrpesana BOJIIIIe6HRKa.

BaJIeHTRHa na MrHOBeHRe 3a.,n:YMaJIaCb, qTO CK~eT MaMa, eCJIR na BOrrpoc «rne TbI 6bIJIa?» OHa OTBeTRT nonofinoe.

- JIyqIIIe H CKa)KY, qTO TbI R3 Topona, - nporonopana OHa HaKOHeu.

- BOT R YMHRua, - 0,n;06pRJI BOJIIIIe6HRK.

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lJepe3 He,n;eJIIO rrOCJIe rR6eJIR orua BaJIeHTRHa rrepecrana HOCRTb nony, - Y Hac MaJIO ensr, - CKa3aJIa MaTb, xorna OHR 3aBTpaKaJIR rOpCTOqKOM CYX0cPPYKTOB. 3arrac OBCHHbIX R KYKYPY3HbIX XJIOrrbeB ,n;aBHO BblIIIeJI. - ECJIR TbI... - OHa CrJIOTHYJIa R Ha MrHOBeHRe OTBepHYJIaCb K OKHY: -

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ECJIH TbI rtorinerru, xonarr, TpaHIIIeH, refie fiynyr nsrztaaa'rs CTO nsrrsnecar rpaMMOB XJIe6a KIDK,lI,bIR zreus.

BaJIeHTHHa rrOCMOTpeJIa na Tposepa. B rrocrrezmee BpeMH OH 6bIJI He- 06bIKHOBeHHO THX H COBceM He CKaH,n:aJIHJI. X)')Ke roro - OH He TOJIbKO He rrJIaKaJI, HO H noofiute rro-rra He pa3rOBapHBaJI.

- XOPOIIIO, - COrJIaCHJIaCb OHa. - 51 rrOR,n:y KorraTb TpaHIIIeH. ]II OHa CTaJIa xouars.

KaK -TO nexepou, npmrepno xepea nonrozra rrOCJIe CMepTH orua, BaJIeHTHHa CTOHJIa B osepenn aa XJIe6HbIM rraRKOM. B pasrape 6bIJIO )KapKOe JIeTO, a ozrexna, KOTOPyro nan eR BOJIIIIe6HHK, pa3BaJIHJIaCb erne BeCHOR, KaK pa3BaJIHBaJIaCb BCH CMaTpHUHpOBaHHaH MaHylPaKTYPa. Terrcps BaJIeHTHHa 6bIJIa oztera B crapsre OTUOBCKHe IIITaHbI, rronnasamrsre npsrranxaxra H 06- peaamrsre rroxra Y caxrax KOJIeH, Hero )Ke py6aIIIKY 6e3 PYKaBOB H C OTOpBaHHbIM BOPOTHHKOM. BOPOTHHK OHa OTOpBaJIa ,n:JIH roro, qT06bI BO apeMH pa60TbI Herro,n:BH)KHbIR JIeTHHR soanyx XOTb nesmoro OXJIIDK,lI,aJI TeJIO H OCYIIIaJI nor, HO, rro npanne CKa3aTb, nnxaxoro ocofioro 06JIerqeHHH BaJIeHTHHa He qYBCTBOBaJIa. Ilouo-n, Mor TOJIbKO XOJIO,n:HbIR ,n:YIII, HO 06 3TOM He npaxoznorocs H MeqTaTb - BO,n:bI B Topone 6bIJIO MaJIO, H B KOHue pa- 60qero ,n:HH BaJIeHTHHa qYBCTBOBaJIa cefia rpH3HOR H CMepTeJIbHO YCTaJIOR.

Kpoxe roro, OHa rrpOCTO rononana,

C MaTepbIO BaJIeHTHHa B rrocneznree BpeMH rro-rra He BH,n:eJIaCb. Ta naCTO yxoztana na fioenue onepanaa, xoropsre MOrJIH ,n:JIHTbCH He,n:eJIHMH H 6bIJIH, KOHeqHO, ovens onacusnra. Masia nononry He rrOHBJIHJIaCb ztoxra, cpaxaacs C nparasra BMeCTe C naprasanasra H naraacs rrOXJIe6KOR H3 rpas, COCHOBOR KOPbI H rpH60B. Bnpoxew, nnorna eR yzraaanocs noncrpeJIHTb B necy 6eJIKY HJIH rrTHUY, xoropsre cpasy rronaztann B KOTeJI.

Tponep TO)Ke nee name OCTaBaJICH na HOqb B HCJIHX. Mnorae MaJIbIlliH HOqeBaJIH reneps He ,n:OMa: MaJIO y xoro H3 B3POCJIbIX OCTaBaJIHCb CHJIbI, qT06bI rrOCJIe uenoro ,n:HH na psrrse PBOB HJIH zrsyx-rpex CyrOK nenpepsmHbIX 60eB B necax non fOpO,n:OM rantarr, peficnxa naepx rro JIeCTHHue H HHHqHTbCH C HHM.

Xnefimae nanxa BbI,n:aBaJIH na TOM )Ke caMOM MeCTe, rne xorzta-ro CTOHJI HOBeHbKHR KHHOTeaTp. BaJIeHTHHa 3HaJIa, qTO OH 6bIJI HMeHHO snecs, HO He rrOMHHJIa HH KaK OH BblrJIH,n:eJI, HH KaKHe lPHJIbMbI OHH CMOTpeJIH B TOT ,n:eHb, xorna naaanacs ocana. A BOT THHY OHa BCrrOMHHaJIa qaCTO - H THHY, H ee CJIOBa, H3-3a KOTOPbIX BaJIeHTHHe rrpHIIIJIOCb noxanyrs 60M- 60y6e)KHme H orrrpanarsca ,n:OMOR. Iloxoxe, THHa cnacna eR )KH3Hb, HO BaJIeHTHHa He HcrrbITbIBaJIa K HeR HHKaKOR 6JIaro,n:apHOCTH. ER 6bIJIO HeMHoro )KaJIb, qTO THHa norafina, HO OHa see paBHO CqHTaJIa ee nopaztoxHOR ,n:PHHbIO.

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Bnposcv, ccaxac Banenrnna MOrJIa .D:YMaTb TOJIbKO 0 XJIe6e. KaprosKY na nonysenae .D:HeBHOrO naaxa eM nsrnan MarrbqHIIIKa, KOTOPbIM na- 6JIlO.D:arr aa pa60TaMH na HX yaacrxe, OH 6bIJI JIHIIIb HeMHorHM crapure BaJIeHTHHbI H B HaqarrbHHKH rrorrarr TOJIbKO norosry, qTO He Mor xonars:

KHCTb ero npanon PYKH 6bIJIa paanpotinena rrpn 60M6e)KKe. 06bIqHO MarrbqHIIIKa nparan PYKY B xapsraae, HO O.D:Ha)K,ll;bI Banenrnne Bce-TaKH Y.D:aJIOCb YBH.D:eTb, KaKaH OHa: BbIrJIH.D:eJIa PYKa TaK, CJIOBHO nan HeM KaK CJIeztyer rrOTPY.D:HJIHCb «KOCTOJIOMbI» - nansnsr ropxana B pasnsre CTOPOHbI, MH3HHua H BOBce He 6bIJIO. KpOMe roro, C napnesr CJIyqHJIOCb qTO-TO BpOne KOHTY3HH: BpeMH OT BpeMeHH OH 3aMOJIKarr na cepeznme <ppa3bI H, 3arrpoKHHYB rOJIOBY ztanexo nasazt, Ca,ll;HJICH TaM, rae CTOHJI.

Ho Banenrnna He otipamana na 3TO BHHMaHHH. fJIaBHOe, OH ncerna ztasan eM KapTOqKY, rro KOTOPOM rronysana XJIe6. Tponepa safiapart, H3 HCJIeM Banenrana nourn nepecrana - OHa 6bIJIa ysepena, qTO TaM ero qeMHH6Y.D:b rrOKopMHT. A eCJIH MaMa H CerO.D:HH He npaner .D:OMOM no-renars, aecs XJIe6 .D:OCTaHeTCH eM ...

M OCTaTKH xanycrsr TO)Ke.

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CO .D:HH rH6eJIH orua rrpOIIIJIO aocesrs MecHueB. Mana He B03BpaIIIaJIaCb C <PPOHTa ~e rpersro He.D:eJIlO, H Banerrrana, peIIIHB, qTO OHa rrorH6JIa, crana cnarr. B ee rrOCTeJIH. Ilonaaarry, rrpanna, eM 6bIJIO OqeHb rpyCTHO H O.D:HHOKO; OHa .D:~e nnaxana, HO rrOTOM rrpHBbIKJIa. CBOlO C06CTBeHHYlO KpoBaTb - Y3eHbKYIQ, HO KpacHBYlO - Banenrana peIIIHJIa npoztars COCe.D:Ke C HH)KHerO 3T~a. Ta rOTOBa 6bIJIa nars eM aa xponars qeTbIpecTa rpaxoaon XJIe6a H COpOK rpasoaon MaCJIa, a KOr.D:a Banenrmra cxasana, qTO aroro Marro, COrJIaCHJIaCb .D:06aBHTb CTO rpaMMOB Cy6JIHMHpOBaHHOM rOBH.D:HHbI. B rrOCJIe.D:Hee Banenrnae, nnposeu, He ocofiemro BepHJIOCb.

OHa TaK H He ysnana, 6bIJIa JIH Y COCe.D:KH rOBH.D:HHa (OTKY.D:a 6bI eM B3HTbCH, eCJIH He TOJIbKO KOlliKH H cofiaxn, HO naxe KPbICbI .D:aBHO 6bIJIH cseztema?'). IIocJIe TpeXHe.D:eJIbHOrO OTCYTCTBHH .D:OMOM BHe3arrHO BepHYJIaCb MaMa, KOTopaH, OKa3bIBaeTCH, nexana nee 3TO BpeMH B rocnarane, rne eM cpaunmana CJIOMaHHbIe KOCTH (3TY orrepaumo eIIIe nenana BbICIIIHM odiauepax H 6oMuaM-BeTepaHaM H3 qHCJIa I'epoca PeBOJIlOUHH). Korna MaMa 6eCIIIYMHO, KaK npaspax, B03HHKJIa na rropore, Banenrana KaK pas KOpMHJIa Tposepa ~HHOM. YBH.D:eB MaTb, .D:eBOqKa BCKOqHJIa H OTKPbIJIa POT, HO CJIOBa 3aCTpHJIH Y nee B rOPJIe. Mana 6bIJIa rrOXO)Ka na .D:peBHlOlO crapyxy, TOJIbKO B rJIa3aX ropen rrpe)KHHM oronex. )1,a H .D:BHraJIaCb OHa Me.D:JIeHHO, CJIOBHO oncm, crapaa HJIH CMepTeJIbHO ycranaa )KeH-

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IIJ;RHa. IIpRxpaMhIBaH, OHa nepecexrra KOMHaTY R xpenxo, rro-rra cnapeno npaxana ,n;Oqh K rpyzra, Banenrana TO)Ke 06HHJIa MaTh R 3aCThIJIa nerroztBR)KHO. OHR ztonro CTOHJIR He IIIeBemICh R MOJIqarrR; JIRIIIh nexoropoe BpeMH cnycra Banenrana OC03Harra, qTO nnaxer. A eIIJ;e sepes rrapy MRHYT OHa nnpyr rrOqYBCTBOBarra, qTO MOJIqarrRBhIR MarreHhKRR Tpoaep TO)Ke BhI6parrCH R3-3a CTOJIa R 06HRMaeT RX 06eRx. KaK OH BhIPOC, cJIa60 y,n;RBRJIaCh OHa. Kasanocs, scero HeCKOJIhKO nenens naaan Tpoaep Mor 06XBaTRTh ee TOJIhKO aa KOJIeHKR, a rerreps rJIH,n;R - xa - ,n;OTHrRBaeTCH rro-rra zro rroaca! M xorna 3TO OH ycucrr?.,

IIoTOM MaMa uesuroro rroerra R rrpRH5IJIa Ta6JIeTKY 06e360JIRBalOIIJ;ero.

Banenrnna snana, qTO xorna -TO ,n;aBHO ace JIeKapCTBa nsmycxanacs B BRzte Ta6JIeTOK; rrOCJIe PeBOJIlOlIRR rrpRIIIJIa snoxa MaTpRlIRpOBaHHhIX aspo- 30JIeR R 0,n;Hopa30BhIX IIIrrpRlIOB, HO rerreps Ta6JIeTKR, rrpoaaaenennsre na BOCCTaHOBJIeHHhIX «1>apMalIeBTRqeCKRX «1>a6pRKax, CHOBa rrOJIyqRJIR IIIRpOxoe pacnpocrpanenae. JIeKapcTBO 3TO 6hIJIO ,n;OBOJIhHO CRJIhHhIM. IIpRMR HeCKOJIhKO Ta6JIeTOK cpasy R safiyztenn, nee Tpy,n;HOCTR R rrp06JIeMhI, safiynenrs ,n;a)Ke 0 ronone ... TaK, BO BCHKOM cnysae, rOBOpRJIR MarrhqRIIIKR C 6eralOIIJ;RMR rJIa3aMR, KOTOPhIX Banenrana anorna BR.n;eJIa na YJIRlIe. OHa crapanacs He 06paIIJ;aTh na HRX BHRMaHRH R ztaxe He rnazterr, B RX CTOPOHY, HO nee paBHO He MOrJIa He CJIhIIIIaTh, KaK OHR pacxsanasaror CBOR TOnap, XOTH R3 OCTOPO)KHOCTR RM R rrpnxonanocs roaopars IIIerrOTOM.

EhIJIO yxe ,n;OBOJIhHO noamro, rr03ToMY rrOCJIe YXRHa MaMa JIerJIa na CBOIO KpOBaTh R 3aCHYJIa. Banenrana TO)Ke YCTpORJIaCh na CBoeR Y3eHhKOR, ,n;eBRqheR KpOBaTKe, ozmaxo HeCMOTpH na TO, qTO nesosxa 6hIJIa BhIMOTaHa no rrpeztena, COH He IIIeJI. Ilozt ee KpOBaThlO, 3aBepHYTaH B OCTaTKR naxera, rronynemroro OT ,n;OMaIIIHRX P060TOB BOJIIIIe6HRKa, nexana 3RMHHH ranonra BarreHTRHhI (TOJIhKO ozma, BTOPyro yxpana rrpOIIIJIOR 3RMOR, xorna OHa pa3YJIaCh, qT06hI pacrepers OHeMeBIIIRe ua sropoae narrsusr). B MhICKe rarrOIIIR 6hIJI cnparan KpOIIIeqHhIR «1>oHapRK BeJIRqRHOR C ropourany. Banerrrana TaK R He peIIIRJIaCh 06MeHHTh ero na XJIe6, XOTH OH 6hIJI ovens KpaCRB R sa Hero MO)KHO 6hIJIO nony-nrrs, naaepnoe, rpasrMOB CTO. Cejrsac OHa ztocrana ero R cynyna B xapsran. B TeMHOR KBapTRpe ero CBeT xaaanca CJIRIIIKOM HpKRM, rr03TOMY Banenrnna BKJIlOqRJIa «1>0- HapRK TOJIhKO na YJIRlIe, xorna, 6eCIIIYMHO BhI6paBIIIRCh B zrynnryro JIeTHIOIO HOqh, ,n;BRHYJIaCh rro rpH3HhIM YJIRlIaM rro HarrpaBJIeHRIO K CTapOR qaCTR Topona.

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IIpOIIIJIO ,n;eBHTh MeCHlIeB rrOCJIe CMepTR OTlIa. Ocens nopaanacs B Topozt rp03HhIM rrOCJIaHHRKOM 3RMh!. Hopxra BhI,n;aqR XJIe6a COKpaTRJIaCh zro

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CTa ,n:Ba,l1J.J;aTH rpaMMOB; KpOMe 'roro, B HeM nee xante norrananacs MeJIKHe KaMeIIIKH, xoropsie, KaK 6bIJIO rrOHSITHO scex, rromaenraeana B MYKY, qTO- 6bI YBeJIHqHTb nee miHKH. Banenrnna onem, crpanana OT ronona, HO B rJIy6HHe ,n:YIIIH ropnanacs TeM, qTO xorna KaqeCTBO XJIe6a yrrarro, TO H OHa, H ztpyrne 3eMJIeKOrrbI nocsrnann rrpOKJI.SITMI npary, a He PO,n:HOMY I'opony. KaJK,l1;bIH arran, qTO H OCTarrbHbIM )KHBeTC.SI He JIyqIIIe. 3amHTHHKH I'opona crpanana H cpaxanacs BMeCTe.

Ho O,n:HOH ropztocrsro CbIT He 6y,n:eIIIb, H MYKH ronona C Ka)K.l1:bIM ,n:HeM CTaHOBHJIHCb see ocrpee, see necreprraaee. A rrOTOM CJIyqHJIaCb fiena. OTCTO.SIB osepens aa XJIe60M, Banenrana rrpOT.SIHYJIa B OKOlliKO KapTOqKY H, C)KaB B ztpoxaumx nansuax KpOIIIeqHbIH xyconcx, rrOBepHYJIaCb, qTo6bI TyT )Ke ero csecrs. Ho He ycnena OHa rronnecra XJIe6 K ry6aM, KaK KaKOHTO M~qHHa - ,n:OCTaTOqHO CTapbIH, qTo6bI 6bITb eH OTUOM - BbIXBaTHJI y nee H3 pyx nparonemnaa rraex H 6POCHJIC.SI npoxs.

Banenrana rrouxanacr, aa HHM. CTO.SIBIIIHe B JIaBKY )KeHmHHbI normaJIH KpHK, HO HH ozma H3 HHX He C,n:BHHYJIaCb C MeCTa, 60.SICb norepars o-repens (CJIyqaH, xorna XJIe6a na ncex He xsarano, nocnezmee BpeM.SI rroBTOP.SIJIHCb nee xante). Banenrana, nonronaesraa rOJIo,n:OM H OTqa.SIHHeM, MqarraCb KaK ncrep, HO BOp, BH,n:HMO, arran, qTO ztenan, He rrpoficxan H rrOJIYCOTHH MeTpOB, OH IOpKHyJI B paaaanansr, H Banenrnna rrOTep.SIJIa ero H3 BH,n:y Me)K.l1:y rpyrtasor me6H.SI H 06JIOMKOB. Bexars ztansnre He HMeJIO CMbICJIa, K TOMY )Ke OHa CJIHIIIKOM oCJIa6JIa aa rrOCJIe,n:HHe HeCKOJIbKO Henens H CKOPO BbI,n:OXJIaCb. OrrycTHBIIIHCb na Kyqy 6HToro xapnasa, BanenTHHa ropsxo sannaxana.

MMeHHo rorna OHa nnepnsre ynanena 30M6H. 3TY 60JIe3Hb nofieztana B rrepasre rrOCJIepeBOJIIOUHOHHbIe ronsr, xorzta Banerrrana 6bIJIa erne COBceM MarreHbKOH, HO reneps nonerpae BepHYJIOCb CHOBa. 30M6H 6bIJI ozter B BOeHHYIO <P0PMY (cxopee ncero, 6aUHJIJIbI 30M6H3Ma pa3HOCHJIHCb nan rpanIIIe.SIMH BO BpeM.SI ra30BbIX arax) , HO ero rHMHaCTepKa ,n:aBHO rrpenparnJIaCb B rp.SI3HbIe JIOXMOTb.SI H CBo6o,n:HO 60JITarrHCb na xyzrsrx, pa3HOBbICOKHX nnesax. )1,BHrarrC.SI OH xapaxrepnoti zrepraroureaca noxonxoii rannopa ,n:HCKO, KOTOPa.sr 6bIJIa TaKHM )Ke BepHbIM rrpH3HaKOM 60JIe3HH, KaK pa33.SIBJIeHHbIH, CJIIOH.SIBbIH POT HJIH 6eCCMbICJIeHHO nsmysemrsre rnasa. 30M6H, nnponeu, 6bIJIH ztocraronno nponopnsr, XOT.SI, rJI.SI,n:.SI na HX paCCJIa6JIeHnyro, npannacsraaiouryio rroxonoxxy, B 3TO rpyzmo 6bIJIO nosepnrs. M TeM He MeHee <paKT OCTaBarrC.SI <paKTOM: enna 3aMeTHB (rrOqY.SIB, YCJIbIIIIaB, omYTHB) )KepTBY, 30M6H rrpenpamanncs B CKaKOBbIX JIOIIIa,n:eH, B 60p3bIX cofiax, xoropsre He OCTaHaBJIHBarrHCb HH rrepen KaKHMH rrperr.SITCTBH.SIMH B CBoeM CTpeMJIeHHH pnars na qaCTH, xycars H uapanars. Ilozrsac, Tep3a.SI ,n:06bIqy, OHH BbIKpHKHBarrH 6eCCMbICJIeHHbIe <ppa3bI, COCTaBJIeHHbIe ncero

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3aMeTliB 30Mfill, Banenrana cpasy nepecrana IIJIaKaTb II, KaK MOXHO TllIIIe rrO,n:HHBIIIIICb C Kyqll filiTOrO xapnaxa, OCTOPO)KHO uonxranacs nasan. fJIaBHOe, He rrpIIBJIeKaTb BHIIMaHIIH, ,n:YMana OHa. Banearana snana, qTO eCJIIi OHa He CTaHeT IIIYMeTb, 30Mfill, fibITb MoxeT, ee He 3aMeTIiT. Torna OHa csrozcer OTbICKaTb KorO-TO 113 rrpe,n:CTaBIITeJIeH BJIaCTIi II COOfirn;IITb o rrOHBJIeHIIII fiOJIbHOrO, II ero ofiH3aTeJIbHO nsrnenar - IIJIII, rro KpaHHeH Mepe, nonsrraiorca 3TO cnenars. TaK, OHa anana, ztenanocr, pansnre,

30Mfill, nnposen, II fie3 roro y,n:anHJICH OT nee, II see fibI 3aKOHqllJIOCb finarononyano, eCJIIi fibI Banenrnna ocranacs na MeCTe. Ho na MeCTe eH He CII,n:eJIOCb - cnanann nepnsr. KpOMe roro, nepezt HeH fibm 30Mfill, a 3TO fibmo rrenpanam.no. TOqHO TaK xe OHa qYBCTBOBana fibI cefia, eCJIIi fibI nepezt HeH nnpyr rrOHBIiJICH raranrcxaa BOJIOCaTbIH nayx (anpoxen, eCJIIi fibI Banenrana yBII,n:eJIa qTO-TO raranrcxoe II BOJIOCaTOe cejixac, OHa fibI nocrapanacs nomrars 3TO, qTofibI OTHeCTIi ,n:OMOH II CBapIITb).

Ona He crrOTKHYJIaCb 0 Kyqy Mycopa II He sanena HorOH crapyro KOHcepnnyio fianxy, Ona noofiute ezrsa ,n:bIlliana II ,n:Bllranacb cOBepIIIeHHo fiecIIIYMHo, HO 30Mfill nee pasno ee 3aMeTRJI. B3peBeB, rnaps fipocnnacs B aTaKY. B IIIIIPOKO OTKPbITOM pTy cOXpaHIIJIOCb COBceM Mano syfion, HO re, qTO eute ocranncs, KPOBOXa,n:HO notinecxaaana. Korna-ro 30Mfill fibm C OJI,n: aTOM , II na HeM fibmll nofipormac COJI,n:aTCKlie fialliMaKR, xoropsre rpOMKO - xpyrr-xpyrr-xpyrr! - xpYCTeJIIi rro rpanaro II CTeKJIY. B3BII3rHYB OT yzcaca, Banenrnna notiexana, XOTH snana, qTO nee fieCrrOJIe3HO. EH He cnacracs. Ona CJIIIIIIKOM ocnafiena OT ronozta, a Te HeMHorlie CIiJIbI, KOropsre y nee erne OCTaBanIlCb, OHa IICTpaTIiJIa na rroromo aa BOpOM.

Banenrnna nanparana nee CIiJIbI, HO ronor THXeJIbIX fiannaaxon aa cnmrori CTaHOBRJICH see rposore II rposrse. 30Mfill cTpeMIITeJIbHO coxpaman pa3,n:eJIHBIIIee IIX paccroanne, rronfiapaacr, nee fiJIlixe II fiJIllxe, qTOfibI nafipocrrrsca C3a,n:1I. BOT pyxa rnapa orrycranacs eH na rrnexo, nsrraHCb nuerrarsca B TKaHb nansro, HO Banenrana BbIBepHYJIaCb II npsrrnyna nnepcn - ryzta, rne OHa savcrana OfiJIOMOK MeTanJIllqeCKOrO IIIeCTa, B MlipHoe BpeMH CJIYXIIBIIIero, BepOHTHO, rrpllqanbHOH MaqTOH ,n:JIH JIeTOMOfillJIeH IIJIII qeM-TO B 3TOM pone. Ho censac 3TO fibmo opyxne. CXBaTIiB IIIeCT ofieliMIi pYKaMII, Banenrana rrOBepHYJIaCb JIIIIIOM K nanaztannrcxy.

30Mfill cnenan nsman, HO Banenrana ynapana ero XeJIe3KOH rro pyxe - COBceM KaK zto PeBOJIIOIIIIII yqllTeJIH fillJIIi yqeHIIKoB rro pYKaM JIIIHeHKOH. -qTO-TO HerpOMKO XPYCTHYJIO, II 30Mfill CHOBa B3peBeJI. «fOJIO,n:HbIH, zrparsca xnefi, yfiliB ars, see 3a,n:HllIIbI!» - BOT KaK 3TO anysano. Onna ero pyxa BbIfibma 113 CTPOH II fieCCRJIbHO fionranacs B,n:OJIb TeJIa, HO BTOPOH py-

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KOM 30MfiH YXHTPHJICH CXBaTHTb BaJIeHTHHY, a OHa He ycncrra pa3MaXHYTbCH, xrofisr HaHeCTH BTOPOM yztap. 30MfiH B-uerrHJICH eM B BOJIOCbI, H nenosxa rrOqYBcTBOBaJIa H,n;ymHM OT Hero sarrax. Tnaps He BOHHJIa, H 3TO fibIJIO xyxe scero. Or nee HCXO,n;HJI aanax cueaceasmesenaoro xnefia. 3arrax -UBeTOB. Eme nero-ro. B -ueJIOM, oxens rrpHHTHbIM aanax ... ArrrreTHTHbIM.

3TH MbICJIH rrpOMeJIbKHYJIH B KaKOM -TO ,n;aJIbHeM yrOJIKe BaJIeHTHHHnoro M03ra - rrpOMeJIbKHYJIH H TYT xe HCqe3JIH. Yxe B cnenyromee MrHOBeHHe ee C03HaHHe 3aTOrrHJIa BOJIHa yzcaca, CMeIIIaHHoro C HpOCTblO. BaJIeHTHHa 3HaJIa: BOT CeMqaC 30MfiH yKyCHT ee, H nee fiyzrer KOHqeHO. Hepe3 rrapy ,n;HeM OHa casta npenpararca B 30MfiH H fiyzter nyxnarsc» B Me,n;H-UHHCKOM rrOMOmH. XOPOIIIO, eCJIH 3Ty novonrs eM cyMe lOT OKa3aTb ,n;OCTaTOqHO fibICTPO, a eCJIH HeT? .. CKOJIbKHX qeJIOBeK OHa ycneer rrepexycars, npexzte qeM ee BbIJIeqaT?

Ezma nonynan of 3TOM, BaJIeHTHHa nepecrana cepnarsca na 30MfiH. B KOH-ue KOH-UOB, 3TOT fienuara HH B qeM He BHHOBaT. BMeCTO aroro, OHa pa303JIHJIaCb na nparon, OCa,n;HBIIIHX ee I'opon, ,L:I;o ceroznranmero ,n;HH ee rrpe,n;CTaBJIeHHH 0 rrpOTHBHHKe HOCHJIH fionee HJIH MeHee aficTpaKTHbIM xapaxrep, HO ceiisac OHa nnpyr rrOHHJIa: npara fibIJIH TaKHMH xe, KaK OHa, JIIO,n;bMH, HJIH JIyqIIIe CKa3aTb, qeJIOBeqeCKHMH cyutccraasra. OHH cnocofiHbI crpanars, KaK crpanana OHa, H BaJIeHTHHa OT scero cepnna rrozcerraJIa, qTofibI na HX rOJIOBbI OfipYIIIHJIHCb casnre CTpaIIIHbIe MyKH. IIYCTb HX ,n;eTH ysrpyr OT ronozta, Ilycrt, rrorafinyr HX OT-UbI H MaTepH. Ilycrs HX CTapHKH yracnyr B MyqeHHHx B CBOHX rrYCTbIX xsaprapax, rne HeT HH renna, HH BO,n;bI.

3JIOCTb ynecarepnna CHJIbI. C HPOCTHbIM BOrrJIeM BaJIeHTHHa nonsrraJIaCb OTTOJIKHYTb OT cefia 30MfiH. Ona rrYCTHJIa B XO,n; pyxa, nora H ztaxe rOJIOBY, C paaxaxy ynapas rnaps JIfiOM. Ynap rrpHIIIeJICH xyna -TO B CKYJIY, H BaJIeHTHHa CHOBa YCJIbIIIIaJIa CYXOM TpeCK JIOMalOmeMCH KOCTH. 30MfiH rrOrrHTHJICH, HO BaJIeHTHHa 3HaJIa: TBapH He qYBCTBYIOT fiOJIH. 3aTo eM fibIJIO XOPOIIIO H3BecTHo, qTO y HHX HapYIIIeHo qYBCTBO pasnonecaa. BH,n;H, qTO rrpoTHBHHK rroIIIaTHYJICH, OHa cnenana asman CBoeM XeJIe3KOM, MeTH B KOJIeHKY. 30MfiH rrOBaJIHJICH nafiox, HO npoztonxan THHYTbCH K HeM 3,n;0- POBOM PYKOM, H BaJIeHTHHa ynapana CHOBa. CJIOMaB TBapH BTOPYlO PYKY, OHa C passraxy orrYCTHJIa JIOM na fieneionrae non JIOXMOTbHMH pefipa, IIoTOM HaCTaJI -repen JIH-ua, CTpaIIIHoro, fieCCMbICJIeHHOrO JIH-ua, xoropoe npononxano H,n;HOTCKH CKaJIHTbCH na nee, TPH ynapa nozrpan npesparana ero B HaCTOHmee MeCHBO, a CJIOMaHHaH qeJIIOCTb OTBHCJIa qyTb JIH He zto rpyna.

KTO-TO CXBaTHJI ee aa nnexo. BaJIeHTHHa KPYTO rrOBepHYJIaCb H ensa He pa3M03XHJIa rOJIOBY eute O,n;HOMY COJI,n;aTY, KOTOPbIM He3aMeTHO rro,n;OIIIeJI

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C3a,l1J'I. K CqaCTbIO, 3TO He 6bIJI 30M6R. B PYKe OH ztepxan rrRCTOJIeT, R 3TOT rrRCTOJIeT 6bIJI narrpannen na nee. BaJIeHTRHa oT6poCRJIa )KeJIe3HbIM crepxens C TaKOM nocrreunrocrsro, CJIOBHO OH 6bIJI paCKaJIeH ztoxpacna, R nonnana naepx PYKR.

COJI,n:aT rpyfio OTTOJIKHYJI ee B CTOPOHY R orrYCTRJIC.SI na O,n:HO KOJIeHO P.SI,n:OM C 30M6R (C COJZaamOM-30M6R, rronysrana BaJIeHTRHa, CTapa.SICb cnepacars rr03bIBbI K pBOTe), xoroporo OHa TOJIbKO qTO npenparana B OT- 6RBHYIO. Teneps OHa BR,n:eJIa TOJIbKO cnany noennoro, HO OT nee He YKPbIJIOCb, KaK qaCTO OH ,n:bIIIIRT R KaK nanpaxena ero IIIe.SI.

- ITPOillY Bac, He Ha,n:O ... - rrporOBOpRJIa BaJIeHTRHa. - Korzta ero BbIJIeqaT OT 30M6R3Ma, CJIOMaHHble KOCTR cpaCTYTC.SI, R nee fiyrrcr B rropazrxe. 5[ ... MHe rrpRIIIJIOCb yzraparr, ero, RHaqe OH 6bI MeH.SI y6RJI. IiIJIR 3apa3RJI. 5[ 3HaIO, qTO nocrynnna HerrpaBRJIbHO, HO ...

3,n:OPOBbIM COJI,n:aT ,n:Ba)K.IJ:bI BbICTpeJIRJI 30M6R B rOJIOBY R rrOBepHYJIC.SI.

ITo ero JIR.uy TeKJIR CJIe3bI.

- OT 3TOM pa3HOBR,n:HOCTR 30M6R3Ma HeJIb3.SI BbIJIeqRTbC.SI, - CKa3aJI OH. - 3apa)KeHHbIM qeJIOBeK HeMRHyeMo rrornfiaer. Ha 3TO yxornrr neneJI.SI, mrorna - qyTb fionsnre. HOBbIM IIITaMM napyca ,n:eMcTByeT Me,n:JIeHHee, qT06bI 60JIbHOM ycnen aapasars KaK MO)KHO fionsnre ztpyrnx JIIO,n:eM. HaIIIR npam o-rcas, o-rens R306peTaTeJIbHbI R XRTpbI, no-rxa.

OH rro,n:H.SIJIC.SI BO aecs POCT R rmyn TeJIO noron.

- 5[ 3HaJI ero fipara, OH CJI~RJI non MORM HaqaJIOM, noxa ero He 3acsmano B 6JIRH,n:8)Ke, nonopaaaaow 3TOM HOBOM paxeroa, Ero orert R MaTb rrorR6JIR BO BpeM.SI 60M6e)KKR. Terreps BOT R OH MepTB ... DbIJIa ceMb.SI, R HeT ceMbR. - CJIerKa HaKJIOHRB rOJIOBY, COJI,n:aT rrpRCTaJIbHO rroCMOTpeJI na BaJIeHTRHY. - KCTaTR, OH Te6.SI He YKYCRJI?

- HeT, - 6bICTPO CKa3aJIa BaJIeHTRHa. COJI,n:aT nee eute nepzcan nacTOJIeT B pyxe.

- TbI yaepena? .. - nepecrrpocnn COJI,n:aT. Ero rOJIOC HeO)KR,n:aHHO narrOMHRJI BaJIeHTRHe rrarraa: TOqHO TaK )Ke crporo, HO C COqYBCTBReM, OH pa3rOBapRBaJI C HeM, xorna OHa 060,n:paJIa KOJIeHKY. - ECJIR OH Bce-TaKR Te6.SI YKYCRJI, CKa)KR MHe ... ITo-MoeMY, JIyqIIIe rrOKOHqRTb C 3TRM 6bICTPO R 6e360JIe3HeHHo, qeM TaK ... - iii OH CHOBa TOJIKHYJI 30M6R noroti.

- )1; a , YBepeHa, - OTBeTRJIa BaJIeHTRHa. - OH He ycrreJI ... CK8)KRTe, a y nac HeT XOT.SI 6bI xyco-rxa XJIe6a? KaKOM -TO neroztaa yKPaJI cerorma MOM rraex.

CTORJIO eM aaroaopnrs 0 XJIe6e, KaK COJI,n:aT cpasy rrOTep.SIJI K HeM BC.SIKRM anrepec.

- )1;0 CBR,n:aHR.SI, zrenoxxa, - 6bICTPO CKa3aJI OH R, rrOBepHYBIIIRCb, yurcn,

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3TOM HOqblO BaneHTRHY 3HOfiRJIO. Ee fipocano TO B xap, TO B XOJIO~, R OHa peIIIRJIa, qTO npocryzranacs. Ilonofiaoe fibIBano C HeM qaCTO - KaK R co BceMR, nrrpoxex. Hezroenanne, OTCYTCTBRe renna, He~OCTaTOK CBeXRX OBOrn;eM R BRTaMRHOB C~eJIanR csoe neno. Ho CerO~H5I eM fibIJIO KaKTO ocofiemro xapKO. B KOHue KOHUOB BaneHTRHa He nsmepzcana, cfipoCRJIa 0~e5lJIO R CH5IJIa BCIO o~e~y, rr03BOJIRB XOJIO~HOMy noanyxy OCTy~RTb rnanaionryio KOXy. Tpoaep, ~aBHO BbIPOCIIIRM R3 CBoeM KOJIbIfieJIbKR, cnan na rrOJIY p5l~OM C ee KpOBaTblO, HO BaneHTRHa He fioarracs, qTO OH MoxeT npocnyrsca R yaaners ee. OHa noofime He ~yMana of 3TOM, XOT5I fipar yxe HeCKOJIbKO paa IIIeBeJIRJIC5I BO CHe R qTO-TO fiopsroran.

XOJIO~HbIM B03~yx fibICTPO npnacn ee B qYBCTBO. Yxe qepe3 HeCKOJIbKO MRHyT BaneHTRHa rrOqYBCTBOBana cefia COBepIIIeHHO nopaansno, HO o~eBaTbC5I He CrreIIIRJIa. B 3~yMqRBOCTR, OHa nponena KOHqRKaMR rransuen rro CBoeMY TeJIy. BaneHTRHa yxe safisrna, xorzta rrOCJIe~HRM paa paanenanacs norona. B oc~eHHOM I'opozte qeJIOBeK Mor CqRTaTb cefia e-raCTJIRBbIM, eCJIR eMY ynananocs esceztaenno MbITb pyxn R JIRUO. qTO xacaJIOCb BaHHbI, TO MbITbC5I B XOJIO~HOM none fibIJIO He OqeHb-TO rrpR5ITHO, K TOMY xe 3Ty BO~y erne HyxHO fibIJIO HaTaCKaTb.

Tpyna y nee rr05lBRJIRCb - rerrcps B 3TOM He fibIJIO nnxaxoro COMHeHR5I. MeC5IqHbIe nasanacs y BaneHTRHbI eme nonrona Ha3~, HO rrOTOM npexparanacs - OfibIqHOe 51BJIeHRe npn neztoeztanan R Ofirn;eM RCTOrn;eHRR opranasaa, 3aTO B rraxy R non MbIlliKaMR TeMHeJIR ynpyrae, xypxansre BOJIOCKR.

BaneHTRHa naxana aaxepsars R MalliRHanbHO OfiXBaTRJIa cefia aa nneqR. MMeHHo rorna OHa ofirrapyxnna yxyc, KOTOPbIM HaXO~RJIC5I KaK pa3 B TOM MeCTe, rne nnesro rrepeXO~RJIO B IIIelO. OH rrpe~CTaBJI5IJI COfiOM orryXOJIb paaaepox C nepenenaaoe 51MUO. TaKRe 51Mua, C~eJIaHHbIe R3 IIIOKOJI~a, POCJIR na zrepensax B KapaMeJIbHOM necy, R BaneHTRHa ~O CRX rrop rrOMHRJIa RX BOJIIIIefiHbIM BKyC. Ha ouryns onyxons fibIJIa TBep~OM R ropaqeM, CJIOBHO yrOJIeK B KOCTpe. Ha caMOM ee nepxymxe BaneHTRHa ofiaaPYXRJIa OTKpbITYIO panxy RJIR 513BOqKY, R3 KOTOPOM COqRJIaCb KaKa5l-TO XR~KOCTb. HeCOMHeHHO, 3TO fibIJI cnen, OCTaBJIeHHbIM 30MfiR.

Ente He~aBHO BaneHTRHe fibIJIO xapKO, HO reneps OHa npenparanacr, fiyxnarrsno B JIe~. Jlexa rOJIbIlliOM na TOHKOM, rpyfioxr MaTpace, OHa ztpoxana BceM TeJIOM. qepe3 He~eJIIO OHa fiyrrcr MepTBa. OfiHapyxeHHbIM cro YKYC oanaxan He qTO anoe KaK CMepTHbIM nparosop.

M OHa He rrpOCTO yMpeT. OHa fiy~eT BbITb R pbIqaTb, fipocaTbC5I na JIIO~eM R KycaTbC5I. EbITb MoxeT, OHa yKyCRT Tposepa. MJIR MaMY. A MoxeT fibITb, nepezt csreprroo OHa orsnner JIR3Y R BOrrbeTC5I eM 3yfiaMR B IIIelO RJIR JIRUO.

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Ee ,n:bIXaHRe cztenanocs HerJIy60KRM R qaCTbIM, R Banenrana qYTb He no KpOBR npnxycana ry6y, qTo6bI He saxpasars. ReT, HR sa qTO OHa He CTaHeT rrpRqRHOM rR6eJIR 6JIR3KRX JIIo,n:eM!

TRXO, qTo6bI He pa36y,n:RTb fipara, OHa onenacs R, aaxan B PYKe KpOIIIeqHbIM <pOHaPRK, BbICKOJIb3HYJIa R3 KBapTRpbI. Banenrana peIIIRJIa R,n:TR K BOJIIIIe6HRKY. Yxe He paa rro HOqaM OHa xozrana K ero ,n:OMY, HO neerna nonopa-raaana 06paTHO. Tcncps OHa peIIIRJIa nerrpesrenno YBR,n:eTbCH C HRM.

ITo rryrn eM BCTpeTRJIRCb TpR 30M6R. )1;Boe 6bIJIR MepTBbI - RX aapemeueaaue rryJIHMR TeJIa BarrHJIRCb npnxo na rporyape. TpeTRM 30M6R BbICyHyJICH rro rrOHC R3 OKHa cezneroro sraaca R OrJIaIIIarr OKpeCTHOCTR 6ecCMbICJIeHHbIMR BOrrJIHMR, OT KOTOPbIX KPOBb CTbIJIa B XRJIax. MbICJIeHHO Banenrana rroxerrana eMY BbIBarrRTbCH napyxy R pa36RTbcH nnpefieara.

ITo Mepe roro, KaK OHa rroztxozrana K ,n:OMy BOJIIIIe6HRKa, B HeM poena CTpaIIIHaH YBepeHHOCTb, qTO ero 60JIbIIIe HeT, qTO ero y6RJIO 60M6oM RJIR OTpaBRJIO ra30M. A MoxeT 6bITb, OH rrpOCTO yexarr, rrepefipanca xyzta-nn- 6y,n:b B npyroe MeCTO. ITPOIIIJIO yxe MHoro MeCHu;eB C Tex rrop, KaK OH yroman ee rrRpOXKaMR R rasrfiyprepasnr. 3a 3TO BpeMH MOrJIO CJIyqRTbCH MHoroe. ReT HRKaKRX cOMHeHRM: BOJIIIIe6HRK MepTB, KaK MepTBbI MHOrae npyrne.

BCTyrrRB B KBapTaJI, rzre Haxo,n:RJICH ,n:OM BOJIIIIe6HRKa, BaJIeHTRHa HeBOJIbHO 3aMe,n:JIRJIa IIIar. MeHbIIIe ncero eM XOTeJIOCb YBR,n:eTb ofiyrnennsre CTeHbI, rrpOBaJIRBIIIYIOCH KPbIIIIY, 60JITalOIIJ;YlOcH na O,n:HOM rrerne zmeps, rpyzrsr U;BeTHbIX rrJIaCTRKOBbIX OCKOJIKOB R 06JIOMKOB ero HPKOM Me6eJIR, noarosry, cnenan IIIar, OHa no-rra na rrOJIMRHYTbI 3aMRpaJIa B HepeIIIRTeJIbHOCTR, rrOTOM CHOBa rporanacs C MeCTa R CHOBa OCTaHaBJIRnanacs.

B KOHu;e KOHU;OB nora see xe rrpRBeJIR ee K 3HaKOMOM zmepa, KOTOpaa oxaaanacs uena R nespezrmra, eCJIR He CqRTaTb HeCKOJIbKRX uapamm, erma BR,n:HbIX non TOJICTbIM CJIOeM rpH3R, rrOCKOJIbKY ysce ,n:aBHO HRKTO B Topone HRqerO He KpaCRJI R He MbIJI. KaK R nee zrsepa na YJIRu;e, OHa 6bIJIa rrJIOTHO aaxpsrra, R Banenrana noneprana pyxxy. Banepro. OHa nocry=rana, HO HRKTO He OT03BarrCH. OHa nocrysana CRJIbHee - C TeM xe pe- 3YJIbTaTOM. Ee paaoxapoaanae 6bIJIO TaKRM rJIy6oKRM, qTO Banerrrnna He nsrnepxana R sannaxana. B OTqaHHRR OHa 3aKOJIOTRJIa B nseps KYJIaKaMR R naxe HeCKOJIbKO pa3 yztapnna noroti. BOJIIIIe6HRK yexarr, yexarr, yexarr, a qepe3 He,n:eJIIO OHa YMpeT! ..

BHe3arrHO zrseps OTBOpRJIaCb. 3TO 6bIJI He BOJIIIIe6HRK, a KaKaH -TO ynarannaa 6eJIOKypaH XeHIIJ;RHa, ozreraa B TerrJIbIM ,n:OMaIIIHRM xanar R rano-nor. Banerrrane OHa rroxaaanacs KpaCRBOM, KaK KRH03Be3,n:a, XOTH B03-

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MO)KHO, OHa peunrrra TaK TOJIbKO rrOTOMY, qTO He3HaKOMaH )KeHIIJ;RHa He uanouanana )KRBOH CKeJIeT.

- qTO refie HY)KHO, neaoxxa? Kaxoro ,n:bHBOJIa TbI JIOMRIIIbCH B zrseps K He3HaKOMbIM JIIO,n:HM B TpR xaca HOqR? - crporo CrrpOCRJIa OHa. fOJIOC ee, nrrpoxeu, any-ran He 3JIO, HO B HeM CKB03RJIO BrrOJIHe rrOHHTHoe pasnpaxenae,

- MHe H~HO rrOBR,n:aTb ... - BaneHTRHa rrOHR3RJIa rOJIOC ,n:o IIIerrOTa.

- ... IIoBR,n:aTb BOJIIIIe6HRKa.

- A-a-a ... - rrpOTHHYJIa )KeHIIJ;RHa. - 3TO ,n:pyroe ,n:eJIo. Ilpoxozm.

)1,JIH eeo ,n:PY3eH BXO,n: scerna OTKpbIT.

Knaprapa BOJIIIIe6HRKa 6bIJIa B TOqHOCTR TaKoH, KaKOH BaneHTRHa ee 3arrOMHRJIa. Kasanocs, C TOH ,n:aBHeH HOqR snecs HRqerO He R3MeHRJIOCb.

BeJIOKypaH )KeHIIJ;RHa rrJIaBHbIM )KeCTOM BbITHHYJIa PYKY B CTOPOHY KyxHR, IIJ;eJIKHYJIa nansnasrn, R orryna cpaay )Ke rrOTHHYJICH ,n:RBHbIH apoMaT csexecaapennoro xodie. KaK rraxner xodie, BaneHTRHa ,n:aBHO 3a6bIJIa, HO cea-rac BCrrOMHRJIa, R ee pOT HarrOJIHRJICH CJIIOHoH.

- TbI noxa npacans, - rrpe,n:JIO)KRJIa )KeHIIJ;RHa, - a H rtotiny pasfiy)KY Ero BeJIRqeCTBO ...

BaneHTRHa OCTOPO)KHO orrYCTRJIaCb na xpaeurcx BeJIRKOJIerrHOrO ,n:RBana, KOTOPbIH THHYJICH B,n:OJIb R30rHYTOH CTeHbI rOCTRHoH. OHa saana, qTO ee pafioxne 6pIOKR, xoropsre 6bIJIR zto OTBpaIIJ;eHRH rpH3HbI eIIJ;e zto CXBaTKR C 30M6R, nenpeueano OCTaBHT CJIe,n:bI na ero POCKOlliHOH 6apxaTHOH 06RBKe, HO nonynars 06 3TOM ycnerra TOJIbKO MeJIbKOM. ]113 xopaztopa noHOCRJIRCb ronoca. CJIOB OHa paaofipars He MOrJIa, HO TOH 6bIJI pasnpaxenHbIH, no-rrn cepmrrsrji, R BaneHTRHa naxe CKB03b )Kap 60JIe3HR rrOqYBCTnenana, KaK OT crsrzta Y nee HaqRHalOT ropers IIJ;eKR R ynra. 3TOT ,n:OM nee eIIJ;e )KRJI TRXOH, URBRJIR30BaHHOH )KR3HblO, a OHa npaaecna B Hero paanan R BOHHY.

IIoTOM B rOCTRHYIO 6bICTPbIM IIIarOM BOIIIeJI BOJIIIIe6HRK. Pe3KRM ,n:BR)KeHReM PYKR OH rrpR6aBRJI CBeT R HeBOJIbHO rrpRIIJ;ypRJICH, xorna JIaMrrbI non rrOTOJIKOM BcrrbIXHYJIR BO BCIO MOIIJ;b.

- Pa3Be MbI 3HaKoMbI? - CrrpOCRJI OH, rrpncransno pa3rJIH,n:bIBaH BaJIeHTRHY·

OHa XOTeJIa OTBeTRTb, HO rrOqYBCTBOBana, qTO Y nee H3bIK npannn K ropraaa. X03HRH 6bIJI B rrR)KaMe, BOJIOCbI B3'bepOIIIeHbI, R nee )Ke OH rronpexnesry BbIrJIH,n:eJI KaK caMbIH HaCTOHIIJ;RH BOJllUe6HUlC.

- 5L.. - BaneHTRHa 3arrHYJIaCb R naxana cuaxana: - 5£... oznraxztsr TbI nan MHe onexny. ]II eny, MOH MaMa - COJI,n:aT, OHa Cpa)KaeTCH C sparOM na <i>poHTe ...

BOJIIIIe6HRK IIJ;eJIKHYJI rransnaan R YCMeXHYJICH.

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- Terrcpr, BCrrOMHHJI!.. TBOH MaTb - I'epoii PeBOJIIOU:HH, He TaK JIH?

A TbI - Ta coofipaaarensuaa ,n;eBqYIIIKa, KOTopaH COCqHTaJIa ayfinsre merKH B MoeM BaHHOM KOMHaTe.

- IIocMoTpH na aee, OHa )Ke HaCTOHmHM XO,n;HqHM CKeJIeT! - CKa3aJIa KpacaBHu:a-6JIOH,n;HHKa H3 KYXHH, rne He6pe)KHO MaHHrrYJIHpOBaJIa MaTpHKaTopOM, cnocofiasnr «ncvararas casnrc H3bICKaHHble 6JIIO,n;a npaxraxeCKH 6e3 ysacraa qeJIOBeKa.

- XOqeIIIb C3H,n;BHqeM, neaoxxa? - CrrpOCHJIa OHa. - MJIH PbI6HbIX rraJIOqeK?

- Ilparorons eM ,n;JIH nasana ropxsero IIIOKOJIa,n;a, AHa, - CKa3aJI BOJIIIIe6HHK. - Fopaxcro IIIOKOJIa,n;a H KaKoM - HH6y,n;b MOJIOqHOM 60JITYIIIKH. MaJIeHbKHe ,n;eBOqKH JII06HT IIIOKOJIa,n;.

BaJIeHTHHa rronyxrana, qTO He rrp060BaJIa IIIOKOJIa,n; ~e ... OHa ztaxe He rrOMHHJIa - CKOJIbKO MeCHu:eB. POT ee 3arrOJIHHJICH CJIIOHOM, H OHa nenpoH3BOJIbHO 06JIH3HYJIaCb, rJIH,n;H, KaK 6JIOH,n;HHKa AHa Ha)KHMaeT KHorrKH na rrpnfiope H ,n;OCTaeT H3 6y<peTa 6YTbIJIKY pojra.

- ,l1;o6aBHTb refie B IIIOKOJIa,n; xanensxy pona, nerxa?

- 51 ... H He 3HalO, - 3aMHJIaCb BaJIeHTHHa.

- OHa eute CJIHIIIKOM MaJIa ,n;JIH poxra, - B03pa3HJI BOJIIIIe6HHK, orry-

CKaHCb B MHrKoe KpeCJIO. Kpecno rrJIaBHO BblrHYJIOCb, rrpHHHMaH <P0PMY ero TeJIa, a H3- nozt HH3a BbI.n;BHHYJIaCb rroztcraaxa ,n;JIH nor.

- 51 xowy POMY, - rnepno CKa3aJIa BaJIeHTHHa. EM He XOTeJIOCb ysrepers, TaK HH pasy H He norrpofionan cnnprnoro.

- BOT 3TO rrpaBHJIbHO, - O,n;o6pHJIa AHa. - B KOHu:e KOHU:OB, azter BOMHa, 3TO MHoroe MeHHeT.

C 3THMH CJIOBaMH OHa HarrOJIHHJIa 60JIbIIIYIO qaIIIKY rYCTOM TeMHO-KOpHqHeBOM cycnenaaea, rrOXO)KeM na )KH,n;KYIO rJIHHY, ,n;o6aBHJIa ryna zme JIO)KKH posra H rrOCTaBHJIa na CTOJI. IIoTOM OHa rrpHrOTOBHJIa rropnmo IIIOKOJIa,n;a ,n;JIH cefia,

- M,n;H clO,n;a H fiepn, - rr03BaJIa AHa. - 3,n;eCb He peCTopaH, 0<pHU:HaHTOK HeTY.

Ilpexne qeM BCTaTb, BaJIeHTHHa CTamHJIa C nor 6aIIIMaKH, xoropsre 6bIJIH MaJIbI eM ~e noxra na pasxep, H crynana rpH3HbIMH 60CbIMH noraan na BeJIHKOJIerrHbIM KOBep. Ourynrenae 6bIJIO rrenepezraaaexoe. YrrpyrHM, MHrKHM BOpC non noraxor HarrOMHHaJI qTO-TO ,n;aBHO safisrroe: TpaBY na JIY)KaMKe Y pexa HJIH qTO-TO ente H3 CqaCTJIHBOrO ztonoeanoro npomnoro.

Illoxonan rrax rrpOCTO CKa30qHO. MMeHHO CKa30qHO - ztpyroro CJIOBa H He uonfiepeurs. Ero rycron, CJIa,n;KHM aposrar 6y,n;HJI ouryntenae -ryna, HeT, He IIIOKOJIa,n; OHa rrana, a KaKOM-TO BOJIIIIe6HbIM HarrHTOK C ,n;pyroM nnancrsr, H3 ztpyroro MHpa ... MO)KeT 6bITb, zraace H3 paa.

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,l1;epxa xamxy B PYKaX, Banenrnna rrOqYBCTBOBarra, KaK sepes JIa,ll:OHR B nee BJIRBaeTC.sr ero XRBRTeJIbHOe TerrJIO. OCTOPOXHO, qTo6bI He pacnneCKaTb zrparouerrnyto XR,ll;KOCTb, OHa nozmecna qaIIIKY K ry6aM R, cnenas OCTOPO)KHbIM rJIOTOK, sanepxana HarrRTOK BO PTY.

IIIoKoJIa,ll; oxaaanca ,ll;OBOJIbHO OCTPbIM, noxra xryqRM, CJIOBHO 6bIJI npanpannen nepnex. Ho pasne B IIIOKOJIa,ll; KJIa,ll;YT rrepcn?.. I1JIR 3TO OT poua? Hasepnoe ... 5I3bIK Y nee sannmano, napsr nonorperoro cnapra, nacsnnenmre apOMaTaMR IIIOKOJIa,ll;a R nepua, rrpOHRKJIR, xasanocs, rrpaxo B rOJIOBY. 113 rJIa3 BarreHTRHbI XJIbIHYJIR CJIe3bI. ,l1;axe ynrn KaK 6Y,ll;TO 6bIJIR rrOJIHbI ropasero IIIOKOJIa,ll;a.

Ilocneunro CrJIOTHYB, Banenrnna HeBOJIbHO aXHYJIa, IIIRPOKO pacxpsm POT, R BOJIIIIe6HRK paCCMeJIJIC.sr. OHa BorrpOCRTeJIbHO rrOCMOTpeJIa na Hero. - qTO TYT cxreunroro?

- IIpoCTR, .sr refia He npenynpezran, AHa ncerzta rOTOBRT IIIOKOJIa,ll; rro

co6CTBeHHOMY peuerrry - C nepuesr qRJIR R ztpyrasor npanocrasor. MHe, nnpoxexr, HpaBRTC.sr, a refie? MbI Ha3bIBaeM 3TOT HarrRTOK «IIIOKOJIa,ll; rroaUTeKCKR» .

Banenrana cnenana erne rJIOTOK, nonepxana BO PTY, rrpOrJIOTRJIa. Teneps OHa qYBCTBOBarra IIIOKOJIa,ll; R B XeJIY,ll;Ke, KOTOPbIM HaKOHeu naxan ororpenarsca, HO no rrOJIHOrO nacsrmerraa 6bIJIO eure ztanexo. Kasanocs, zrna rJIOTKa nanarxa TOJIbKO pa3,ll;pa3HRJIR ee armernr, R XeJIY,ll;OK HaCTO.srTeJIbHO rpefiosan erne R erne. OT6poCRB npamrsaa, Banenrnna norraecJIa qaIIIKY K ry6aM R B O,ll;RH npncecr oCYIIIRJIa ee no znra,

AHa R BOJIIIIe6HRK CHOBa 3aCMe.srJIRCb. IIoToM AHa nporanyna BanenTRHe rrOKpbITbIM RHeeM MeTaJIJIRqeCKRM fioxan. Cnepxy ropon rpOM03,ll;RJIRCb B36RTble CJIRBKR, R3 KOTOPbIX ropsana rronocaraa opaaxeno- xpacnaa COJIOMRHKa.

- IIIOKOJIa,ll; C COJIO,ll;OM, - rro.srCHRJIa OHa. - OTJIRqHa.sr sanaaxal Banerrrana, CJIOBHO 3arRrrHOTR3RpOBaHHa.sr, B3.srJIa fioxan, IIIoKOJIa,ll; C COJIO,ll;OM oxaaarrca TaKRM XOJIO,ll;HbIM, qTO rrOCJIe nepnoro xe rJIOTKa Y nee 3arrOMRJIO JIo6 R rrepenocany, HO OHa He OCTaHOBRJIaCb - rrpOCTO He MorJIa OCTaHOBRTbC.sr. Yx, KaK BKYCHoL. 11 HR na qTO He noxoxc ... HarepecHO, qTO erne MoxeT C 3TRM cpasnarsca? Moxer 6bITb - MopoxeHoe?.

COJIOMRHKa R3,ll;arra xmonaionraa 3BYK - Banerrrana nonofipana CO znra fioxana rrocneznrae KarrJIR R nepenena ztyx.

- Hy BOT TbI R rrO,ll;KperrRJIaCb, - CKa3arr BOJIIIIe6HRK. - A Terrepb - npncans. Ilycrs HarrRTKR C,ll;eJIaIOT cnoe neno; qYTb nonoaxe MbI Te6.sr rroKOPMRM, a CeMqaC nosenari, qTO rrpRBeJIO Te6.sr KO MHe.

Banenrana rrOBepHYJIaCb R cnenana IIIar nasazt rro HarrpaBJIeHRIO K ,ll;RBaHY. qYBcTBoBarra OHa ce6.sr KaK-TO CTpaHHO, CJIOBHO IIIJIa He rro rnepzton

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rrOBepXHOCTM, a rro KaqaIOIII;eMC.SI Kopa6eJIbHOM rranyfie, KOTOpa.Sl TaK M HOpOBMJIa BbICKOJIb3HYTb as-rron nor. IIpM 3TOM c06CTBeHHble ,n;BM)I{eHM.SI xaaanacs eM HaCTOJIbKO rrJIaBHbIMM M JIerKMMM, qTO 6bIJIO ztaxe y,n;MBMTeJIbHO, rrOqeMY ee TaK IIIaTaeT. dl rrb.SlHa.Sl, - rro,n;YMana BaneHTMHa. - MHe ncero qeTblpHa,lJ;uaTb, HO .SI nartanacs KaK CBMHb.Sl!»

,l1;06paBIIIMcb zro znraana, OHa co BceMM rrpe,n;OCTOpO)l{HOCT.SIMM orrYCTMJIaCb ua noztymxa M ssmpaaanacs.

- IfTaK, ztenosxa, qTO )I{e rrpMBeJIO Te6.S1 KO MHe rrocpezm HOqM?. - CHOBa CrrpOCMJI BOJIIIIe6HMK, uoynofiaee YCTpaMBa.SlCb B CBoeM KpeCJIe.

TOJIbKO ceii-rac BaneHTMHa BCrrOMHMJIa 06 orryxonn na IIIee. IIpM MbICJIM 06 3TOM ee ezraa He BbIBepHYJIO HaM3HaHKY - OHa cncpxanacs TOJIbKO rrOTOMY, qTO 60.SlJIaCb ncrepars XOTb KarrJIIO zrparouenaoro IIIOKOJIa,lJ;a.

- .51 ,n;OJI)I{Ha 6bIJIa CPOqHO rroronopars C T060M, - cxasana OHa. - ,l1;eJIO B TOM, qTO .SI ... B o 6 III; eM , MHe HyxlIa rrOMOIII;b.

- Kaxaa )I{e? - OCBe,n;OMMJIC.SI BOJIIIIe6HMK.

- .51 ... - BaneHTMHa CHOBa 3arrHYJIaCb M nexoropoe BpeM.SI MOJIqana.

HeT, OHa He MOrJIa CKa3aTb eMY, qTO 60JIbHa 30M6M3MOM - HOBOM pasHOBM,n;HOCTbIO 30M6M3Ma. COJI,n;aT, xoroporo OHa BCTpeTMJIa B TOT POKOBOM ,n;JI.SI ce6.S1 ,n;eHb, CKa3aJI eM cOBepIIIeHHo He,n;BycMbICJIeHHo: M3JIeqMTbC.SI OT 3TOM 60JIe3HM HeJIb3.S1, e,n;MHCTBeHHoe cpencrno - rryJI.SI B 3aTbIJIOK.

IIoToM OHa rrOH.SIJIa, qTO ,n;OJI)I{Ha CKa3aTb. lliOKOJIa,lJ; ... OH MO)l{eT crraCTM ee 6paTa M MaTb OT rOJIo,n;HOM CMepTM.

- .51 ... .SI CKOPO yezry, - nporosopana BaneHTMHa. - A MaMa M fipar span JIM CYMeIOT caMM 0 ce6e rr03a60TMTbC.SI. Oc06eHHo fipar - OH eIII;e ManeHbKMM, a MaMY Ka)l{,lJ;bIM ztens MorYT y6MTb na diporrre . .51 xoxy, qTO- 6bI, xorzta .SI yezry, OHM 6bIJIM B 6e30rraCHOCTM.

- Kyna )I{e TbI yeaxaeun.?

OT poxa BaneHTMHY CJIerKa pa3Be3JIO; cootipaxana OHa C HeKOTopbIM rpynow, ornraxo ,n;eMCTBMIO anKOrOJI.SI rrpOTMBOCTO.SlJIO M3YMMTeJIbHOe, BOJIIIIe6Hoe OIII;yIII;eHMe TerrJIOM T.SI)I{eCTM B )I{eJIy,n;Ke. Ilepefipas B YMe HeCKOJIbKO B03MO)l{HbIX OTBeTOB, BaneHTMHa cxasana:

- .51 rr03HaKOMMJIaCb C O,n;HMM qeJIOBeKOM, KOTOpbIM... B 06III;eM, OH 06eIII;an BbIBe3TM MeH.SI M3 I'opona B fieaonacaoe MeCTO.

- Pa3Be na CBeTe eIII;e OCTanMCb fieaonacmre MeCTa? - BMeIIIanaCb AHa, rrO)l{MMa.Sl IIJIeqaMM.

- Ha Ha,lJ;O ,n;eIIIeBoro UMHM3Ma, - B03pa3MJI BOJIIIIe6HMK. - BesorracHbIX MeCT eIII;e ,n;OBOJIbHO MHoro. MMP rrOJIOH MMM, Ha,lJ;O TOJIbKO 3HaTb, rne MCKaTb. If eIII;e - KaK MCKaTb, rrOTOMY qTO TaKMe MeCTa He rrpaBMJIO, a MCKJIIOqeHMe. He aa 3TMM JIM M TbI B csoc BpeM.SI rrpMIIIJIa KO MHe?

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- Ceaxac peas He 0 TOM, noncxry R npaurrra K rcfic, - CMYTHJIaCb AHa H, KHBHYB rOJIOBOM B CTOPOHY BaJIeHTHHbI, rroxasana na nee PYKOM. - Pe-rs azter BOT of 3TOM zten-ronxe ...

BaJIeHTHHa CJIerKa HaXMypHJIaCb. OHa HHKaK He MOrJIa rrOHSITb, npaBHTC.SI eM AHa HJIH He osrens, XOT.SI ra, KOHeqHO, fibIJIa oxens KpaCHBa.

- .H nponry He sa cetia, a aa CBOIO ccxrsro, - CKa3aJIa OHa H HaXMYpHJIaCb.

- A nosesry .SI )l;OJI)I{eH rroxorarr, TBoeM cesn,e? - OTBeTHJI BomnefiHHK BorrpOCOM na nonpoc. OH nee erne YJIbIfiaJIc.SI, HO na ero JIHIIe - JIHue qeJIOBeKa, KOTOPbIM oznraaotsr fibIJI T.SI)I{eJIO panen, na TaK H He orrpaBHJIC.SI zto xomra - rrO.SIBHJIOCb nsrpaxcnnc, xoropoc qeM-TO nanyrano BaJIeHTHHY. CBeT B rOCTHHOM fibIJI CJIerKa npnramen, H B JIerKOM rrOJIYTbMe rrraaa BOJIIllefiHHKa MeprraJIH, CJIOBHO yrOJIb.SI.

CTapa.SICb OTO)l;BHHYTbC.SI OT Hero, BaJIeHTHHa OTKHHYJIaCb nasan H cpa- 3Y rrOqYBCTBOBaJIa, KaK ee nneaa M.SIrKO OfiBOJIaKHBaeT «YMHa.SI» cnaaxa )l;HBaHa.

- IIoTOMY qTO O)l;HH pas TbI yxe nosror MHe, - CKa3aJIa OHa.

- IIoH.SITHO, - KHBHYJI BOJIIllefiHHK. - O)l;HH pa3 .SI refie noxror, H TbI

noofipasnna, qTO KOJIb CKOPO .SI rrpO.SIBHJI mcztpocrs O)l;HH pas, - a nazto CKa3aTb rrp.SIMO, qTO TOT MOM nocryrrox )l;eMCTBHTeJIbHO fibIJI o-rcas, o-rens me)l;pbIM, - TbI MO)l{eIllb paCCqHTbIBaTb na MeH.SI H B nansnenurea. M BOT TbI penrana OTrrJIaTHTb MHe aa MOIO ztofipory, ofiparmuuacs KO MHe C HOBOM upocstioii. TaK, qTO JIH, Y Hac rrOJIyqaeTC.SI?.

BaJIeHTHHa noxasana rOJIOBoM. - ReT?. A KaK )l{e?

- .H ... HaM)l;Y cnocof 3arrJIaTHTb, - CKa3aJIa OHa. - .H MOry paeorars

)l;JI.SI 'refia,

- BbIHyx)l;eH refis orop-nrrs, nerxa: MHe noxa He HyxHbI HH rpanurea, HH rrpOTHBOTaHKOBbIe pnsr.

Tzte-ro B rnyfiuae KBapTHpbI OTBOpHJIaCb H CHOBa 3aXJIOrrHYJIaCb zmeps, rrOTOM rrOCJIbIIllaJIHCb nparaymennsre ronoca. Mnoro rOJIOCOB. 3HaqHT, BOJIIllefiHHK H AHa anecs He O)l;HH, rrOH.SIJIa BaJIeHTHHa, BcrrOMHHa.SI 3yfinsre meTKH B BaHHoM. Knaprapa rrpOCTO rrOJIHa JIIO)l;eM!

- .H Mory ztenars caMYIO pa3HYIO pafiory, - CKa3aJIa OHa H norrsrraJIaCb YJIbIfiHYTbC.SI. BaJIeHTHHa eute cava He 3HaJIa TOJIKOM, qTO HMeHHO OHa npennaraer. EM .SICHO fibIJIO TOJIbKO O)l;HO: OHa erne CJIHIllKOM MaJIa, qTofibI rrpennarars rronotinsre nenm. KpOMe roro, Y nee 30MfiH3M, a C 3TOM fiOJIe3HbIO IllYTHTb He CTOHT. Bzrpyr OHa nepeztaerca He TOJIbKO xepea yKYCbI? ReT, OHa )l;OJI)I{Ha fibITb npenensno OCTOPO)l{HOM, qTofibI BOJIIllefiHHK OCTaJIC.SI B )l{HBbIX H csror rrOMOqb ee ccsrsc.

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BaneHTHHa yxe cofiapanacs CKa3aTb, qTO OHa HMeJIa B BH,n:y HeqTO COscex npyroe, HO He ycnena. AHa copnanacs C MeCTa H, MOJIHHeH MeTHYBIIIHCb K BOJIIIIefiHHKY, 3aKaTHJIa eMY TaKYID xperrxyro onneyxy, qTO ero roJIOBa OTKHHYJIaCb ztanexo naaazt, a na IIJ;eKe orrrenaranca OTqeTJIHBbIH KpaCHbIH CJIe,n:.

- He CMeH nrpars C 3TOH ManeHbKOH ,n:eBOqKoH! - BOCKJIHKHYJIa OHa.

- Pa3Be TbI He BH,n:HIIIb, B KaKOM OHa COCTOHHHH? TbI - ee rrOCJIe,n:HHH

nan e)l()l;a!

IIoTOM AHa pe3KO rrOBepHYJIaCb K BaneHTHHe, KOTOPOH CTOHJIO orposrHbIX YCHJIHH CMeJIO BCTpeTHTb B3rJIH,n: 3TOH OTKOpMJIeHHOH KpaCOTKH. DOJIbIIIe nccro na CBeTe eH XOTeJIOCb fiPOCHTbCH HaYTeK, HO OHa nozraaaJIa B cefie 3TO )KeJIaHHe. Fnyno fibIJIO fibI nyrarsca xero-nafio rrOCJIe roro, KaK eH XBaTHJIO HarJIOCTH rrpennozorrs cefia BOJIIIIefiHHKY. HeT, OHa He zrporner H fiy,n:eT CTOHTb zto KOHua.

- A TbI, MHJIOqKa, rrepecrans rrpHTBopHTbCH ,n:YPOH, - cxasana eH AHa. - 5I )Ke BH~ - TbI BOBce He rnyna, BOT H Be,n:H cefia rro-ysoroxy. -qTofibI BbI)KHTb, cyIIJ;eCTByIOT ,n:ecHTKH pasnsrx cnocofios - ,n:JIH aroro BOnee He ofiH3aTeJIbHO JIO)KHTbCH na cnany H paannarars nora, M 3TH crrocotisr refie HaBepHHKa H3BeCTHbI, ananc fibI TbI ,n:aBHO 3arHYJIaCb. B ofiIIJ;eM, JIHfio ronopn ,n:eJIO, JIHfio yfiapaaca. 5I He xoxy CMOTpeTb, KaK TbI TyT JIOMaeIIIb fieanaprryro KOMe,n:HIO.

- -qTO TbI 3HaeIIIb 0 BbI)KHBaHHH, AHa?. - 3JIO CrrpOCHJI BOJIIIIefiHHK.

OH CH,n:eJI, npaxan pyxy K IIJ;eKe H rJIH,n:H na AHy TaKHMH )Ke rOpHIIJ;HMH rJIa3aMH, KaKHMH aa MHHYTY zto aroro CMOTpeJI na BaneHTHHY.

- IIpoCTO rrepeCTaHb HrpaTb C HeH, - OTpe3ana AHa. - Jlufio rrOMOrH eH, JIHfio rrporona, HO He nrpaa!..

- XOPOIIIO, - HeO)KH,n:aHHO COrJIaCHJICH BOJIIIIefiHHK. - Cryrraa K OCransnsra, AHYIIIa, a H rrofiecezryio rro ,n:YIIIaM C HaIIIeH HOBOH nonpyroa. ECJIH MbI rrpH,n:eM K COrJIaIIIeHHIO, H rr030BY TefiH, qTofibI eIIJ;e pas oficy,n:HTb YCJIOBHH, ,n:orOBOpHJIHCb?

AHa fipOCHJIa B3rJIH,n: B HarrpaBJIeHHH xopanopa, orxyna see eIIJ;e ,n:OHOCHJIHCb KaKHe-TO ronoca, rrOTOM CHOBa rrocsrorpcna na BOJIIIIefiHHKa H BaneHTHHY·

- CMOTPH He rrpo,n:eIIIeBH, MHJIOqKa, - rrpe,n:yrrpe,n:HJIa OHa.

Korna AHa BbIIIIJIa, BOJIIIIefiHHK npnnec BaneHTHHe TapeJIKY napoxKOB C rycaaon rrexenxoji, a cefie B3HJI C3H,n:BHq C nonacapeaaon rpymmKOH, KOTOPbIH OfiHJIbHO cxraaan rop-ranen.

- ,[(a, - KHBHyJI OH. - Hrpsr KOHqHJIHCb, zterxa. Ho eCJIH TbI ,n:eHcTBHTeJIbHO rOTOBa KOe-qTO ,n:JIH MeHH cnenars, qTO )K patiora natinerca. CKa)KH noxanyncra, refie xorna-natiym, rrpxxozmnocs BH,n:eTb HJIJII03HO-

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HRCTOB? 51 RMeIO B BR,ll;Y 3TRX C~HhIX TRrrOB BO <ppaKaX, KOTOphIe ztocTaIOT R3 U;RJIRH,ll;POB KPOJIRKOB R 6eJIhIX rOJIy6eH?.

BaJIeHTRHa KRBHYJIa.

- )1;a, ,ll;0 BOHHhI, - CKa3aJIa OHa.

- Torna ThI, KOHeqHO, 3HaeIIIh, qTO Y Ka:>K,l1;OrO RJIJII03ROHRCTa scerna

ccrs HeCKOJIhKO OqapOBaTeJIhHhIX accacrenrox?

BaJIeHTRHa CHOBa KRBHYJIa. OHa XOPOlliO rrOMHRJIa CRMrraTRqHhIX MOJIO,ll;eHhKRX ztesymex B rrJIOTHO 06JIeraIOmRX dnrrypy peirryaax, BhICOKRX canoxxax, paCIIIRThIX )KRJIeTaX C 6axpOMOH R C nepssnor na rOJIOBe.

- Y Ka:>K,l1;OrO, KTO 3aHRMaeTC.sI RJIJII03ROHR3MOM, 06.sI3aTeJIhHO ,ll;0JI)KHhI 6hITh oztaa-zrsa rrOMOmHRKa. 51 TO)Ke BOJIIIIe6HRK, HO MO.sI MarR.sI, rro)KaJIYH, casraa JIyqIIIa.sI. IiIMeHHO rr03TOMY MHe He06xo,ll;RMO 60JIhIIIOe KOJIRqeCTBO rrOMOmHRKOB, R Y MeH.sI RX ,ll;eHCTBRTeJIhHO MHoro - uenaa apMR.sI. OHR nouoraior MHe, a .sI noxoraro RM ...

- 51 ye3)KaIO qepe3 narr, ,ll;HeH, - HarrOMHRJIa BaJIeHTRHa.

- )1; eJI 0 , xoropoe .sI XOTeJI refie nopysarr., MO)KHO cnenars, CKa)KeM,

rrOCJIe3aBTpa ... Te6.sI 3TO YCTpaRBaeT?

- iii rorna ThI rr03a60TRIIIhC.sI 0 MoeH cexrse?

- )1; a, - KRBHYJI BOJIIIIe6HRK. - 51 ncerna 3a60qYCh 0 CeMh.sIX CBORX

aCCRCTeHTOB. Hy qTO, ,ll;OrOBOpRJIRCh?

BaJIeHTRHa rrpOT.sIHYJIa PYKY, R OHR 06MeH.sIJIRCh pYKorrO)KaTReM.

- Ems CBOR rrRpO)KKR, - CKa3aJI BOJIIIIe6HRK. - A rrOTOM MhI cofiepest KOe-qTO R ,ll;JI.sI TBORX pO,ll;CTBeHHRKOB.

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IIPOIIIJIO zraa ,ll;H.sI, R JIRXOpa,ll;Ka cztenanacs rrOCTO.sIHHOH crryrmnten BaJIeHTRHhI. EOJIe3Hh He OCTaBJI.sIJIa ee HR na cexynny, TaK qTO B KOHu;e KOHU;OB ztenosxa K HeH rrpRBhIKJIa R rroxrn nepecrana 3aMeqaTh, XOT.sI R3-3a rrOCTO.sIHHOrO )Kapa R JIOMOThI BO BceM TeJIe OHa ,ll;BRraJIaCh Me,ll;JIeHHO, KaK crapyxa, R He ncerna MOrJIa COCpe,ll;OTOqRThC.sI na TOM, qTO eH rOBOpRJIR.

Ha TpeTRH nens OHa rrpOCHYJIaCh pano R C Y,ll;OBOJIhCTBReM noaanrpaKaJIa 6YJIOqKaMR C XPYCT.sImeH, rrO,ll;)KapRCTOH KOPOqKOH, JIRMOHHhIM rreqeHheM, xpenxasr M.sICHhIM 6YJIhOHOM, qaeM, xameji C R3IOMOM, qepHRqHhIM ,ll;)KeMOM R crymemau MOJIOKOM, a na ztecepr cr-ena IIIOKOJIa,ll;HhIH 6aTOHqRK.

Tponep C'heJI erne 60JIhIIIe, a rrOTOM C06paJI CO CTOJIa KpOIIIKR R TO)Ke OTrrpaBRJI B pOT. BaJIeHTRHa 3aMeTRJIa, qTO OH cnparan non KO<pTOH zraa ,ll;)KeK<PPYTa, HO He pa303JIRJIaCh, a HarrpOTRB - C Y,ll;OBJIeTBOpeHReM KRBHYJIa. Ka)KeTC.sI, ee 6paTeu; TO)Ke YCBORJI KOe-qTO rro qaCTR BhI)KRBaHR.sI.

Mars He aazrana BaJIeHTRHe HR O,ll;HOrO nonpoca, xacatomeroca ee OT-

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CyrCTBIHI rr03arrpOIIIJIOM nonsro. Ona ,l1;a)l(e He CrrpOCRJIa, OTKY,l1;a B3RJIRCh ezra R onexna, Korzta BaJIeHTRHa noruna B xnaprapy, cratiaacs non TR)I(eCThlO naxeron R CBepTKOB, OHa TOJIhKO narpannna ee B3rJIR,l1;OM, KOTOPhIM RCHee acaoro rOBOpRJI: «ThI MHe 60JIhIIIe He ,l1;Oqh!». HeT, MaMa He OTKa- 3hIBaJIaCh OT BemeM R rrp0,l1;YKTOB, xoropsre rrpmrecna BaJIeHTRHa - 3TO 6hIJIO nsrme qeJIOBeqeCKRX CRJI. Oaa OTKa3hIBaJIaCh OT nee. BaJIeHTRHa OTJIRqHO rrOHRMaJIa, qTO ,l1;YMaeT 0 HeM MaMa, HO ,l1;~e He uuranacs 06'hRCHRThCR. Ona 3HaJIa: MaTh eM nee paBHO He noaepnr, K TOMY )l(e rrpasna 6hIJIa BO MHorRX OTHOIIIeHRRX xyxe, qeM ee casrsre CTpaIIIHhIe nonospeHRR.

3a 3aBTpaKOM MaMa C 6JIarOrOBeHReM BhIrrRJIa qaIIIKY KOQ:>e C TpeMR KycOqKaMR caxapa R rYCThIMR CJIRBKaMR R3 CrreU;RaJIhHOrO 6aJIJIOHqRKa. IIoTOM OHa cr-ena HeCKOJIhKO TOCTOB C Cap,l1;RHaMR, OMJIeT C KycOqKaMR ceJIe,l1;KR R aannna qaIIIKOM 6YJIhOHa. HaTRHYB CBOM ,l1;eCaHTHhIM KOM6RHe- 30H, OHa B3RJIa aBTOMaT R ssnuna aa zmeps, TaK R He CKa3aB BaJIeHTRHe HR CJIOBa R ztaxe He OrJIRHYBIIIRCh na nee,

«"IJTO )1(, K KOHU;Y 3TOM He,l1;eJIR eM yxe He H~HO 6Y,l1;eT 6ecrrOKORThCR, qTO ee ,l1;Oqh CTaJIa rrpOCTRTYTKOM», - C rope-nco rrO,l1;YMaJIa BaJIeHTRHa. Or oaepcmroro rrpncryna JIRXOPa,l1;KR rransrna Y nee CRJIhHO ,l1;PO)l(aJIR, HO zteBOqKa Bce-TaKR YXRTpRJIaCh ztomrrs IIIOKOJIa,l1;, He pacnnecxaa.

C HeKOTophIX rrop Tponep caM XO,l1;RJI B CBOR RCJIR -can, finaro re pacrrOJIaraJIRCh B nonnane ,l1;OMa. BaJIeHTRHa BhIrrYCTRJIa ero na JIeCTHRqHYIO rrJIOma,l1;KY, rrOTOM O,l1;eJIaCh caaa R crrYCTRJIaCh na yJIRU;Y. BOJIIIIe6HRK na- 3BaJI eM ueny, KOTOpylO OHa ,l1;OJI)KHa 3arrJIaTRTh aa cxacrr.e R )l(R3Hh 6JIR)I(HRX. IIopa 6hIJIO orpafiarstaarr, ,l1;OJIr.

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KpOMe rrp0,l1;YKTOB R O,l1;e)K,l1;hI BOJIIIIe6HRK ,l1;aJI BaJIeHTRHe He6oJIhIIIOM MeIIIOK, B KOTOPOM JIe)l(aJIO HeCKOJIhKO COTeH RCKYCCTBeHHhIX KaMHeM C 3JIeKTpOHHOM HaqRHKOM, naeurae o-rens rrOXO)l(RX na 06hIKHOBeHHYIO raJIhKY. BaJIeHTRHa ,l1;OJI)I(Ha 6hIJIa pa3MeCTRTh RX He MeHee qeM B rpex COTHRX MeCT B HerrOCpe,l1;CTBeHHOM 6JIR30CTR OT rrcpcnonoro xpaa, a TaK)l(e B TpaHIIIeRX na npennonaraensrx HarrpaBJIeHRRX Bpa)l(eCKRX Y,l1;apOB. 3TO 6hIJIR KaMHR-IIIrrROHhI, crrocotirrsre aocrrpanaxars 3BYKR, KapTRHhI R zraxc, Ka)l(eTCR, Pa,l1;ROBOJIHhI R nepeztasars RX na 3HaqRTeJIhHhIe paCCTORHRR. IIOXO)l(RMR, XOTR R HeCKOJIhKO 60JIee rrpOCThIMR YCTpOMCTBaMR, BaJIeHTRHa R ee nonpyrn KOr,l1;a-TO 06MeHRBaJIRCh nepezt CHOM, qTo6hI C RX nonomsro 6eCe,l1;OBaTh zrpyr C ztpyrosr R rro HOqaM, B TaMHe OT pO,l1;RTeJIeM.

«Ho qTO 6Y,l1;eT, eCJIR MeHR CXBaTRT?» - CrrpOCRJIa BaJIeHTRHa.

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«Te6x paCCTpeJIXIOT 6e3 cyna If CJIe,n:CTBlfX, - OTBeTlfJI BOJIIIIe6HlfK. - M ,n:JIX refia 3TO CaMbIH JIytIIIIlfH napaanr, rrOTOMY qTO ecna TbI npaaeztenrs KOHTppa3Be,n:KY KO MHe, Xlf3HblO MOXeM rrOIIJIaTlfTbCX He TOJIbKO TbI lfJIlf X, HO If see MOlf ,n:PY3bX If nononraaxa, If ,n:axe TBOlf MaTb If fipar, MOH ,n:OM co nceu, qTO B HeM ecrs, 6y,n:eT pa3rpOMJIeH. TBOX xnaprapa, nepoXTHO, roxc».

Ha pa60TY BaJIeHTlfHa He nsrxozrana yxe ztna ,n:HX, HO B 3TOM He 6bIJIO HlfqerO CTpaIIIHoro. Mnorae aa rex, C KeM OHa pa60TaJIa, nponycxann, nopoa, rro HeCKOJIbKO ,n:HeH, xorna qYBCTBOBaJIlf cefia CJIlfIIIKOM CJIa6bIMlf, qTo6bI nepzcars B pyxax xapxy lfJIlf sacryn. BaJIeHTlfHa He COMHeBaJIaCb: ee HlfKTO He XBaTlfTCX.

Ha norax y nee KpaCOBaJIlfCb casrsre nerxne If xpenxae TYc:PJIlf, xaxae BOJIIIIe6HlfK TOJIbKO CYMeJI «narresararts na CBoeM armapare. Pa3YMeeTCX, BaJIeHTlfHe rrplfIIIJIOCb ncnaxxart, ax rpassro If 3eMJIeH, qTo6bI onn He 6pocanacs B rnasa na ynnnax, HO TYc:PJIlf see paBHO OCTaBaJIlfCb 3aMeqaTeJIbHO KperrKlfMlf If JIerKlfMlf - caMbIMlf rronxoztsntaxa ,n:JIX npencroamero ztena, B raxax TYc:PJIXX OHa MOrJIa fierari, 6bICTPO, KaK nerep. ,[(axe ente 6bICTpee, rrOTOMY qTO BOJIIIIe6HlfK nan eH lfHraJIXTOp C JIeKapCTBOM, rrOBblIIIaBIIIlfM CKOPOCTb If ClfJIY MblIIIeqHbIX coxpamenaa. Ilpasna, pafiora B TaKOM «ycxopennons pezonre Tpe60BaJIa KOJIOCCaJIbHOrO pacxozta KaJIOPlfH, rroarojry OH crrerraansno npezryrrpezran ee: rrOCJIe xaxzroro rrpnexa JIeKapCTBa BaJIeHTlfHa ,n:OJIXHa rroecrs, qTo6bI xosrrreacnpoaarr, aarparsr aaeprna. B nporaanow cnysae yxe K nesepy OHa MOrJIa CBaJIlfTbCX lfJIlf ,n:axe yscepers OT caxroro 06bIKHOBeHHoro acromenaa. BaJIeHTlfHa XOPOIIIO aarroxrnana ero HaCTaBJIeHlfX, rr03TOMY cejixac xapaansr ee nonynoennoro KOM6lfHe- 30Ha 6bIJIlf natiarsr apaxacosr, KYCOqKaMlf IIIOKOJIa,n:a, napeasrxa rrOqKaMlf If KycOqKaMlf rrcncnxa, xoropsre ,n:OJI)KHbI 6bIJIlf rrOMOqb eH coxpanars caJIbI If aaeprmo, CKOJIbKO 6bI OHa Hlf rrpafierana K novonra nnranaropa.

HlfKTO He OCTaHOBlfJI ee, noxa OHa IIIJIa K JIlfHlflf c:PPOHTa, HlfKTO He 06paTlfJI na nee BHlfMaHlfX. Mnorne IOHOIIIlf If ztesynrxa ee B03paCTa cpaXaJIlfCb C sparov napanne co B3POCJIbIMlf. Erne 60JIbIIIe rro,n:pOCTKOB If naxe nereti nosrorana B3POCJIbIM cpaxarsca, rrozrracxasaa fiocrrpanacsr CTpeJIKaM If aprannepncrax If xorraa HOBbIe mena If yKPbITlfX B3aMeH paspYIIIeHHbIX paxerasra, 3a pa60TY na rrepeztoson ztaaann 60JIbIIIe XJIe6a, qeM aa ananornsnsra rpyzr B «6e30rracHblx» TbIJIOBbIX panonax, If BaJIeHrnna, nesrnoro noztysraa, 3aXBaTlfJIa C C060H JIOrraTY. Teneps, ,n:axe ecna 6bI KTO-TO ee oCTaHOBlfJI, OHa scerna MOrJIa CKa3aTb, qTO XOqeT sapafiorars rr060JIbIIIe XJIe6a ,n:JIX cnoero 60JIbHOrO fiparnxa.

Ilonoca yxpennenaa rperseri JIlfHlflf 060pOHbI 6bIJIa BaJIeHTlfHe xopoIIIO 3HaKOMa. TOqHO raxae xe rpamnex xonana OHa caxra na rrporaxcmm

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HeCKOJIbKRX MeCRu:eB R 3HaJIa, KaK OHR YCTpOeHbI. Pafiorsr erne He fibIJIR 3aKOHqeHbI, R BaJIeHTRHa He pa3 3aMeqaJIa cpenn 3eMJIeKOIIOB CBORX 3HaKOMbIX. 3HaKOMbIM OHa KRBaJIa KaK MO)l{HO nefipeaoree, XOTR B Ka)I{,ll;OM TaKOM cnysae ee cepzme, R fie3 roro crysanmee KaK fiemerroe, rOTOBO fibIJIO BblCKOqRTb R3 rpyzta, «Tefia paCCTpeJIRIOT na MeCTe!» - BCIIOMRHaJIa OHa Ka)l{,l1;bIH paa, xorna B,ll;aBJIRBaJIa KaMeHb-IIIIIROH B CBe)l{eBbIpbITYIO scMJIIO uosoro OKOIIa RJIR TpaHIIIeR.

Ilonesnrory BaJIeHTRHa IIO,ll;XO,ll;RJIa nee fiJIR)I{e K JIRHRR drponra, rzte, IIO-BR,ll;RMOMY, IIIJIO KaKoe-TO KpYIIHoe cpaxenne. OHa CJIbIIIIaJIa IIIYM fioa R pansnre - ,ll;aJIeKRH, rJIYXOH ryn, napeznca IIepeMe)l{aBIIIRHCR fionee peaKRMR 3BYKaMR. 3TOT rYJI nnxorna He 3aTRXaJI OKOHqaTeJIbHO, HO BaJIeHTRHe nnorna Y,ll;aBaJIOCb OTpeIIIRTbCR R He CJIbIIIIaTb ero, K TOMY )l{e RHCTRHKTRBHO OHa ncerzta crapanacs nepxarsca rrozransure OT RCTOqHRKa CTpaIIIHbIX 3BYKOB. Ho cerozraa OHa cava IIIJIa eMY nascrpexy, R KPOBb B ee )l{RJIaX BOJIHOBaJIaCb R fiYPJIRJIa.

OHa IIIJIa ~e ,ll;OBOJIbHO zronro, xorna nan caMOH ee rOJIOBOH BHe3aIIHO paananocs rpoanoe «B)I{y-y-y» IIPOTRBOfiJIRH,ll;a)l{HOH paxersr. B3BR3rHYB OT crpaxa, BaJIeHTRHa IIJIaIIIMR fipOCRJIaCb na nno TpaHIIIeR. OHa 3HaJIa, qTO paKeTbI-IIepeXBaTqRKR 3arn;RTHRKOB Topozta cpafiarsraaror ztaJIeKO He ncerna. Ilpanzta, aMepRKaHCKRe paxersr, YHRqTO)l{aBIIIRe rpanurea, YKPbITRR R fiJIRH,ll;a)l{R, IIORBJIRJIRCb B OCHOBHOM BfiJIR3R JIRHRR <PPOHTa, HO RHOr,ll;a OHR ,ll;OJIeTaJIR R zto TbIJIOBbIX YKpeIIJIeHRH. BaJIeHTRna caaa CJIbIIIIaJIa paCCKa3 0 TOM, KaK oznra TaKaR paxera 3aCbIIIaJIa 3eMJIeH u:eJIYIO fipnrazry 3eMJIeKOIIOB COBceM neztanexo OT roro MeCTa, rzte OHa pafiorana.

Ha 3TOT paa, BIIpOqeM, nee OfiOIIIJIOCb . .1113 COCe,ll;HeH TpaHIIIeR ztonecJIRCb KpRKR R pasnanca rpOMKRH 3BYK, CJIOBHO na 3eMJIIO BbICbIIIaJIR ueJIbIH MeIIIOK rpanaa - 3TO CTapTOBaJIa paxera - IIepeXBaTqRK. CJIOBHO saqapOBaHHaR, BaJIeHTRHa CJIe,ll;RJIa aa TeM, KaK aMepRKaHCKaR paxera, YCTPOHCTBO nanenenna KOTOPOH BbIIIIJIO R3 CTPOR IIO,ll; ,ll;eHCTBReM RH<popMaU:ROHHbIX IIOMex paxersr-nepexsar-raxa, B3MbIJIa BbICOKO B nefio R TaM C,ll;eTOHRpOBaJIa, He IIPRqRHRB HRKOMY npcna.

B CJIe,ll;YIOrn;yIO cexynny BaJIeHTRHa IIOHRJIa, qTO OfiMOqRJIacb. He CRJIbHO, HO Bce-TaKR HeCKOJIbKO KaIIeJIeK OHa yIIYCTRJIa. ,l1;OJI)I{HO fibITb, 3TO IIPOR30IIIJIO B TOT MOMeHT, xorzra ee nanyrana IIPOTRBOfiJIRH,ll;a)l{HaR paxera. Hy TaK qTO )I{, C KeM He fibIBaeT ... YIIepIIIRCb PYKaMR B YTOIITaHHoe nno TpaHIIIeR, BaJIeHTRHa BCTaJIa na KOJIeHR R IIpRHRJIaCb OTPRXRBaTbCR .

.IIIMeHHo rorna OHa YBR,ll;eJIa IIaJIeu:. He sees, a scero O,ll;HY <paJIaHry C TpeCHYBIIIRM, IIO)l{eJITeBIIIRM nor-rev. CMOprn;eHHbIH, 3aMOpO)l{eHHbIH zro

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COCTOHHHH KaMHH, OH BarrHJICH BCerO B HeCKOJIbKHX CaHTHMeTpaX OT ee pyxa, Cpes 6bIJI ovens aKKypaTHbIM, noura xapyprasecxan, H Banerrrnna rrOHHJIa, qTO rraneu orpesano OCKOJIKOM.

3a nocnemrae MeCHUbI Banenrana nazrena aesrano CMepTeH, HO orpe- 3aHHbIH rraneu B rrYCTOH rpamnee - 3aMep3IIIHH, BTOrrTaHHbIH B rpH3b neJIOBeqeCKHH naneu - rrOqeMY-TO noneacrnonan na nee CMJIbHee BCerO. Ee OCJIa6JIeHHbIH XeJIY,ll;OK He nsrnepzcan, H BarreHTHHY BbIBepHYJIO HaH3HaHKy. O,ll;HOBpeMeHHO OHa 06MOqHJIaCb erne paa, a rrraaa saurarrano OT BbIcTyrrHBIIIHx CJIe3.

Hesmoro npazta B cefia, Banenrnna nonysrana, qTO npan JIH CYMeeT ,ll;OBeCTH zteno zro KOHua. 3TOT rraneu ... )1;JIH nee 3TO 6bIJIO paBHOCHJIbHO scrpese C caMOH Cneprsio. Banenrnna He coxmeaanacs, qTO qeM 6JIHXe K JIHHHH <PPOHTa OHa naxner nonxomrrs, TeM fiorrsme MepTBbIX H KYCKOB TeJI nanncr nonanarsca eH na rrYTH, a K 3TOMY OHa He 6bIJIa rOTOBa. OHa rrpOCTO-HarrpOCTO He B COCTOHHHH sroro BbIHeCTH - oc06eHHO cea-rac, xorna ee xapjransr OTTHrHBarrH KaMHH-IIIrrHOHbI. Banenrnna yxe ztoranaJIaCb, qTO BOJIIIIe6HHK cpaxaerca na ,ll;pyroH CTopOHe, HO TOJIbKO CeHqaC no nee ,ll;OIIIJIO: rerreps H OHa caaa CJIyxHT nparan - TeM caMbIM neroziaHM H Mep3aBuaM, qbHM npccrapcnsnr OTuaM H MaTepHM OHa xeJIarra roJIO,ll;HOH CMepTH B HeOTarrJIHBaeMbIX xsaprnpax na BepXHHX araxax TeMHbIX, HaCKB03b npovopoxenmax 3,ll;aHHH H qbHX nerea OHa XOTeJIa 6bI pa- 30pBaTb na qaCTH CBOHMH c06CTBeHHbIMH pYKaMH.

TYT BarreHTHHY CHOBa 3aTpHCJIO - naxananca ouepennoa npacryn JIHXOpa,l1;KH. B rOJIOBe nee rrJIbIJIO, 3eMJIH non noraxa pacxaxananacs, KaK rrarry6a Kopa6JIH, nnsraymero rro 6ecrrOKOHHOMY MOplO.

Koe- KaK OHa rrormanacs na nora H cztenana IIIar snepen. 3TO 6bIJI ztepralOmHHCH, TaHUY1QmHH IIIar 30M6H. BTOPOH IIIar nsnncn TOqHO TaKHM xe. TOJIbKO rrOTOM Banenrnna paCXO,ll;HJIaCb H nansnre yxe zmaranacs no-rra rropsransno.

IIpOH,ll;H HeCKOJIbKO MeTpoB, OHa CHOBa OCTaHOBHJIaCb, cynyna PYKY aa BOPOTHHK py6aIIIKH H nocrana H3 JIH<pqHKa (OHa CHOBa crana HOCHTb JIH<pqHKH, xoropsre «nancsarans eH BOJIIIIe6HHK) anranarop C JIeKapCTBOM. Hannenarr, ... Measure qeM sepea nenemo OHa yMpeT.

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Ona YCTaHOBHJIa narr, KaMHeM-llirrHOHOB H CJIerKa nparnynacs, xorna nan caMOM ee rOJIOBOM nponererra erne ornra rrpOTHBOfiJIHH,n:axHa.SI paxera, Ha MrHOBeHHe eM 3aXOTeJIOCh noztnarr, pyxy H npaxpenars 3JIeKTpOHHhIM cOrJI.SI,n:aTaM K ,n:JIHHHOM cepefipncrori carape, HO OHa nonasana B cefie 3TO XeJIaHHe. BMeCTO sroro OHa YCTaHOBHJIa oxcpcmroc YCTPOMCTBO rrp.SIMO nepezt HOCOM cepxanra-aprannepacra, KOTOPhIM, nanpsrsa« rJI OTKY , opan na zrsyx H3Mox.n:eHHhIX xeHmHH, CHJIHBIIIHXC.SI paanepnyrs rpOM03,n:KYIO paKeTHYIO YCTaHOBKY, OqeBH,n:HO, C,n:BHHYTYIO C rr03HIJ;HH fiJIH3KHM paspsrBOM. )](eHmHHhI noxaaanacs BaneHTHHe oxens, o-rens CTaphIMH; xorna-ro OHa HOCHJIa nozty JIIO,n:.SIM, xoropsre BhlrJI.SI,n:eJIH ropasno MOJIOXe 3THX ,n:BOHX, HO, B03MOXHO, nnexarneaae cosnanana CTpaIIIHa.SI xyztofia. Ofie BhIrJI.SI,n:eJIH TaK, CJIOBHO TeJIa HX fihIJIH cnenausr H3 cxpysennoa B HeCKOJIhKO paa rrpOBOJIOKH. Or HeqeJIOBeqeCKOrO Harrp.SIXeHH.SI rnaaa xeHmHH BhIJIe3JIH H3 opfiar H xaaanacs orpOMHhIMH H KpyrJIhIMH.

Cepxarrr TO JIH BOBce He 3aMeTHJI BaneHTHHY, TO JIH He OfipaTHJI BHHMaHH.SI, rrOTOMY qTO B pyxe OHa no-npexnexy ztepxana nonary. KaK fihI TO HH fihIJIO, OH He OKJIHKHYJI ee, H OHa npoztonacana ,n:BHraThC.SI nansme K rtepeztonoa. Bcxope, ozmaxo, TpaHIIIe.SI 3aKOHqHJIaCh rynaxon, H BanenTHHa cBepHYJIa B coce,n:HHM xozt, HO H OH ncxope rrpepaanca. B Kax.n:OM ryrraxe OHa rrOCTaBHJIa rro 3JIeKTpOHHOMY «rJIa3Y», ornraxo ,n:OBOJIhHO CKOpo eM crane .SICHO, qTO ztansure rryrn HeT: BO ncex fiOKOBhIX OTBeTBJIeHH.SIX OHa yxe rrofisrsana. 3HaqHT, npnnerca B03BpamaThC.SI nasan H HCKaTh ,n:pyrOM rryrs, KOTOPhIM asraener ee K caMoM JIHHHH diponra - HCKaTh nayran, rrorosry qTO HHKaKHX xapr OKorrOB H coe,n:HHHTeJIhHhIX XO,n:OB He cymecrnosano B npapone,

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0, Boxe!., Tcrrcps OHa qYBCTBOBaJIa cefia rrpOCTO BeJIHKOJIerrHO. Ena H nperrapar COTBOPHJIH HaCTOHmee xyzto. TpaHIIIeH 3aKOHqHJIHCb TyrrHKaMH, HY H qTO? KOMY 3TO HyxHO - TpaTHTb BpeMH, noanpamarscn Ha3a.D:, qTOfibI nasarr, nee caasana? Bee pasno -repes nsrrs ,ll;HeM eM YMHpaTb.

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3a HeCKOJIbKO MeCHrreB 3eMJIHHbIX pafior OHa HH pasy He OCMeJIHJIaCb nonaars rOJIOBY H 3arJIHHYTb sa fipycraep. JIlOfiorrbITCTBO xeCTOKO xapaJIOCb: HeOCTopOXHbIX rroncrcpcrana naacpmae cxanepsr H aBTOMaTHqeCKHe rrYJIeMeTHbIe YCTaHOBKH. CTOHJIO JIHIIIb na MrHOBeHHe BbICYHYTb roJIOBY, H rOTOBO: TbI - rpyn.

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Ona He 3HaJIa, qTO R3 cxasamroro OH rrOHRJI. KaK 6bI TaM HR 6 bIJI 0 , YRTHeRJI Me,l1;JIeHHO pa3)KaJI nansnsr. IIoqYBcTBoBaB CB060,l1;Y, BaJIeHTRna C,l1;eJIaJIa IIIar nasazr, HO OCTaHOBRJIaCb R rrOCMOTpeJIa na spara. TOJIbKO cerrsac OHa 3aMeTRJIa, qTO OH oxens XOpOIII C060R. Y Hero 6bIJI MY)KeCTBeHHbIR rrO,l1;60pO,l1;OK, ronytisre rnasa R nonnsre, qYBCTBeHHble ry6bI. BaJIeHTRHa erne HRKOr,l1;a B )KR3HR He u;eJIOBaJIaCb C MaJIbqRKaMR, a reneps Y nee OCTaBaJIOCb accro qeTblpe ,l1;HR, qT06bI acnpanars 3TO ynyuicHRe. ,l1;a)Ke MeHbIIIe, rrOTOMY qTO na 06paTHOM nyrn ee BrrOJIHe MOrJIR y6RTb.

H BaJIeHTRHa He CTaJIa KOJIe6aTbCR. Ona CHOBa IIIarHYJIa nnepezt R, 06- XBaTRB YRTHeRJIa aa IIIelO 06eRMR pYKaMR, xpenxo rrOu;eJIOBaJIa B nyxnsre, eute rrOJIY,l1;eTCKRe ry6bI. Or sroro rrouenya KPOBb 6bICTpee 3aCTpYRJIaCb y nee B )KRJIaX, R, xpenxo 06HRB COJI,l1;aTa, BaJIeHTRHa npnacanacs K HeMY ncev TeJIOM. A OH, - rrOCJIe ceKYH,l1;HOrO 3aMeIIIaTeJIbCTBa, - rrOu;eJIOBaJI ee B OTBeT. IIoqYBcTBoBaB, KaK ero R3bIK maraerca pa3,l1;BRHYTb ee cxartac ry6bI, BaJIeHTRHa HeBOJIbHO B3,l1;pOrHYJIa. Ha MrHOBeHRe eR 3aXOTeJIOCb yKyCRTb YRTHeRJIa, nepenars eMY CBOIO 60JIe3Hb, qT06bI OH pasnec sapaay ,l1;aJIbIIIe, cpezra CBORX, HO OHa cnepxanacs, 3TO 6bIJIO 6bI nenpanansHO. H npocro HeqeCTHO. B KOHu;e KOHU;OB, OHa R YRTHeRJI CTaJIR ,l1;PY3bRMR.

Pa3)KaB 06'bRTRR, BaJIeHTRHa orcrynana na rrapy IIIarOB R B3RJIaCb aa KpaR TpaHIIIeR. IIaJIbU;bI CRJIbHO 60JIeJIR: OHa TO JIR YIIIR6JIa RX, TO JIR CJIOMaJIa, HO xorna, KaK - aroro BaJIeHTRHa COBepIIIeHHO He rrOMHRJIa. Ilozmpurnya, OHa rrO,l1;TRHyJIaCb na pyxax R BbI6poCRJIa csoe TeJIO R3 TpaHIIIeR. IIO,l1;HRBIIIRCb BO sees POCT, BaJIeHTRHa 6pOCRJIaCb rrpoxs, na XO,l1;y ourynsmaa xapsraasr B noacxax RHraJIRTopa.

- ,l1;0 cxoporo, YRTHeRJI! .. - ycnerra KPRKHYTb OHa. 3TY dipasy BaJIeHTRHa TO)Ke CJIblIIIaJIa B KaKOM -TO <pRJIbMe.

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IIpOCHYBIIIHCb yrPOM na TpeTHM. ,ll;eHb rrOCJIe nananenaa 30M6H, BaJIeHTHHa 06HapYXHJIa, qTO JIeXHT na cnnne, npaxpsmaa JIa,ll;OHbIO orryXOJIb na KJIIOqH~e. OrrYXOJIb crana 3aMeTHO 60JIbIIIe - OHa BbIpOCJIa yxe zto passrepoa xypmroro 5IM.~a 1'1 6bIJIa ropauen 1'1 rrJIOTHOM. na ontyns. IIo,ll;YMaB, qTO HerrJIOXO 6bIJIO 6bI paccxrorpers ee B sepxane, BaneHTHHa rrorrbITanaCb rrO,ll;H5ITbC5I, HO 06HapYXHJIa - TeJIO He CJIYIIIaeTC5I ee. Bepnee, CJIYIIIaeTC5I, O,ll;HaKO xaxztoe ,ll;BHXeHHe rrpHqHH5IeT MyqHTeJIbHYIO 60JIb, KaKOM. OHa He acnsrrsraana unxorna B XH3HH. EOJIeJIo 6YKBanbHo nee: pyKH, nora, emma, naxe MbIIII~bI JIH~a. I'pyzrs 60JIeJIa TaK, CJIOBHO HaKaHYHe OHa ysacraonana B 60KcepCKOM rroezranxe 1'1 rrporrycrana HeCKOJIbKO YBeCHCTbIX ynapon B xoprryc. C orpOMHbIM TPY,ll;OM eM. nee xe ynanocs BCTaTb 1'1 xoe- KaK ,ll;06paTbC5I zto CTOJIa. Ynan na CTYJI, OHa rrOJIOXHJIa ce- 6e HeCKOJIbKO JIOXeK xanm. ECTb eM. COBepIIIeHHO He XOTeJIOCb, HO BanenTHHa 605IJIaCb, qTO MaTb MoxeT qTO-TO sarronoapars.

Mana cnnena narrpornn, O,ll;HaKO ee B3rJI5I,ll; 6bIJI YCTpeMJIeH He na ,ll;Oqb, a xyzta -TO B rrpOCTpaHCTBO nan nneaov BaneHTHHbI.

BaneHTHHa OTrrpaBHJIa B POT JIOXKY KaIIIH, HO TOTqaC BbIrrJIIOHYJIa, KOrna ropanaa nama nonana B paHKY OT BbI6HToro nxcpa syfia. TOJIbKO rerreps MaMa rrOCMOTpeJIa na nee.

- OTKPOM. pOT, Ban5I! - CKa3ana OHa.

BaneHTHHa rrOCJIYIIIHO OTKpbIJIa pOT, rrpO,ll;eMOHCTpHpOBaB MaTepH rrycroe MeCTO B BepXHeM. qeJIIOCTH.

- Te65I H36HJIH? - TOJIbKO 1'1 CrrpOCHJIa MaMa.

BaneHTHHa He OTBeTHJIa. Mart, CMOTpeJIa na nee TaKHMH rJIa3aMH, qTO ,ll;eBYIIIKa rrpOCTO 605IJIaCb roaopars.

- Ee3 3y60B TbI HM 6Y,ll;eIIIb He HYXHa, - cxasana MaMa, 1'1 B ee rOJIOce BaneHTHHe rrOqy,ll;HJIC5I JIerKHM. HaMeK na y,ll;OBJIeTBOpeHHe. - Teueps TbI csroxenn, nepnyrscs na CTpOHTeJIbCTBO.

BaneHTHHa MOJIqa rrO,ll;H5IJIaCb H3-3a CTOJIa 1'1 nsnnna 1'13 KBapTHpbI. Y nee 6bIJI xap, 1'1 ,ll;OBOJIbHO CHJIbHbIM., HaCTOJIbKO CHJIbHbIM., qTO OHa He COBceM nonaxana, crrYCKaeTC5I OHa rro JIeCTHH~e HJIH, Ha060pOT, nonnaxaeTC5I. B KOH~e KOH~OB BaneHTHHa see xe oxaaanacs na yJIH~e 1'1 nourna rro rporyapy, Ho 1'1 H,ll;TH rropuansno OHa He MOrJIa. IIPH Kax,ll;OM mare ee KOJIeHKH nonrafianacs, MbIIII~bI fiencp rrpOTeCTYIOme HbIJIH, 1'1 OHa ,ll;BHraJIaCb HepOBHOM., rrpHrrJI5ICbIBaIOmeM. rrOXO,ll;KOM. rannopa ,ll;HCKO. MJIH 30M- 61'1. K CqaCTbIO, xac 6bIJI paHHHM., 1'1 na XOJIO,ll;HbIX rrYCTbIX yJIH~aX eM. HHKTO He BCTpeTHJIC5I.

BaneHTHHa IIIJIa K ,ll;OMY BOJIIIIe6HHKa. MHCTHHKTHBHO OHa nsrfipana nepnoc nanpanncnac, HO eM. He XBaTHJIO CHJI. OHa npourna COBceM He-

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MHoro, rrOTOM CeJIa na xy-ry Mycopa, H ee BbIPBaJIO. KOe-KaK orztsrmanIIIHCb, BaJIeHTHHa cynyrra PYKY B xapsran H ,n:OCTaJIa HHraJI5ITOp, HO pyxa ee ztpornyna; HHraJI5ITOp ynan na rporyap, a HarHYTbC5I OHa He MOrJIa H3- aa CHJIbHOM fiOJIH B cnaae. BaJIeHTHHe rrpHIIIJIOCb ynacrs na 3eMJIIO H, OTTaJIKHBa5lCb O,n:HOM PYKOM, rrOJI3TH K HHraJI5ITopy, KOTOPbIM OTKaTHJIC5I ztoBOJIbHO ztanexo, B KOHue KOHUOB ee nansrrsr COMKHYJIHCb na XOJIO,n:HOM MeTaJIJIHqeCKOM UHJIHH,n:pHKe. HeJIOBKO nprcsan ero K ryfiaM, BaJIeHTHHa TPIDK,n:bI naxana na KHorrKY paCrrbIJlHTeJI5I.

JIeKapcTBO rro,n:eMCTBOBaJIO, H BaJIeHTHHa, fiPOCHB orrYCTeBIIIHM pacnsrJIHTeJIb, BCTaJIa na nora. ITo pYKaM H noraxr pa3JIHBaJIC5I )I{H,n:KHM orons:

MbIIIIUbI rpefioaanx patiorsr, H XOT5I xaaztoe ,n:BH)I{eHHe rro- npcxncsry npnqHH5IJIO MyqHTeJIbHYIO fiorrs, BaJIeHTHHa nofiexana B,n:OJIb YJIHUbI, xpenxo CTHCKHBa51 3yfibI, qTofibI He aaxpaxars.

Ha ee HaCTOMqHBbIM CTyK zrseps orxpsrna AHa. ITPH BH,n:e BaJIeHTHHbI OHa nsrrapaurana rnaaa,

- TbI cztenana 3TO! - BOCKJIHKHYJIa OHa. BaJIeHTHHa TaK H He rrOH5IJIa, fiblJla JIH TO rrpOCTa51 KOHCTaTaUH5I cPaKTa HJIH aonpoc. B rJIa3aX y zreBylIlKH rrOTeMHeJIO, H OHa Me,n:JIeHHO ocena na ynpyraa, ,n:YIIIHCTbIM KOBep.

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OqHYBIIIHCb, BaJIeHTHHa ofinapyxana cefia B qHCTOM, M5IrKOM nocreJIH. Marpac non HeM fiblJl BKJIIOqeH H pafioran B pe)l{HMe JIerKOrO Macca)I{a. CKOJIbKO qaCOB (HJIH ,n:HeM) rrpOIIlJIO C rex rrop, KaK OHa ztofipanacs no ,n:oMa BOJIlIlefiHHKa, BaJIeHTHHa He rrOMHHJIa. Ee KOMfiHHe30H KY,n:a-TO rrponarr. Ha HeM fiblJla cnofionnaa cPJIaHeJIeBa51 rrH)I{aMa. Y H3rOJIOBb51 KpOBaTH CT05lJI CTOJIHK na KOJIeCHKaX, cepBHpOBaHHbIM Ba30M C KaKHMH -TO ,n:HKOBHHHbIMH cPpYKTaMH - qTO-TO cpezmee Me)l{.l1:y KJIyfiHHKOM H anensCHHOM, eCJIH cymrrs rro BKyCy. K xoxype xaxnoro cPpYKTa fisrrra npaxneena KapTHHKa C YJIbIfiaIOmeMC5I poxanea.

ITOTOM B KOMHaTY BOlIleJI BOJIlIlefiHHK.

- Haxero, )I{HTb fiyztems, - CKa3aJI OH. - Cxopee Bcezo, fiy,n:elIlb, XOT5I B03MO)l{HbI BapHaHTbI. .. 51 He COMHeBaJIC5I fibI HH na MOZY, eCJIH fibI TbI, H,n:HOTKa xeproaa, cpasy CKa3aJIa MHe 0 CBoeM fiOJIe3HH. C 30MfiH3MOM He IIIYT5IT!

B KOMHaTY 3arJI5IHYJIa AHa.

- Hcyxena TbI ,n:YMaelIlb, qTO OHa CTaJIa fibI na refia pafiorars, eCJIH fi fiblJla snopoaa?

Ho BOJIlIlefiHHK OTMaXHYJIC5I OT )I{eHmHHbI.

- B ofinteja, 51 nan retie JIeKapCTBO, rrOH5ITHO? - CKa3aJI OH. - Terreps, 51 ,n:YMaIO, ace fiy,n:eT B nopanxe.

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- He fiyrte't, - orncrana Barrenrnna If casta y,n:lfBlfJIaCh, KaK xpanno 3BYQlfT ee rOJIOc. Kasanocs, KTO-TO BKJIIOqlfJI neacrrpaanyro 6eTOHOMeIIIarrKY. - 3TO HOBaR Q:>opMa 30M6lf3Ma ... OHa Helf3JIeqlfMa.

- BOT KaK? - YXMhIJIhHYJICH BOJIIIIe6HlfK. - MO)l(eT, XOqeIIIh rrocrropirrs? ,l1,aBaH TaK: ecmr ThI yMpeIIIh, H rr03a60qYCh 0 TBoeH cesn.e. ECJIlf OCTaHeIIIhCH B )l(lfBhIX - 6y,n:eIIIh pafiorars na MeHH, a H onars-raxn rro- 3a60qYCh 0 TBOlfX pO,n:HhIX.

- ThI If TaK 06H3aH rr03a60TlfThCH 0 MoeH MaTeplf If 6paTe, qT06hI ona He ysrepna C ronozty If He 3a60JIeJIlf, - B03pa3lfJIa Banenrnna.

[JIa3a BOJIIIIe6HlfKa He,n:OBOJIhHO 6JIeCHYJIlf.

- H crrac refie )l(lf3Hh, zterxa, C MoeH rosxa apcnna, 3TO ,n:OCTaTOqHaH nnara aa ... aa oxaaanuue T060H ycnyrn, rr03TOMY H peIIIlfJI B O,n:HOCTopOHHeM nopanxe rrepecvorpers YCJIOBlfH namero COrJIaIIIeHlfH. ECJIlf ThI He COrJIaCHa, H Mory YCTPOlfTh TaK, qTO Te6H... qTO ThI 3a60JIeeIIIh CHOBa. Torzta MhI CMO)l(eM BepHYThCH K HaIIIeH nepnonasansnoa zroronopeHHOCTlf.

- ThI npanna MeHH BhIJIeqlfJI?

- Y Hac snecs ecrs zrocryn KO MHorlfM BeIII;aM, KOTOPhIX B Topone

,n:HeM C orncv He ChIIII;eIIIh, - nenana rOJIOC AHa. - ECJIlf 6hI MhI refie He noxorna, TBOH 60JIe3Hh HaBepHHKa yfiana 6hI Te6H.

- Hy TaK KaK? - CHOBa cxasan BOJIIIIe6HlfK. - Ey,n:eM 6lfThCH 06 saKJIa,n: lfJIlf?.

Banenrana 3aKphIJIa rnaaa If rroztysrana 0 CBoeM sananaa, 0 nerrpaHTeJIhCKOM COJI,n:aTe rro lfMeHlf YlfTHeHJI, 0 TOM, KaK na none 60H OHa qYBCTBOBarra cefia KOpOJIeBoH. EIII;e OHa rroztysrana 0 TOM, KaK sparn 60M6lfJIlf ee Topon If KaK OHa rrOMOrJIa lfM y6lfTh eIII;e 60JIhIIIe ero 3aIII;lfTHlfKOB - If C OJI,n: ar , If rrpOCThIX 3eMJIeKOrrOB. Taxax, nanpaxrep, KaK ee oren,

- H He ... H 60JIhIIIe He xo-ry rrpenanarr, CBOH Topon. - Banenrnna OT-

KphIJIa rnasa If cena na xponarn. Osens npsnro. - H rronmraro, qTO COBepIIIlfJIa npenarenscrno, xorna COrJIaClfJIaCh acnonmrrs rsoe aananae, - ztofianana OHa, - HO H 6hIJIa 60JIhHa. Y MeHH naxanarrca fipen, H yMlfpaJIa. A ThI lf3MeHHeIIIh Topony Kax.n:hIH ztens. KaK mu cotiapaeursca onpas,n:hIBaThcH?

- H? H - rrpezrarens?l Bor C T060H, zterxa, 0 qeM ThI?!..

- ThI npexpacno 3HaeIIIh - 0 qeM. H rOBOplO 06 3JIeKTpOHHhIX «rna-

sax», 3aMaCKlfpOBaHHhIX non 06hlqHhle KaMHlf. H paasrecrana ax B HaIIIlfX TpaHIIIeHX, TaK qTO reneps spara MorYT cneztars aa nceu, qTO TaM rrponcxornrr. To, KaK ThI )l(lfBeIIIh, noxa ztpyrne rOJIo,n:aIOT ... Orxyna y Te6H ena, JIeKapCTBa, nee ocransnoe? MO)l(eT, 3TO rtnara aa )l(lf3Hlf rex, xoro ThI rrpe,n:arr?

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- ThI YMHaR ztcnosxa, BaJIeHTRHa, R TBOR MaTh - I'epoii PeBOJIIOU;RR, HO B ,l1;aHHOM cnyxae ThI He npana, HaIII MaJIeHhKRH zmopeu - BOBce He IIIrrROHCKoe rHe3,l1;O B cepzme rsoero JII06RMOro Topona. MhI KRHOXPOHRxepsr, ,l1;OKYMeHTaJIRCThI. MhI CHRMaeM BOHHY R OTChIJIaeM HaIIIR perropTIDKR B 60JIhIIIOH MRP, qTo6hI JIIO,l1;R BO ncex crpanax 3HaJIR npaszry 0 rparcznra, KOTopaR rrpORCXO,l1;RT snecs. EhITh MoxeT, refie HeR3BeCTHO, qTO BO MHorRX crpanax cymecrnyer MOmHoe 06meCTBeHHoe ,l1;BRXeHRe aa rrpexpanrenae BOHHhI, xoropoe MhI cnafixaeu rrO,l1;JIRHHhIMR ,l1;OKYMeHTaJIhHhIMR MaTepRaJIaMR? TaK BOT, C'heMKR, C,l1;eJIaHHhIe HaMR, He TOJIhKO rropo,l1;RJIR 3TO ,l1;BRXeHRe, HO R rrpO,l1;OJIXaIOT ero uonuarsrsars. MRHRaTlOpHhIe xaxrcpsr, xoropsre ThI pa3MeCTRJIa Bqepa B HerrOCpe,l1;CTBeHHOH 6JIR30CTR OT JIRHRR cPPOHTa, xpyrnsre CYTKR nepeztaior 3aCHRThIe MaTepRaJIhI na caHThI )1;BRxeHRR Mapa B rrRTR,l1;eCRTR C JIRIIIHRM crpanax, A JIyqIIIRe xanpsr ztaxe ,l1;eMOHCTpRPYIOTCR na 3aCe,l1;aHRRX OpraHR3aU;RR 06'he,l1;RHeHHhIX HaU;RH!

AHa npesprrrensno cPhIpKHYJIa.

- )1;a 6pOCh ThI!.. Ha Ka6eJIhHhIX KaHaJIaX ,l1;JIR B3POCJIhIX 3TR Ka,l1;PhI rrOKa3hIBalOT BMeCTO HOBOCTeH nepezt oxepenasra 6oeBRKoM - TaK CKasars, ,l1;JIR pasorpcaa aY,l1;RTOpRR. Hx KpyTRT B qaCTHhIX KRH03aJIaX BMeCTO naponan na Ca,l1;RCTCKOe nopno. Hx RCrrOJIh3YlOT B xauecrse BR,l1;eOKJIRrrOB rrpn C03,l1;aHRR rrpOR3Be,l1;eHRH aBaHrap,l1;RCTCKOro ,l1;eHCTBa. XBaTRT rryrtpars eH M03rR, BOJIIIIe6HRK! )1;eBOqKa ,l1;OJIXHa 3HaTh npanny, a He TO, B qeM ThI rrhITaeIIIhCR y6e,l1;RTh cefia, xorna He MoxeIIIh YCHYTh rro HOqaM!

- 3HaqRT, nee 3TO HyxHO ,l1;JIR ... ,l1;JIR pa3BJIeqeHRR?

- COrJIaCRCh, 3TO 3ax6ambUJalOl..l(ue C'heMKR, - CKa3aJIa AHa TaKRM

TOHOM, CJIOBHO «3aXBaThIBalOmRH» 03HaQaJIO «yxacnsm». - l1 OHR OQeHh BhICOKO u;eHRTCR B ... B orrpeztenennsrx xpyrax,

- 3TR C'heMKR 6y,l1;RT B JIIO,l1;RX COBeCTh! - BMeIIIaJICR BOJIIIIe6HRK. - 51 ,l1;aBHO rOBOplO, AHa, QTO B retie CJIRIIIKOM MHoro He3,l1;OpOBOro U;RHR3- Ma. ThI CKJIOHHa BR,l1;eTh TOJIhKO Xy,l1;IIIylO CTOPOHY neuteji R He ofipautaeurs naxaxoro BHRMaHRR na TO rrOJIOXRTeJIhHOe, QTO ... Bezrs RMeHHO finaroztapa HaM 6YKBaJIhHO ace XRTeJIR rrnancrtr - aa RCKJIIOQeHReM, 6hITh MOxeT, ropCTKR rrOJIRTRQeCKRX 60JITYHOB - 3HaIOT, QTO anecs rrpORCXO,l1;RT.

- 3HaQRT, ,l1;JIR KorO-TO OCa,l1;a I'opona - pa3BJIeQeHRe? - CHOBa crrpoCRJIa BaJIeHTRHa.

- Pa3BJIeQeHRe, - KRBHyJI BOJIIIIe6HRK. - Ho He TOJIhKO ... l1 He ,l1;JIR ncex, IIoHRMaeIIIh, ,l1;eBOQKa, eCJIR B3rJIRHYTh na rrp06JIeMY MaKCRMaJIhHO IIIRpOKO ...

- Bparn 60M6RT Hac, MOpRT rOJIO,l1;OM, TpaBRT raaaxra, a BhI nee 3TO CHRMaeTe R rrpoztacre RM xe B KaQeCTBe «3a6aBHhIX KapTRHOK»?! - Ba-

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JIeHTHHa oT6poCHJIa o,n:e.SIJIO H CrrYCTHJIa HOrH na rrOJI. MbIIIIU;bI erne HeMHoro rr06aJIHBaJIH, HO He TaK CHJIbHO, KaK pansure. OT JIHXopa,n:KH TO)Ke OCTaJIaCb JIHIIIb JIerKa.SI CJIa60CTb.

- 5.[ snopona? - CrrpOCHJIa OHa. - 5.[ 3,n:opOBa HJIH MHe HyxHO rrpn-

HHMaTb erne KaKHe-HH6y,n:b JIeKapCTBa?

BOJIIIIe6HHK KpHBO YJIbI6HYJIC.SI.

- )1,a, TO ecrs ... B 06meM, .SI He ...

- TbI anoposa, - rrepefinna ero AHa. - KOHeqHO, He MeIIIaJIO 6bI re-

6e HeCKOJIbKO ,n:HeH OT,n:OXHYTb H rrOJIyqIIIe rrHTaTbC.SI, HO H 6e3 aroro TbI CO BpeMeHeM nonpanmnsca.

BOJIIIIe6HHK H3,n:aJI ,n:Oca,n:JIHBOe IIIHrreHHe H, rrOBepHYBIIIHCb K )KeHmHHe, C TaKOH CHJIOH TOJIKHYJI K zmepa, qTO AHa ocrynanacs H HaJIeTeJIa na ,n:BepHOH KOC.SIK. OHa, nrrpoxen, HHqerO He CKa3aJIa: pa3BepHYJIaCb H BbIIIIJIa B KOpH,n:Op. BaJIeHTHHa TeM spexenea BbI6paJIaCb H3 rrOCTeJIH H BCTaJIa P.SI,n:OM CO CTOJIHKOM na KOJIeCax. OHa qYBCTBOBaJIa ce6.SI BrrOJIHe CHOCHO, H xorzta BOJIIIIe6HHK rrOrrbITaJIC.SI B3.SITb ee aa PYKY, BaJIeHTHHa He ,n:OJIro ,n:YMa.SI TKHYJIa eMY nansnen B rJIa3. OT 60JIH BOJIIIIe6HHK BCKPHKHYJI H rrOrr.SITHJIC.SI, a OHa 060rHYJIa ero H, BbIH,n:.SI B KOPH,n:OP, npourna B BeJIHKOJIerrHYIO rOCTHHYIO, rne AHa, a romrcc - ,n:OMaIIIHHe P060TbI, yxe npnroTOBHJIH ,n:JI.SI nee zma 06'beMHCTbIX CBepTKa.

- 3,n:eCb o,n:e)l()l;a, - CKa3aJIa AHa, rrOKa3bIBa.SI na O,n:HH CBepTOK, aKKYpaTHO 3arra.SIHHbIH B Bo,n:OHerrpOHHu;aeMYIO rrJIeHKY. - A anecs ezta. Bepa H H,n:H ,n:OMOH. M 60JIbIIIe He B03BpamaHC.SI. 5.[, KOHeqHO, He 3,n:eIIIH.SI.SI, HO ztaxe MHe .SICHO, HaCKOJIbKO nee 3TO nonno H ... aMOpaJIbHO. BOJIIIIe6HHK ... TOMY, qTO OH zterraer, HeT anxaxoro onpannanaa. A reneps cryrtaa. - M OHa rrpOT.SIHYJIa BaJIeHTHHe rrapy erne TerrJIbIX rrOCJIe MaTpHKaTopa 6aIIIMaKOB - xpenxax, y,n:06HbIX pa60qHX 6aIIIMaKoB.

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"IJepe3 IIIeCTb MeC.SIu;eB rrOCJIe roro, KaK BaJIeHTHHa npnnecna ,n:OMOH rrOCJIe,n:HHe ztna CBepTKa, ee nepenena co CTpOHTeJIbCTBa 060pOHHTeJIbHbIX coopyxeaan B caHHTapHYIO CJIyx6y. Teneps ee pafiora COCTO.SIJIa B TOM, qT06bI cofiapars C yJIHU; I'opona rpynsr. OT ronona JIIO,n:H yMHPaJIH yxe He ,n:eC.SITKaMH H He COTH.SIMH, a TbIC.SIqaMH. 30M6H, narrporan, rrJIo,n:HJIHCb KaK MyxH. OHH rrHTaJIHCb MepTBeqHHOH, rr03ToMY yfiopxa - «caHaU;H.SI» - yJIHU; CTaJIa nacynmoa He06xo,n:HMOCTbIO.

ITo KapTOqKaM rerreps BbI,n:aBaJIH TOJIbKO XJIe6, na H TO He Ka)I()l;bIH nens, H BaJIeHTHHa qaCTO BH,n:eJIa ero BO CHe. OCTPbIH ronozt npecnenonan ee xpyrnsre CyTKH. )1,HeM OH H3BO,n:HJI ee, CJIOBHO Ha,n:oe,n:JIHBa.SI nonpyra, a rro HOqaM 6y,n:HJI pe3.SIMH B rrYCTOM )KHBOTe.

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JIeToM MepTBhIe TeJIa npoute BCerO fihIJIO OThICKRBaTh rro aanaxy, 113- sa aroro yxacaoro aanaxa uanapnax BaJIeHTRHhI - rrO,lJ;pOCTOK O,lJ;HOrO C HeR nospacra - XO,lJ;RJI, He CHRMaH rrpornaoraaa, R OHa HR pasy He BRnena ero JIRu;a. KpOMe nporanoraaa y Hero fihIJI rrRCTOJIeT- rrYJIeMeT C ,lJ;RCKOBhIM Mara3RHOM, R BaJIeHTRHa OT ,lJ;yIIIR Ha,lJ;eHJIaCh, qTO OH YMeeT C HRM otipamarsca, TaK KaK 30MfiR BCTpeqaJIRCh B I'opozre qYTh JIR He na KIDK,lI,OM mary, Hanapnax, arrpo-resr, fihIJI onsrrnee ee; OH «rpy3RJI MHCO» Y)l(e HeCKOJIhKO nenens R BpeMH OT BpeMeHR ,lJ;aBaJI BaJIeHTRHe COBeThI, crapaacs rrOMOqh eR uofisrcrpee OCBORThCH co CBORMR ofiH3aHHOCTHMR, O,lJ;HaKO OH TaK R He CKa3aJI, KaK ero 30BYT, R He CrrpOCRJI RMeHR neByIIIKR.

CBOIO pafiory OHR HaqaJIR erne ,lJ;0 paccnera, noxa fihIJIO OTHOCRTeJIhHO npoxnazmo. )1;HeM OHR rrocrrann HeCKOJIhKO qaCOB, a fiJIR)I(e K nexepy CHOBa BhIeXaJIR na YJIRU;hI. OT ronozta R csrpana y BaJIeHTRHhI KpYXRJIaCh rOJIOBa, HO OHa crapanacs crrpanarsca co CJIafiOCThIO.

Tpyrr OHR ofinapyxana na rrHTHa,l1;u;aTOM araxe 3,lJ;aHRH, rrOCTpoeHHOro B srroxy PeBOJIIOU;RR. HR O,lJ;RH JIm)lT B I'opone He pafioran yxe fionsIIIe rona, rr03TOMY rrO,lJ;HRMaThCH RM rrpRIIIJIOCh rreIIIKOM. OHR IIIJIR R OT,lJ;hIXaJIR, IIIJIR R OT,lJ;hIXaJIR, a nozrsen Ka3aJICH fieCKOHeqHhIM. 0 TOM, qTOfihI rrO,lJ;HHThCH na narnannarsrji arax e,lJ;RHhIM ,lJ;YXOM, He MOrJIO fihITh R pena - ,lJ;JIH sroro OHR ofia CJIRIIIKOM oCJIafieJIR.

MepTBhIR MyxqRHa OKa3aJICH xpyrrasnr, IIIRPOKOKOCTHhIM. IIpR )l(R3- HR OH, rranepnoe, fihIJI HaCTOHI.l(RM rRraHTOM. OT rOJIO,lJ;a OH BhICOX, rrpeBpaTRBIIIRCh rro-rra B CKeJIeT, O,lJ;HaKO, HeCMOTpH na 3TO, BaJIeHTRHa R ee aanapnax MOrJIR rrO,lJ;HHTh ero JIRIIIh C orpOMHhIM TPY,lJ;OM.

- HaM He non CRJIY CTaI.l(RTh ero rro JIeCTHRu;e, - CKa3aJI BaJIeHTRHe rrO,lJ;pOCTOK. - OTKpOR-Ka OKHO ...

BaJIeHTRHa rrO,lJ;qRHRJIaCh fie3 OCOfihIX pa3,lJ;YMRR.

- Bepa aa nora! - CKOMaH,lJ;OBaJI nanapnnx. B npcrnaorase OH fihIJI uoxox He TO na 3eJIeHOrO CJIOHa, He TO na JIhICYIO JIOIIIa,l1;h, HO BaJIeHTRna He CMeHJIaCh - OHa R caua BhIrJIH,lJ;eJIa He JIyqIIIe. Ha e,lJ;RHCTBeHHOM CTYJIe, KOTOPhIR He fihIJI coaoacn B CaMO,lJ;eJIhHOR rrcsn rrpOIIIJIOR 3RMOR, rrO,lJ;pOCTOK CJIO)l(RJI HeMHOrOqRCJIeHHhIe BeI.l(R, HaH,l1;eHHhIR na rpyne: ofipysansnoe KOJIhU;O, 3 a)l(RraJIKY , HO)l( C BhIKR,lJ;HhIM JIe3BReM R HefioJIhIIIRe pa,l1;ROHaYIIIHRKR. Ha HaYIIIHRKax ropen KpaCHhIR oronex - 3TO oaaanaJIO, qTO aKKyMyJIHTOphI no-rra paspaacensr.

C rpexoxr nononax OHR rrO,lJ;TaI.l(RJIR rpyn K OKHY R - «Pa3, zrsa, TPR!. .s - rrepeBaJIRJIR xepes rrO,lJ;OKOHHRK. HeCKOJIhKO cexynn BaJIeHTRHa KaK aa-raponannaa rrponozcana B3rJIH,lJ;OM nanaiouree TeJIO. HaKOHeu; OHO ,lJ;OCTRrJIO aCQ:>aJIhTa BO zrsopc. Pa3,lJ;aJICH rJIYXOR, qaBKaIOI.l(RR yztap, KOTO-

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pbrti erne ,n:OJIrO 3XOM OT,n:aBanCH y nee B rOJIOBe. IIocJIe nanemta C BbICOTbI rrHTH,n:eCHTH MeTpOB OT MepTBOrO MyxqHHbI OCTanOCb 6eC<pOpMeHHOe MeCHBO H3 KOCTeM, KpOBH H pa3JIeTeBIIIHXCH BO BCe CTOPOHbI KYCKOB rrJIOTH. ,r:t;OJI)KHO 6bITb, 3TO H Ha3bIBaeTCH «pa36HTbCH unpcfieara», ryno nozryMana BaneHTHHa. CJIe3bI caMH C060M rrOTeKJIH y nee H3 rJIa3, H CTeKJIa nporasorasa MrHOBeHHO 3arrOTeJIH. HeBepHbIM IIIarOM OHa nsnuna B KOPH,n:OP, copsana C JIHu;a pe3HHOBYIO MacKY H aapunana, yTKHyBIIIHCb JI60M B rroxpsrrsre rrbIJIbIO H KorrOTbIO 060H.

- Hascro, ,n:anbIIIe fiyzrer JIerqe, - CKa3an HarrapHHK. - liI,n:eM. - iii OH rroTHHYJI ee aa pYKaB.

OH 6bIJI npas. ,r:t;anbIIIe ,n:eMcTBHTeJIbHO rrOIIIJIO ncrxc, HO B TOT rrepBbIM ,n:eHb BaneHTHHa erma nponepxanacr, no KOHu;a CMeHbI. q T06bI cofiparr, OCTaHKH MyxqHHbI H norpyaars HX B <pyproH, HM rrpHIIIJIOCb BOCrrOJIb30- BaTbCH JIOrraTaMH, H 3TO ezma ee He ztoxonano. Pa30pBaHHaH rrJIOTb BJIa)KHO rr06JIeCKHBana, H BaneHTHHa CTapaTeJIbHO OTBo,n:HJIa rnasa, anase ee nananano MYTHTb. Ho CHJIbHee OTBparn;eHHH 6bIJIO ocrpoe qYBCTBO BHHbI. BaneHTHHa cava )KHJIa na ,n:eCHTOM 3Ta)Ke, rr03TOMY OHa peIIIHJIa, qTO KOrna HaCTaHeT ee xac, OHa caaa BbI6poCHTCH B OKHO.

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C naxana ocansr rrpOIIIJIO zrsa rona. iii BOT O,n:Ha)K.lJ:bI, npocnyanracs YTPOM, qT06bI H,n:TH na pa60TY, BaneHTHHa nnpyr rrOHHJIa, qTO orJIOXJIa. Mart, TpHCJIa ee aa nnexa H qTO-TO rOBOpHJIa, HO BaneHTHHa BH,n:eJIa oztHO ,n:BH)KeHHe ry6. TOJIbKO rrpHCJIYIIIaBIIIHCb H30 ncex CHJI, OHa pa3JIHqHJIa ,n:aneKHM, rJIYXOM, CJIOBHO na-non BO,n:bI ,n:OHOCHrn;HMCH IIIyM, KOTOPbIM rroxasanca eM CMYTHO 3HaKOMbIM, HO qTO 3TO MOrJIO 6bITb, OHa HHKaK He MOrJIa BcrrOMHHTb.

3a rrOCJIe,n:HHe HeCKOJIbKO MeCHu;eB MaMa crana xy,n:OM KaK ntenxa; B03- JIe ee ry6 sanerna ropsxaa CKJIa,n:Ka. Terreps OHa rrpnxozrana ,n:OMOM ncero na HeCKOJIbKO qaCOB H nanana na KpOBaTb, He paCCTaBaHCb C aBTOMaTOM. Ee erne HeCKOJIbKO pa3 paHHJIH, H, naxonacs ztosra, OHa npamorana MHO)KeCTBO caxrsrx pa3HbIX Ta6JIeTOK H CTHMYJIHTOPOB, OT KOTOPbIX rrOTOM CTaHOBHJIaCb HeMHoro CTpaHHoM. Ha MrHOBeHHe BaneHTHHa naxe aanysraJIaCb, He MO)KeT JIH OKa3aTbCH TaK, qTO 3TO He OHa orJIOXJIa, a MaMa OHeMeJIa OT CBOHX JIeKapCTB, HO rrOTOM zto nee ,n:OIIIJIO, qTO OHa He CJIbIIIIHT He TOJIbKO MaMHHoro rOJIOca, HO H soofime HHqero.

3TO 6bIJIO cxsepnoe OTKpbITHe, HO BaneHTHHa BoCrrpHHHJIa ero naCTOJIbKO crrOKOMHO, qTO cava y,n:HBHJIacb. IIoKa3aB na CBOH yIIIH, OHa CKasana:

- 5I HHqerO He CJIbIIIIY, MaMa.

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Ho ee MaTb, rrOXO)Ke, HllqerO He rrOH5IJIa. OHa erne HeCKOJIbKO paa CIIJIbHO BCTp5lXHYJIa BaJIeHTIIHY, II ra HeTeprreJIIIBbIM ,n;BII)KeHlleM CTp5lXHyJIa ee pyKII co CBOIIX nneu.

- Ka)KeTC5I, 51 ouars orJIOXJIa! - CKa3aJIa BaJIeHTIIHa II, noxauan roJIOBOH, HeCKOJIbKO paa rroT5IHYJIa ce651 aa MOqKII YIIIeH. TOJIbKO censac OHa naxana qYBCTBOBaTb crpax, ITocrreIIIHO ccn na KpOBaTII, OHa noxonsrpana MII311H.u;eM B yxe. Yxo 6bIJIO rpaanoe, HO He HaCTOJIbKO, qT06bI He CJIbIIIIaTb ztaxe nropoxa rransua B CJIYXOBOM KaHaJIe. OHa ,n;eHCTBIITeJIbHO orJIOXJIa.

HeCMOTp51 na TO, qTO BaJIeHTIIHa erma rrpOCHYJIaCb, ee ,n;bIxaHlle 6bIJIO qaCTbIM II Tpy,n;HbIM. [OJIo,n; ztoaen ee zto IICTOm;eHII5I. OT ronozra OHa crpanana II pansnre: qaCTO nnaxana 6e3 BII,n;IIMOH rrpllqllHbI. EbIBaJIO, na cepe,n;IIHe <ppa3bI BaJIeHTIIHa Ca,ll;IIJIaCb II, aarrpoxanys rOJIOBY, CMOTpeJIa B He- 60, a CJIe3bI TeKJIII II TeKJIII rro ee mexax, Ho ccaxac CJIe3 He 6bIJIO.

Y CIIJIlleM BOJIII OHa 3aCTaBIIJIa ce651 zrsnnars novennemree. - Mana, - CKa3aJIa BaJIeHTIIHa. - 5L..

Ho ee MaTb )KeCTOM BeJIeJIa eH OCTaBaTbC5I ,n;OMa, rrOTOM C paCCTaHOBKOH nponanecna HeCKOJIbKO CJIOB, Tm;aTeJIbHO apTIIKyJIIIPY5I K~bIH 3ByK, II BaJIeHTIIHa KIIBHYJIa rOJIOBOH B 3HaK COrJIaCII5I. ITOTOM MaMa YIIIJIa, a BaJIeHTIIHa OCTaJIaCb ,n;OMa.

B 3TOT ztens OHa TO)Ke ,n;OJI)KHa 6bIJIa «rpY3I1Tb M5ICO». ITo KpaHHeH Mepe na 3TOH pafiore OHa MOrJIa ecrr. XJIe6 Ka)K,l1;bIH ,n;eHb. ITo xaproxxe rpa)K,l1;aHCKOro cnyxamero naex ysce ,n;aBHO BbI,n;aBaJIII sepes ztens, HO na qepHOM psnrxe BaJIeHTIIHe rrOqTII scerzta yzrasanocs 06MeH5ITb .u;eHHOCTII, HaH,n;eHHble B xapxanax II xnaprapax YMepIIIIIX, na MaJIeHbKIIH KYCOK onens rtnoxoro XJIe6a, B KOTOPOM OrrllJIOK II necxa 6bIJIO 60JIbIIIe, qeM MYKII.

Teueps BaJIeHTIIHa pa60TaJIa C HOBOH aanapnauea - MOJIo,n;eHbKOH ,n;eBOqKOH, KOTOPYIO eute nano 6bIJIO 06yqllTb II rro,n;rOTOBIITb. MOJIqaJIIIBbIH rro,n;pOCTOK - ee nepnsrrr HarrapHIIK II HaCTaBHIIK - OCTaJIC5I B rrpoIIIJIOM. Ha rrpasax crapmero OH HeCKOJIbKO paa rrbITaJIC5I XBaTaTb ee aa rpyzrs, II B KOH.u;e KOH.u;OB BaJIeHTIIHa rrO)KaJIOBaJIaCb 6pllra,ll;IIPY. Bpara,n;IIP rronpofionan cnenars napmo BHYIIIeHlle, HO TOT CJIOBHO B36eCIIJIC5I. OH 6POCIIJIC5I na 6pllra,ll;lIpa C JIOrraTOH, II HaqaJIbHIIK OTrrpaBIIJI ero na <pPOHT - rro,n;HOCIITb narponsr II caapazrsr. TaM, KaK nonarana BaJIeHTIIna, napens OCTaBaJIC5I II no CIIX rrop, eCJIII TOJIbKO ero He y6I1JIII. BrrpoqeM, ero cy,n;b6a ee rrOqTII He BOJIHOBaJIa. E,n;IIHCTBeHHoe, qTO 3aHIIMaJIO ,n;eByIIIKY reneps, 3TO rne ,n;OCTaTb XJIe6a. 5ICJIII -cazt B nonsane 3aKpbIJIIICb HeCKOJIbKO MeC5I.u;eB nasan, HO Tponep 063aBeJIC5I napoji ztpyaea - TaKIIX )Ke MaJIblIIIeH, KaK II OH, - C KOTOPbIMII qaCTO IIrpaJI B pa3BaJIIIHaX II rry-

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CTYIOIIJ;RX )];OMaX. IiIHOr)];a OH )];a)Ke rrpRHOCRJI )];OMOM KOe- KaKYIO ezry (OTxyna OHa naanacs, BaJIeHTRHa HRKOr)];a He cnpauraaana), KOTOPOM ofiasaTeJIbHO )];eJIRJICH C cecrpon. BaJIeHTRHa, nrrpoxexr, 6bIJIa ynepena, qTO 60JIbIIIYIO xacrr, )];06blqR Tpoaep OCTaBJIHeT ce6e. OHa R casta TaK )];eJIaJIa. iii nee OCTaJIbHble TO)Ke. )1,a)Ke Y MaMbI rrozt rrO)];YIIIKOM XpaHRJIOCb HeCKOJIbKO BHJIeHbIX pbI6. BaJIeHTRHa 3HaJIa 06 3TOM, HO rronra HRKOr)];a He KPaJIa Y MaMbI eny, XOTH C)];eJIaTb 3TO 6bIJIO 6bI npome npocroro,

IIoKa OHa JIe)KaJIa, B KOMHaTY 3arJIHHYJI Tponep, OH BorrpOCRTeJIbHO rroCMOTpeJI na cecrpy, HO BaJIeHTRHa TOJIbKO noxaxana rOJIOBoM.

- 51 orJIoXJIa, - CKa3aJIa OHa R CHOBa noneprana cefia sa ynrn. EM xa- 3aJIOCb - OHa rrpOR3HeCJIa 3TR CJIOBa oncm, rpOMKO, HO HaBepHHKa CKasars He MOrJIa. Tponep, BO BCHKOM cnysae, HRKaK na HRX He orpearnpoBaJI. IIOBepHYBIIIRCb, OH BblIIIeJI aa zmeps,

BpeMH IIIJIO. OHa )K.lJ:aJIa MaMY, HO ra nee He B03BpaIIJ;aJIaCb, a qeM )];OJIbIIIe OHa He B03BpaIIJ;aJIaCb, TeM CRJIbHee 6eCrrOKORJIaCb BaJIeHTRHa. OHa ztaxe BCrrJIaKHYJIa nesmoro, rrOTOM norrsrranacs YCHYTb, HO MeIIIaJI rOJIO)];. Crapaacs cnpanarsca C HRM, BaJIeHTRHa rrOCOCaJIa HeCKOJIbKO rro)];06paHHbIX na 6epery pexa xaxrenrxoa R asmana no-rra BCIO BO)];Y R3 6aqxa, HO 3TO He rrOMOrJIO. Torna OHa peIIIRJIa BbIHeCTR na YJIRUY HOqHOM ropIIIOK, HO 6e3MOJIBHbIM MRP, rrO)];CTeperaBIIIRM ee na YJIRue, HaCTOJIbKO narryran BaJIeHTRHY, qTO OHa ztaxe He )];OHeCJIa rrOCY)];RHY )];0 KaHaJIR3aURonnoro KOJIJIeKTopa. BblrrJIeCHYB CO)];ep)KRMOe ropurxa na 6JIR)KaMIIIYIO xysy Mycopa, OHa noura 6e3 nepezrsmnor B36e)KaJIa 06paTHO na CBOM zteCHTbIM 3Ta)K R 6e3 CRJI pyxnyrra na KpOBaTb.

B KOHue KOHUOB OHa Bce-TaKR 3aCHYJIa. Pa36Y)];RJIa ee BepHYBIIIaHCH oTKy)];a-TO MaMa. fJIH)];H zto-repa rrpsnro B JIRUO, OHa rrpOR3HeCJIa HeCKOJIbKO CJIOB, O)];HaKO BaJIeHTRHa TaK HRqerO R He rrOHHJIa, XOTH oaens BHRMaTeJIbHO CJIe)];RJIa aa )];BR)KeHRHMR ee ry6. Mana rrOBTOpRJIa O)];HY R TY )Ke dipasy HeCKOJIbKO pas, HO BaJIeHTRHa rro- rrpezoresry He rrOHRMaJIa, qT(> OHa rOBopRT. OHa, nrrposen, norananacs, qTO MaMa XOTeJIa eM CKa3aTb - )];JIH aroro )];OCTaTOqHO 6bIJIO B3rJIHHYTb na nsrpaxeuae MaMRHoro JIRua. HR O)];RH npas B Topozre eM He rrOMO)KeT ... qTO )K, BaJIeHTRHa na 3TO R He paCCqRTbIBaJIa.

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BaJIeHTRHa rrOHRMaJIa rrpaxany nenyra. BbIIIIJIO R3 CTPOH ee CJIYXOBoe YCTPOMCTBO, KaK JIOMaJIRCb see BeIIJ;R, cnenamrsre B CqaCTJIRBble nocnepeBOJIIOUROHHble ronsr. CTapRKR yMRPaJIR, xorna OTKa3bIBaJIR RX CRHTeTRxecxae cepnna RJIR HaqRHaJIR CMOpIIJ;RBaTbCH R ycsrxarr, RCKYCCTBeHHble noxxa. JIR<pTbI He pa60TaJIR. Marpaxaropsr He pa60TaJIR - see OHR BbIKJIlOqRJIRCb qYTb JIR He B TOT )Ke )];eHb, xorzta naxanacs ocana, EOJIbHRUbI

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Maua He MOrJIa aroro He 3HaTb. EbITb MO)KeT, HMeHHO 3TO OHa H roBOpHJIa noxepa. ECJIH 6bI Banenrana cocpenoro-noracs, OHa MOrJIa 6bI, rrasepnoe, rrpnrrcxmrrs MaMHH rOJIOC H rrpeztcranars, KaK ra rrpOH3HOCHT HMeHHO 3TH CJIOBa.

- Bee B nopanxe, MaMa, - OTBeTHJIa Banenrana H rro acnyraunsrx rJIa3aM MaMbI TOTqaC ztorananacs, qTO KPHqHT. - Bee B nopanxc, 51 rrOHHJIa, - ,n;o6aBHJIa OHa qYTb THIIIe.

TYT MaMa sannaxana, H Banerrrana aannaxana TO)Ke. Ona, nrrpoxen, nocrapanacs nocxopee B3HTb cefia B pyxa H rrpHTBOpHJIaCb, qTO crmr. Korna OHa y6e,n;HJIaCb, qTO MaMa H Tpoaep TO)Ke JIerJIH H 3aCHYJIH, TO ,n;OCTaJIa H3 TaM:HHKa KpOIIIeqHbIM: <pOHapHK BOJIIIIe6HHKa H, crrYCTHBIIIHCb rro JIeCTHHu;e, BbIIIIJIa na 6e3MOJIBHYlO HOqHYIO yJIHU;y.

Ha 3TOT paa OHa nofiapanacs no ztosra BOJIIIIe6HHKa qyTb JIH He snaoe ,n;OJIbIIIe, qeM rrOCJIe,n;HHM: pas. Barrenrnna TOJIbKO orJIOXJIa, HO eM: xasaJIOCb, qTO H BH,n;eTb OHa TO)Ke crana xyxe. Ona ,n;eM:CTBHTeJIbHO He o-rem, OTqeTJIHBO paamrrana oxpyxaromae rrpemrersr, HO 60JIbIIIe ncero nocrpaztano ee qYBCTBO paBHOBeCHH. Tenepr, Banerrrane npaxoznorocs npxnarars 3HaqHTeJIbHbIe YCHJIHH, xrofisr He ynacrs, a H3-3a aroro OHa IIIJIa HaMHOro Me,n;JIeHHee.

B KaKOM: -TO MOMeHT Banenrana aarrysranacs, KaK )Ke OHa 6y,n;eT )KHTb ztansnre, eCJIH eM: He y,n;aCTCH BepHYTb CJIyX. Cxopee ncero, eM: CHOBa npn,n;eTCH xonarr, TpaHIIIeH - pa60TY na rpynososxe npanerca oCTaBHTb, KOJIb CKOPO OHa He B COCTOHHHH YCJIbIIIIaTb rrpOCTeM:IIIYIO KOMaH,n;y «Pa3, zrsa, B3HJIH!».

TaK OHa IIIJIa, xaxaacs, 6y,n;TO nsanaa, rro caMbIM rJIYXHM H TeMHbIM YJIOqKaM, xyna He aarnaztsmana naxe HOqHbIe rraTpYJIH. <l>oHapb Banerrrana narrpasana BHH3 H rrpHKPbIJIa JIa,n;OHblO, TaK qTO OCTarrCH TOJIbKO O,n;HH Y3KHM: JIyqHK, OCBemaBIIIHM: He6oJIbIIIOM: ysacrox MOCTOBOM: non noraaa.

Ona KaK paa coriapanacs CBepHYTb na rJIaBHYIO ToprOBYIO YJIHU;y B CTapOM: qaCTH I'opona, xorna qbH-TO CHJIbHaH pyxa orrYCTHJIaCb eM: na nncuo H rrOTHHYJIa B CTOPOHY 6JIH)KaM:IIIerO nepeynxa, B nepnoe MrHOBeHHe BaJIeHTHHa peIIIHJIa, qTO 3TO 30M6H, H HeBOJIbHO BCKpHKHYJIa. TOTqaC )Ke TH)KeJIbIM: KYJIaK 06pYIIIHJICH na ee ry6bI, paCIIIaTaB erne HeCKOJIbKO 3y60B. Or ynapa B rOJIOBe y nee 3a3BeHeJIO (3TO 6bIJI nepssra 3ByK, KOTOPbIM: OHa YCJIbIIIIarra aa ceronna), a <pOHapHK asman y nee H3 pyxn H 3aKaTHJICH B

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KaKYIO-TO mens B acdiansre. Teneps ero JIyq 6HJI BepTHKaJIhHO nsepx, OCnemaa 06IIIaprraHHhIe, TeMHhIe <paC8)1,hI BhIXO,l1;HBIIIHX B nepeynox ,l1;OMOB H 6JIe,l1;HOe, xpantenaroe JIHUO nanaanrero na nee qeJIOBeKa.

3TO 6hIJI COBceM MOJIO,l1;OM napem, B rrOJIYBOeHHOM <popMe 6pHr8)1,hI rpIDK,UaHCKOM cajroofioporrsr. Ero urexa H JIo6 rrOKphIBaJIH rrpsmra H .SI3- BOqKH, zraace npa HeBepHOM CBeTe dionapaxa BhIrJI.SI,l1;eBIIIHe TaK, CJIOBHO HX HCKYCCTBeHHO BhI3BaJIH npa nowoma KaKHX -TO XHMHqeCKHX rrperrapaTOB. H rraXJIO OT nero CKBepHO. XHTeJIH Topona ,l1;aBHO 3a6hIJIH, qTO raxoe BaHHa HJIH ,l1;YIII, HO OT aroro napna rraXJIO He TOJIhKO rpassro H HeMhIThIM TeJIOM. OT Hero rraXJIO ropasno xyxe. B03MO)l(HO, OH CTpa,l1;aJI xaKOM-TO 60JIe3HhlO. Ho rJIaBHOe, 3TO 6hIJI He 30M6H.

06epHYBIIIHCh, BaJIeHTHHa YBH,l1;eJIa, KaK ,l1;BH)I(YTC.SI ero ry6hI. OH qTOTO rOBOpHJI, HO OHa, pa3YMeeTC.SI, He CJIhIIIIaJIa HH CJIOBa.

- 51 rnyxaa, - crrOKOMHO CKa3aJIa BaJIeHTHHa. ,l1;OJI)I(HO 6hITh, OHa ace )l(e rrpOH3HeCJIa 3TH CJIOBa CJIHIIIKOM rpOMKO, rrOTOMY qTO napens OT HeO)l(H,l1;aHHOCTH B3,l1;pOrHYJI H BT.SIHYJI rOJIOBY B rrnexa. Ho yxe B CJIe,l1;YIOntee MrHOBeHHe OH pa3MaXHYJIC.SI H yztapan ee CHOBa - H HaMHoro CHJIhnee, qeM B nepssra pas. He YCTO.SIB na norax, BaJIeHTHHa rrOBaJIHJIaCh naB3HHqh, a OH rpyfio CXBaTHJI ee aa PYKH H rrOBOJIOK npoxs, rrO,l1;aJIhIIIe OT CBeTa.

BaJIeHTHHa rro-rra He corrpOTHBJI.SIJIaCh, XOT.SI H 3HaJIa, qTO 6Y,l1;eT ztansIIIe. lIo,l1;o3peHH.SI ee TOJIhKO YKperrHJIHCh, xorna rrpsnuaasra pa30pBaJI na HeM py6aIIIKY H JIH<pqHK.

Mars BaJIeHTHHhI 6hIJIa COJI,l1;aTOM. B apMHH ee HayqHJIH y6HBaTh, a OHa ofiy-ntna 3TOMY ,l1;Oqh. IIp ann a , OT rOJIO,l1;a BaJIeHTHHa o-rem, oCJIa6JIa <pH3HqeCKH, 3aTO OHa HHKOr,l1;a He BhIXO,l1;HJIa H3 ,l1;OMa 6e3 BhIKH,l1;HOrO HO)l(a - roro cajroro, KOTOPhIM ee nanapnax HaIIIeJI B xapxaae MepTBoro MyxqHHhI, c6pOIIIeHHoro HMH H3 OKHa rr.SITH8)1,uaTOrO araxa HeCKOJIhKO reOJIOrHqeCKHX snox Ha38)1,.

HO)l( JIe)l(aJI Y nee B 38)1,HeM xapxane. He OTBO,l1;.SI B3rJI.SI,l1;a OT napna, KOTOPhIM HHKaK He Mor crrpanarsca C 3aCTe)l(KOM na CBOHX fiptoxax, BaJIeHTHHa He3aMeTHO rrpOCYHYJIa PYKY B 3TOT xapsran H namynana HO)l(. ,l1;a, OHa 3HaJIa, qTO 6Y,l1;eT ,l1;aJIhIIIe, a BOT napens He 3HaJI. QTo6hI YChIrrHTh 6,l1;HTeJIhHOCTh rrpOTHBHHKa, BaJIeHTHHa HeCKOJIhKO paa BCXJIHrrHYJIa, H reneps OH 6hIJI ysepea, qTO zcepraa rrOJIHOCThlO B ero BJIaCTH.

Ho xorna OH HaKJIOHHJIC.SI K HeM, BaJIeHTHHa noxasana eMY, qTO OH OIIIH6aeTC.SI. lIepBhIM Y,l1;apOM OHa OTCeKJIa eMY zrna rransua H eztsa He pacnopona co6CTBeHHhIM )l(HBOT. Ilapcns rrOrrhITaJIC.SI 6hIJIO BCKOqHTh, HO BaJIeHTHHa CXBaTHJIa ero aa aanacrse H ,l1;epHYJIa na ce6.SI. PYKY C HO)l(OM OHa OTCTaBHJIa B CTOPOHY, qTo6hI OH He rrpH,l1;aBHJI ee T.SI)I(eCThlO caoero TeJIa.

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Korzta xe napem, rrOBarrHJICX na nee, Banenrnna TPHx,n:bI ynapana ero HOXOM Mex,n:y pe6ep, a rrOTOM BOH3HJIa KJIHHOK B nosxy. MMex ,n:eJIO C BbI- 6pOIIIeHHbIMH H3 OKHa rpynaxra, OHa XOPOIIIO rrpe,n:CTaBJIXJIa, KaK ycrpoeHO qeJIOBeqeCKOe TeJIO.

Yxe ,n:aBHO Banerrrana He coobpaxana TaK 6bICTPO H qeTKO. Ilapens na HeM OTqaXHHO aafiapaxranca H ztaxe nanec eM O,n:HH-,n:Ba yzrapa rro roJIOBe, HO Banenrana He pacrepanacs H rrOJIOCHYJIa ero HOXOM cuaxana rro IIIee, a rrOTOM rro JIHUY. TOJIbKO rrOCJIe sroro OHa OTTOJIKHYJIa ero, H OH OTKaTHJICX B CTOPOHY, rpOMKO nona. Ilpcxnc qeM HaCHJIbHHK ycnen nonHXTbCX, Banenrnna caaa ocennana ero H CHOBa rrYCTHJIa B XO,n: HOX. IIapens HeCKOJIbKO pas BXJIO TperrbIXHYJICX H HaKOHeu 3aTHX.

C rpyzrox rro,n:HXBIIIHCb na nora, Banenrana nousrranacs rrpHBeCTH cefia B nopanox. Ee py6aIIIKa 6bIJIa paaopnana B KJIOqbX, HO JIH<pqHK noxTH He nocrpanan. HaMTH 06pOHeHHbIM <pOHapHK 6bIJIO npoure npocroro - OH no-rrpexnescy nezcan B meJIH MOCTOBOM H CBeTHJI, CJIOBHO MaXK. BaJIeHTHHa H3BJIeKJIa ero orryzta npn rrOMOmH ,n:JIHHHOM urenxa H, aaxan B KYJIaKe, ,n:BHHyJIaCb ztansme K ,n:OMy BOJIIIIe6HHKa.

,lJ,Bepb eM CHOBa OTKpbIJIa AHa. Ha nepssra B3rJIX,n:, OHa nsrrnanena KaK 06bIqHO, H TOJIbKO rrOTOM Banenrana 3aMeTHJIa, qTO AHa TXXeJIO onnpaeTCX na nanxy, C KaKOM 06bIqHO XO,n:XT CTapHKH.

- R orJIOXJIa, - cxasana Banenrnna. OHa nonaxana, qTO BbIrJIx,n:HT xpairae rro,n:03pHTeJIbHO - oncxna B KpOBH H BCX paaopnaaa, ozraaxo eM xasanocs, qTO AHy 3THM He CMYTHIIIb. Bee xe Ta na MrHOBeHHe pacrepaJIaCb, H Barrenrnna BOCrrOJIb30BarraCb 3THM, qTo6bI rrpOCKOJIb3HYTb MHMO nee B HOBeHbKYIO, TOJIbKO qTO «aane-rarannyios rocTHHyIO. TaM OHa 6bICTpO rrpHrOTOBHJIa ce6e xorpe H BJIHJIa B qaIIIKY XOpOIIIylO rropuaro posra na fiapa.

- R o rJI OXJI a , - rrOBTOpMJIa OHa, YBH,n:eB, qTO AHa rJIx,n:HT na nee B 6e3MOJIBHOM y,n:HBJIeHHH. IIoKa3aB na CBOH yIIIH, Barrenrnna rrpHrOTOBHJIa erne nopmno KO<pe C POMOM ,n:JIX AHbI H ,n:06aBHJIa: - HOBax py6aIIIKa MHe 6bI roxe He nosrenrana, a noofiute MHe nyxen BOJIIIIe6HHK. Tzte OH?.

OHa HerrJIOXO rrOMHHJIa, KaK rrOJIb30BaTbCX KYXOHHbIM MaTpHKaTopOM, ozmaxo, HaXHMax na KHorrKH, Banenrnna qYBCTBOBarra cefia TaK, CJIOBHO cmrr H BH,n:HT y,n:HBHTeJIbHbIM COH, B KOTOPOM eM KaKHM-TO o6pa30M yztaJIOCb nepnyrsca B CqaCTJIHBOe H csrroe rrpOIIIJIOe. He otipaniaa na AHy BHHMaHHX, OHa rrpHrOTOBHJIa ce6e rtenoe 6JIIO,n:o rrHpOXKOB C ryCHHOM rreqeHKOM H 6eJIbIM coyc. Hacxopo nsrrepen C rransuen 3aCOXIIIYlO KPOBb, BaJIeHTHHa rrpHHXJIaCb sa eny,

AHa nonro CMOTpeJIa na nee H MOJIqarra, rrOTOM noxaxana rOJIOBOM H, rrpaxpaxsraaa, OTrrpaBHJIaCb aa BOJIIIIe6HHKOM.

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Eztsa BOR,n:H B KOMHaTY, BOJIIIIe6HRK naxan qTO-TO rOBOpRTb, HO BaJIeHTRHa TOJIbKO noxana nne-rasor. 3aTo OHa BO see rnasa CMOTpeJIa na nero, Bee )KRTeJIR I'opona - R crapsre, R MOJIo,n:ble - BblrJIH,n:eJIR rro cpaBHeHRIO C HRM rJIy60KRMR CTapRKaMR: OHR 6bIJIR onersr B JIOXMOTbH, rroxpsrrsr rpasrao, MHorRe JIRIIIRJIRCb 3y6oB. Ho BOJIIIIe6HRK, xasanocs, aaan cexper BeqHOR MOJIO,n:OCTR. KaK R B rrpOIIIJIbIR paa, OH 6bIJI onparHO ozrer, qRCTO BbI6pRT R ztaace, rrOXO)Ke, HeMHoro rrOrrpaBRJICH.

- «Hane-raram MHe HOBYIO oztezcty, BOJIIIIe6HRK, - cxasana eMY BaJIeHTRHa. - BR,n:RIIIb, :3Ta BCH B KpOBR?. ,l1;a, R He TPy,n:RCb paaronapaaars CO MHOR - see paBHO H HR -repra He CJIbIIIIY.

BOJIIIIe6HRK YCTaBRJICH na nee. Kasanocs, OH 6bIJI rrorpacen. BanenTRHa noena rrRpO)KKR, 06JIR3arra RCrraqKaHHble COYCOM nansnsr. C caaoro yrpa Y nee MaKOBOR POCRHKR BO PTY He 6bIJIO - 06HapYXRB, qTO orJIoXJIa, Banearaaa npocro 3a6bIJIa rroecrs, R ee )KeJIy,n:oK BpeMH OT npesreHR ztanan 0 ce6e 3HaTb pe3KRMR crra3MaMR. Tenepi, OH ycrroKORJICH: rrRpO)KKR cztenann cnoe zteno, R 60JIb orcryrrana.

OHa 6bIJIa rnyxa, OHa y6RJIa qeJIOBeKa, HO 3aTO OHa noena. Bce-TaKR 6bITb CbITOR y6RRIIeR JIyqIIIe, qeM rOJIo,n:HoR.

He rrpR6aBRB fionsnre HR CJIOBa, BOJIIIIe6HRK asnncn R rro-rra cpasy BepHYJICH C oxanxoii HOBeHbKoR, eIIIe TerrJIOR o,n:e)l(,l];bI.

- TBOR MaTpRKaTopbI rrpo,n:OJI)KaIOT patiorars. OHR He RCrrOpTRJIRCb, npanna? - TapaTOpRJIa Banenrnna. OHa npermonarana, qTO rOBopRT oxem, rpOMKO, HO eR 6bIJIO nanneaars. - A BOT HaIIIR MaTpRKaTopbI OTKJIlOqRJIRCb B TOT ,n:eHb, xorna naaanacs ocana, - rrpoztonxana OHa. - If MaTpRKaTopbI, R nee ocransnoe. Hasero He pafioraer. 5I 3HalO, B qeM zteJIO - B RHcPopMaIIROHHOR BoRHe*. If3-3a nee nepecrano ,n:eRCTBOBaTb R Moe CJIYXOBoe YCTPORCTBO. OHO 6bIJIO paCCqRTaHO na ztecars JIeT, HO He upopafiorano R ,n:Byx... - Banenrana HeMHoro rrouorr-rana. - 5I azry B BaHHY, - ,n:06aBRJIa OHa. - ECJIR XOqeIIIb, MO)Keillb nartacars MHe OTBeT. 06eIIIalO nposnrarr, ero, xorna rrOMOIOCb.

C 3TRMR CJIOBaMR OHa OTrrpaBRJIaCb B BaHHYIO KOMHazy, scrana non ,n:yIII R BKJIlOqRJIa rcnnyro nony. K rJIa3aM OTqerO-TO rroncryrrana CJIe3bI, HO Banenrana He ztana RM rrpOJIRTbCH. Bee XOPOillO - TBep,n:RJIa OHa ce- 6e. Bee rrpaBRJIbHO. Ha BORHe KaK na BoRHe ...

* HHqJOpMaUp01l1-taR 60UHa - C030aHue uetinaeonpunmuoii 06cmaH06- 1f,U, 6 uacmuocmu, nymeM 6b1600a U3 cmpon nosuuaomepoe, ynpa6.nRlOzqUX JlCU3HeHHO 6aJICHbtMU rjJYH1f,l{URMU eocuiiapcmea, nepexeama U uc- 1f,aJICeHUR usupopseauuu, eueiipeuuesc 6 IIO 6UPYC06, easouuio« U noeuueC1f,UX 60M6. Tepscuu ucnanseuemcn nan 6 utUP01f,OM, max U 6 Y31f,OM cscucne. (IIpUM. nepee.}

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Ilcpconcnuracs BO BCe qHCTOe H HOBOe, OHa psrrayrra H rrOqYBCTBOBaJIa, KaK ynapan B HOC aarrax CBeXeC'be,n:eHHbIX rrHpOXKOB H coyca. 3TO TOxe 6bIJIO rro-rra HOBoe rrepexnnarrae - yx onens ztanno OHa He ena zroCbITa. CTO JIeT HJIH naxe TbICHqy ...

BepHYBIIIHCb B rOCTHHYIO, OHa YBH,n:eJIa, qTO BOJIIlle6HHK CJIOXHJI O,n:HH H3 ,n:HBaHOB H pasnepnyn na ero MeCTe 60JIbIIIOR 3KpaH, rro,n:06HbIR TOMY, na KaKOM B ,n:aJIeKOM, CqaCTJIHBOM ,n:eTCTBe BaJIeHTHHa JII06HJIa arpars B xoxmaorepnsre nrpsr.

TbI OfJIOXJIA? - HarrHCaJI BOJIIlle6HHK na sxpane. BaJIeHTHHa KHBHyJIa.

- Erne B rrepBbIR ,n:eHb OCa,n:bI, - CKa3aJIa OHa. - EOM6a pa30pBaJIaCb CJIHIIIKOM 6JIH3KO. MHe BXHBHJIH CJIYXOBOR armapar, HO xorna cerorms YTPOM H rrpocrrynacs, OH He pa60TaJI. Eute nsepa nee 6bIJIO HOPMaJIbHO, a cerozraa ... OH npocro Bblpy6HJICH, BOT TaKL. - OHa meJIKHYJIa rransnaxa H, 3aMeTHB yrOJIKOM rnasa KaKoe-TO ,n:BHxeHHe aa crrHHOR, pe3KO 06epHYJIaCb.

B rOCTHHYIO BOIIIJIH erne qeTblpe qeJIOBeKa. BaJIeHTHHa HHKor,n:a HX He BH,n:eJIa, HO cpasy norananacs - 3TO HM rrpHHa,n:JIeXaJIH Te zranexae rOJIOca, xoropsre OHa CJIbIIllaJIa B npournsre passr, Bee OHH 6bIJIH ,n:OBOJIbHO yrrHTaHHbIMH H rrOTOMY rroxonann na AHy. ,L:I;Boe BblrJIH,n:eJIH KaK HHOCTpaHUbI. Pcnoprcpsr. ,L:I;OKYMeHTaJIHCTbI, MaTb HX TaKL. O,n:HH H3 HHX naBeJI na nee MHHHaTlOpHYIO UH<PPOBYIO xaxepy, H BaJIeHTHHa, OCKaJIHB mep6aTbIR pOT, urarnyna nnepen. Oneparop rrOrrHTHJICH C ncrryramrsna BOCKJIHuaHHeM, H BaJIeHTHHa HexopOIIIO YCMeXHYJIaCb.

- BaIIIH xasrepsr pa60TalOT. BaIIIH MaTpHKaTopbI rrpozronxaior «rresarart« ezry H onexzty KaK no BORHbI. MH<p0pMaUHOHHaH BORHa He ,n:eRCTnyer na nac, CJIe,n:OBaTeJIbHO, crroco6 3amHTbI OT BHpyCOB H JIOrHqeCKHX 60M6 cymecrayerl M Koe-KTO 3TOT crroco6 3HaeT ... Bem, necnpocra xe spaxecxae rrpOTHB06JIHH,n:axHble paxersr OTKa3bIBalOT 3HaqHTeJIbHO peace, qeM nanre opyxne.

BOJIIlle6HHK H AHa rrpHHHJIHCb 0 qeM -TO COBemaTbCH. OHH HapOqHO OTBepHYJIHCb, qTo6bI BaJIeHTHHa He BH,n:eJIa HX ry6, HO OHa He pacrepaJIaCb H, ssrpnaa xasrepy y orrcuraaurero oneparopa, nanpanana B HX CTOpoay.

- 51 xoxy aartncars, qTO BbI TaM ronopnre, H rrpocnyurars rrOTOM, KOrna CJIYX KO MHe BepHeTCH, - CKa3aJIa OHa. - BbI nezrs He soapaxaere, rrpaszta?

TYT BaJIeHTHHa CHOBa paCCMeHJIaCb H noxasana HM H3bIK, rrpocynyn ero KOHqHK B znapy OT BbI6HToro ayfia. Terrcpt, y nee IllaTaJIHCb nee 3y6bI, H xorna OHa HaXHMaJIa na HHX H3bIKOM, eR CTaHOBHJIOCb H 60JIbHO, H meKOTHO o,n:HOBpeMeHHO.

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BOJIIIIe6HRK, BR,n:HO, qTO-TO C006pa3RJI, TaK KaK CHOBa rrOBepHYJICH K 3KpaHY, BbIBeJI R306pIDKeHRe KJIaBRaTypbI R cran HIDKRMaTb na KHOrrKR C 6YKBaMR. Han KJIaBRaTYPOM naxan rrOHBJIHTbCH TeKCT:

,l1;EJIO OECTOMT HE COBCEM TAK, KAK TbI ,l1;YMAEIIIb, BAJIEHTMHA!

- Hy erne 6bI! "llTO Mory 3HaTb H, rrHTHa,n::o:aTRJIeTHHH ztcaxonxa, KOTOpaa ,n:IDKe He 3aKOHqRJIa IIIKOJIY?! Ho Be,n:b xoe B qeM H npasa, He TaK JIR? BbI MO)l(eTe MHe nouo-rs! ..

AHa KRBHYJIa.

- M BbI rrOqRHRTe Moe CJIYXOBoe YCTPOMCTBO? AHa CHOBa KRBHYJIa.

- A nnpyr BbI nousrraerecs rrpRKOHqRTb MeHH, noxa 6y,n:eTe MeHHTb anrrapar?

Ha 3TOT paa HRKTO eM He OTBeTRJI, R BaneHTRHa YCMeXHYJIaCb.

- JI TaK R ,n:YMana. MMeMTe B BR,n:y: B MeHH BMOHTRpOBaHO B3pbIBHoe YCTPOMCTBO ... - 3TO 6bIJIO He TaK, HO nonotinsre nenra cny-ranacs. - EcJIR H YMPY, OHO cpatioraer, R rorna - EYM!.. - TYT BaneHTRHa nonysraJIa, qTO, noxanya, XBaTRJIa -repes xpaa. Hy KOMY, CKIDKRTe na MRJIOCTb, MOrJIO rrpRMTR B rOJIOBY B)l(RBJIHTb B3pbIBHoe YCTPOMCTBO rOJIo,n:HOM, 6e3- 3y6oM zremonxe R3 roponcxoji caHRTapHOM CJI~6bI?. - 3TO MOH MaMa YCTpORJIa, - ,n:06aBRJIa OHa ,n:JIH y6e,n:RTeJIbHOCTR.

K cnacrr.ro, ezra COTBOpRJIa HaCTOHmee qy,n:o. Teueps BaneHTRHa coo6- paxana ropasno JIyqIIIe, qeM pansure (eM R B rOJIOBY He rrpaxozrano, B xaKOM TYMaHe rrponozrana OHa ,n:HR, xorzta 6bIJIa rononna). BcrrOMHRB O,n:RH R3 Q:>RJIbMOB, BR,n:eHHbIX erne no BOMHbI, OHa cxaaana:

- KpOMe roro, H OCTaBRJIa B Ha,n:e)l(HOM MeCTe rronpofinoe orracanae roro, qeM BbI TYT 3aHRMaeTeCb. ECJIR H napyr yMPY RJIR RCqe3HY, KOHBepT BCKPOIOT, R rorna ...

3TO rozce 6bIJIa BbI,n:YMKa, HO 3HaqRTeJIbHO 60JIee ynaxrraa. C nee R nano 6bIJIO nasanars, nonyaana BaneHTRHa. Cenxac OHa He MOrJIa 3HaTb, rrOBepRJIR eM RJIR HeT, HO, rro KpaMHeM Mepe, eM ynanocs 3aCTaBRTb BOJIIIIe6HRKa R ocram.mrx 3a,n:YMaTbCH 0 B03MO)l(HbIX rrOCJIe,n:CTBRHX.

Ilocvorpcn na AHy, KOTopaH nenosep-nrao xaxana rOJIOBOM, BaneHTRna 6bICTPO ,n:06aBRJIa, qTo6bI He ztars RM orrOMHRTbCH:

- JI ysepena, Y nac anecs ccrs ,n:OKTOp. JI He 3HalO, qTO CJIyqRJIOCb C TBoeM HorOM, AHa, HO Be,n:b KTO-TO Te6H BbIJIeqRJI! ..

BMeCTO OTBeTa AHa noxasana na M~qRHY, Y xoroporo BaneHTRHa BbIXBaTRJIa xasrepy, OqeBR,n:HO, 3TO R 6bIJI spa-r.

- "llTO )1(, B TaKOM crryxae rrpOIIIY npoutenaa, - cxasana BaneHTRHa R, HaCMeIIIJIRBO rrOKJIOHRBIIIRCb, CYHYJIa xaxcpy npaxy rrpaxc B pyxn.

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Ha CJIe,lJ;YlOmHH ztens rrOCJIe TOrO, KaK BaneHTHHa y6HJIa CBOerO rrepBOrO qeJIOBeKa, K HeH rrOJIHOCTblO BepHYJICH CJIYX. Onepauaa 3aHHJIa BCero ,lJ;eCHTb MHHYT, na 1'1 COCTOHJIa OHa, rJIaBHbIM 06pa30M, B ,lJ;HCTaHUHOHHOM rrepenporpasoorpoaanaa CJIYXOBoro YCTpoHCTBa. KaK cxasan npas, HOBoe nporpasornoe otiecrrexenae C )l(eCTKOH «3aIIIHTOH» JIOrHKOH OTJIHxanocr, rrOBbIIIIeHHOH nanexnocrsto 1'1 6bIJIO YCTOHqHBO K BHPYCHbIM araKaM. BaneHTHHe, rrpasna, 3TO Mano qTO rOBOpHJIO, 3aTO eH rrOHpaBHJIOCb, KaK 3TO 3ByqHT.

Pafiorocrrocofinocrs cnyxonoro armapara BocCTaHOBHJIaCb, O,lJ;HaKO He cpasy. Cnaxana BaneHTHHa nocnpnnmrana 3BYKH B CHJIbHO HCKaxeHHoM BH,lJ;e, C 60JIbIIIHMH nayaaxra, HO rrOTOM see rrpHIIIJIO B HOPMY, 1'1 OHa CTaJIa CJIbIIIIaTb ztaxe JIyqIIIe, qeM pansnre. Bpas-orreparop noxasan BaneHTHHe, KaK C nosroun.ro xosmsrorepnoro repxranana rrO,lJ;KJIlOqaTbCH K passremeHHOMY B npasou yxe armaparnoxry 6YcPepy rraMHTH, rne novemanocs orpovnoe KOJIHqeCTBO aY,lJ;HOHHcPopMaUHH. IIPH )l(eJIaHHH BaneHTHHa MorJIa 6bI 3aHOBO rrpOCJIYIIIaTb see pasrosopsr, xoropsre OHa BeJIa B resenae rrorryrozta. OHa, npasna, COMHeBanaCb, qTO 3Ta omma, KaKOH 6bI Y,lJ;06HOH 1'1 rrOJIe3HOH OHa HH 6 bIJI a , KOr,lJ;a-TO eH rrpHrO,lJ;HTCH, rrOCKOJIbKY B I'opozte He OCTanOCb HH O,lJ;HOrO pafioraiouiero xosmsrcrepnoro repxraaana.

- A rerreps H rrOH,lJ;Y ,lJ;OMOH!.. - 06'bHBHJIa BaneHTHHa, y6e,lJ;HBIIIHCb, qTO ee CJIYXOBOH armapar pafioraer nopaansno.

AHa, rrpHrJIH,lJ;bIBaBIIIaH aa MaTpHKaTopOM, «rreqaTaBIIIHM» HOBYIO one)I(,lJ;Y 1'1 rrpO,lJ;YKTbI co BceH CKOPOCTblO, na KaKYIO OH TOJIbKO 6bIJI crroco- 6eH, nana KOMaH,lJ;Y ,lJ;OMaIIIHHM p060TaM ynasonars 1'1 TO, 1'1 npyroe B HerrpOMOKaeMYIO rrJIeHKY 1'1 rrOBepHYJIaCb K ztenymxe,

- TbI 1'1 npasna cztana 6bI Hac, eCJIH 6bI MbI refie He rrOMOrJIH? - crrpoCHJIa OHa.

BaneHTHHa, npsrsa YJIbI6KY, noxaxana rOJIOBoH.

- MHe 6bI see paBHO HHKTO He rrOBepHJI. KCTaTH, anxaxoro B3PbIBnoro YCTpOHCTBa Y MeHH non KO)l(eH HeT.

- 51: TaK 1'1 rronysrana, - OTBeTHJIa AHa 1'1, IIIarHYB anepcn, xpcnxo 06- HHJIa BaneHTHHY 1'1 nouenonana B mexy, - EY,lJ;b OCTOpO)l(Ha, JIa,z:t;HO?

BaneHTHHa rrOCMOTpeJIa na nee.

- IIoqeMY BbI He XOTHTe rrOMOqb HaIIIHM? IIoqeMY BbI He rrO,lJ;eJIHTeCb cexpercsr CBoeH )l(eCTKOH JIOrHKH C apuaea? Torzta Y Hac roxe 6bIJIO 6bI ,lJ;eHCTBeHHoe 0PYXHe, H ...

AHa rroxaxana rOJIOBoH. B rJIa3aX Y nee 6JIeCTeJIH CJIe3bI.

- )1,YMaeIIIb, H He aanasana aroro sorrpoca? A 3HaeIIIb, qTO MHe OTBeTHJIH?. Ilocrynars TaK 6bIJIO 6bI paBHOCHJIbHO caMoy6HHCTBY. Barna spa-

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rn, C KOTOPbIMH BbI BOIOeTe, HHKOr,l1;a fibI HaM aroro He rrpOCTHJIH. O,l1;HO ,l1;eJIO OfiBHHSlTb HX B TOM, qTO OHH pa3B.SI3anH KpOBOrrpOJIHTHYIO BOHHY, H COBceM ztpyroe - rrOJIO)KHTb KOHeu 3TOH BoHHe.

IIoTOM BaneHTHHa norrpocnrra Any «nanevararsr eH ,l1;JI.SI MaCKHpOBKH HeCKOJIbKO XOJImOBbIX MelliKOB. Korzta OHH fibIJIH rOTOBbI (c paCTpOBbIM H30fipa)KeHHeM OTBpaTHTeJIbHbIX rp.Sl3HbIX pa3BO,l1;OB H naren), OHa CJIO)KHJIa TY,l1;a ynaxosanasre pofiorasra CBepTKH H rraxersr H nsnuna ua YJIHUY, .SIpKO OCBemeHHYIO BeceHHHM COJIHueM. Ka)K.lJ:bIH pa3,l1;aBaBIIIHHC.SI B ynrax 3BYK - coticrnenmae IIIarH, ztanexaa KaHOHa,l1;a, nnau rOJIO,l1;HOrO pcficnxa rne-ro rrOfiJIH30CTH - BocrrpHHHManC.SI eIO OTqeTJIHBO H .SICHO, CJIOBHO rraztenae ccpefipanoro KaMepTOHa na xpYCTanbHYIO rrOBepXHOCTb. Me,l1;JIeHHO nraraa rro MOCTOBOH, BaneHTHHa MHHOBana MeCTO, rzte, KaK OHa ,l1;YMana, na nee narran npsnuaasni napens H rne OHa TaK CJIaBHO rropafiorana HO)KOM. HHKaKHx CJIe,l1;OB CXBaTKH OHa, O,l1;HaKO, He 3aMeTHJIa. ,l1;OJI)KHO fibITb, na 3TOT pa3 rOpO,l1;CKHe canarapsr cpafiorann fibICTpO.

Ha CBOH ,l1;eC.SITbIH 3Ta)!{ BaneHTHHa rrO,l1;H.SIJIaCb no-rra fie3 OCTaHOBOK - rrOCJIe rrJIOTHOH e,l1;bI CHJI Y nee 3aMeTHO rrpnfiananocs. OHa yxe rrOT.SIHYJIaCb K pyxxe zmepa, xorna nnpyr ycnsnnana ,l1;OHOC.SImHHC.SI H3 KBapTHpsr nnan. Tponep.i. Korna ee fipar fibIJI HeCMbIIIIJIeHbIM MJIa,l1;eHueM, OH penen fiyxnam.ao -racaxra, HO C rex rrop KaK nasanacs BOHHa, OH no-rra He nnaxan, H BaneHTHHa ycnerra aafisrrs 3TOT 3BYK.

PBaHYB zmeps, OHa cpasy rrOH.SIJIa, noacsry rrnaxcr fipar. Masra.; OHa nexana na rrOJIY B03JIe e,l1;HHCTBeHHoro CTYJIa, KOTOPbIH OHH erne He rrycTHJIH na zrpona, H He zmaranacr.. O,l1;HH rJIa3 Y nee fibIJI OTKPbIT, ,l1;PyroH - xpenxo aazorypen. Tponep, rpOMKO BCXJIHrrbIBa.Sl, Tp.SlC ee aa nne-ra.

- qTO?!.. - BOCKJIHKHYJIa BaneHTHHa H, B CBOIO oxepens, xpenxo BCTp.SlXHYJIa Tpoaepa, qTofibI npanecra ero B qYBCTBO. - qTO CJIyqHJIOCb?!

Bpar rrOCMOTpeJI ua nee MYTHbIM, paCQ:>OKYCHpOBaHHbIM B3rJI.SI,l1;OM, OTKPbIJI pOT H 3aBbIJI. Kasanocs, OH BOBce pa3yqHJIC.SI pasronapasars.

BaneHTHHa orrYCTHJIaCb B03JIe MaTepH na KOJIeHH. Ee ntexa fibIJIa COaceu XOJIO,l1;HOH, PYKH H nora OKOqeHeJIH H He rHYJIHCb. Ka)K.lJ:bIH, KTO pafioran na yfiopxe rpyrron, XOPOlliO 3HaJI, qTO oananacr 3TO OKOqeHeHHe. Beer, nepen MaMHHoro aannaraaaoro KOMfiHHe30Ha fibIJI MOKPbIM, H BaJIeHTHHa, rrOT.SIHYB HOCOM, YJIOBHJIa sarrax ycnesurea OCTbITb MOqH. HarPY,l1;HbIH xapsran KOMfiHHe30Ha oTTorrbIpHBaJIC.SI, H BaJIeHTHHa, OTcTerHYB xnanan, ,l1;OCTaJIa oTTY,l1;a HeCKOJIbKO JIeKapCTBeHHbIx HHraJI.SITOPOB apMeHcKoro ofipasua. Ilpatierars K HHM CJIe,l1;OBaJIO TOJIbKO B xpanHeM cnyxae - xorna OT YCTaJIOCTH He MO)Kellib 3aCHYTb HJIH xorzta rnoe TeJIO OTKa3bIBaeTC.SI retie rrOBHHOBaTbC.SI. Ho rroxra nee OHH fibIJIH rrycTbIMH.

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BblrrpHMRBIIHICb, BaneHTRHa CHOBa rrOCMOTPeJIa na MaTb. Kasanocs, OHa YMepJIa yace ,l1;aBHO R ztaxe ycnena rronexars B MOrRJIe. 06THHYTblH: KoxeH CKeJIeT, a He qeJIOBeK. ITo cpaBHeHRIO C ynarannoa AIlOH, 3Ta nexamaa na rrOJIY xeHmRHa xasanacs YPO,l1;JIRBOH, KOCTJIHBOH, 6eCqyBCTBeHHOH KaK ,l1;OCxa. CJIRIIIKOM 6ecqyBcTBeHHOH, qTo6bI 6bITb MaTepblO, R nee xe ... EbITb MOxeT, xorna BaneHTRHa He BepHYJIaCb ,l1;OMOH, OHa rrpRH.SIJIa CTRMYJIHTOPbI, qTo6bI KaK-TO ztepxarsca ua norax. EbITb MoxeT, OHa ,l1;axe XO,l1;RJIa B Topon RCKaTb ,l1;Oqb. IfJIR nsrranacr, HaHTR spaxa, IfJIR e3,l1;RJIa na <pPOHT, qTo6bI y6RTb erne HeCKOJIbKRX nparon.; CJIOBOM, qTO 6bI HR y6RJIO ee, BRHOBaTa 6bIJIa OHa, BaneHTRHa. 3TO R3-3a nee MaMa sarnana cefia B MOrRJIY.

06HHB MJIa,l1;IIIerO fipara aa nnc-ra, BaneHTRHa xpenxo rrpaxana ero K ce6e. ITJIeqR y Hero 6bIJIR KOCTJIHBbIMR, CJIa6bIMR, a B naxerax y BanenTRHbI 6bIJIa ezra, B KOTOPOH OH TaK rryxztanca. qTO x, MaMY yxe He nepHeIIIb, HO rro KpaHHeH Mepe fipara OHa HaKopMRT.

IToKa Tpoaep eJI, BaneHTRHa HaKpbIJIa TeJIO MaTepR HOBbIM nansro. 06IIIapRBaTb xapxansr MepTBeuoB OHa YMeJIa MaCTepCKR; He 6bIJIR ,l1;JIH nee cexperoxr R HeMHOrOqRCJIeHHble TaHHRKR, xoropsre MaMa YCTpORJIa B RX ManeHbKOH rpH3HOH xnaprape. Bcxope BaneHTRHa yxe OTbICKana MaMRHbI ,l1;OKYMeHTbI, ee JIRqHOe opyxnc, sarracnoa mrranarop R neutxeIIIOK. Ha <PPOHTe cpaxanocs HeMano rrO,l1;pOCTKOB R ,l1;axe ,l1;eTeH, R BanenTRHa 6bIJIa yaepena, qTO ee rozce B03bMYT.

- If,l1;eM, Tponep, - CKa3ana OHa, nosroraa 6paTY nepeonersca B HOnyio xyprxy R 3aIIIHYPOBaTb HOBbIe 60TRHKR. KperrKYIO 06YBb BaneHTRHa cxarana ztaxe 60JIee BaxHOH, qeM HOBYID O,l1;e)K,l1;y. CKOJIbKO RM npanerca XO,l1;RTb nemxoxr, OHa He aaana, HO ,l1;YMana, qTO MHoro.

ITOTOM OHR crrYCTRJIRCb BHR3. Tpoaep erne IIIMblran HOCOM R aspeztxa BCXJIRrrbIBan, O,l1;HaKO 06RJIbHaH ezra rrOMOrJIa eMY rrpRMRpRTbCH C rrorepen R cztenana HeMHoro COHHbIM R rrOKJIa,l1;RCTbIM.

OKa3aBIIIRCb na YJIRue, BaneHTRHa nanpananacs B paHOHHbIH IIITa6 rpa)K,l1;aHCKOH 060pOHbI.

- 51 3HalO, KaK nsrarpars BOHHY, - 3aHBRJIa OHa, BXO,l1;H B KOMHaTY. )l(eHmRHa R3 rOpO,l1;CKOrO KOMRTeTa 060pOHbI CRJIbHO noxyncna, HO BaneHTRHa yanana ee cpasy, 3TO OHa OTrrpaBRJIa rrarry na <pPOHT, 3TO OHa BeJIeJIa BaneHTRHe R,l1;TR xonari, 060pOHRTeJIbHble pnsr, KaK necnpaneztJIRBO, qTO rrarra R MaMa YMepJIR, a 3TO nyrano B 6pOHeXRJIeTe nee erne XRBeT R rrpO,l1;OJIXaeT KOMaH,l1;OBaTb! ..

)l(eHmRHa rrOCMOTpeJIa na BaneHTRHY R3MyqeHHbIM B3rJIH,l1;OM R CHOna yTKHYJIaCb B nexanrae na CTOJIe 6YMarR.

- 51 ovens 3aHHTa, zreno-rxa, - cxasana OHa ycrano, BaneHTRHY OHa HBHO He rrOMHRJIa.

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- 51 3HaIO O,n:HOrO... - Banenrnna na MrHOBeHRe aanyvanacs, rronsrCKRBasI rronxonsnnee CJIOBO: - O,n:HOrO CrreKYJI.srHTa. Y nero ecrs MaTpRxaropsr R zrpyrae YCTpORCTBa C TaK Ha3bIBaeMOR «3aIIIRTOR» JIOrRKOR, na KOTOPYlO He ,n:eRCTBYIOT xoxnsiorepnsre BRPYCbI.

)](eHIIJ;RHa CHOBa rrozmana rOJIOBY R rrOCMOTpeJIa na BarreHTRHY qYTb 60JIee BHRMaTeJIbHO.

- 51 xe cxasarra, qTO OqeHb aanara.

- 51 3HaIO, rzte OH xRBeT, R MOry OTBeCTR nac ryna. OH «nesaraers

ezty, onexzty R MHoroe npyroe ...

Ho XeHIIJ;RHa KaK 6y,n:TO He cnsnuana ee. Ee narnan CHOBa ynepca B pa3JIOXeHHble na CTOJIe 6YMarR, XOT.sr Banerrrnne noxasanocs, qTO OHa TOJIbKO nparnopaerca, 6y,n:TO qRTaeT.

TaIIJ;a aa C060R Tponepa, Banerrrana IIIarHYJIa K CTOJIY R cMaxHYJIa 6yMarR na rrOJI.

- CrreKYJIRpOBaTb 3arrpeIIJ;eHO, - CKa3arra OHa pe3KO. - Moxer 6bITb, BbI apecryere ero XOT.sr 6bI aa 3TO?

- 51 apecryro refia! - p.srBKHYJIa XeHIIJ;RHa R, rrpRBCTaB na CTYJIe, rronsrranacs CXBaTRTb BarreHTRHY sa sanacrse, HO ra 6bIJIa rOTOBa K TaKOMY rrOBOpoTY ztena. Maua nayanna ee, KaK zteacraonart, B nonotimax cnysaax. ITepexBaTRB PYKY XeHIIJ;RHbI, Banenrana TaK JIOBKO BbIKpYTRJIa eR 60JIbIIIOR naneu, qTO ra CBarrRJIaCb co cTYJIa R, aansrxaacs OT 60JIR, yrraJIa na KOJIeHR.

- )1,ocTaTOqHO!.. - cxasan ncsamr nee Fepoji PeBOJIIOURR, nxona B KOMHaTY. B nepnoe MrHOBeHRe Barrenrnna rronysrana - OH CTORT rrpaxo Y nee aa crrRHOR, HO 3TO eR TOJIbKO noxasanocs R3-3a nosoro cnyxonoro YCTpoRcTBa. 06epHYBIIIRCb, OHa YBR,n:eJIa, qTO I'epoa rrpRCJIOHRJIC.sr K zrsepnosry KOC.srKY R crporo rnazrar na nee. 3a npoureznuae zma rona OH CRJIbHO nocrapen R noxyzten R noxonan 60JIbIIIe na 30M6R, qeM aa qeJIOnexa.

- OTrrYCTR ee, - ,n:06aBRJI I'epoji, rrOKa3bIBa.sr Ha XeHIIJ;RHY R3 ropo,n:cxoro KOMRTeTa 060pOHbI.

Barrenrana rronanoaanacs.

- A BbI? .. Pa3Be BbI He XOTRTe aanepxarr, aroro cnexynarrra? - crrpoCRJIa ,n:eBYIIIKa, rronopanaaaacs K Teporo. Ee MaTb 6e3MepHO ynaxana 3TOro qeJIOBeKa, R Banenrnna nozrysrana, qTO MoxeT na Hero rrOJIO)KRTbC.sr. - 51 noany C To6oR, eCJIR XOqeIIIb, - OTBeTRJI I'epoii. - MbI see rrpo-

BepRM R Tor,n:a ...

- Pa3Be BbI He B03bMeTe oxpaay? - y,n:RBRJIaCb OHa. - Bern, OH BOOpyxen ... - Banenrana na cexynny aazryvanacr, R ,n:06aBRJIa: - ITo xpaaHeR Mepe, .sr TaK ,n:YMaIO ...

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- JI TO)Ke noopyxen, - I'epoii IIOXJIOIIarr JIa,n:OHbIO IIO TSI)KeJIOMY IIHCTOJIeTY B xofiype, BHCeBIIIeMY Y nero na pesnre. - ,l1,YMaIO, aroro XBaTHT.

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CTapbIM I'epoa nraran IIO-CTapHKOBCKH Me,UJIeHHOM, HO na Y,UHBJIeHHe TBep,UOM IIOXO,UKOM. Bcrpe-nrsre COJI,UaTbI OT,UaBarrH eMY qeCTb, IIO)KHJIbIe ropozcane YJIbI6arrHCb H ztenana IIpHBeTCTBeHHbIe )KeCTbI, H Banenrnna IIOqYBCTBOBarra ropzrocrs OT roro, qTO ee BH,UHT C TaKHM H3BeCTHbIM qeJIOBeKOM. 06bIqHO ee Marro KTO aasrexan - ,UJIH OKpyx:aIOIII;HX OHa 6bIJIa JIHIIIb eIII;e O,UHHM XY,UbIM, H3MO)K,UeHHbIM JIHU;OM cpezra MHO)KeCTBa TaKHX )Ke JIHU;, HO PH,UOM co CTapbIM I'cpoexr OHa TO)Ke qYBCTBOBarra ce6e repoHHeM. iii Banenrana 6bIJIa repcaneji. KTO, KaK He OHa, MO)KeT IIOKOHqHTb C ,UOJIrOM, MyqHTeJIbHOM OCa,n:OM H OCBo60,UHTb I'opon?..

ITo zropore CTapbIM I'epoa pasrosapasan C HeM CKpHIIyqHM CTapqeCKHM rOJIOCOM. OH XOPOIIIO IIOMHHJI ee MaTb H orna, Bo BpeMH PeBOJIIOU;HH OH 6bIJI MaMHHbIM KOMaH,UHpOM. I'epon paccxasan Banerrrane, KaKOM xpa6- POM 6bIJIa ee MaMa, H, CJIYIIIaH ero, OHa qYBCTBOBarra, KaK ee cepnne naqHHaeT 6HTbCH xanre. Banearnaa TO)Ke 6bIJIa repoesr - KaK 3TOT CTapbIM qeJIOBeK, KaK MaMa. OHa 6bIJIa yncpcna, qTO BOJIIIIe6HHK IIOMO)KeT HM BbIarpars BOMHY.

ITOTOM OHH IIO,UOIIIJIH K ,UOMY BOJIIIIe6HHKa. Banerrrane IIOKa3arrOCb CTpaHHbIM, qTO CTapbIM I'epoii cpasy ero ysnan. He YCIIeJIa OHa IIOKa3aTb eMY Hyx:HYIO zmeps, KaK OH yxe IIO,UHHJICH na KPbIJIbU;O H TpH)K,UbI IIOCTYnan B nee PYKOHTKOM IIHCTOJIeTa.

Qepe3 ceKYH,UY zmeps OTBOpHJIaCb. Ha rropore CTOHJIa AHa. OHa 6bIJIa onera B nenooepaaiorsre JIOXMOTbH H IIO- IIpe)KHeMY ztepxana B PYKax TPOCTb, HO xpouana ropasno CHJIbHee, qeM ,UBa ,UHH TOMY aasan.

- 3,UpaBCTBYMTe, TOBapHIII;, - CKa3arra OHa, H Banenrnaa 3aMeTHJIa, qTO AHa H36aBHJIaCb OT csoero crpannoro axuenra.

CTapbIM I'epoii KHBHYJI eM.

- TOBapHIII; AHa ... - CKa3arr OH, H Banenrnaa Y,UHBHJIaCb, oTKy,Ua OH 3HaeT HMH 3TOM )KeHIII;HHbI.

- 3,UpaBCTBYMTe, TOBapHIII; I'epoji ... - Ha KPbIJIbU;O BbIIIIeJI H BOJIIIIe6- HHK. OH TO)Ke 6bIJI ozter B KaKoe-TO serxoe TpHIIbe, xoropoe HHKaK He BHaanocs C ero yrrHTaHHbIM JIHU;OM H XHTpbIM 6JIeCKOM B rnaaax. Ero B3rJIH,U MeTHYJICH B,UOJIb YJIHU;bI H OCTaHOBHJICH na Banenrane.

- ITpHBeT, Bana, - cxasan OH KaK HH B qeM He 6bIBarro.

- TOBapHIII; I'copraji ... - CTapbIM Fcpoji 06MeH.SIJICH C BOJIIIIe6HHKOM

BIIOJIHe ,Upyx:eCKHM PYKOIIO)KaTHeM. - 3Ta ,UeBOqKa C006III;HJIa, qTO TbI IIpHqeIIIb Y cefia KOHTpa6aH,UY. 1i13BHHH, HO H ,UOJI)KeH 06bICKaTb TBOM ,UOM.

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- Ax, Banerrrana, Banenrnna.; - BOJIIIIefiHHK rrOKaqarr rOJIOBOM H <i>arrhIIIHBo YJIhIfiHYJICH. - Ezra, KOTOPYIO ThI yxpana, HHKaKaH He KOHTpafianna. 3TO ... H3 MOHX JIHqHhIX sarracoa. - IIOBepHYBIIIHCh K Teporo, OH ztofianan: - ,l1;a, OHa yxpana Y MeHH KOe-qTO H3 ensr, HO H ee He OfiBHHHIO. KOHeqHO, fie,n;HH)KKa fihIJIa ronoztna. Ey,n;h H pefienxou, TO na ee MeCTe rrocrynan fihI TaK )Ke.

Banenrana C TaKOM CHJIOM cxana pyxy Tponepa, qTO TOT saxnsrxan, HO rrpojrorrsana. OHa He ,n;OBepHJIa cefie, He ,n;OBepHJIa CBoeMY H3hIKY, fiOHCh, qTO MO)KeT CKa3aTh qTO-TO He TO H nee ncnoprars.

OHH BOIIIJIH B rrpHXO)KYIO H rrOBepHYJIH naneno, Ilpcxnc, qTofihI OKa- 3aThCH B rOCTHHOM, Barrenrana acerna nonopaxanana nanpano, HO rcneps C :nOM CTOPOHhI ofipasonanacs rnyxaa CTeHa, OKJIeeHHaH 3aKOrrqeHHhIMH, rpH3HhIMH OfiOHMH. PacrrOJIaraBIIIHeCH CJIeBa KOMHaThI fihIJIH KpOIIIeqHhIMH, ,n;YIIIHhIMH, rOJIhIMH. COBceM KaK xnaprapa BarreHTHHhI - MarreHhKaH, rpH3HaH, naxnymaa CMepThIO.

- MmHTe, - cxasan BOJIIIIefiHHK. OH rronsrranca rrOJIO)KHTh PYKY na nne-to BarreHTHHhI, HO OHa OTrrpHHYJIa H CXBaTHJIaCh aa xapsraa CBOHX HOBeHhKHX fiPIOK, xoropsre BOJIIIIefiHHK «nanexarans ,n;JIH nee He nanee KaK Bqepa. B xapnane Y nee ncxan KpOIIIeqHhIM MaMHH rrHCTOJIeT.

BOJIIIIefiHHK rrOCMOTpeJI na nee C ,n;eJIaHHhIM CO)KarreHHeM H CJIerKa rro)Karr IIJIeqaMH.

- MmHTe, - rrOBTOpHJI OH. - TOJIhKO BPH,n; JIH BhI qTO-HHfiy,n;h HaMztere. Y MeHH HHqerO HeT.

Ho Banenrana H cava nonmrana, qTO OHH HHqerO He HaM,n;YT. BPH,n; JIH BOJIIIIefiHHK fihIJI HaCTOJIhKO HeOCTOpO)KeH, qTofihI OCTaBHTh sneer, XOTH fihI fianxy KOHcepBOB. M rrOTOM, 3TO fihIJIa He ra xnaprapa, COBceM He ra! .. B TOM xnaprape y Hero fihIJIO ... Banenrana npacnyuranacs. Ee HOBoe cnyxosoe YCTPOMCTBO pafiorano fieaynpesuc, H OHa fie3 rpyrta pa3JIHqHJIa aa crerron IIIarH H THXHe rOJIOca ztpyrnx ,n;oKYMeHTarrHcToB.

- 51 CJIhIIIIY HX! - BOCKJIHKHYJIa OHa. - 3TO He Ta xnaprapa. HaM HyxHO B ztpyryro ...

- ThI rrpancna MeHH crona, - B03pa3HJI crapsni I'epon.

- 51 rreperryrana, - nocneunro cxasana Banenrnna. - To ecrs He rre-

penyrana, a... - OHa noxasana na CTeHY B rrpHXO)KeM. - 3Ta xnaprapa TaM... CTeHa <i>arrhIIIHBaH! - Banearaaa CTyKHyJIa rro CTeHe KYJIaKOM, HO ra oxaaanacs xpenxoa, KaK HaCTOHmaH. Bnpo-rese, OHa H fihIJIa HaCTOHurea.

- IIocMoTpHTe na 3Ty O,n; e)K,l1;y , TOBapHm Tepon! - B OTqaHHHH BOCKJIHKHYJIa ona, rrOKa3hIBaH na CBOH pytiaxy H fipIOKH. - OHa )Ke COBceM nonensxaa! .. OH «nancsaram ee ,n;JIH MeHH. B ero MaTpHKaTopax YCTaHO-

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BJIeHO YJIytIIIIeHHOe nporpasoanoe ofiecnesenae C )KeCTKOH JIOrRKOH, KOropaa He nonnaerca napycan, R 3TR MaTpRKaTophI TaM, aa CTeHoH. ECJIR MhI RX rrOJIytIRM, MhI nsnrrpaex; BOHHY!

BOJIIIIe6HRK noxa-ran rOJIOBOH R C YJIhI6KOH rrOCMOTpeJI na nee, HO ero rnasa 3JIo6HO CBepKHYJIR.

- Ax, eCJIR 6hI TOJIhKO 3TO 6hIJIO rrpannokl.. - nparsopno B3,ll;OXHYJI

OH. - YBhI, qTo6hI nsrarpars 3TY BOHHY, H~HO ...

BaJIeHTRHa C MOJIh60H rrOCMOTpeJIa na AHy, HO ra OTBepHYJIaCh. CTaphIH I'epoii rrpoT.SIHyJI BOJIIIIe6HRKY CBOIO e,ll;RHCTBeHHYIO PYKY. - M3BRHR, qTO rro6eCrrOKORJIR, TOBapRIIJ; I'eoprnii.

- Ha-rem CTpalliHoro, - OT03BaJIC.SI BOJIIIIe6HRK. - BhI )Ke 3HaeTe,

,ll;JI.SI I'opona 51 rOTOB ornars see, qTO RMelO.

- M,ll;eM, - 06paTRJIC.SI CTaphIH I'epon K BaJIeHTRHe. - ThI OIIIR6JIaCh. 3TR JIIO,ll;R HR B qeM He BRHOBaThI, R ,ll;aBaH He 6Y,ll;eM RM 60JIhIIIe MelliaTh.

Tpoaep rr03BOJIRJI BhIBeCTR ce6.S1 na YJIRIIY R MOJIqaJI, ,ll;a_)Ke xorna BaJIeHTRHa nsrrrycrnna ero PYKY, qTo6 nanrynars B xapsrane MaMRH rrRCTOJIeT.

- TBoeH MaMe 6hIJIO 6hI CThI,ll;HO 3a Te6.S1, - CKa3aJI CTaphIH Tepoii. - Ona 6hI nnxorna He CTaJIa OTBJIeKaTh JIIO,ll;eH OT zten Pa,l1;R CBORX cl>aHTa- 3RH ... RJIR MCTRTeJIhHhIX rrJIaHOB.

BaJIeHTRHa He OTBeTRJIa. EH oneas XOTeJIOCh KPRKHYTh CTapOMY Teporo, qTO ee MaTh rrornfina, 3aIIJ;RIIJ;a.Sl Topon, KOTOPhIH OH, I'epoji, TOJIhKO qTO npenan, HO OHa rrpOMOJIqaJIa.

Ona 3HaJIa O,ll;RH Y3KRH R TeMHhIH nepeyrrox, xyzta HRKTO He XO,ll;RJI, a re, KTO XO,ll;RJI - nponananx 6e3 cnena. Korzta OHR rrO,ll;OIIIJIR K nosopory B 3TOT nepeynox, BaJIeHTRHa C CRJIOH TOJIKHYJIa ryna Tpoaepa. Mansnu BCKPRKHYJI R ynan, R BaJIeHTRHa 6pOCRJIaCh K HeMY.

- OH crrOTKHYJIC.SI! - KpRKHYJIa OHa. - Ka_)KeTC.SI, OH BhIBRXHYJI nory!

IIoMorRTe )Ke MHe! ..

CTaphIH I'epoii C TPY,ll;OM rrOBepHYJIC.SI R, BOH,ll;.S1 B rrepeyrrox, rrpR6JIR- 3RJIC.SI K HeH. Tpoaep 6apaXTaJIC.SI na 3eMJIe, usrraacs rrO,ll;H.SIThC.SI, a BaJIeHTRHa Y,ll;ep)KRBaJIa ero. Ona, nrrpoucxr, naneanacs, qTO CO CTOPOHhI 3TO BhIrJI.SI,ll;RT TaK, 6Y,ll;TO OHa rrhITaeTC.SI rrOMOqh 6paTY. M OHa He OIIIR6JIaCh B CBORX pacnerax. CTaphIH I'epon, KP.SlXT.SI, HaKJIOHRJIC.SI K Tponepy, R B TOT )Ke MRr BaJIeHTRHa npaxana CTBOJI MaMRHoro rrRCTOJIeTa K ,ll;P.Sl6JIoH crapqeCKOH IIIee Y Hero nozt nonfioponxosr.

- Moa MaTh YMepJIa aa 3TOT Topon, rrapIIIRBhIH npenarens! - rrpOIIIRrrena OHa CKB03h 3y6hI. - 5I 6hI y6RJIa Te6.S1 rrpasro cetixac, eCJIR 6hI He ,ll;YMaJIa, qTO ThI MO)Kellih MHe nparomrrsca.

JIRIIO craporo I'epoa He ,ll;pOrHYJIO.

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- Mnorne ITbITarrMCh y6MTh MeHS!, neaoxxa.

- TaK TO 6hIJIM npara, - B03pa3MJIa Banerrrana, - A KTO- HM6y,n:h M3

I'opona rrsrranca?..

- Ilsrranacr, M re, M zrpyrae, - crrOKOMHO cxasan I'epoa. - Ho, KaK BM,n:MIIIh, .SI nee erne )l{MB M qYBCTBYIO ce6.S1 HerrJIOXO.

- ThI CKOPO rro-ryacrnycnn, ce6.S1 MepTBhIM, eCJIM He cztenaeurs TO, qTO .SI xoxy. CJIYIIIaM MeH.SI BHMMaTeJIhHO, CTapMK: .SI ,n:OJDKHa KaK MO)l{HO CKOpee YBM,n:eThC.SI C HaIIIMMM rrporpaxmrcraxa - C TeMM, KTO rrhITaeTC.SI rrpoTMBOCTO.SlTh Bpa)l{eCKMM napycaa M JIOrMqeCKMM 6oM6aM. C TeMM, KTO cpaxaerca B MH<popMaU;MOHHOM BoMHe. ThI orneztenrs MeH.SI ryna, aaase .SI Te6.S1 3aCTpeJIIO.

- ThI rOBopMIIIh rnynocra, zreno-rxa, - rOJIOC craporo I'epoa rrorrpezoresry snysan POBHO M cnoxoano, B HeM He 6hIJIO HM O,n:HOM rHeBHoM HOTKM. - 3aqeM refie BM,n:eThC.SI C nporpaxaacraaa? "II TO ThI MO)l{ellih MM CKa3aTh?. K TOMY )I{e 3TOT qeJIOBeK - I'eopran - qYTh JIM He e,n:MHCTBeHHhIM ztpyr namero Topona aa rpaaanen. TOJIhKO finaroztapa eMY spar zto CMX rrop He COKPYIIIMJI Hac. Hcyxcnx ThI XOqeIIIh, qTo6hI raxoro qeJIOBexa .SI orztan non TpM6YHarr?

- 51: xoxy BhIMrpaTh BOMHY, M .SI 3TO cnenaro, - rscpno rrOBTOpMJIa BaJIeHTMHa, ornraxo B ,n:YIIIe ee nnepnsre rrpOCHYJIOCh COMHeHMe. Cnasana OHa ztysrana, qTO CTaphIM I'epoa Mor 6hITh nonxynnen BOJIIIIe6HMKOM, HO reneps eM nnpyr rrpMIIIJIO B rOJIOBY, qTO BC.SI ,n:e.SlTeJIhHOCTh 3TMX TaK Ha3hInaesrsrx «,n:oKYMeHTarrMcToB» C casroro naxana ocymeCTBJI.SIJIaCh C neztowa M rrpn noztnepxxe PYKOBo,n:cTBa I'opona, ECJIM 3TO ,n:eMcTBMTeJIhHO TaK, TO OHa, rroxozce, COBepIIIMJIa caMYIO 60JIhIIIYlO OIIIM6KY B CBoeM )I{M3HM. M see )I{e eM He BepMJIOCh, qTO raxoe B03MO)l{HO.

- MhI MO)l{eM nsrarpars BOMHY, TOJIhKO corpynnasaa C HaIIIMMM ,n:PY3h.SlMM aa py6e)l{OM, - npononxan CTaphIM I'epoii. - M MhI He MO)l{eM norrycrrrrs, qTo6hI KTO-TO MX 3TMX ,n:pY3eM rronsepranca HeHYXHOMY pMCKy. Brrpoxcst, ThI, nanepnoe, He CMO)l{ellih rrOH.SITh scero. MhI Be,n:eM CJIMlliKOM CJIO)I{HYIO arpy, M TaKMe MarreHhKMe ,n:eBOqKM, KaK ThI. ..

3TM ero CJIOBa zto roro pa303JIMJIM BarreHTMHY, qTO OHa qYTh 6hIJIO He 3aCTpeJIMJIa I'epoa na MeCTe. 3TO OHa-TO «MarreHhKa.Sl ztesouxa»? 3TO OHaTO He CMO)l{eT HMqerO rrOH.SITh B MX nypauxon «CJIO)l{HOM nrpe»?

B KOHu;e KOHU;OB OHM nee )I{e OTrrpaBMJIMCh B CTOPOHY JIMHMM <PPOHTa.

CTaphIM I'epon noxaasnsan ztopory, Banenrana IIIJIa CJIe,n:OM. O,n:HOM PYKOM OHa C)I{MMarra B xapsrane rrMCTOJIeT, zrpyroa TamMJIa aa C060M Tposepa. OH ,n:eMCTBMTeJIhHO HeMHoro nozraepnyn nory, xorna cecrpa TOJIKHYJIa ero, M reneps BpeM.SI OT BpeMeHM rrpMHMMarrC.SI xnsrxars, HO Banearnna nrenoTOM yroaapanana ero rrorepncrs. O,n:HOBpeMeHHO OHa ,n:YMarra 0 TOM, qTO

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ee IIJIaH, KOHeqHO, C casroro naxana 6bIJI rJIYIIOCTbIO. CTapOMY I'eporo HHxero He CTOHJIO OTBeCTH ee He B IIO,lJ;3eMHbIR 6YHKep, rne pa3MeCTHJIC5I KOMaH,lJ;HbIR KOMIIbIOTepHbIR uerrrp, a B KaKoe-TO zrpyroe MeCTO, rne ee CXBaT5IT HJIH y6bIOT.

- IIO)KaJIYR, 51 JIyqIIIe 3aCTpeJIIO nac cetrrac, - XMYPO CKa3aJIa BaJIeHTHHa H, OCTaHOBHBIIIHCb, ,lJ;OCTaJIa H3 xapxraaa IIHCTOJIeT.

- 3TO IIOqeMY )Ke?. - OCBe,lJ;OMHJIC5I Tepoii. fJI5I,lJ;51 na Hero, BaJIeHTHHa He MOrJIa He IIopa3HTbC5I ero CIIOKORCTBHIO. Ka3aJIOCb, 3TOT qeJIOBeK BbIKOBaH H3 caMOR KpeIIKOR CTaJIH.

- IIoTOMY qTO BbI saaenere B JIOBYIIIKY, rne MeH5I apeCTYIOT HJIH IIpHKOHqaT. A MHe HeIIpeMeHHO Ha,l1;O BCTpeTHTbC5I C HaIIIHM KOMIIbIOTepHbIM KOMaH,lJ;OBaHHeM. 5I ,lJ;OJI)KHa BbIHrpaTb 3TY BORHY, H 51 Mory 3TO C,lJ;eJIaTb!..

- 3Ka TbI 3aMaXHYJIaCb, MaJIbIIIIKa!.. 5I BOIOIO C nparasra namero naporta ~e MHoro JIeT, H KOHua qTO-TO He BH,lJ;HO, a TbI XOqeIIIb II06e,lJ;HTb HX B zma ,lJ;H5I! ReT, zreaoxxa, qY,lJ;ec, K CO)KaJIeHHIO, He 6bIBaeT ... Ellie ,lJ;0 roro, KaK II05lBHJIaCb na CBeT TB051 MaMa, 51 Y3HaJI, qTO BORHa - JII06a51 BORHa - 3TO HCKYCCTBO B03MO)KHOro. B03MO)KHO, MbI rrponrpaesr. B03- MO)KHO, MbI Y,lJ;ep)KHM Topon H IIOJIO)KHM KOHeu ocane, HO 3TO norpefiyer BpeMeHH H 60JIbIIIHX )KepTB. O,lJ;HaKO HeB03MO)KHO, qT06bI BORHY BbIHrpaJIa TaKa51 KpOIIIKa, KaK Tb!.

- 3HaqHT, BbI IIpe,lJ;IIOqHTaeTe paCCTpeJI5ITb MeH5I, He ztan ztaxe IIOIIpO- 60BaTb?

- 5I 6bI IIpe,lJ;IIOqeJI He paCCTpeJIHBaTb Te651, eCJIH 6e3 aroro MO)KHO 060RTHCb. XOT5I 6bI B IIaM5ITb 0 TBoeR MaMe ...

- ECJIH BbI CKa)KeTe ente XOTb CJIOBO 0 MoeR MaMe, 51 nac y6bIO, - OTpesana BaJIeHTHHa. Ona, BIIpOqeM, 06Hap~HJIa, qTO ero POBHbIR, nsrnep)KaHHbIR TOH YCIIOKOHJI H ee. Bcrpenasre COJI,lJ;aTbI IIO-IIpe)KHeMY OT,lJ;aBaJIH I'eporo xecrs, cTapHKH YJIbI6aJIHCb, H BaJIeHTHHa IIO,lJ;YMaJIa - eCJIH 6bI OHH TOJIbKO Y3HaJIH, qTO OHa ,lJ;ep)KHT ero na MYIIIKe, TO pa30pBaJIH 6bI ee na TblC5Iqy KYCKOB. Ho ,lJ;eHb 6bIJI TaKHM COJIHeqHbIM H TeIIJIbIM, qTO ,lJ;YMaTb 06 3TOM eR BOBce He XOTeJIOCb.

- H3BHHH, - CKa3aJI CTapbIR Tepoa. - 5I He HMeJI B BH,lJ;Y HHqerO 06H,lJ;HOro.

- BOT qTO, - BHe3aIIHO CKa3aJIa BaJIeHTHHa. - 5I MOrJIa 6bI nac OTIIYCTHTb, eCJIH XOTHTe. TO)Ke B IIaM5ITb 0 ... 0 MoeR MaMe. Hy a KOMaH,lJ;OBaHHe ... 5I caaa HaR,lJ;Y, rne OHO IIp5lqeTC5I.

- Bpan JIH, - IIOKaqaJI rOJIOBOR Tepoa.

- RaIIIJIa )Ke 51 BOJIIIIe6HHKa! H 51 3aCTaBHJIa sac nenars TO, qTO xosy,

XOT5I 6bI H IIO,lJ; yrp030R IIHCTOJIeTa, a sezrs MHe scero II5ITHa,l1;uaTb! ReT, 51 HaR,lJ;Y JIIO,lJ;eR, xoropsrc 3aHHMaIOTC5I HHQ:>opMaUHOHHOR BORHOR, H •..

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- M qTO ztansnre?., 5I ztorrycxaro, qTO refie Y,ll;aCTCH y6e,ll;HTh HX orrrpaBHThCH na xsaprapy K ronapaury I'eopraro, qT06hI peKBH3HpOBaTh ero YJIyqIIIeHHoe rrporpasomoe otiecne-renae, HO YBepHIO Te6H: K TOMY npesreHH, xorna BhI ryna nonanere, nnxaxoro nporpasoororo ofiecneuenaa TaM )')Ke He OKIDKeTCH.

3a pasronopoxr OHH rrpH6JIH3HJIHCh K JIHHHH lPPOHTa. Bnaroztapa CBOeMY CJIYXOBOMY YCTPOHCTBY, Banenrana OTqeTJIHBO pasnaxana zranexyto CTpeJIh6y H rrpOTH)KHhIH BOH rrpOTHB06JIHH,ll;a)KHhIX paxer,

- Ho xoe-xaxne nporpasorsr ecrs H Y MeHH ... To ecrs BO MHe, - CKasana OHa. - Hx nan MHe BOJIIIIe6HHK. Moe CJIYXOBoe YCTPOHCTBO BhIIIIJIO H3 CTPOH, H O,ll;HH H3 rrOMOmHHKOB rrepcrrporpaxorapoaan ero, HCrrOJIh30- BaB YJIyqIIIeHHYIO, «3aIIIHTYIO» JIOrHKY. Teueps 51 CJIhIIIIY ,ll;a)Ke JIyqIIIe, qeM pansme.

- Y Te6H? .. - CTaphIH I'epoa OCTaHOBHJICH KaK BKorraHHhIH, H BanenTHHa, naneres na Hero, erma He BhICTpeJIHJIa OT HeO)KH,ll;aHHOCTH.

- ThI cxasana, OH nepenporpaxmzposan B)KHBJIeHHOe B TBOIO rOJIOBY CJIYXOBoe YCTPOHCTBO?!

Fepoa 06epHYJICH, H Banenraaa OTrrpHHYJIa, yrpoxarome B3MaxHyB nacTOJIeTOM, HO OH He 06paTMJI na ee )KeCT nnxaxoro BHHMaHHH. Bepncc, o6paTMJI, HO ero peaKIIHH oxasanacs COBceM He TaKOH, KaK )l;yMarra Banenrana. CTpeMHTeJIhHhIM ,ll;BH)KeHHeM Tepon BhIXBaTMJI Y nee opyxne H OrryCTMJI B HarpY,ll;HhIH xapnan cnoeji Py6aIIIKH. IIoToM OH CHOBa noznrxn e,ll;HHCTBeHHYIO PYKY H, rrOJIO)KHB .naztons Banenrane na MaKYIIIKY, OCTOPO)KHO nonepHYJI ee rOJIOBY TaK, qTO crana BH.ll:HhI xpouresnrsre IIIpaMhI non nontioponxoi«.

- BOJIIIIe6HHK ,ll;eHCTBHTeJIhHO rrOqHHHJI rnoe CJIyxOBoe YCTPOHCTBO?

- )1,a, nxepa. OHO HCrrOpTHJIOCh, a OH ...

- ThI He BpeIIIh? ECJIH ThI BpeIIIh, 51 rrpHKIDKY Te6H paCCTpeJIHTh!

- Bansxa npanna HHqerO He cnsnnana, xorna rrpOCHYJIaCh nosamepa

yTpOM, - HeO)KH,ll;aHHO rrHCKHYJI Tponep, - A rerreps OHa CJIhIIIIHT. MOH cecrpa He npcr!

Banenrnna H CTaphIH I'epon - o6a rrOBepHYJIHCh K MarrhqyraHY.

- M,ll;eMTe-Ka co MHOH, - cxasan CTaphIH I'epoa. - 06a. HeJIh3H repars HH MHHYThI.

M OHH nomna.

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lJepe3 IIIeCTh qaCOB rrOCJIe roro, KaK Banenrnna OCTaBHJIa MepTBYIO MaTh B rrYCTOH rpH3HOH xsaprnpe, OHa H Tponep oxaaanncs B rrO,ll;3eMHOM 6YHKepe, rne paaaemanocs BhICIIIee aoennoe KOMaH,ll;OBaHHe H nocnezmae pafioraromae xoxmsrorcpsr 3amHTHHKOB Topozta.

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EYHKep paanemanca ,n:OBOJIhHO ztanexo OT rtepenoson - na OrryIIIKe CTaporo neca na sanamroa OKpaHHe ropona, ~To6hI uonacrs mryrps, HYXHO 6hIJIO rrpOHTH qepe3 IIHTh xorrrponsno-rrporrycxnsrx rrYHKTOB. Ha nocneztHeM H3 HHX xaconsre orofipana y craporo I'epoa nee opyxae - He TOJIhKO ero H BarreHTHHHH rrHCTOJIeThI, HO H HeCKOJIhKO ztpyrnx CMepTOHOCHhIX YCTPOHCTB, cnparamnax y Hero aa TeJIe. BarreHTHHY H Tponepa roxe ofisrcxaJIH H rrpOBepHJIH MeTaJIJIOHCKaTeJIeM. Y BarreHTHHhI HJiqerO He 6 hIJI 0 , HO MarrhqHKa 3aCTaBHJIH BhIBepHYTh xapxansr. Oxasanocs, qTO Tponep HOCHT C C060H ee crapsra HO)l{ C BhIKH,n:HhIM JIe3BHeM, nponaauraa HeCKOJIhKO MeCHnes naaan. Mans-tax TOp)l{eCTBeHHO rrpOTHHYJI ero COJI,n:aTY, a Banerrrana nouenoaana 6paTa B utexy H JIaCKOBO B3'hepOIIIHJIa BOJIOChI. 3TOT )l{eCT zto roro HarrOMHHJI 060HM MaMY, qTO Banenrana H Tponep erma He 3aIIJIaKarrH.

- Hy BOT, MhI rro-rra rrpHIIIJIH, - cxasan CTaphIH Tepoa. - Ocranocs eute HeMHoro.

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- 3TO rrpaszta? - CrrpOCRJI OH npepsmaiounosca OT BOJIHeHRX rOJIOCOM.

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- He MO)KeT 6bITb! - BOCKJIRKHYJI TOT, rrpRrrJIXCbIBaX OT BOJIHeHRX. Banenrana CHOBa KRBHYJIa. Torzta MyxqRHa rrOIIIapRJI na pafioxev CTOJIe R, BOOPYXRBIIIRCb KOHTaKTHbIM URcPPOBbIM 30H,n:OM, rrpRJIO)KRJI ero C3a,n:R K IIIee ,n:eBYIIIKR. IIoxo)KRM 30H,n:OM rrOJIb30BarrCX npax -oneparop B ztoxre BOJIIIIe6HRKa.

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