Sunteți pe pagina 1din 520

{\rtf \ansi \ansicpg1252 \deff0 \stshfdbch2 \stshfloch0 \stshfhich0 \deflang1033

\deflangfe1033 {\fonttbl {\f0 \froman \fcharset0 \fprq2 {\*\panose 020206030504


05020304}Times New Roman{\*\falt Times New Roman};}{\f2 \fnil \fcharset134 \fprq
0 {\*\panose 02010600030101010101}SimSun{\*\falt SimSun};}{\f3 \fnil \fcharset2
\fprq0 {\*\panose 05000000000000000000}Wingdings{\*\falt Wingdings};}{\f4 \froma
n \fcharset0 \fprq0 {\*\panose 02050604050505020204}Bookman Old Style{\*\falt Se
goe Print};}{\f5 \fswiss \fcharset0 \fprq0 {\*\panose 020b0604020202020204}Arial
{\*\falt Arial};}{\f6 \froman \fcharset238 \fprq0 {\*\panose 0000000000000000000
0}Bookman Old Style CE{\*\falt Segoe Print};}}{\*\colortbl ;\red0 \green0 \blue0
;\red128 \green0 \blue0 ;\red255 \green0 \blue0 ;\red0 \green128 \blue0 ;\red12
8 \green128 \blue0 ;\red0 \green255 \blue0 ;\red255 \green255 \blue0 ;\red0 \gre
en0 \blue128 ;\red128 \green0 \blue128 ;\red0 \green128 \blue128 ;\red128 \green
128 \blue128 ;\red192 \green192 \blue192 ;\red0 \green0 \blue255 ;\red255 \green
0 \blue255 ;\red0 \green255 \blue255 ;\red255 \green255 \blue255 ;\red0 \green0
\blue0 ;}{\stylesheet {\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \snext0 \sunhideused \spriority99 Normal;}{\s1 \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \keepn1 \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \o
utlinelevel0 \b1 \fs36 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \sbasedon0 \snext0 \sunhideused \spriority99 heading
1;}{\*\cs10 \snext10 \sunhideused \spriority99 Default Paragraph Font;}{\*\cs15
\super1 \sbasedon10 \snext15 \sunhideused \spriority99 footnote reference;}{\s1
6 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \sb
asedon0 \snext16 \sunhideused \spriority99 footnote text;}{\s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
\sbasedon0 \snext17 \sunhideused \spriority99 Body Text 2;}}{\*\latentstyles \ls
dstimax260 \lsdlockeddef0 \lsdsemihiddendef1 \lsdunhideuseddef1 \lsdqformatdef0
\lsdprioritydef99 {\lsdlockedexcept \lsdsemihidden0 \lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 N
ormal;\lsdsemihidden0 \lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 heading 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlo
cked0 heading 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 heading 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0
heading 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 heading 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 headin
g 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 heading 7;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 heading 8;\l
sdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 heading 9;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 index 1;\lsdpriori
ty99 \lsdlocked0 index 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 index 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdl
ocked0 index 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 index 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 ind
ex 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 index 7;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 index 8;\lsdp
riority99 \lsdlocked0 index 9;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 toc 1;\lsdpriority99 \l
sdlocked0 toc 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 toc 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 toc
4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 toc 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 toc 6;\lsdpriority
99 \lsdlocked0 toc 7;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 toc 8;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0
toc 9;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Normal Indent;\lsdsemihidden0 \lsdpriority99 \
lsdlocked0 footnote text;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 annotation text;\lsdpriority
99 \lsdlocked0 header;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 footer;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocke
d0 index heading;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 caption;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 t
able of figures;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 envelope address;\lsdpriority99 \lsdl
ocked0 envelope return;\lsdsemihidden0 \lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 footnote refer
ence;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 annotation reference;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0
line number;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 page number;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 en
dnote reference;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 endnote text;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocke
d0 table of authorities;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 macro;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlock
ed0 toa heading;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List
Bullet;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Number;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List 2;
\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List 4;\lsdpriority
99 \lsdlocked0 List 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Bullet 2;\lsdpriority99 \l
sdlocked0 List Bullet 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Bullet 4;\lsdpriority99
\lsdlocked0 List Bullet 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Number 2;\lsdpriority9
9 \lsdlocked0 List Number 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Number 4;\lsdpriorit
y99 \lsdlocked0 List Number 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Title;\lsdpriority99 \l

sdlocked0 Closing;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Signature;\lsdsemihidden0 \lsdprior


ity99 \lsdlocked0 Default Paragraph Font;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Body Text;\l
sdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Body Text Indent;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Contin
ue;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Continue 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Co
ntinue 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 List Continue 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 L
ist Continue 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Message Header;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlock
ed0 Subtitle;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Salutation;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Da
te;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Body Text First Indent;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0
Body Text First Indent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Note Heading;\lsdsemihidden0
\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Body Text 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Body Text 3;\
lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Body Text Indent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Body Tex
t Indent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Block Text;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Hype
rlink;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 FollowedHyperlink;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 St
rong;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Emphasis;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Document Map
;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Plain Text;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 E-mail Signatu
re;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Normal (Web);\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Acron
ym;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Address;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Cite;
\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Code;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Definition;
\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Keyboard;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Preform
atted;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Sample;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Typ
ewriter;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 HTML Variable;\lsdsemihidden0 \lsdpriority99
\lsdlocked0 Normal Table;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 annotation subject;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 No List;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Simple 1;\lsdpriority
99 \lsdlocked0 Table Simple 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Simple 3;\lsdprio
rity99 \lsdlocked0 Table Classic 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Classic 2;\l
sdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Classic 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Classi
c 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Colorful 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table
Colorful 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Colorful 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocke
d0 Table Columns 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Columns 2;\lsdpriority99 \ls
dlocked0 Table Columns 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Columns 4;\lsdpriority
99 \lsdlocked0 Table Columns 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Grid 1;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Table Grid 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Grid 3;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Table Grid 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Grid 5;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Table Grid 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Grid 7;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Table Grid 8;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table List 1;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Table List 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table List 3;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Table List 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table List 5;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Table List 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table List 7;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Table List 8;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table 3D effects 1;\ls
dpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table 3D effects 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table 3D e
ffects 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Contemporary;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked
0 Table Elegant;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Professional;\lsdpriority99 \ls
dlocked0 Table Subtle 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Subtle 2;\lsdpriority99
\lsdlocked0 Table Web 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Web 2;\lsdpriority99 \
lsdlocked0 Table Web 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Balloon Text;\lsdpriority99 \l
sdlocked0 Table Grid;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Table Theme;\lsdpriority99 \lsdl
ocked0 Light Shading;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light List;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlo
cked0 Light Grid;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsd
locked0 Medium Shading 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List 1;\lsdpriority99
\lsdlocked0 Medium List 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 1;\lsdpriority
99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 3;\lsdpriori
ty99 \lsdlocked0 Dark List;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Shading;\lsdprior
ity99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful List;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Grid;\lsdpri
ority99 \lsdlocked0 Light Shading Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light List
Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light Grid Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlock
ed0 Medium Shading 1 Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 2 Accent
1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List 1 Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0
Medium List 2 Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 1 Accent 1;\lsdpri
ority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 2 Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Gri
d 3 Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Dark List Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlo

cked0 Colorful Shading Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful List Accent


1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Grid Accent 1;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 L
ight Shading Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light List Accent 2;\lsdpriorit
y99 \lsdlocked0 Light Grid Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 1
Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 2 Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \ls
dlocked0 Medium List 1 Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List 2 Accent
2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 1 Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 M
edium Grid 2 Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 3 Accent 2;\lsdprio
rity99 \lsdlocked0 Dark List Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Shadin
g Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful List Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsd
locked0 Colorful Grid Accent 2;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light Shading Accent 3
;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light List Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light
Grid Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 1 Accent 3;\lsdpriority
99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 2 Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List
1 Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List 2 Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsd
locked0 Medium Grid 1 Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 2 Accent 3
;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 3 Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Da
rk List Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Shading Accent 3;\lsdpriori
ty99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful List Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Grid
Accent 3;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light Shading Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdl
ocked0 Light List Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light Grid Accent 4;\lsdpr
iority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 1 Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium
Shading 2 Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List 1 Accent 4;\lsdpriori
ty99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List 2 Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 1
Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 2 Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdl
ocked0 Medium Grid 3 Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Dark List Accent 4;\lsd
priority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Shading Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colo
rful List Accent 4;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Grid Accent 4;\lsdpriorit
y99 \lsdlocked0 Light Shading Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light List Acc
ent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light Grid Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0
Medium Shading 1 Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 2 Accent 5;\
lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List 1 Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medi
um List 2 Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 1 Accent 5;\lsdpriorit
y99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 2 Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 3
Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Dark List Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked
0 Colorful Shading Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful List Accent 5;\l
sdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Grid Accent 5;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light
Shading Accent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Light List Accent 6;\lsdpriority99
\lsdlocked0 Light Grid Accent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 1 Acce
nt 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Shading 2 Accent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdloc
ked0 Medium List 1 Accent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium List 2 Accent 6;\l
sdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 1 Accent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Mediu
m Grid 2 Accent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Medium Grid 3 Accent 6;\lsdpriority
99 \lsdlocked0 Dark List Accent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful Shading Ac
cent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlocked0 Colorful List Accent 6;\lsdpriority99 \lsdlock
ed0 Colorful Grid Accent 6;}}{\*\generator WPS Office}{\info {\title Philip K. D
ick}{\operator admin}{\creatim \yr2015 \mo1 \dy4 \hr14 \min38 }{\revtim \yr2015
\mo1 \dy4 \hr14 \min43 }{\version1 }}\paperw12240 \paperh15840 \margl1800 \margr
1800 \margt1440 \margb1440 \gutter0 \ftnbj \aenddoc \dghshow0 \jcompress1 \viewk
ind4 \viewscale100 \ftnlytwnine \useltbaln \alntblind \lytcalctblwd \asianbrkrul
e \viewkind4 \nolnhtadjtbl \expshrtn \dntblnsbdb \noultrlspc {\*\fchars !),.:;?]
\'7d{\uc1 \u168 ?}{\uc1 \u183 ?}{\uc1 \u711 ?}{\uc1 \u713 ?}{\uc1 \u8213 ?}{\uc1
\u8214 ?}{\uc1 \u8217 ?}{\uc1 \u8221 ?}{\uc1 \u8230 ?}{\uc1 \u8758 ?}{\uc1 \u12
289 ?}{\uc1 \u12290 ?}{\uc1 \u12291 ?}{\uc1 \u12293 ?}{\uc1 \u12297 ?}{\uc1 \u12
299 ?}{\uc1 \u12301 ?}{\uc1 \u12303 ?}{\uc1 \u12305 ?}{\uc1 \u12309 ?}{\uc1 \u12
311 ?}{\uc1 \u65281 ?}{\uc1 \u65282 ?}{\uc1 \u65287 ?}{\uc1 \u65289 ?}{\uc1 \u65
292 ?}{\uc1 \u65294 ?}{\uc1 \u65306 ?}{\uc1 \u65307 ?}{\uc1 \u65311 ?}{\uc1 \u65
341 ?}{\uc1 \u65344 ?}{\uc1 \u65372 ?}{\uc1 \u65373 ?}{\uc1 \u65374 ?}{\uc1 \u65
504 ?}}{\*\lchars ([\'7b{\uc1 \u183 ?}{\uc1 \u8216 ?}{\uc1 \u8220 ?}{\uc1 \u1229
6 ?}{\uc1 \u12298 ?}{\uc1 \u12300 ?}{\uc1 \u12302 ?}{\uc1 \u12304 ?}{\uc1 \u1230

8 ?}{\uc1 \u12310 ?}{\uc1 \u65288 ?}{\uc1 \u65294 ?}{\uc1 \u65339 ?}{\uc1 \u6537
1 ?}{\uc1 \u65505 ?}{\uc1 \u65509 ?}}\fet2 {\*\ftnsep \pard \plain {\insrsid \ch
ftnsep \par }}{\*\ftnsepc \pard \plain {\insrsid \chftnsepc \par }}{\*\aftnsep \
pard \plain {\insrsid \chftnsep \par }}{\*\aftnsepc \pard \plain {\insrsid \chft
nsepc \par }}\sectd \sbknone \pgwsxn11909 \pghsxn16834 \marglsxn1800 \margrsxn18
00 \margtsxn1440 \margbsxn1440 \guttersxn0 \headery720 \footery720 \pgbrdropt0 \
endnhere \pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Philip K. Dick}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \s1 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \keepn1 \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \outlinelevel
0 \b1 \fs36 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 {\b1 \fs36 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Omul din Castelul \uc1 \u206 ?nalt}{\b1 \fs36
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, 1962
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 premiul}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Hugo 196
3}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 1}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 TIMP DE O S\uc1 \u258 ?PT\uc1 \u258 ?M\uc1 \u194 ?NA, R. Childan
p\uc1 \u226 ?ndise cu ner\uc1 \u259 ?bdare so-sirea po\uc1 \u351 ?tei. Dar pre\
uc1 \u355 ?iosul transport din Statele Mun\uc1 \u355 ?ilor St\uc1 \u226 ?n-co\uc
1 \u351 ?i nu sosise. Deschiz\uc1 \u226 ?nd magazinul \uc1 \u238 ?n diminea\uc1
\u355 ?a zilei de joi \uc1 \u351 ?i v\uc1 \u259 ?z\uc1 \u226 ?nd du\uc1 \u351 ?u
-meaua plin\uc1 \u259 ? de scrisori aruncate prin fanta u\uc1 \u351 ?ii, se g\uc
1 \u226 ?ndi: voi avea de-a face cu un client sup\uc1 \u259 ?rat.}{\fs24 \dbch \

af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?i umplu o ce
a\uc1 \u351 ?c\uc1 \u259 ? de ceai de la automat, cu cinci cen\uc1 \u355 ?i, lu\
uc1 \u259 ? o m\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1
\u259 ? deretice; cur\uc1 \u226 ?nd, trotuarul din fa\uc1 \u355 ?a magazinu-lui
s\uc1 \u259 ?u, American Artistic Handcrafts Inc.}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich
\af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \pla
in \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \'0a}{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O
biecte de art\uc1 \u259 ? americane (engl.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , fu gata pentru o nou
\uc1 \u259 ? zi, cur\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?it lun\uc1 \u259 ?, sertarul ma\uc1
\u351 ?inii de marcat umplut cu m\uc1 \u259 ?run\uc1 \u355 ?i\uc1 \u351 ?, o vaz
\uc1 \u259 ? aranjat\uc1 \u259 ? cu g\uc1 \u259 ?lbenele proaspete \uc1 \u351 ?i
radioul deschis pe un post care transmitea muzic\uc1 \u259 ? instrumental\uc1 \
u259 ? discret\uc1 \u259 ?. Afar\uc1 \u259 ?, pe trotuar, oameni de afaceri gr\u
c1 \u259 ?bi\uc1 \u355 ?i, \uc1 \u238 ?n drum spre birourile lor de pe Mont-gome
ry Street. \uc1 \u206 ?n dep\uc1 \u259 ?rtare trecu un tramvai cu cablu; Childan
se opri s\uc1 \u259 ?-l priveasc\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?ntat. F
emei \uc1 \u238 ?n rochii lungi, din m\uc1 \u259 ?tase colorat\uc1 \u259 ?... le
privi \uc1 \u351 ?i pe ele. Apoi sun\uc1 \u259 ? telefonul. Se r\uc1 \u259 ?suc
i s\uc1 \u259 ? r\uc1 \u259 ?spund\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da! zise o voce cunoscut\uc1 \u259 ?; lu
i Childan i se str\uc1 \u226 ?nse inima.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi la telefon. A sosit posterul meu
cu recruta-rea \uc1 \u238 ?n R\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul Civil}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \
hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard
\plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch
\f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 R\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 civil american (1861 \uc1 \u8211 ? 1865)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , domnule? V\u
c1 \u259 ? rog s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? aminti\uc1 \u355 ?i; mi l-a\uc1 \u355
?i promis \uc1 \u238 ?n cursul s\uc1 \u259 ?pt\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?nii t}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 recute.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo

ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich


\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ton aferat,
repezit, abia politicos, abia inteligibil.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu v-am l\uc1 \u259 ?sat eu, domnule Childan,
o sum\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n acest sens? \uc1 \u206 ?l voi face cadou, \uc1
\u351 ?ti\uc1 \u355 ?i? V-am explicat: un client.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Investiga\uc1 \u355 ?ii extinse, \uc1
\u238 ?ncepu Childan, pe care le f\uc1 \u259 ?cusem pe propria mea cheltuial\uc1
\u259 ?, domnule Tagomi, cu privire la lucrul promis, care, v\uc1 \u259 ? da\uc
1 \u355 ?i seama, nu se g\uc1 \u259 ?se\uc1 \u351 ?te \uc1 \u238 ?n regiunile as
tea \uc1 \u351 ?i prin urmare este...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Tagomi \uc1 \u238 ?l \uc1 \u238 ?ntrerupse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?adar, n-a sosit?}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, domnule Ta
gomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O pauz\uc1 \u259 ? glaci
al\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Nu mai pot a\uc1 \u351 ?tepta, spuse Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, domnule.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la

ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Childan privi moroc\uc1 \u259 ?nos prin vitrina maga
zinului la ziua str\uc1 \u259 ?-lucitoare de afar\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i la c
l\uc1 \u259 ?dirile pentru birouri: San Francisco.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Atunci, altceva \uc1 \u238 ?n loc. Ce
-mi recomanda\uc1 \u355 ?i, domnule Chil-dan}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5
\loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s1
6 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Childan se poate pronun\uc1 \u35
5 ?a asem\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?tor cu "children" = copii (engl.)}}}{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i st\uc1 \u226 ?lci Tagomi numele \uc1 \u238 ?n mod inten\uc1 \u
355 ?ionat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Insult\u
c1 \u259 ?, implicit, f\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?nd ca urechile lui Childan s\uc1
\u259 ? ia foc. Scaun smuls de sub fund, \uc1 \u238 ?nsp\uc1 \u259 ?im\uc1 \u22
6 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ?toare mortificare a situa\uc1 \u355 ?iei. Aspira-\uc1 \u355 ?ii
le \uc1 \u351 ?i temerile \uc1 \u351 ?i chinurile lui Robert Childan fur\uc1 \u2
59 ? st\uc1 \u226 ?rnite \uc1 \u351 ?i ie\uc1 \u351 ?ir\uc1 \u259 ? la iveal\uc1
\u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?l invadar\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?mpiedic\uc1 \u226 ?ndui limba. Se b\uc1 \u226 ?lb\uc1 \u226 ?i, cu m\uc1 \u226 ?na umezit\uc1 \u259 ?
pe receptor. Aerul din magazin mirosea a g\uc1 \u259 ?lbenele; muzica se auzea \
uc1 \u238 ?n continuare, dar el se sim\uc1 \u355 ?i ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum s-ar fi
pr\uc1 \u259 ?bu\uc1 \u351 ?it \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o mare \uc1 \u238 ?ndep\uc1 \u25
9 ?rtat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lis
a0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u82
12 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 P\uc1 \u259 ?i..., reu\uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? morm\uc1 \u2
59 ?ie. Centrifug\uc1 \u259 ? pentru sm\uc1 \u226 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?.
Ma\uc1 \u351 ?i-n\uc1 \u259 ? de f\uc1 \u259 ?cut \uc1 \u238 ?nghe\uc1 \u355 ?at
\uc1 \u259 ?, de pe la 19}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 00.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Mintea \uc1 \u238 ?i refuza s\uc1 \u259 ? g\uc1 \u226 ?ndeasc\uc1 \u
259 ?. Tocmai atunci c\uc1 \u226 ?nd ui\uc1 \u355 ?i, tocmai atunci c\uc1 \u226
?nd te proste\uc1 \u351 ?ti de unul singur. Avea treizeci \uc1 \u351 ?i opt de a
ni \uc1 \u351 ?i-\uc1 \u351 ?i amintea de zilele de dinainte de r\uc1 \u259 ?zbo
i, de celelalte vremuri. Franklin D. Roosevelt \uc1 \u351 ?i T\uc1 \u226 ?rgul I
nterna\uc1 \u355 ?ional; alt\uc1 \u259 ? lume, mai bun\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo

ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ? putea


aduce la dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?, la birou, diverse obiecte greu de g\uc1 \u259
?sit, s\uc1 \u259 ? alege\uc1 \u355 ?i? murmur\uc1 \u259 ? el.}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \
cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fu stabilit\uc1 \u259 ? o \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \
u226 ?lnire pentru ora dou\uc1 \u259 ?. Va trebui s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nchi
d\uc1 \u259 ? magazinul, realiz\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?nchise t
elefonul. Nu-i de ales. Trebuie p\uc1 \u259 ?s-trat\uc1 \u259 ? bun\uc1 \u259 ?v
oin\uc1 \u355 ?a unor asemenea clien\uc1 \u355 ?i; afacerile de ei depind.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cum st\uc1 \u259 ?tea tremur\uc1 \u
226 ?nd, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du seama c\uc1 \u259 ? cineva \u
c1 \u8211 ? o pereche de tineri \uc1 \u8211 ? intrase \uc1 \u238 ?n magazin. Tin
eri, b\uc1 \u259 ?rbat \uc1 \u351 ?i femeie, am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi chipe\uc1 \u351
?i, bine \uc1 \u238 ?mbr\uc1 \u259 ?ca\uc1 \u355 ?i. Ideal. Se lini\uc1 \u351 ?t
i \uc1 \u351 ?i se \uc1 \u238 ?ndrept\uc1 \u259 ? u\uc1 \u351 ?or, z\uc1 \u226 ?
mbind profesio-nal c\uc1 \u259 ?tre ei. Erau apleca\uc1 \u355 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? c
erceteze o vitrin\uc1 \u259 ?, puseser\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u226 ?na pe o scrumier
\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ?toare. C\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1 \
u259 ?tori\uc1 \u355 ?i, ghici el. Locuiesc \uc1 \u238 ?n City of the Winding Mi
sts, \uc1 \u238 ?n noile apartamente de lux de pe Skyline, cu vedere c\uc1 \u259
?tre Belmont.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Bun\uc1 \u259 ? ziua, zise, \uc1 \u351 ?i se sim\uc1 \u355 ?i mai bine.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i z\uc1 \u2
26 ?mbir\uc1 \u259 ? f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? pic de superioritate, numai amab
ilitate. Vitri-nele lui, care \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r erau cele mai bu
ne din genul lor de pe Coast\uc1 \u259 ?, le impuseser\uc1 \u259 ? oarecare resp
ect; v\uc1 \u259 ?zu asta \uc1 \u351 ?i le fu recunosc\uc1 \u259 ?-tor. Ei \uc1
\u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?ele-ser\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Piese \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r excelen
te, domnule, zise t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Childan se \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ? spontan.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033

\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ochii lor, \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?lzi\
uc1 \u355 ?i nu numai de \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegere omeneasc\uc1 \u259 ? c
i \uc1 \u351 ?i de \uc1 \u238 ?n-c\uc1 \u226 ?ntarea \uc1 \u238 ?mp\uc1 \u259 ?r
t\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?it\uc1 \u259 ? fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de obiectele
de art\uc1 \u259 ? pe care le vindea el, de gusturile \uc1 \u351 ?i satisfac\uc1
\u355 ?iile lor comune, r\uc1 \u259 ?maser\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u355 ?inti\uc1 \u
355 ?i asupra lui; \uc1 \u238 ?i mul\uc1 \u355 ?umeau pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? avea
asemenea lucruri pe care s\uc1 \u259 ? le priveasc\uc1 \u259 ? ei, s\uc1 \u259 ?
le ia \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? le e
xamineze, s\uc1 \u259 ? le \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarc\uc1 \u259 ? pe toate p\uc1 \u259 ?
r\uc1 \u355 ?ile, poate chiar f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? cumpere.
Da, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, \uc1 \u351 ?tiu \uc1 \u238 ?n ce fel de magazin se afl\
uc1 \u259 ?; nu-i dughean\uc1 \u259 ? cu prostioare pentru turi\uc1 \u351 ?ti: f
\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? pl\uc1 \u259 ?cu\uc1 \u355 ?e din lemn de sequoia pe c
are scrie MUIR WOODS, MARIN COUNTY, S.P.A.}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \l
och \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs
15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Statele Pacifice ale Americii}}}{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 , sau zdr\uc1 \u259 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ?nele nostime, sau cercei pentru fet
i\uc1 \u355 ?e, sau c\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?i po\uc1 \u351 ?tale cu imaginea P
odului}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3
\super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Golden Gate Bridge}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 . Ochii fetei mai ales, mari, negri.
Ce u\uc1 \u351 ?or, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Childan, m-a\uc1 \u351 ? putea \uc1 \u23
8 ?ndr\uc1 \u259 ?gosti de o fat\uc1 \u259 ? ca asta. Ce tragic\uc1 \u259 ? mi-a
r fi via\uc1 \u355 ?a atunci; ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum n-ar fi deja destul de rea. P
\uc1 \u259 ?rul negru, elegant, unghiile f\uc1 \u259 ?cute, urechile cu g\uc1 \u
259 ?uri pentru cerceii lungi, din alam\uc1 \u259 ?, lucra\uc1 \u355 ?i de m\uc1
\u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Cerceii dumitale, murmur\uc1 \u259 ? el. Cump\uc1 \u259 ?ra\uc1 \
u355 ?i de aici, oare?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, zise ea. De acas\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Childan d\uc1 \u259 ?du din cap. Nu-s obiecte de art\uc1 \u25
9 ? american\uc1 \u259 ? contem-poran\uc1 \u259 ?; doar trecutul putea fi reprez
entat aici, \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un astfel de magazin ca al lui.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \

plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sta\uc1 \u355 ?i mult aici?
\uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?. La noi, \uc1 \u238 ?n San Francisco?}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunt det}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
a\uc1 \u351 ?at pentru o perioad\uc1 \u259 ? nedefinit\uc1 \u259 ?, zise b\uc1
\u259 ?rbatul. Cu Comisia de Evaluare a Proiectului privind Nivelul de Via\uc1 \
u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n zonele Dezavantajate.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pe fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? i se citea m\uc1 \u226 ?n
dria. Nicidecum cazn\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu a r\uc1 \u259 ?canilor necio-pli\uc1 \u355
?i, care mestec\uc1 \u259 ? gum\uc1 \u259 ?, cu mutrele lor lacome de \uc1 \u355
?\uc1 \u259 ?rani, f\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?indu-se pe Market Stree
t}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \supe
r1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Arter\uc1 \u259 ? principal\uc1 \u259 ?, loc tradi\uc1 \u355 ?ional de prom
enad\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n San Francisco}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , holb\uc1 \u226 ?nd
u-se la spectacolele deo-cheate, la filmele sexy, c\uc1 \u259 ?sc\uc1 \u226 ?nd
gura prin pasajele str\uc1 \u226 ?mte, prin barurile de noapte ief-tine cu fotog
rafii de blonde \uc1 \u238 ?ntre dou\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u226 ?rste \uc1 \u355 ?i
n\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i sf\uc1 \u226 ?rcurile \uc1 \u238 ?n-tre degetele
lor zb\uc1 \u226 ?rcite \uc1 \u351 ?i r\uc1 \u226 ?njind... la locuin\uc1 \u355
?ele mizere, cu muzic\uc1 \u259 ? g\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u259 ?gioas\uc1 \u259 ? de
jazz, care alc\uc1 \u259 ?tuiesc cea mai mare parte a zonei f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1
\u259 ? co-line din San Francisco \uc1 \u8211 ? bar\uc1 \u259 ?ci \uc1 \u351 ?ub
rede din cutii de conserve \uc1 \u351 ?i sc\uc1 \u226 ?n-duri, care r\uc1 \u259
?s\uc1 \u259 ?riser\uc1 \u259 ? din ruine \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238
?nainte s\uc1 \u259 ? cad\uc1 \u259 ? ultima bom-b\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu \uc1 \u8211 ?
omul apar\uc1 \u355 ?inea elitei. Cult, instruit, chiar mai mult dec\uc1 \u226
?t domnul Tagomi, care \uc1 \u238 ?n defi-nitiv era un \uc1 \u238 ?nalt demnitar
, \uc1 \u238 ?n \uc1 \u206 ?nalta Misiune Co-mer-cial\uc1 \u259 ? de pe Coasta P
acificului. Tagomi era \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ?. Atitudinile i
se formaser\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n timpul Guvernului Militar.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u355 ?i fi dori
t ni\uc1 \u351 ?te obiecte de art\uc1 \u259 ? etnografic\uc1 \u259 ? american\uc
1 \u259 ? tra-di\uc1 \u355 ?io-nal\uc1 \u259 ?, pentru cadouri? \uc1 \u238 ?ntre
b\uc1 \u259 ? Childan. Sau poate ca s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? decora\uc1 \u355
?i no-ul apartament pentru c\uc1 \u226 ?t sta\uc1 \u355 ?i aici?}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\

pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dac\uc1 \u259 ? era vorba de aceasta din urm
\uc1 \u259 ?... inima \uc1 \u238 ?i zv\uc1 \u226 ?cni.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Presupunere exact\uc1 \u259 ?, sp
use fata. \uc1 \u206 ?ncepem decorarea. Un pic ne-deci\uc1 \u351 ?i. Crede\uc1 \
u355 ?i c\uc1 \u259 ? ne pute\uc1 \u355 ?i ajuta?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ? putea aranja s\uc1 \u259
? vin la dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ? acas\uc1 \u259 ?, da, zise Chil-dan. S\uc1 \u
259 ? iau cu mine c\uc1 \u226 ?teva mostre, s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? pot suge
ra \uc1 \u238 ?n context, dup\uc1 \u259 ? cum dori\uc1 \u355 ?i dumneavoastr\uc1
\u259 ?. Este, desigur, specialitatea noas-tr\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?i l\uc1 \u259 ?s\u
c1 \u259 ? ochii \uc1 \u238 ?n jos, pentru a-\uc1 \u351 ?i ascunde speran\uc1 \u
355 ?a. Putea fi vorba de mii de dolari.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Primesc o mas\uc1 \u259 ? New England, ar\uc1 \
u355 ?ar, \uc1 \u238 ?ncheiat\uc1 \u259 ? numai \uc1 \u238 ?n lemn, f\uc1 \u259
?r\uc1 \u259 ? cuie. Imens\uc1 \u259 ? frumuse\uc1 \u355 ?e \uc1 \u351 ?i valoar
e. \uc1 \u350 ?i o oglind\uc1 \u259 ? din vremea R\uc1 \u259 ?zbo-iului din 1812
. De asemenea, art\uc1 \u259 ? indigen\uc1 \u259 ?: c\uc1 \u226 ?teva covoare di
n p\uc1 \u259 ?r de capr\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n culori vegetale.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eu unul, zise b\uc1
\u259 ?rbatul, prefer arta citadin\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, f\uc1 \u259 ?cu Childan cu entuzias
m. Asculta\uc1 \u355 ?i, domnule. Am o pic-tur\uc1 \u259 ? mural\uc1 \u259 ?, di
n anii '30, pe lemn, patru panouri, \uc1 \u238 ?nf\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i\uc1
\u351 ?\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-l pe Hor}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 -ace Greeley}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2
\hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \par

d \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \lo
ch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ziarist \uc1 \u351 ?
i lider politic american }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 (1811 \uc1 \u8211 ? 1872)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ,
pies\uc1 \u259 ? de colec\uc1 \u355 ?ie de valoare inestimabil\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O, f\uc1 \u2
59 ?cu b\uc1 \u259 ?rbatul cu ochii lui negri \uc1 \u238 ?n fl\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1
\u259 ?ri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 \uc1 \u350 ?i un fonograf Victrola, de la 1920, montat \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o como
d\uc1 \u259 ? l\uc1 \u259 ?cu-it\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O!}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i, domnule, asculta\uc1 \u355 ?i: }
{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 pictur\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nr\uc1 \u259 ?mat\uc1 \u259 ?, se
mnat\uc1 \u259 ? de Jean Har-low}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \
super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Actri\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? american\uc1 \
u259 ? din perioada filmului mut (1911 \uc1 \u8211 ? 1937)}}}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 B\uc1 \u259 ?rbatul f\uc1 \u259
?cu ochii mari.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Facem aranjamentele? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? Childan, prinz\uc1 \
u226 ?nd corect mo-mentul psihologic. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i scoase din buzun

arul interior al hainei pixul \uc1 \u351 ?i carne\uc1 \u355 ?elul.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi n
otez numele \uc1 \u351 ?i adresa dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?, domnule \uc1 \u351 ?i
doamn\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dup\uc1 \u
259 ? aceea, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd perechea ie\uc1 \u351 ?i agale din magazinul lui, C
hildan st\uc1 \u259 ?tu, cu m\uc1 \u226 ?inile la spate, privind \uc1 \u238 ?n s
trad\uc1 \u259 ?. Bucurie. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? toate zilele de afaceri ar fi ca asta
... dar era mai mult dec\uc1 \u226 ?t o afacere, era succesul magazinului lui. A
fost o \uc1 \u351 ?ans\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? intre \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o rela\u
c1 \u355 ?ie social\uc1 \u259 ? cu o t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? per
eche de japonezi, acceptat mai degrab\uc1 \u259 ? ca om dec\uc1 \u226 ?t ca }{\i
1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 yankeu, }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 sau \uc1 \u351 ?i mai bine, ca negustor de obi
ecte de art\uc1 \u259 ?. Da, tinerii de azi, din genera\uc1 \u355 ?ia care se ri
dic\uc1 \u259 ? acum, care nu-\uc1 \u351 ?i aduc aminte de vre-murile dinainte d
e r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi sau chiar de r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?
i \uc1 \u8211 ? erau speran\uc1 \u355 ?a omenirii. Diferen\uc1 \u355 ?ele dintre
pozi\uc1 \u355 ?iile sociale nu aveau semnifica\uc1 \u355 ?ie pen-tru ei.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se va sf\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u351 ?i,
se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Childan. C\uc1 \u226 ?ndva. \uc1 \u206 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1
\u351 ?i ideea de pozi\uc1 \u355 ?ie so-cial\uc1 \u259 ?. Nici guvernan\uc1 \u35
5 ?i, nici guverna\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u8211 ? oameni.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i tremura de fric\uc1 \u25
9 ?, imagin\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se cum le va bate la u\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1
\u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i examin\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nsemn\uc1 \u259 ?rile. Famil
ia Kasoura. Odat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?untru, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1
\u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ndo-ial\uc1 \u259 ?, i s-ar oferi ceai. Ar face oare totul c
um se cuvine? Ar \uc1 \u351 ?ti gestul \uc1 \u351 ?i vorbele potrivite fiec\uc1
\u259 ?rui moment? Ori s-ar umple de ru\uc1 \u351 ?ine, ca un bar-bar, prin cine
\uc1 \u351 ?tie ce gre\uc1 \u351 ?eal\uc1 \u259 ? nefericit\uc1 \u259 ??}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pe fat\uc1 \u259 ? o chema Betty. C\
uc1 \u226 ?t\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegere pe chipul ei, se g\uc1
\u226 ?ndi. O-chii bl\uc1 \u226 ?nzi, plini de simpatie. Desigur, chiar \uc1 \u
351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n timpul scurt c\uc1 \u226 ?t a stat \uc1 \u238 ?n magazin, \
uc1 \u238 ?i citise n\uc1 \u259 ?zuin\uc1 \u355 ?ele \uc1 \u351 ?i ne\uc1 \u238
?mplinirile.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a

f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5


\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Speran\uc1 \u355
?ele lui... se sim\uc1 \u355 ?i deodat\uc1 \u259 ? ame\uc1 \u355 ?it. Ce aspira\
uc1 \u355 ?ii vecine cu nebunia, dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu sinuciga\uc1 \u351 ?e, avea
el? Dar, se \uc1 \u351 ?tia, rela\uc1 \u355 ?iile dintre ja-ponezi \uc1 \u351 ?i
}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 yankei, }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u238 ?n general, erau \uc1 \u238 ?n
tre b\uc1 \u259 ?rba\uc1 \u355 ?i japonezi \uc1 \u351 ?i femei }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
yankee. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Asta... ideea \uc1 \u238 ?l f\uc1 \u259 ?cu s\uc1 \u259 ?-\
uc1 \u351 ?i piard\uc1 \u259 ? curajul. \uc1 \u350 ?i mai era \uc1 \u351 ?i m\uc
1 \u259 ?rita-t\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i goni din minte procesiune
a g\uc1 \u226 ?ndurilor involuntare \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259
? deschid\uc1 \u259 ? preocupat po\uc1 \u351 ?ta de diminea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u25
9 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Descoperi c\uc1 \u259 ? \
uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i tremurau m\uc1 \u226 ?inile. Apoi \uc1 \
u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i aduse aminte de \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnirea de la ora d
ou\uc1 \u259 ?, cu domnul Tagomi; \uc1 \u238 ?n acel moment, m\uc1 \u226 ?inile
\uc1 \u238 ?ncetar\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ?-i mai tremure \uc1 \u351 ?i nervozi
tatea i se transform\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?re. T
rebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fac o propunere acceptabil\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u
351 ?i spuse. Unde? Cum? Ce? Un telefon. Ponturi. Abilitate \uc1 \u238 ?n afacer
i. S\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? rost de un Ford 1929 perfect recondi\uc1 \u355
?ionat, inclusiv capot\uc1 \u259 ? din material textil (negru). Un avion trimoto
r de po\uc1 \u351 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?, original, nou-nou\uc1 \u355 ?, ambalat cu totu
l, descope-rit \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un hangar din Alabama etc. S\uc1 \u259 ? scoat\uc
1 \u259 ? la iveal\uc1 \u259 ? capul mumifi-cat al domnului B. Bill}{\cs15 \fs24
\dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\fo
otnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \super1 1
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Buffalo Bill (1848 \uc1 \u8211 ? 1917), figur\uc1 \u259 ? aproape
legendar\uc1 \u259 ? american\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u355 ?inta\uc1 \u351 ? redutabi
l}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 , cu tot cu fire de p\uc1 \u259 ?r alb, senza\uc1 \u355 ?ional p
rodus artizanal american. S\uc1 \u259 ? fac s\uc1 \u259 ? circule reputa\uc1 \u3
55 ?ia mea de fin cunosc\uc1 \u259 ?tor prin tot Pacificul, nel\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1
\u226 ?nd deoparte nici Home Islands}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \
af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \f
s20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Japonia}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ca s\uc1 \u259 ? se inspire, aprinse o \uc1 \
u355 ?igar\uc1 \u259 ? cu marihuana, excelenta marc\uc1 \u259 ? Land-O-Smiles.}{

\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 *}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n camera lui de pe Hayes Street, Frank Frin
k st\uc1 \u259 ?tea \uc1 \u238 ?ntins \uc1 \u238 ?n pat, \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \
u226 ?ndu-se cum s\uc1 \u259 ? se scoale. Soarele str\uc1 \u259 ?lucea prin jalu
zele peste mormanul de haine c\uc1 \u259 ?zute pe du\uc1 \u351 ?umea. Ca \uc1 \u
351 ?i ochelarii. S\uc1 \u259 ? calce pe ele? S\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ncerce s
\uc1 \u259 ? ajung\uc1 \u259 ? la baie pe cealalt\uc1 \u259 ? rut\uc1 \u259 ?, s
e g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. T\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ? sau de-a rostogolul.
Capul \uc1 \u238 ?l durea, dar nu era trist. Nu te uita nicio-da-t\uc1 \u259 ? \
uc1 \u238 ?napoi, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ?. Ora? Ceasul pe servant\uc1 \u259
?. Unsprezece treizeci! Doamne! De-ar r\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?ne tot \uc1 \u2
38 ?ntins.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunt concediat, se
g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ieri, o f\uc
1 \u259 ?cuse lat\uc1 \u259 ? la fabric\uc1 \u259 ?. Vorbise gura f\uc1 \u259 ?r
\uc1 \u259 ? el \uc1 \u238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?a domnului Wyndam-Matson, care avea
o fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? turtit\uc1 \u259 ? ca o farfurie \uc1 \u351 ?}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 i un nas }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1024 \langfenp1024 \cf1 \uc1 \u224 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 la Socrate, inel cu diama
nt, \uc1 \u351 ?i fermoare din aur la prohab. Cu alte cuvin-te, o putere. Un tro
n. G\uc1 \u226 ?ndurile lui Frink o luar\uc1 \u259 ? razna, ame\uc1 \u355 ?ite.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, iar a
cum m\uc1 \u259 ? vor pune pe lista neagr\uc1 \u259 ?; cuno\uc1 \u351 ?tin-\uc1
\u355 ?ele mele practice n-au nici o valoare \uc1 \u8211 ? n-am nici o c\uc1 \u2
59 ?utare. Cincisprezece ani de experien\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Du\uc1 \u351 ?
i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Iar acum ar trebui s\uc1 \u
259 ? se prezinte la Comisia de Atestare a Munci-to-rilor pentru a i se revizui

\uc1 \u238 ?ncadrarea. Cum el nu fusese niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n stare
s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleag\uc1 \u259 ? rela\uc1 \u355 ?iile l
ui Wyndam-Matson cu pinocii \uc1 \u8211 ? guvernul marionet\uc1 \u259 ?, format
din albi, de la Sacramento \uc1 \u8211 ? nu-i putea aprecia fos-tului lui patron
puterea de a influen\uc1 \u355 ?a adev\uc1 \u259 ?-rata autoritate, pe japo-nez
i. C.A.M.}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \c
f3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Comisia de Atestare a Muncitorilor}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 era administrat\u
c1 \u259 ? de pinoci. Ar avea de-a face cu patru sau cinci mutre dolofane, de al
bi \uc1 \u238 ?ntre dou\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u226 ?rste la ordinele lui Wyn-dam-Ma
tson. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu reu\uc1 \u351 ?ea s\uc1 \u259 ? ob\uc1 \u355 ?in\uc1 \u
259 ? atestarea acolo, trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i fac\uc1 \u259 ? drum
la una dintre Misiu-nile Comerciale de Import-Export care \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351
?i aveau sediul \uc1 \u238 ?n Tokyo \uc1 \u351 ?i care avea ofi\uc1 \u355 ?eri
pretutindeni \uc1 \u238 ?n California, Oregon, Washington \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u2
38 ?n p\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?ile din Nevada incluse \uc1 \u238 ?n Statele Pac
ifice ale Americii. Iar dac\uc1 \u259 ? acolo rata cu succes pledoaria...}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 St\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u23
8 ?ntins \uc1 \u238 ?n pat \uc1 \u351 ?i privind la vechea lustr\uc1 \u259 ? din
tavan, prin min-te \uc1 \u238 ?i b\uc1 \u226 ?ntuiau planuri peste planuri. Se
putea, de pild\uc1 \u259 ?, stre-cura dincolo, \uc1 \u238 ?n Statele Mun\uc1 \u3
55 ?ilor St\uc1 \u226 ?nco\uc1 \u351 ?i. Dar erau \uc1 \u238 ?n rela\uc1 \u355 ?
ii destul de bu-ne cu S.P.A. \uc1 \u351 ?i ar putea fi extr\uc1 \u259 ?dat. Dar
\uc1 \u238 ?n Sud? Corpul i se scutur\uc1 \u259 ? de oroare. Uh! Asta nu. Ca alb
, ar avea spa\uc1 \u355 ?iu din bel\uc1 \u351 ?ug, de fapt mai mult dec\uc1 \u22
6 ?t are aici, \uc1 \u238 ?n S.P.A. Dar... nu-i trebuia genul \uc1 \u259 ?la de
spa\uc1 \u355 ?iu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \
u350 ?i, cel mai r\uc1 \u259 ?u, Sudul avea o sumedenie de leg\uc1 \u259 ?turi e
conomi-ce, ideologice, \uc1 \u351 ?i Dumnezeu \uc1 \u351 ?tie mai de care, cu Re
ich-ul. Iar Frank Frink era evreu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Frank Frink era numele lui original. Se n\uc1 \u259 ?scuse pe Coasta de Est
, \uc1 \u238 ?n New York, iar \uc1 \u238 ?n 1941 fusese \uc1 \u238 ?nrolat \uc1
\u238 ?n armata Statelor Unite ale Americii, imediat dup\uc1 \u259 ? colapsul Ru
siei. Dup\uc1 \u259 ? ce japo-nezii luaser\uc1 \u259 ? Hawaii-ul, fusese trimis
pe Coasta de Vest. C\uc1 \u226 ?nd s-a sf\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u351 ?it r\uc1 \u259
?zboiul, se afla acolo, de partea japonez\uc1 \u259 ? a liniei de demarca\uc1 \
u355 ?ie. \uc1 \u350 ?i tot aici se afla \uc1 \u351 ?i azi, dup\uc1 \u259 ? cinc
isprezece ani.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033

\cf1 n 1947, \uc1 \u238 ?n Ziua Capitul\uc1 \u259 ?rii, o luase razna, mai mult
sau mai pu-\uc1 \u355 ?in. Ur\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i pe japonezi a\uc1 \u351 ?a cum \u
c1 \u238 ?i ura el, jurase s\uc1 \u259 ? se r\uc1 \u259 ?zbune; \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1
\u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ngropase armele din dotare la trei metri sub p\uc1 \u259 ?
m\uc1 \u226 ?nt, \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o pivni\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?nf
\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?urate \uc1 \u351 ?i unse bine, pentru ziua c\uc1 \u226 ?
nd avea s\uc1 \u259 ? se ridice, \uc1 \u238 ?mpreun\uc1 \u259 ? cu ai lui. Oricu
m, timpul avea darul s\uc1 \u259 ? vindece multe, fapt pe care nu-l pusese la so
coteal\uc1 \u259 ?. C\uc1 \u226 ?nd se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndea acum la imensa baie de
s\uc1 \u226 ?nge, la epur\uc1 \u259 ?rile }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 pinocilor }{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 \uc1 \u351 ?i ale st\uc1 \u259 ?p\uc1 \u226 ?nilor lor se sim\uc1 \u355 ?ea ca
\uc1 \u351 ?i cum, r\uc1 \u259 ?sfoind un album p\uc1 \u259 ?tat de timp, din v
remea liceului, ar fi dat peste consemnarea aspira\uc1 \u355 ?iilor adolescen\uc
1 \u355 ?ei sale. Frank "Pe\uc1 \u351 ?ti\uc1 \u351 ?orul de aur" Frink va fi pa
leontolog \uc1 \u351 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u259 ?duie\uc1 \u351 ?te s\uc1 \u259
? se \uc1 \u238 ?nsoare cu Norma Prout. Norma Prout era }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1031 \langnp1031 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 sch\uc
1 \u246 ?nes}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
031 \langnp1031 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u228 ?dchen}{\cs15 \fs24 \
dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1031 \langnp1031 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\foot
note \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Feti\uc1 \u
355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? dr\uc1 \u259 ?gu\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? (germ.)}}}{\i1 \fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1031 \langnp1031 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \super1 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?cuse leg
\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?nt de-adev\uc1 \u259 ?ra-telea s\uc1 \u259 ? se \uc1 \u
238 ?nsoare cu ea. Toate astea erau acum al naibii de departe, la fel de departe
ca a-l asculta pe Fred Allen}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \sup
er1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Actor \uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1 \u226 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ?
re\uc1 \u355 ? american (1894 \uc1 \u8211 ? 1956), \uc1 \u238 ?n vog\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u238 ?n anii 90}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 sau a vedea un film cu W. C. Fields}{\cs15
\fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chft
n {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Act
or american (1879 \uc1 \u8211 ? 1946) de teatru \uc1 \u351 ?i film, considerat a
fi cel mai mare comediant al lumii}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 . Din 1947 \uc1 \u238 ?ncoace,
probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ?zuse sau vorbise cu \uc1 \u351 ?a-se sute d
e mii de japonezi, dar dorin\uc1 \u355 ?a de a violenta pe vreunul dintre ei sau
pe to\uc1 \u355 ?i nu se materializase vreodat\uc1 \u259 ?, dup\uc1 \u259 ? pri
mele c\uc1 \u226 ?teva luni. Pur \uc1 \u351 ?i simplu nu mai avea nici un rost.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju

stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar, ia stai. A fost
unul, un oarecare domn Omuro, care ob\uc1 \u355 ?inuse cu bani controlul asupra
unei mari p\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?i a propriet\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ilor de
\uc1 \u238 ?nchiriat din San Francisco, zona central\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u351 ?i
care fusese pentru un timp proprietarul lui Frank. Era o sc\uc1 \u226 ?rb\uc1 \
u259 ?. Un rechin, care nu f\uc1 \u259 ?cuse niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? repara\uc1 \u3
55 ?ii, mic\uc1 \u351 ?orase din ce \uc1 \u238 ?n ce spa\uc1 \u355 ?iile, sporis
e chiriile... Omuro \uc1 \u238 ?i spoliase pe cei s\uc1 \u259 ?rmani, mai ales p
e fo\uc1 \u351 ?tii militari aproape lefteri, r\uc1 \u259 ?ma\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1
\u351 ?omeri \uc1 \u238 ?n timpul crizei de la \uc1 \u238 ?nce-putul anilor cinc
izeci. Oricum, una dintre Misiunile Comerciale japoneze \uc1 \u238 ?i t\uc1 \u25
9 ?iase lui Omuro capul pentru l\uc1 \u259 ?comia lui. Iar acum, nici nu se mai
auzea de o aseme-nea \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?lcare a asprelor, rigidelor, dar
justelor legi civile japoneze. Era o m\uc1 \u226 ?ndrie a incoruptibilit\uc1 \u2
59 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii oficialit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ilor de ocupa\uc1 \u355 ?ie
japonez\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n spe-cial a celor care veniser\uc1 \u259 ? dup
\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?derea Guvernului Militar.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Evoc\uc1 \u226 ?nd cinstea col\uc1 \u355 ?uroas\uc1 \
u259 ?, plin\uc1 \u259 ? de stoicism a Misiunii Co-mer-ciale, Frink se sim\uc1 \
u355 ?i mai lini\uc1 \u351 ?tit. Chiar \uc1 \u351 ?i Wyndam-Matson ar fi \uc1 \u
238 ?nl\uc1 \u259 ?tu-rat, ca o musc\uc1 \u259 ? g\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u259 ?gioas
\uc1 \u259 ?. C\uc1 \u226 ?t e el de patron la W.-M. Corporation}{\cs15 \fs24 \d
bch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footn
ote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Wyndam-Matso
n Corporation}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 . Cel pu\uc1 \u355 ?in, a\uc1 \u351 ?a spera. Cred c
\uc1 \u259 ? am \uc1 \u238 ?ncredere \uc1 \u238 ?n chestia asta cu Alian\uc1 \u3
55 ?a Co-Prosperit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii Pacifice, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i
spuse. Ciudat. Privind \uc1 \u238 ?napoi c\uc1 \u259 ?tre zilele de \uc1 \u238
?nceput... p\uc1 \u259 ?ruse o p\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?leal\uc1 \u259 ? sigur\
uc1 \u259 ?, atunci. Propagand\uc1 \u259 ? goal\uc1 \u259 ?. Acum \uc1 \u238 ?ns
\uc1 \u259 ?...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se ridic\uc1 \
u259 ? din pat \uc1 \u351 ?i-\uc1 \u351 ?i g\uc1 \u259 ?si, \uc1 \u351 ?ov\uc1 \
u259 ?itor, drumul spre baie. \uc1 \u206 ?n timp ce-\uc1 \u351 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?c
u du\uc1 \u351 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i se b\uc1 \u259 ?rbieri, ascult\uc1 \u259 ? la rad
io \uc1 \u351 ?tirile de la miezul zilei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 "S\uc1 \u259 ? nu ne batem joc de efortul depus", zicea radioul, toc
mai c\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?nchidea el apa cald\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1

048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, nu ne vom bate, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Frink
cu am\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?ciune. \uc1 \u350 ?tia el ce anume efort aveau \u
c1 \u238 ?n minte, la radio. Totu\uc1 \u351 ?i, era ceva hazliu \uc1 \u238 ?n as
ta, imaginea nem\uc1 \u355 ?ilor greoi \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?fno
\uc1 \u351 ?i plimb\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se pe Marte, prin nisipul ro\uc1 \u351 ?u pe
care nu mai c\uc1 \u259 ?lcase picior de om. S\uc1 \u259 ?punin-du-se pe obraji,
Frink \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? scandeze o satir\uc1 \u259 ? adresat\uc1
\u259 ? sie\uc1 \u351 ?i. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Gott, Herr Kreisleiter. Ist dies viel
leicht der Ort wo man das Konzentrationslager bilden Kann? Das Wetter ist so }{\
i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1031 \langnp1031 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 sch\uc1 \u246 ?n}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 . Heiss, aber doch }{\i1 \fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1031 \langnp1031 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 sch\uc1 \u246 ?n}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Radioul spunea: "Civiliza\uc1 \u355 ?ia Co-Prosperit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \
u355 ?ii trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? se opreasc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259
? cump\uc1 \u259 ?neasc\uc1 \u259 ? dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu cumva \uc1 \u238 ?n \uc1
\u238 ?ncercarea noastr\uc1 \u259 ? de a asigura o echilibrare a \uc1 \u238 ?nda
toririlor \uc1 \u351 ?i obliga\uc1 \u355 ?iilor reciproce cuplate cu remunera\uc
1 \u355 ?iile..." Limbaj tipic pentru ierarhia conduc\uc1 \u259 ?-toare, observ\
uc1 \u259 ? Frink. "...nu am sc\uc1 \u259 ?pat din vedere scena viitorului, pe c
are se vor desf\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?ura afacerile omului, fie el nordic, japo
nez, negroid..." \uc1 \u350 ?i o \uc1 \u355 ?inu tot a\uc1 \u351 ?a.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 mbr\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1
\u226 ?ndu-se, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i rumeg\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u
226 ?ntat satira. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vremea este }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1031 \langnp1031 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 sch\uc1 \u246 ?n
}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1031 \langnp1031 \cf3 \super
1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }}}{\i1 \
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 , at\uc1 \u226 ?t de }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1031 \langnp1031 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 sch\uc1 \u246 ?n}{\i1 \fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
. Dar n-am ce respira.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Oricum, era cert: Pacificul nu f\uc1 \u259 ?cuse nimic pentru a coloniza alt
e planete. Fusese implicat \uc1 \u8211 ? mai degrab\uc1 \u259 ? t\uc1 \u226 ?r\u
c1 \u226 ?t \uc1 \u8211 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n Africa de Sud. \uc1 \u206 ?n timp ce nem
\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u238 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?deau zor cu enormele sisteme roboti-za
te de cons-truc\uc1 \u355 ?ie spa\uc1 \u355 ?ial\uc1 \u259 ?, japonezii \uc1 \u2
38 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? mai ardeau junglele din interiorul Bra-ziliei, \uc1 \u238 ?n\
uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?nd blocuri de apartamente, cu opt nive-luri,

din c\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?mid\uc1 \u259 ?, pentru fo\uc1 \u351 ?tii v\uc1 \
u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?tori de capete. P\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? lans
eze japonezii prima lor nav\uc1 \u259 ? spa\uc1 \u355 ?ial\uc1 \u259 ?, nem\uc1
\u355 ?ii vor \uc1 \u355 ?ine \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u23
8 ?ntregul sistem solar. \uc1 \u206 ?n vremu-rile ciudate de demult, din c\uc1 \
u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?ile de istorie, nem\uc1 \u355 ?ii o zb\uc1 \u226 ?rci-ser\uc1
\u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n timp ce restul Europei \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i des\uc1
\u259 ?v\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u351 ?ea imperiile coloniale. Ori-cum, re-flect\uc1
\u259 ? Frink, de data asta nu mai aveau s\uc1 \u259 ? r\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226
?n\uc1 \u259 ? de c\uc1 \u259 ?ru\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?; \uc1 \u238 ?nv\uc1 \u
259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?a-ser\uc1 \u259 ? lec\uc1 \u355 ?ia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Apoi se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi la Africa \uc1 \u351 ?i la
experimentele naziste de acolo. Iar s\uc1 \u226 ?ngele i se opri \uc1 \u238 ?n
vene, ezit\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i, \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ?, \u
c1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i relu\uc1 \u259 ? curgerea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ruina aceea uria\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i pust
ie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Radioul zicea:"... trebuie
, oricum, s\uc1 \u259 ? ne m\uc1 \u226 ?ndrim cu accentul pus de noi pe nevoile
fundamentale fizice ale popoarelor de pretutindeni, pe aspira\uc1 \u355 ?iile lo
r spirituale care trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fie..."}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Frink \uc1 \u238 ?nchise radioul. Apoi, mai calm, \uc1 \u238 ?
l deschise iar.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cristos e \uc1
\u238 ?n bud\uc1 \u259 ?, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Africa. Pentru spiritele triburi
lor moar-te. Nimicite pentru a face un teritoriu de... ce? Cine \uc1 \u351 ?tia?
Poate nici mae\uc1 \u351 ?trii arhitec\uc1 \u355 ?i din Berlin nu \uc1 \u351 ?t
iau. O adun\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? de robo\uc1 \u355 ?i, construind \uc1 \u3
51 ?i tr\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u226 ?nd aiurea clopotele. Construind? D\uc1 \u259 ?r
\uc1 \u226 ?-m\uc1 \u226 ?nd la p\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1 \u226 ?nt. C\uc1 \u259 ?pc\u
c1 \u259 ?uni sco\uc1 \u351 ?i dintr-o expozi\uc1 \u355 ?ie paleontologic\uc1 \u
259 ?, av\uc1 \u226 ?nd drept sarcin\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? d
in \uc1 \u355 ?easta du\uc1 \u351 ?manului cup\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?ntreaga
familie scobin-du-i cu h\uc1 \u259 ?rnicie con\uc1 \u355 ?inutul \uc1 \u8211 ? c
reierii cruzi \uc1 \u8211 ? ca mai \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? m\u
c1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u226 ?nce. Apoi unelte folositoare din ciolane. Chibzuit, s\uc1
\u259 ? te g\uc1 \u226 ?nde\uc1 \u351 ?ti nu numai s\uc1 \u259 ?-i m\uc1 \u259
?n\uc1 \u226 ?nci pe oamenii care nu \uc1 \u355 ?i-au pl\uc1 \u259 ?cut, dar s\u
c1 \u259 ?-i m\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u226 ?nci din propriile lor cranii. Tehnicieni
de frunte! Omul preistoric \uc1 \u238 ?n halat alb, steril, de laborator, \uc1 \
u238 ?n laboratorul unei universit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i din Berlin, experi-m
ent\uc1 \u226 ?nd la ce ar putea folosi craniul, pielea, urechile, gr\uc1 \u259

?simea altor oameni. Ja, Herr Doktor. O nou\uc1 \u259 ? folosin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1
\u259 ? pentru degetul mare de la picior; vezi bine, se poate acomoda \uc1 \u238
?ncheietura pentru o ac\uc1 \u355 ?ionare ra-pid\uc1 \u259 ? a brichetei. Acum,
numai dac\uc1 \u259 ? Herr Krupp ar putea-o produce \uc1 \u238 ?n cantitatea...
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 G\uc1 \u226 ?ndul \uc1 \u238
?l \uc1 \u238 ?ngrozi: ur}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ia\uc1 \u351 ?ul canibal din vechime, subuman, prolife-r\uc1 \u226 ?nd acum, conduc\uc1 \u226 ?nd lumea \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc
1 \u259 ? o dat\uc1 \u259 ?. Ne-a luat un milion de ani s\uc1 \u259 ? sc\uc1 \u2
59 ?p\uc1 \u259 ?m de el, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Frink, ca acum s\uc1 \u259 ? revin
\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i nu numai ca adversar... ci ca st\uc1 \u259 ?p\uc1 \u
226 ?n.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "... putem depl\uc1 \u
226 ?nge", spunea radioul, vocea burtici}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 lor galbe-ne din Tokyo. Doa
mne, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Frink; \uc1 \u351 ?i noi le spuneam maimu\uc1 \u355 ?e
creve\uc1 \u355 ?ilor \uc1 \u259 ?stora civiliza\uc1 \u355 ?i, cu picioare str\u
c1 \u226 ?mbe, care ar face araga-ze numai ca s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i topeas
c\uc1 \u259 ? nevestele \uc1 \u238 ?n cear\uc1 \u259 ? de sigiliu."... \uc1 \u35
1 ?i am \uc1 \u351 ?i depl\uc1 \u226 ?ns adese-ori \uc1 \u238 ?n trecut \uc1 \u2
38 ?nfior\uc1 \u259 ?toarea irosire de vie\uc1 \u355 ?i omene\uc1 \u351 ?ti \uc1
\u238 ?n aceast\uc1 \u259 ? lupt\uc1 \u259 ? pli-n\uc1 \u259 ? de fanatism, car
e pune cea mai mare parte a oamenilor complet \uc1 \u238 ?n afara comunit\uc1 \u
259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii legale". Ei, japonezii, erau at\uc1 \u226 ?t de tari \uc1 \u
238 ?n legi."... Pen-tru a cita un sf\uc1 \u226 ?nt apusean cunoscut tuturor: }{
\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 La ce i-ar folosi}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 unui om s\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u
226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tige \uc1 \u238 ?ntreaga lume dac\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n sch
imb \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i pierde sufletul?" }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Radioul se opri; Fr
ink, f\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i nod la cravat\uc1 \u259 ?, se o
pri \uc1 \u351 ?i el. Era ablu\uc1 \u355 ?iunea de diminea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259
?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc
1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mpac cu ei azi, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du
seama. Pus sau nu pe lis-ta neagr\uc1 \u259 ?, pentru mine ar \uc1 \u238 ?nsemna
moartea s\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?sesc teritoriile con-trolate de
japonezi \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? azv\uc1 \u226 ?rl \uc1 \u238
?n Sud sau \uc1 \u238 ?n Europa \uc1 \u8211 ? oriunde \uc1 \u238 ?n Reich.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Va trebui s\uc1 \u259 ? ajung la o
\uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegere cu b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul Wyndam-Matso
n.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5

\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?ezat pe pat, c


u o cea\uc1 \u351 ?c\uc1 \u259 ? de ceai c\uc1 \u259 ?ldu\uc1 \u355 ? al\uc1 \u2
59 ?turi, Frink preg\uc1 \u259 ?ti us-tens}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ilele pentru }{\i1 \fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 I}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ching. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Trase afar\uc1 \u259 ?
din tocul de piele cele patruzeci \uc1 \u351 ?i nou\uc1 \u259 ? de be\uc1 \u355
?i\uc1 \u351 ?oare de coada-\uc1 \u351 ?oricelului. Se concentr\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc
1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? ce \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i a-du-n\uc1 \u259 ? g\uc1 \u2
26 ?ndurile cum se cuvine \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i formul\uc1 \u2
59 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?rile. Spuse cu voce tare:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cum s\uc1 \u259 ?-l iau pe W
yndam-Matson ca s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u238 ?mpac cu el?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Scrise \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb
area pe t\uc1 \u259 ?bli\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, apoi \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \
u259 ? treac\uc1 \u259 ? beti\uc1 \u351 ?oarele de coada-\uc1 \u351 ?oricelului
dintr-o m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-alta, p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u25
9 ? ce-i ie\uc1 \u351 ?i prima linie, \uc1 \u238 ?n-ceputul. Un opt. Jum\uc1 \u2
59 ?tate din cele \uc1 \u351 ?aizeci \uc1 \u351 ?i patru de hexagrame deja elimi
nate. Desp\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?i beti\uc1 \u351 ?oarele \uc1 \u351 ?i ob\uc1
\u355 ?inu cea de-a doua linie. Cur\uc1 \u226 ?nd, fiind at\uc1 \u226 ?t de exp
ert, avu toate \uc1 \u351 ?ase liniile; hexagrama \uc1 \u238 ?i st\uc1 \u259 ?te
a \uc1 \u238 ?nainte \uc1 \u351 ?i nu avea nevoie s-o identifice cu ajutorul tab
elului. Putea recunoa\uc1 \u351 ?te \uc1 \u238 ?n ea Hexagrama Cincispre-zece. C
h'ien. Modestia. Ah. Cel umil va fi \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?at, ce
l seme\uc1 \u355 ? va fi dobor\uc1 \u226 ?t, familiile puternice smerite; nu tre
buia s\uc1 \u259 ? se mai uite pe text \uc1 \u8211 ? \uc1 \u238 ?l \uc1 \u351 ?t
ia pe dinafar\uc1 \u259 ?. Semn bun. Oracolul \uc1 \u238 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?-dea av
iz favorabil. \uc1 \u350 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i, era pu\uc1 \u355 ?in dezam\uc1 \u
259 ?git. Era ceva stupid cu Hexagrama Cincisprezece. Prea bun\uc1 \u259 ?. }{\i
1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Natural }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 c\uc1 \u259 ? va fi modest. Proba-bil con\uc1
\u355 ?inea ea vreo idee, oricum. \uc1 \u206 ?n definitiv, el nu avea nici o put
ere asupra b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nului W.-M. Nu-l putea sili s\uc1 \u259 ?l primeasc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?napoi. Tot ce putea face era s\uc1 \u259 ? ad
opte punctul de vedere al Hexagramei Cincispre-ze-ce; era genul de situa\uc1 \u3
55 ?ie \uc1 \u238 ?n care cineva trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? solicite, s\uc1 \u259 ? s
pere, s\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ?tepte cu credin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Cerul,
la timpul potrivit, \uc1 \u238 ?l va \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?a \u
c1 \u238 ?n vechea lui slujb\uc1 \u259 ? sau chiar p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la
ceva mai bun.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu avea de citi
t nici o linie, nici un nou\uc1 \u259 ?, nici un \uc1 \u351 ?ase, era sta-\uc1 \

u355 ?ionar. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? t}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 erminase. Nu se trecea \
uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o a doua hexagrama.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 O alt\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebare, a\uc1 \u351 ?adar. Preg\uc1 \u259 ?
tindu-se, spuse cu voce tare:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am s-o mai v\uc1 \u259 ?d pe Juliana?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nevast\uc1 \u259 ?-sa. Sau mai bine zis, fosta nev
ast\uc1 \u259 ?. Juliana divor\uc1 \u355 ?ase de el cu un an \uc1 \u238 ?n urm\u
c1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i nu o mai v\uc1 \u259 ?zuse de luni de zile; de fapt nic
i m\uc1 \u259 ?-car nu \uc1 \u351 ?tia unde locuia. Evident, p\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1
\u259 ?sise San Francisco. Poate chiar S.P.A. Prietenii lor comuni fie nu \uc1 \
u351 ?tiau, fie nu-i spuneau despre ea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u226 ?nui preocupat be\uc1 \u355 ?ele de codi\uc1 \u355 ?a-\uc1
\u351 ?oricelului, cu ochii \uc1 \u355 ?int\uc1 \u259 ? la semne. De c\uc1 \u22
6 ?te ori \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebase despre Juliana, despre una sau alta? Uite hexagra
ma, z\uc1 \u259 ?mislit\uc1 \u259 ? prin jocul \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mpl\uc1
\u259 ?rii de tulpinile usca-te de plant\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u206 ?nt\uc1 \u226
?mplare, \uc1 \u351 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i av\uc1 \u226 ?nd r\uc1 \u259 ?d\uc1 \u2
59 ?cini \uc1 \u238 ?n momentul \uc1 \u238 ?n care tr\uc1 \u259 ?ia el, \uc1 \u2
38 ?n care via\uc1 \u355 ?a lui era legat\uc1 \u259 ? laolalt\uc1 \u259 ? cu toa
te celelalte vie\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?i particu-le din univers. Hexagrama ne
cesar\uc1 \u259 ?, descriind \uc1 \u238 ?n a\uc1 \u351 ?ezarea limbilor ei fr\uc
1 \u226 ?nte \uc1 \u351 ?i continue }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 situa\uc1 \u355 ?ia. }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 El, Juliana, fabrica de pe Gough Street, Mi-siunile Comerciale care condu
ceau, explo-rarea planetelor, miliardele de gr\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u259 ?joare chi
mice din Africa, acum nici m\uc1 \u259 ?car cadavre, n\uc1 \u259 ?zuin\uc1 \u355
?e-le a mii \uc1 \u351 ?i mii din jurul lui \uc1 \u238 ?n cartierele suprapopul
ate, de cocioabe, din San Francisco, creatu-rile demente din Berlin, cu fe\uc1 \
u355 ?ele lor calme \uc1 \u351 ?i planurile lor diabo-lice \uc1 \u8211 ? toate u
nite \uc1 \u238 ?n acest moment al distribuirii be-\uc1 \u355 ?i-\uc1 \u351 ?oar
elor de coada-\uc1 \u351 ?oricelului pentru a se alege exact sentin\uc1 \u355 ?a
potrivi-t\uc1 \u259 ? dintr-o carte care a ap\uc1 \u259 ?rut \uc1 \u238 ?n al t
reisprezecelea secol dinaintea lui Cristos. O carte creat\uc1 \u259 ? de \uc1 \u
238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elep\uc1 \u355 ?ii Chinei \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un r\uc1 \u259 ?stim
p de cinci mii de ani, pritocit\uc1 \u259 ?, superb\uc1 \u259 ? cosmologie \uc1
\u8211 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?tiin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u8211 ? co
dificat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nainte ca Europa s\uc1 \u259 ? fi \uc1 \u238 ?nv
\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?at m\uc1 \u259 ?car s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \
u238 ?mp\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?iri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch

\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Hexagrama. Inima i se opri. Patruzeci \uc1 \u351 ?i patru. Kou. Venind l
a \uc1 \u206 ?n-t\uc1 \u226 ?lnire. Judecata ei lini\uc1 \u351 ?titoare. }{\i1 \
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Fecioara este puternic\uc1 \u259 ?. S\uc1 \u259 ? nu te \uc1 \u238 ?ns
ori cu o asemenea fecioar\uc1 \u259 ?. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O mai ob\uc1 \u355 ?inuse \u
c1 \u238 ?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu Juliana.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oy vey, }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, l\uc1 \u2
59 ?s\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se pe spate. A\uc1 \u351 ?adar nu era bun\uc1 \u259 ? pen-t
ru mine; \uc1 \u351 ?tiu. N-am \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebat asta. De ce trebuie oracolul
s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi amin-teasc\uc1 \u259 ?? Un ghinion c\uc1 \u259 ? am \uc1 \u238
?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnit-o \uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1 \u259 ? am iubit-o \uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1
\u259 ? o iubesc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Juliana \uc
1 \u8211 ? cea mai ar\uc1 \u259 ?toas\uc1 \u259 ? femeie cu care se \uc1 \u238 ?
nsurase vreodat\uc1 \u259 ?. Spr\uc1 \u226 ?ncene \uc1 \u351 ?i p\uc1 \u259 ?r n
egru t\uc1 \u259 ?ciune: urme de s\uc1 \u226 ?nge spaniol, distribuite sub form\
uc1 \u259 ? de culoare pur\uc1 \u259 ?, p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i
la buze. Mersul ei elastic, neauzit; avea sandale uzate care \uc1 \u238 ?i r\uc
1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u259 ?seser\uc1 \u259 ? din liceu. De fapt toate hainele ei avea
u un aspect ponosit \uc1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?deau impresia clar\uc1 \u259 ? c\
uc1 \u259 ? sunt vechi \uc1 \u351 ?i sp\uc1 \u259 ?late des. Fuseser\uc1 \u259 ?
am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi at\uc1 \u226 ?ta timp f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? bani \uc1 \
u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t, \uc1 \u238 ?n ciuda \uc1 \u238 ?n-f\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355
?i\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ?rii ei, trebuise s\uc1 \u259 ? poarte un jerseu din b
umbac, jachet\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ncheiat\uc1 \u259 ? cu fermoar, bluz\uc1 \
u259 ? din p\uc1 \u226 ?nz\uc1 \u259 ? maronie \uc1 \u351 ?i ciorapi trei-sfertu
ri; \uc1 \u351 ?i-l ur\uc1 \u226 ?se pe el \uc1 \u351 ?i situa\uc1 \u355 ?ia lor
, pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? o f\uc1 \u259 ?cuse s\uc1 \u259 ? arate, spusese asta, ca
o ju-c\uc1 \u259 ?-toare de tenis sau (mai r\uc1 \u259 ?u) ca una care aduna ci
uperci prin p\uc1 \u259 ?du-re.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Dar mai presus de orice, fusese atras la \uc1 \u238 ?nceput de expresia ei a-i
u-rit\uc1 \u259 ?; f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? nici un motiv, Juliana saluta necu
noscu\uc1 \u355 ?ii cu un z\uc1 \u226 ?mbet plictisit, prevestitor de rele, gen
Mona Lisa, pun\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i \uc1 \u238 ?n dificultate, dac\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1
\u259 ?-i r\uc1 \u259 ?spund\uc1 \u259 ? sau nu. \uc1 \u350 ?i era at\uc1 \u226
?t de atr\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u259 ?toare \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t de cele mai
multe ori \uc1 \u238 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?deau bun\uc1 \u259 ? ziua, cuvinte pe care
Juliana le l\uc1 \u259 ?sa s\uc1 \u259 ? alunece pe l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ?
ea. La \uc1 \u238 ?nceput se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndise c\uc1 \u259 ? nu era dec\uc1 \u
226 ?t o priveli\uc1 \u351 ?te nepl\uc1 \u259 ?cut\uc1 \u259 ?, dar \uc1 \u238 ?
n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ? hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?se c\uc1 \u259 ? dovedea
o des\uc1 \u259 ?v\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u351 ?it\uc1 \u259 ?, alt-fel bine ascuns\u
c1 \u259 ?, prostie, s\uc1 \u259 ?dit\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n ea. A\uc1 \u351
?a c\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la urm\uc1 \u259 ? semna-lizarea ei
c\uc1 \u259 ?tre necunoscu\uc1 \u355 ?ii pe care-i saluta \uc1 \u238 ?l enervase

, la fel ca \uc1 \u351 ?i sti-lul ei de a veni \uc1 \u351 ?i a pleca t\uc1 \u259
?cut, ca o plant\uc1 \u259 ?, gen sunt-\uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o-misiune- se-cret\uc1 \
u259 ?. Dar chiar \uc1 \u351 ?i atunci, c\uc1 \u259 ?tre sf\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u3
51 ?it, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd se certau at\uc1 \u226 ?t de des, el \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1
\u259 ? tot nu vedea \uc1 \u238 ?n ea altceva dec\uc1 \u226 ?t o inven\uc1 \u355
?ie direct\uc1 \u259 ?, copie a lui Dumnezeu, picat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n v
ia\uc1 \u355 ?a lui din ra\uc1 \u355 ?iuni pe care nu avea s\uc1 \u259 ? le afle
niciodat\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i din aceast\uc1 \u259 ? pricin\uc1 \u259 ? \
uc1 \u8211 ? un fel de intui\uc1 \u355 ?ie ori credin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? \u
c1 \u238 ?n pri-vin\uc1 \u355 ?a ei \uc1 \u8211 ? nu se putea \uc1 \u238 ?mp\uc1
\u259 ?ca cu g\uc1 \u226 ?ndul c\uc1 \u259 ? o pierduse.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 P\uc1 \u259 ?rea at\uc1 \u226 ?t de aproape, chiar a
cum... ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum ar mai fi avut-o. Fantoma ei, \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u2
59 ? prezent\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n via\uc1 \u355 ?a lui, lip\uc1 \u259 ?ind
cu picioarele goale prin camera lui, ori de c\uc1 \u226 ?te ori citea oracolul.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?ezat pe pat, \uc1
\u238 ?nconjurat de dezordinea deprimant\uc1 \u259 ?, preg\uc1 \u259 ?tin-du-se
s\uc1 \u259 ? ias\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u
238 ?nceap\uc1 \u259 ? ziua, Frank Frink se \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? cine o
are, \uc1 \u238 ?n vastul \uc1 \u351 ?i complicatul San Francisco, mai consult\u
c1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n acest moment oracolul. \uc1 \u350 ?i c\uc1 \u259 ?p\uc1
\u259 ?tau oare r\uc1 \u259 ?spunsuri la fel de triste ca ale lui? Le era Momen
tul tot at\uc1 \u226 ?t de potrivnic ca \uc1 \u351 ?i lui?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 2}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 DOMNUL
NOBOSUKE TAGOMI consulta Cartea a Cincea a \uc1 \u206 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?e-lepciunii,
atribuit\uc1 \u259 ? lui Confucius, oracolul taoist denumit, de secole, }{\i1 \
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 I}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ching }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l

och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 sau }{\i1 \fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Cartea Schimb\uc1 \u259 ?rilor. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u206 ?n acea zi, la amiaz\u
c1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?ncepuse s\uc1 \u259 ? se team\uc1 \u259 ? de \uc1 \u238
?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnirea cu domnul Childan, care urma s\uc1 \u259 ? aib\uc1 \u259 ?
loc peste dou\uc1 \u259 ? ore.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Birourile lui, de la etajul dou\uc1 \u259 ?zeci al Nippon Times Building-ului
de pe Taylor Street d\uc1 \u259 ?deau c\uc1 \u259 ?tre Bay}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \a
f2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \p
ard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Golful din San Fra
ncisco}}}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 . }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Prin peretele din sticl\uc1 \u259 ? pute
a urm\uc1 \u259 ?ri cum intr\uc1 \u259 ? vapoarele, trec\uc1 \u226 ?nd pe sub Go
lden Gate Bridge. \uc1 \u206 ?n a-cel moment, dincolo de Alcatraz}{\cs15 \fs24 \
dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\foot
note \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Insul\uc1 \
u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n Golful San Francisco, pe care se afl\uc1 \u259 ? o veche fo
rt\uc1 \u259 ?rea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, fost\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nchisoar
e a Statelor Unite}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , se vedea un cargou, dar domnului Tagomi nu-i
p\uc1 \u259 ?sa. Duc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se c\uc1 \u259 ?tre perete, cobor\uc1 \u238
? jaluzelele din bam-bus asupra priveli\uc1 \u351 ?tii. \uc1 \u206 ?nc\uc1 \u259
?p\uc1 \u259 ?torul birou central se \uc1 \u238 ?ntunec\uc1 \u259 ?; nu tre-buia s\uc1 \u259 ? fie \uc1 \u238 ?nconjurat de lumina puternic\uc1 \u259 ? de afa
r\uc1 \u259 ?. Acum putea g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi mai limpede.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu-i st\uc1 \u259 ?tea lui \uc1 \u238 ?n put
ere, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ?, s\uc1 \u259 ?-i fac\uc1 \u259 ? pe plac clien
tului. Indi-ferent cu ce venea domnul Childan, clientul nu avea s\uc1 \u259 ? fi
e impresio-nat. Hai s\uc1 \u259 ? spunem lucrurilor pe nume. Dar putea evita s\u
c1 \u259 ? devin\uc1 \u259 ? ne-mul\uc1 \u355 ?umit, cel pu\uc1 \u355 ?in.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ne putem ab\uc1 \u355 ?ine de
la a-l insulta cu un dar muceg\uc1 \u259 ?it.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Clientul avea s\uc1 \u259 ? ajung\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n cur\
uc1 \u226 ?nd pe aeroportul din San Francis-co, la bordul noii \uc1 \u351 ?i apr

eciatei rachete germane, Messers-chmitt 9-E. Domnul Tagomi nu c\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1
\u259 ?torise niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? cu o aseme-nea nav\uc1 \u259 ?; c\uc1 \u226
?nd va face cuno\uc1 \u351 ?tin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? cu domnul Baynes, va tre
bui s\uc1 \u259 ? aib\uc1 \u259 ? grij\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? par\uc1 \u259 ?
}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1036 \langnp1036 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 blas\uc1 \u233 ?}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 oric\uc1 \u226
?t de mare se va v\uc1 \u259 ?di a}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 fi racheta.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Acum, la treab\uc1 \u259 ?. Se post\uc1 \u259 ? \
uc1 \u238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?a oglinzii de pe peretele biroului \uc1 \u351 ?i-\uc1
\u351 ?i compuse o figur\uc1 \u259 ? calm\uc1 \u259 ?, u\uc1 \u351 ?or plictisi
t\uc1 \u259 ?, cercet\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i proprii-le tr\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc
1 \u259 ?turi reci, pentru a nu se da de gol. Da, domnule Baynes, foarte zgomoto
s, domnule. Nu se poate citi. Dar, la urma ur-mei, zborul de la Stockholm la San
Francisco nu dureaz\uc1 \u259 ? dec\uc1 \u226 ?t patruzeci \uc1 \u351 ?i cinci
de mi-nute. Dup\uc1 \u259 ? care, poate, o vorb\uc1 \u259 ? despre e\uc1 \u351 ?
ecurile tehnice ale germa-ni-lor? Presupun c\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u355 ?i auzit la
radio. Pr\uc1 \u259 ?bu\uc1 \u351 ?irea aceea deasupra Mada-gas-carului. Trebui
e s\uc1 \u259 ? spun c\uc1 \u259 ? ar fi ceva de zis \uc1 \u238 ?n sprijinul vec
hilor a-vi-oane, cu motor cu piston.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Esen\uc1 \u355 ?ial de evitat politica. Pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? nu cuno\uc1
\u351 ?tea vederile dom-nu-lui Baynes \uc1 \u238 ?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259
? cu cele mai importante evenimente ale zilei. Fiind suedez, domnul Baynes o fi
neutru. Cu toate astea, alesese Luft-hansa \uc1 \u238 ?n loc de S.A.S. O strata
gem\uc1 \u259 ? prudent\uc1 \u259 ?... Dom-nule Baynes, se vorbe\uc1 \u351 ?te c
\uc1 \u259 ? Herr Bormann este cam bolnav. C\uc1 \u259 ? Partei va alege la toam
-n\uc1 \u259 ? un nou Cancelar al Reich-ului. Numai zvonuri? C\uc1 \u226 ?te sec
rete, domnule, \uc1 \u238 ?ntre Pa}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 cific si Reich.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n mapa de pe biroul lui, t\
uc1 \u259 ?ieturi din New York Times, dintr-un re-cent discurs al domnului Bayne
s. Domnul Tagomi \uc1 \u238 ?l studia acum cri-tic, aplec\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se, din
cauza unui u\uc1 \u351 ?or defect de corec\uc1 \u355 ?ie al lentile-lor lui de
contact. Discursul avea de a face cu nevoia de a explora \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u25
9 ? o dat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u8211 ? a nou\uc1 \u259 ?zeci \uc1 \u351 ?i noua oar
\uc1 \u259 ?? \uc1 \u8211 ? Luna, \uc1 \u238 ?n c\uc1 \u259 ?utarea unor surse d
e ap\uc1 \u259 ?. "Poate c\uc1 \u259 ? rezolv\uc1 \u259 ?m totu\uc1 \u351 ?i ace
ast\uc1 \u259 ? dilem\uc1 \u259 ? care ne fr\uc1 \u226 ?nge inimile", era citat
domnul Baynes. "Cel mai apropiat vecin al nostru \uc1 \u351 ?i deocam-dat\uc1 \u
259 ? cel mai neutilizat, cu excep\uc1 \u355 ?ia scopurilor militare." }{\i1 \fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Sic! }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi domnul Tagomi, folo-sind un cuv\uc
1 \u226 ?nt latin, elevat. Un indiciu \uc1 \u238 ?n privin\uc1 \u355 ?a domnului
Baynes. Pare a dezaproba tot ce-i militar. Domnul Tagomi lu\uc1 \u259 ?, mental

, not\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ap\uc1 \u25
9 ?s\uc1 \u226 ?nd pe butonul interfonului, domnu}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 l Tagomi spuse:}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domni\uc1
\u351 ?oar\uc1 \u259 ? Ephreikian, a\uc1 \u351 ? sugera s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u25
9 ? aduce\uc1 \u355 ?i magnetofo-nul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 U\uc1 \u351 ?a biroului exterior alunec\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o pa
rte \uc1 \u351 ?i domni\uc1 \u351 ?oara Eph-rei-ki-an, frumos g\uc1 \u259 ?tit\u
c1 \u259 ? ast\uc1 \u259 ?zi cu flori albastre \uc1 \u238 ?n p\uc1 \u259 ?r, ap\
uc1 \u259 ?ru.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Liliac, observ\uc1 \u259 ? domnul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?ndva, cultivase}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 el \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\
uc1 \u351 ?i flori ca profesionist, acas\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n Hokka-ido.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domni\uc1 \u351 ?oara Ephreikia
n, o armeanc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nalt\uc1 \u259 ?, cu p\uc1 \u259 ?r castani
u, se \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Gata cu Zip-Track Speed Master-ul? \uc1 \u238 ?ntre
b\uc1 \u259 ? domnul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, domnule Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen

p1033 \cf1 Domni\uc1 \u351 ?oara Ephreikian se a\uc1 \u351 ?ez\uc1 \u259 ?, cu m
agnetofonul portabil, cu baterii, preg\uc1 \u259 ?tit.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebat oracolu
l: "Va fi util\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnirea de ast\uc1 \u259 ?zi
dintre mine \uc1 \u351 ?i domnul Childan?" \uc1 \u350 ?i am ob\uc1 \u355 ?inut,
spre spaima mea, hexagra-ma prevestitoare de rele Dominat de Cel Puternic. Sche
-letul acoperi-\uc1 \u351 ?ului se \uc1 \u238 ?ncovoaie. Prea mult\uc1 \u259 ? g
reutate la mijloc; cu totul dezechili-brat. Clar, departe de Tao}{\cs15 \fs24 \d
bch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footn
ote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Calea ce
a dreapt\uc1 \u259 ?, }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u238 ?n vechea g\uc1 \u226 ?ndire filos
ofic\uc1 \u259 ? chinez\uc1 \u259 ?}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Magnetofonul f\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u226 ?ia.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oprindu-se, domnul Tagomi reflect\
uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domni\uc1 \u351 ?
oara Ephreikian \uc1 \u238 ?l urm\uc1 \u259 ?rea, \uc1 \u238 ?n a\uc1 \u351 ?tep
tare. F\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u226 ?itul \uc1 \u238 ?ncet\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Chema\uc1
\u355 ?i-l, v\uc1 \u259 ? rog, pe domnul Ramsey pentru o clip\uc1 \u259 ?, ceru
dom-nul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Da, domnule Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l

isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ea
se ridic\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i l\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1 \u259 ? jos magnetofonul;
tocurile \uc1 \u238 ?i \uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?nir\uc1 \u259 ? c\u
c1 \u226 ?nd p\uc1 \u259 ?-r\uc1 \u259 ?si biroul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Ramsey ap\uc1 \u259 ?ru, cu o map\uc1 \u259 ? mare c
u facturi sub bra\uc1 \u355 ?. T\uc1 \u226 ?-n\uc1 \u259 ?r, z\uc1 \u226 ?mbitor
, \uc1 \u238 ?naint\uc1 \u259 ? purt\uc1 \u226 ?nd cocheta cravat\uc1 \u259 ? di
n \uc1 \u351 ?nur }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 a U.S. Mid-west Plains}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \h
ich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \
plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Statele Unite ale C\uc1
\u226 ?mpurilor Central-Vestice (engl.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , c\uc1 \u259 ?ma\uc1 \u3
51 ?\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n carouri \uc1 \u351 ?i blugi str\uc1 \u226 ?m\uc1
\u355 ?i, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? curea, conside-ra\uc1 \u355 ?i at\uc1 \u226
?t de \uc1 \u351 ?ic printre cunosc\uc1 \u259 ?torii zilei \uc1 \u238 ?n ale mo
dei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 'Zi
ua, domnule Tagomi, zise. Chiar c\uc1 \u259 ?-i frumoas\uc1 \u259 ?, domnule.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi se \uc1 \u238 ?ncl
in\uc1 \u259 ?. La care, domnul Ramsey pufni brusc \uc1 \u351 ?i se \uc1 \u238 ?
nclin\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i el.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am consultat oracolul, zise domnul Tagomi \uc1 \u238
?ndat\uc1 \u259 ? ce dom-ni-\uc1 \u351 ?oara Ephreikian \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351
?i relu\uc1 \u259 ? locul, cu magnetofonul. \uc1 \u206 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elege\uc1 \
u355 ?i c\uc1 \u259 ? dom-nul Baynes, care, dup\uc1 \u259 ? cum \uc1 \u351 ?ti\u
c1 \u355 ?i, va sosi personal \uc1 \u238 ?n cur\uc1 \u226 ?nd, \uc1 \u238 ?mbr\u
c1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i-\uc1 \u351 ?eaz\uc1 \u259 ? ideologia nordic\uc1 \u259 ?
cu privire la a\uc1 \u351 ?a-numita cultur\uc1 \u259 ? oriental\uc1 \u259 ?. A\
uc1 \u351 ? putea face efortul de a-l lumina \uc1 \u238 ?ntru o mai bun\uc1 \u25
9 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegere a operelor de art\uc1 \u259 ? autentice chi
neze\uc1 \u351 ?ti, caligrafie sau ceramic\uc1 \u259 ?, sau a perioadei Tokugawa
de la noi... dar nu este treaba noastr\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? convertim.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1

033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg, spuse domnul Ramsey. Figura lui caucazian\uc1 \u259 ? se \uc
1 \u238 ?ncre-\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o concentrare dureroas\uc1 \u259 ?.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u
351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? ne vom ocupa de prejudec\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ile lui \uc
1 \u351 ?i-l vom mitui \uc1 \u238 ?n schimb cu un nepre\uc1 \u355 ?uit obiect de
artizanat american.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Da.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?, domnule, sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i de origine americ
an\uc1 \u259 ?. De\uc1 \u351 ?i a\uc1 \u355 ?i trecut prin opera\uc1 \u355 ?ia d
e \uc1 \u238 ?nchidere a culorii pielii.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 l cercet\uc1 \u259 ? cu aten\uc1 \u355 ?ie pe dom
nul Ramsey.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Bronz ob\uc1 \u355 ?inut la lamp\uc1 \u259 ?, murmur\uc1 \u259 ? domnul Rams
ey. Numai pentru a c\uc1 \u259 ?p\uc1 \u259 ?ta vitamina D.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar expresia lui de umilin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u238 ?l d\uc1 \u259 ?du de gol.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u259 ? asigur c\uc1 \u259 ? de\uc1 \u355 ?
in r\uc1 \u259 ?d\uc1 \u259 ?cini autentice \uc1 \u238 ?n..., domnul Ramsey se \
uc1 \u238 ?mpiedic\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n cuvinte. Nu am t\uc1 \u259 ?iat toa
te leg\uc1 \u259 ?turile cu... mo\uc1 \u351 ?teni-rea et-nic\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048

\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi \uc1 \u238 ?i spuse do


mni\uc1 \u351 ?oarei Ephreikian:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \u
c1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u259 ? rog s\uc1 \u259 ? relua\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Magnetofonul f\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u
351 ?\uc1 \u226 ?i iar.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Consult\uc1 \u226 ?nd oracolul \uc1 \u351 ?i ob\uc1 \u355 ?in\uc
1 \u226 ?nd Hexagrama Ta Kuo, Dou\uc1 \u259 ?-zeci \uc1 \u351 ?i opt, am ob\uc1
\u355 ?inut \uc1 \u238 ?n continuare linia nefavorabil\uc1 \u259 ? nou\uc1 \u259
? pe pozi\uc1 \u355 ?ia a cincea. Care sun\uc1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un plop ve\
uc1 \u351 ?ted ofer\uc1 \u259 ? flori,}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i
1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 O femeie v\uc1 \u226 ?rstnic\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i
ia b\uc1 \u259 ?rbat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nici
un repro\uc1 \u351 ?. Nici o laud\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 As
ta indic\uc1 \u259 ? limpede c\uc1 \u259 ? domnul Childan nu are nimic de valoare s\uc1 \u259 ? ne ofere la ora dou\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi f\uc1 \u259 ?cu o pauz\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa

r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S\uc1 \u259 ? fim
cinsti\uc1 \u355 ?i. Nu m\uc1 \u259 ? pot bizui numai pe propria mea apreci-ere
cu privire la obiectele de art\uc1 \u259 ? americane. De aceea...}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Z\uc1 \u259 ?bovi, c\uc1 \u259 ?ut\uc1 \u226
?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i cuvintele.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De aceea, dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?, domnule Ramsey, care
sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i, s\uc1 \u259 ? zic, n\uc1 \u259 ?scut aici, deveni\uc1 \u355
?i de ne\uc1 \u238 ?nlocuit. Evident, trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? facem cum putem mai
bine.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Ramsey nu avu nim
ic de spus. Dar, \uc1 \u238 ?n ciuda efortu-rilor lui de a ascunde faptul, pe ch
ipul lui se citea jignirea, furia, o reac\uc1 \u355 ?ie mut\uc1 \u259 ? de nemul
\uc1 \u355 ?umire.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 Acum, zise domnul Tagomi. Am consultat \uc1 \u238 ?n continuare ora-c
olul. Din motive politice, nu v\uc1 \u259 ? pot dezv\uc1 \u259 ?lui, domnule Ram
-sey, \uc1 \u238 ?ntre-barea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Cu alte cuvinte, sugera tonul, tu \uc1 \u351 ?i ceilal\uc1 \u355 ?i pinoci de te
apa ta nu sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u259 ?sur\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u
259 ? vi se \uc1 \u238 ?mp\uc1 \u259 ?rt\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?easc\uc1 \u259 ?
problemele importante de care ne ocup\uc1 \u259 ?m.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Este suficient s\uc1 \u259 ? spun,
oricum, c\uc1 \u259 ? am primit cel mai incitant r\uc1 \u259 ?spuns. M-a f\uc1 \
u259 ?cut s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? g\uc1 \u226 ?ndesc \uc1 \u238 ?ndelung.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i domnul Ramsey \uc1
\u351 ?i domni\uc1 \u351 ?oara Ephreikian \uc1 \u238 ?l privir\uc1 \u259 ? cu i
nteres.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033

\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Este \uc1 \u238 ?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu domnul Baynes, zis}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 e domnul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 D\uc1 \u2
59 ?dur\uc1 \u259 ? din cap.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ntrebarea mea privitoare la domnul Baynes a pro
dus, prin lucrarea ocult\uc1 \u259 ? a lui Tao, Hexagrama Shung, Patruzeci \uc1
\u351 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?ase. O judecat\uc1 \u259 ? bun\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i l
iniile \uc1 \u351 ?ase la \uc1 \u238 ?nceput \uc1 \u351 ?i nou\uc1 \u259 ? pe pa
rtea a doua.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 ntrebarea lui Tagomi fusese: }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "Voi putea negocia cu succes cu dom
nul Baynes?", iar nou\uc1 \u259 ? pe pozi\uc1 \u355 ?ia a doua \uc1 \u238 ?l asi
gura c\uc1 \u259 ? da. Adic\uc1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dac\uc1 \u259 ? cineva este
sincer,}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Urmeaz\uc1 \u259
? c\uc1 \u259 ? acela poate aduce \uc1 \u351 ?i o mic\uc1 \u259 ? ofrand\uc1 \u2
59 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nici un repro\uc1 \u
351 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \l
i0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs2
0 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u206 ?n mod evident, domnul Baynes avea s\uc1 \u259 ? fie s

atisf\uc1 \u259 ?cut de orice ca-dou i-ar fi oferit \uc1 \u206 ?nalta Misiune Co
mercial\uc1 \u259 ? prin bunele oficii ale dom-nu-lui Tagomi. Domnul Tagomi \uc1
\u238 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?, pun\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebarea, avusese \uc1 \u
238 ?n minte o alta, mai ad\uc1 \u226 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?, de care \uc1 \u351 ?i el
abia dac\uc1 \u259 ? era con\uc1 \u351 ?tient. Ca de at\uc1 \u226 ?tea ori, orac
olul sesizase problema esen\uc1 \u355 ?ial\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i, r\uc1 \u25
9 ?spunz\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i ce-leilalte, o avusese \uc1 \u238 ?n vedere \uc1 \u351
?i pe aceea subcon-\uc1 \u351 ?tient\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dup\uc1 \u259 ? cum \uc1 \u351 ?tiu,
zise domnul Tagomi, domnul Baynes ne aduce informa\uc1 \u355 ?ii detaliate asupr
a noii metode de turnare prin injec\uc1 \u355 ?ie, pus\uc1 \u259 ? la punct \uc1
\u238 ?n Suedia. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? reu\uc1 \u351 ?im s\uc1 \u259 ? semn\uc1 \u259
?m acordul cu firma lui, vom putea, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ndoi
al\uc1 \u259 ?, s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nlocuim multe metale folosite azi, des
tul de rare, cu plasticul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De
ani de zile, Pacificul \uc1 \u238 ?ncerca s\uc1 \u259 ? ob\uc1 \u355 ?in\uc1 \u2
59 ? un ajutor substan\uc1 \u355 ?ial \uc1 \u238 ?n domeniul materialelor sintet
ice din partea Reich-ului. Oricum, marile cartele chimice germane, mai cu seam\u
c1 \u259 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 I. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 G. Farben, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i pro
tejeaz\uc1 \u259 ? pa-tentele; creaser\uc1 \u259 ?, de fapt, un monopol mondial
al materialelor plastice, \uc1 \u238 ?n special \uc1 \u238 ?n ob\uc1 \u355 ?iner
ea poliesterilor. Prin aceasta, comer\uc1 \u355 ?ul Reich-ului \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1
\u351 ?i p\uc1 \u259 ?strase un atu asupra comer\uc1 \u355 ?ului Pacificului, ia
r \uc1 \u238 ?n domeniul teh-nologiilor, Reich-ul era cu cel pu\uc1 \u355 ?in ze
ce ani \uc1 \u238 ?n avans.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ra
chetele interplanetare ce p\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?seau Festung Europa}{\cs15 \
fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn
{\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cetat
ea Europei (germ.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 erau fa-bricate \uc1 \u238 ?n principal din ma
teriale plastice rezistente la tempera-turi \uc1 \u238 ?-nalte, foarte u\uc1 \u3
51 ?oare \uc1 \u351 ?i at\uc1 \u226 ?t de dure \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t f\uc1
\u259 ?ceau fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? chiar \uc1 \u351 ?i ciocnirilor cu meteo
ri\uc1 \u355 ?i mari. Pacificul nu avea nimic de felul \uc1 \u259 ?sta; fibrele
natura-le, ca l\uc1 \u226 ?na, \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? se mai foloseau \uc1 \
u351 ?i, desigur, omnipre-zentele metale o-bi\uc1 \u351 ?-nuite. Domnul Tagomi s
e f\uc1 \u259 ?cea mic g\uc1 \u226 ?ndin-du-se la asta; v\uc1 \u259 ?zuse pe la
t\uc1 \u226 ?rgurile comerciale unele dintre reali-z\uc1 \u259 ?rile germane de
ultim\uc1 \u259 ? or\uc1 \u259 ?, inclusiv un automobil fabricat exclusiv din ma
teriale sintetice, D.S.S. -ul \uc1 \u8211 ? Der Schnelle Spuk}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch
\af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote

\pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 N\uc1 \u259 ?lu
ca (germ.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u8211 ? care, v\uc1 \u226 ?ndut \uc1 \u238 ?n mo
ned\uc1 \u259 ? S.P.A., f\uc1 \u259 ?cea cam \uc1 \u351 ?ase sute de dolari.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ns\uc1 \u259
? \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebarea lui nerostit\uc1 \u259 ?, pe care nu ar fi putut-o nicio
dat\uc1 \u259 ? dezv\uc1 \u259 ?lui pinocilor care se agitau prin birourile Misi
unii Comer-ciale, era \uc1 \u238 ?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu un aspect
privindu-l pe domnul Baynes, sugerat de telegrama codificat\uc1 \u259 ? sosit\uc
1 \u259 ? de la Tokyo. \uc1 \u206 ?nainte de toate, materialele codificate erau
rare \uc1 \u351 ?i se refereau de obicei la probleme de securitate, nu la afacer
i comerciale. Iar cifrul era de tipul metaforic, folosind alu-zia poetic\uc1 \u2
59 ?, adoptat pentru a induce \uc1 \u238 ?n eroare interceptarea Reich-u-lui, ca
re putea sparge orice cod, oric\uc1 \u226 ?t de complicat. Era clar c\uc1 \u259
? auto-ri-t\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ile din Tokyo aveau \uc1 \u238 ?n minte Reich
-ul, nu clicile semi-neloiale din New Islands. Fraza cheie, "Laptele cov\uc1 \u2
59 ?sit este dieta lui", se referea la }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pinafore, }{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 c
\uc1 \u226 ?ntecul misterios care dezvolt\uc1 \u259 ? doctrina "...Lucrurile sun
t arareori ceea ce par a fi/ Laptele cov\uc1 \u259 ?sit }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 se d\uc
1 \u259 ? drept }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 sm\uc1 \u226 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?". Iar }{\
i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 I}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ching, }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 c\uc1 \u226 ?n
d fusese consultat de domnul Tagomi, \uc1 \u238 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ?ris
e \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elesul. Comen-tariul fusese:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aici este vo
rba de un om puternic. Cu adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat,}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nu se potrive\uc1 \u351 ?te mediului lui, \uc1 \u238 ?n ace
ea c\uc1 \u259 ? este pre}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 a}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \

langfenp1033 \cf1 lipsit de curtoazie \uc1 \u351 ?i acord\uc1 \u259 ? prea pu\uc
1 \u355 ?in\uc1 \u259 ? aten\uc1 \u355 ?ie formei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar, av\uc1 \u226 ?nd un caracter corect, ob\uc1 \u355
?ine r\uc1 \u259 ?spunsul...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Semnifica\uc1 \u355 ?ia era, pe scurt, c\uc
1 \u259 ? domnul Baynes nu era ceea ce p\uc1 \u259 ?rea, c\uc1 \u259 ? adev\uc1
\u259 ?ratul scop al venirii lui la San Francisco nu era semnarea unui acord cu
privire la turnarea prin injec\uc1 \u355 ?ie. C\uc1 \u259 ?, de fapt, domnul Bay
nes era spion.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar, pe via\uc1
\u355 ?a lui, domnul Tagomi nu-\uc1 \u351 ?i putea da seama ce fel de spion, pe
ntru cine sau pentru ce.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
La unu patruzeci \uc1 \u238 ?n acea dup\uc1 \u259 ?-amiaz\uc1 \u259 ?, Robert C
hildan, cu enor-m\uc1 \u259 ? repulsie, \uc1 \u238 ?ncuie u\uc1 \u351 ?a de la i
ntrarea lui American Artistic Handcrafts Inc. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i t\uc1 \u
226 ?r\uc1 \u238 ? valizele grele pe trotuar, strig\uc1 \u259 ? la un velotaxi \
uc1 \u351 ?i-i spuse chi-nezoiului s\uc1 \u259 ?-l duc\uc1 \u259 ? la Nippon Tim
es Building.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Chinezoiul, sfrij
it, adus de spate \uc1 \u351 ?i asudat, icni \uc1 \u238 ?n semn c\uc1 \u259 ? a
pri-ceput \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ncarce bagaj
ele domnului Childan. Apoi, dup\uc1 \u259 ? ce-l ajutase pe domnul Childan \uc1
\u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? se a\uc1 \u351 ?eze \uc1 \u238 ?n scaunul
acoperit cu o hus\uc1 \u259 ? din p\uc1 \u226 ?nz\uc1 \u259 ?, chinezoiul fix\uc
1 \u259 ?, cu un \uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?nit, kilometrajul pe zero,
se urc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n scaunul lui \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\
uc1 \u259 ? pedaleze \uc1 \u238 ?n lungul lui Montgomery Street, printre automob
ile \uc1 \u351 ?i autobuze.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u

206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 ntreaga zi fusese petrecut\uc1 \u259 ? pentru a g\uc1 \u259 ?s
i ceva pentru domnul Ta-gomi, \uc1 \u351 ?i am\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?ciunea \u
c1 \u351 ?i nelini\uc1 \u351 ?tea aproape \uc1 \u238 ?l cople\uc1 \u351 ?iser\uc
1 \u259 ? pe Childan \uc1 \u238 ?n vreme ce privea trec\uc1 \u226 ?nd construc\u
c1 \u355 ?iile. \uc1 \u350 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i, triumf. \uc1 \u206 ?ndem\uc1 \u
226 ?na-rea, calitate surprinz\uc1 \u259 ?toare fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de re
stul fiin\uc1 \u355 ?ei lui: g\uc1 \u259 ?si-se lucrul po-trivit \uc1 \u351 ?i d
omnul Tagomi va fi \uc1 \u238 ?mbunat, iar clientul lui, oricine ar fi, va fi ma
i mult dec\uc1 \u226 ?t bucuros. \uc1 \u206 ?ntotdeauna \uc1 \u238 ?i satisfac,
se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Childan. Pe clien\uc1 \u355 ?ii mei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fusese \uc1 \u238 ?n stare }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 s\uc1 \u259 ?
procure, printr-o minune, un exemplar ca nou din Volumul \uc1 \u206 ?nt\uc1 \u2
26 ?i, Num\uc1 \u259 ?rul Unu, din }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Tip Top Comics. }{\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Dat\uc1 \u226 ?nd din anii treizeci, era o pies\uc1 \u259 ? aleas\uc1 \u259 ? a
Americanei; una dintre primele c\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?i dis-tractive, o pies
\uc1 \u259 ? pre\uc1 \u355 ?uit\uc1 \u259 ? de colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionari, perma-ne
nt solicitat\uc1 \u259 ?. Desi-gur, avea \uc1 \u351 ?i alte obiecte cu el, s\uc1
\u259 ? le arate la \uc1 \u238 ?nceput. Va \uc1 \u238 ?ndrepta lu-cru-rile grad
at c\uc1 \u259 ?tre cartea umoristic\uc1 \u259 ?, ce st\uc1 \u259 ?tea bine prot
ejat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o caset\uc1 \u259 ? din piele, \uc1 \u238 ?mpac
hetat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n foi\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n mijlo
cul valizei celei mari.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Radiou
l velotaxiului tr\uc1 \u226 ?mbi\uc1 \u355 ?a muzic\uc1 \u259 ? popular\uc1 \u25
9 ?, lu\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se la \uc1 \u238 ?n-trecere cu radiourile altor taxiuri,
automobile \uc1 \u351 ?i autobuze. Chil-dan nu auzea; era obi\uc1 \u351 ?nuit. N
u observa nici enormele firme de neon cu per-ma-nentele lor reclame acoperind fa
\uc1 \u355 ?adele oric\uc1 \u259 ?rei cl\uc1 \u259 ?diri mai mari. \uc1 \u206 ?n
definitiv, are el \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i propria lui firm\uc1 \u259 ?; no
aptea, se aprindea \uc1 \u351 ?i se stingea laolalt\uc1 \u259 ? cu toate celelal
te din ora\uc1 \u351 ?. Cum altfel s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i faci recla-m\uc1
\u259 ?? Trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? fii realist.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 De fapt, rumoarea radiourilor, zgomotele traficului, firmele \uc1
\u351 ?i oa-menii \uc1 \u238 ?l lini\uc1 \u351 ?teau. \uc1 \u206 ?i absorbeau \u
c1 \u238 ?ngrijorarea. \uc1 \u350 ?i era pl\uc1 \u259 ?cut s\uc1 \u259 ? fie pli
m-bat cu bicicleta de c\uc1 \u259 ?tre o alt\uc1 \u259 ? fiin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u
259 ? omeneasc\uc1 \u259 ?, s\uc1 \u259 ? simt\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ncordarea
mu\uc1 \u351 ?chilor chinezoiului transmis\uc1 \u259 ? sub forma unor vi-bra\uc
1 \u355 ?ii regulate; un fel de ma\uc1 \u351 ?in\uc1 \u259 ? de relaxare, se g\u
c1 \u226 ?ndi Childan. S\uc1 \u259 ? fie tras \uc1 \u238 ?n loc de a tre-bui s\u
c1 \u259 ? trag\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i... s\uc1 \u259 ? aib\uc1 \u259 ?, chi
ar \uc1 \u351 ?i pentru un moment, o pozi\uc1 \u355 ?ie superi-oar\uc1 \u259 ?.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033

\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se trezi, cu vinov\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u355 ?ie. Prea multe de pl\uc1 \u259 ?nuit, nu-i timp de mo\uc1 \u355 ?\uc
1 \u259 ?ia-l\uc1 \u259 ?. Era oare \uc1 \u238 ?mbr\uc1 \u259 ?cat potrivit pent
ru a p\uc1 \u259 ?trunde la Nippon Times Build-ing? Te pomene\uc1 \u351 ?ti c\uc
1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i va pierde cuno\uc1 \u351 ?tin\uc1 \u355 ?a \
uc1 \u238 ?n liftul ultra-rapid. Dar avea la el pastile contra r\uc1 \u259 ?ului
de vitez\uc1 \u259 ?, un produs german. Dife-ritele formule de adresare... le \
uc1 \u351 ?tia. Pe cine s\uc1 \u259 ? trateze cu polite\uc1 \u355 ?e, pe cine cu
grosol\uc1 \u259 ?nie. S\uc1 \u259 ? fie nepoliticos cu u\uc1 \u351 ?ierul, cu
liftierul, cu recep-\uc1 \u355 ?io-nerul, cu ghidul, cu portarul. S\uc1 \u259 ?
se \uc1 \u238 ?ncline, dar s\uc1 \u259 ? priveasc\uc1 \u259 ? drept prin ei, ca
\uc1 \u351 ?i cum n-ar fi existat. Erau acoperite astfel toate situa\uc1 \u355 ?
iile? Dar vizitatorii str\uc1 \u259 ?ini? La Misiunea Comer-cial\uc1 \u259 ? put
eau fi v\uc1 \u259 ?zu\uc1 \u355 ?i adese-ori \uc1 \u351 ?i germani, ca \uc1 \u3
51 ?i neutri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Iar apoi, putea,
de asemenea, vedea un sclav.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Nave germane sau din Sud tr\uc1 \u259 ?geau \uc1 \u238 ?n permanen\uc1 \u355 ?\u
c1 \u259 ? la docurile din San Francisco, \uc1 \u351 ?i negrilor li se permitea
c\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1 \u226 ?nd s\uc1 \u259 ? ias\uc1 \u259 ? pent
ru intervale scurte. \uc1 \u206 ?ntotdeauna \uc1 \u238 ?n grupuri mici de trei.
\uc1 \u350 ?i nu puteau r\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1 \u226 ?ne afar\uc1 \u259 ? dup\uc1 \
u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?derea nop\uc1 \u355 ?ii; chiar \uc1 \u351 ?i potrivit legii
Pacificului, tre-buiau s\uc1 \u259 ? respecte aceast\uc1 \u259 ? restric\uc1 \u3
55 ?ie. Dar tot sclavii desc\uc1 \u259 ?rcau \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n do-curi
, iar ace\uc1 \u351 ?tia tr\uc1 \u259 ?iau \uc1 \u238 ?n permanen\uc1 \u355 ?\uc
1 \u259 ? pe \uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?rm, \uc1 \u238 ?n bar\uc1 \u259 ?ci, pe che
i, dea-supra conductelor de ap\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu se putea afla nici unul \uc1 \u23
8 ?n birourile Misi-unii Comerciale, dar dac\uc1 \u259 ? se desc\uc1 \u259 ?rca
ceva... spre exemplu, el avea s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i care singur bagajele l
a domnul Tagomi \uc1 \u238 ?n birou? Sigur c\uc1 \u259 ? nu. Va trebui g\uc1 \u2
59 ?sit un sclav, chiar dac\uc1 \u259 ? trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ?tepte
un ceas. Chiar da-c\uc1 \u259 ? era s\uc1 \u259 ? piard\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238
?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnirea. Nici nu se punea problema s\uc1 \u259 ? fie v\uc1 \u259 ?
zut de vreun sclav c\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?nd ceva; trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fie
foarte atent la asta. O gre\uc1 \u351 ?eal\uc1 \u259 ? de genul \uc1 \u259 ?sta
l-ar costa serios; \uc1 \u351 ?i-ar pierde onoarea \uc1 \u238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?a
celor care l-ar vedea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206
?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 ntr-un fel, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Childan, aproape c\uc1 \u259 ? miar pl\uc1 \u259 ?cea s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi car singur bagajele \uc1 \u238 ?n Nippon T
imes Building ziua \uc1 \u238 ?n amiaza mare. Ce gest m\uc1 \u259 ?re\uc1 \u355
?. Nu este propriu-zis ilegal; nu m-ar b\uc1 \u259 ?ga la \uc1 \u238 ?nchisoare.
\uc1 \u350 ?i mi-a\uc1 \u351 ? ar\uc1 \u259 ?ta adev\uc1 \u259 ?ratele sentimen
te, acea parte a omului care nu este ar\uc1 \u259 ?ta-t\uc1 \u259 ? niciodat\uc1
\u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n public. \uc1 \u206 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp

at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ? putea-o face, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi,
dac\uc1 \u259 ? n-ar fi nenoroci\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tia de sc
lavi negrii care ard gazul prin preajm\uc1 \u259 ?; i-a\uc1 \u351 ? suporta pe c
ei de deasupra s-o vad\uc1 \u259 ?, dispre\uc1 \u355 ?ul lor \uc1 \u8211 ? de al
tfel, m\uc1 \u259 ? dispre\uc1 \u355 ?uiesc \uc1 \u351 ?i m\uc1 \u259 ? umilesc
zilnic. Dar s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? vad\uc1 \u259 ? cei de jos, s\uc1 \u259
? le simt sfidarea. Spre exemplu, chinezo-iul \uc1 \u259 ?sta, care tot pedaleaz
\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?naintea mea. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu luam un velotaxi, dac\u
c1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? vedea \uc1 \u238 ?ncerc\uc1 \u226 ?nd s\uc1 \u259 ? }{\
i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 merg pe jos }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 la o \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnire de a
faceri...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nem\uc1 \u355 ?ii tr
ebuiau blama\uc1 \u355 ?i pentru situa\uc1 \u355 ?ie. Tendin\uc1 \u355 ?a lor de
a mu\uc1 \u351 ?ca mai mult dec\uc1 \u226 ?t pot mesteca. \uc1 \u206 ?n definit
iv, abia reu\uc1 \u351 ?iser\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?
tige r\uc1 \u259 ?z-boiul \uc1 \u351 ?i, dintr-o dat\uc1 \u259 ?, trecuser\uc1 \
u259 ? la cucerirea sistemului solar, \uc1 \u238 ?n timp ce acas\uc1 \u259 ? d\u
c1 \u259 ?duser\uc1 \u259 ? edicte care... ei bine, ideea, cel pu\uc1 \u355 ?in,
era bun\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i, \uc1 \u238 ?n fond, avuseser\uc1 \u259 ? su
cces cu evreii, \uc1 \u355 ?iganii \uc1 \u351 ?i studen\uc1 \u355 ?ii biblici. I
ar sla-vii fuseser\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mpin\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?napoi c
u dou\uc1 \u259 ? mii de ani, \uc1 \u238 ?n patria lor, Asia. Afa-r\uc1 \u259 ?
cu totul din Europa, spre u\uc1 \u351 ?urarea tuturor. \uc1 \u206 ?napoi la cre\
uc1 \u351 ?terea ya-cilor \uc1 \u351 ?i la v\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?toarea cu a
rcul \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ?geata. \uc1 \u350 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n frumoasele re
viste lu-cioase tip\uc1 \u259 ?rite \uc1 \u238 ?n M\uc1 \u252 ?nchen \uc1 \u351
?i r\uc1 \u259 ?sp\uc1 \u226 ?ndite \uc1 \u238 ?n toate bibliotecile \uc1 \u351
?i la toate standurile de ziare... oricine poate vedea singur poze color pe c\uc
1 \u226 ?te o pa-gin\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreag\uc1 \u259 ?: blonzii coloni\
uc1 \u351 ?ti arieni, cu ochi alba\uc1 \u351 ?tri care acum, cu h\uc1 \u259 ?rni
cie, lucrau p\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?ntul, recoltau, arau \uc1 \u351 ?i a\uc1 \
u351 ?a mai departe, \uc1 \u238 ?n mare-le gr\uc1 \u226 ?nar al lumii, Ucraina.
Tipii \uc1 \u259 ?ia p\uc1 \u259 ?reau de-a dreptul ferici\uc1 \u355 ?i. Iar gos
pod\uc1 \u259 ?riile \uc1 \u351 ?i casele lor erau curate. Nu vedeai imagini cu
polo-nezi be\uc1 \u355 ?i, imbeciliza\uc1 \u355 ?i, tol\uc1 \u259 ?ni\uc1 \u355
?i pe prispe, st\uc1 \u226 ?nd s\uc1 \u259 ? se pr\uc1 \u259 ?bu\uc1 \u351 ?easc
\uc1 \u259 ? sau sco-\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?nd la v\uc1 \u226 ?nzare c\uc1 \u22
6 ?\uc1 \u355 ?iva napi pr\uc1 \u259 ?p\uc1 \u259 ?di\uc1 \u355 ?i prin pie\uc1
\u355 ?e de \uc1 \u355 ?ar\uc1 \u259 ?. Totul este de domeniul trecutului, ca \u
c1 \u351 ?i drumurile pr\uc1 \u259 ?fuite, cu f\uc1 \u259 ?ga\uc1 \u351 ?e, c\uc
1 \u226 ?ndva trans-formate \uc1 \u238 ?n mocirle \uc1 \u238 ?n anotimpul ploios
, \uc1 \u238 ?m-potmolind c\uc1 \u259 ?ru\uc1 \u355 ?ele.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar Africa. Pur \uc1 \u351 ?i simplu \uc1 \u238 ?\uc
1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?duser\uc1 \u259 ? fr\uc1 \u226 ?u liber entuziasmului acolo \uc1 \u351 ?i trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? admiri faptul, cu toate c\uc1 \u259 ? o
p\uc1 \u259 ?rere mai avizat\uc1 \u259 ? i-ar fi aten\uc1 \u355 ?ionat poate s\
uc1 \u259 ? mai a\uc1 \u351 ?tepte pu\uc1 \u355 ?in, de pild\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \
u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u226 ?nd Proiectul Farmland ar fi fost terminat. Acum
, nazi\uc1 \u351 ?tii ar\uc1 \u259 ?taser\uc1 \u259 ? }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi

ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 acolo }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 geniu; ar-tistul din ei ie\uc1 \u351 ?ise cu adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat la iv
eal\uc1 \u259 ?. Marea Mediteran\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nchis\uc1 \u259 ?, se-c
at\uc1 \u259 ?, transformat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n teren cultivabil, prin fol
osirea for\uc1 \u355 ?ei atomice \uc1 \u8211 ? ce \uc1 \u238 ?ndr\uc1 \u259 ?zne
\uc1 \u355 ?! Cum fuseser\uc1 \u259 ? pu\uc1 \u351 ?i cu botul pe labe b\uc1 \u2
26 ?rfitorii \uc1 \u8211 ? anumi\uc1 \u355 ?i co-mercian\uc1 \u355 ?i de pe Mont
gomery Street, spre exemplu. \uc1 \u350 ?i de fapt, Africa avusese \uc1 \u238 ?n
totdeauna succes...}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1
\u206 ?ntr-un pr}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 oiect de acest gen \uc1 \u238 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?, }{\i
1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 aproape }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 era un cuv\uc1 \u226 ?nt a c\uc1 \u259 ?rui ro
stire \uc1 \u238 ?ncepea s\uc1 \u259 ? fie prevestitoare de rele. Binecuv\uc1 \u
226 ?ntatul pamflet mu\uc1 \u351 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?tor al lui Rosenberg a ap\uc1 \u2
59 ?rut \uc1 \u238 ?n 1958; atunci s-a ar\uc1 \u259 ?tat pentru prima oar\uc1 \u
259 ? cuv\uc1 \u226 ?ntul. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u206 ?n ceea ce prive\uc1 \u35
1 ?te Solu\uc1 \u355 ?ia Final\uc1 \u259 ? a Problemei Africane, aproape c\uc1 \
u259 ? ne-am atins obiectivele. Din nefericire, totu\uc1 \u351 ?i...}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Totu\uc1 \u351 ?i, trebuiser\uc1 \u259 ?
dou\uc1 \u259 ? sute de ani pentru a sc\uc1 \u259 ?pa de indienii americani. \uc
1 \u206 ?n Africa, germanilor le fuseser\uc1 \u259 ? suficien\uc1 \u355 ?i cinci
spre-zece. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? nici o critic\uc1 \u259 ? nu st\uc1 \u25
9 ?tea \uc1 \u238 ?n picioare. Childan, de fapt, o sus\uc1 \u355 ?inu-se de cur\
uc1 \u226 ?nd, \uc1 \u238 ?n timpul unei mese luate cu unii dintre ceilal\uc1 \u
355 ?i comer-cian\uc1 \u355 ?i. Se a\uc1 \u351 ?teptau la miracole, era evident,
ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum nazi\uc1 \u351 ?tii puteau remodela lumea ca prin farmec.
Nu, era \uc1 \u351 ?tiin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i tehnologie \uc1 \
u351 ?i acel talent minunat pentru munca din greu; nem\uc1 \u355 ?ii nu se oprea
u niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? din str\uc1 \u259 ?danie. \uc1 \u350 ?i c\uc1 \u226 ?nd f
\uc1 \u259 ?ceau o treab\uc1 \u259 ?, o f\uc1 \u259 ?ceau }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 bine.
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oricum, zborurile spre Marte
ab\uc1 \u259 ?tuser\uc1 \u259 ? aten\uc1 \u355 ?ia omenirii de la di-fi-cult\uc1
\u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ile din Africa. Astfel \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t totul rev
enea la ceea ce le spusese el amicilor lui, proprietari de magazine; ceea ce au
nazi\uc1 \u351 ?tii \uc1 \u351 ?i ne lipse\uc1 \u351 ?te nou\uc1 \u259 ? este...
noble\uc1 \u355 ?ea. Admir\uc1 \u259 ?-i pentru dragostea lor pentru munc\uc1 \
u259 ? sau pentru eficacitatea lor... dar visul este cel care-l st\uc1 \u226 ?rn
e\uc1 \u351 ?te pe om. Zboruri spa\uc1 \u355 ?iale, la \uc1 \u238 ?nceput c\uc1
\u259 ?tre Lun\uc1 \u259 ?, apoi c\uc1 \u259 ?tre Marte; dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu a-ce
asta este cea mai veche n\uc1 \u259 ?zuin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? a omului, cea
mai \uc1 \u238 ?nalt\uc1 \u259 ? speran\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? a noastr\uc1 \u2
59 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?tre glorie. Acum, pe de alt\uc1 \u259 ? parte, japonezii. \uc1
\u206 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?tiu eu prea bine; doar fac afaceri cu ei toat\uc1 \u259 ?

ziua. Sunt \uc1 \u8211 ? s-o recunoa\uc1 \u351 ?tem \uc1 \u8211 ? orien-tali. Ga
lbeni. Noi, albii, trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? ne \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ?m \uc1
\u238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?a lor deoarece ei de\uc1 \u355 ?in puterea. Dar suntem cu
ochii la Germania; vedem ce poate fi f\uc1 \u259 ?-cut acolo unde au cucerit al
bii \uc1 \u351 ?i este complet altceva.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ne apropiem de Nippon Times Building, domnule, z
ise chine-zoiul, cu r\uc1 \u259 ?suflarea \uc1 \u238 ?ntret\uc1 \u259 ?iat\uc1 \
u259 ? de efortul de a urca panta.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ncetini, acum.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Childan \uc1 \u238 ?ncerc\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i-l im
agineze pe clientul domnului Tago-mi. E-ra clar c\uc1 \u259 ? omul era neobi\uc1
\u351 ?nuit de important; tonul domnului Tagomi la telefon, imensa lui agita\uc
1 \u355 ?ie, l\uc1 \u259 ?saser\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? se \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \
u355 ?eleag\uc1 \u259 ? faptul. Imaginea unuia dintre cei mai importan\uc1 \u355
?i cump\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?tori sau, mai degrab\uc1 \u259 ?, clien\uc1 \u3
55 ?i ai lui \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i, i se \uc1 \u238 ?nfirip\uc1 \u259 ? \
uc1 \u238 ?n minte, un om care f\uc1 \u259 ?cuse multe pentru a-i crea lui Child
an o reputa\uc1 \u355 ?ie printre sus-pu-sele personaje locuind \uc1 \u238 ?n Ba
y Area}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3
\super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Zona Golfului (San Francisco)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu patru ani \uc1 \u238 ?n ur}{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 m\
uc1 \u259 ?, Childan nu fusese negustorul de rarit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1
\u351 ?i atrac\uc1 \u355 ?ii care era acum; \uc1 \u355 ?inuse un micu\uc1 \u355
? \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ntunecos anticariat pe Ge-a-ry. Magazinele vecine v
indeau mobil\uc1 \u259 ? folosit\uc1 \u259 ?, sau calcula-toare la m\uc1 \u226 ?
-na a doua, sau lenjerie confec\uc1 \u355 ?ionat\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu era o zon\uc1 \
u259 ? select\uc1 \u259 ?. Noap-tea, pe trotuar se petreceau t\uc1 \u226 ?lh\uc1
\u259 ?rii \uc1 \u351 ?i uneori violuri, \uc1 \u238 ?n ciuda efortu-rilor Depar
tamentului de Poli\uc1 \u355 ?ie San Francisco \uc1 \u351 ?i chiar ale Kempeitai
- ului mai marilor japonezi. Toate vitrinele magazinelor aveau gratii din fier c
are se fixau, odat\uc1 \u259 ? terminat\uc1 \u259 ? ziua de lucru, pentru a se p
reveni p\uc1 \u259 ?trunderile for\uc1 \u355 ?ate. \uc1 \u350 ?i totu\uc1 \u351
?i, \uc1 \u238 ?n acest district al ora\uc1 \u351 ?ului venise un japonez b\uc1
\u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?ior, retras din armat\uc1 \u259 ?, maiorul Ito Humo. \uc1 \
u206 ?nalt, sub\uc1 \u355 ?ire, cu p\uc1 \u259 ?rul alb, umbl\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1

\u351 ?i \uc1 \u355 ?in\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se \uc1 \u355 ?eap\uc1 \u259 ?n, maiorul
Ito Humo \uc1 \u238 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?-duse lui Childan primul imbold \uc1 \u238
?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu cea ce se putea face cu genul lui de negust
orie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Eu sunt colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionar, \uc1 \u238 ?i explicase maiorul Humo.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?i pet
recuse o \uc1 \u238 ?ntreag\uc1 \u259 ? dup\uc1 \u259 ?-amiaz\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1
\u259 ?ut\uc1 \u226 ?nd prin vrafurile de re-viste din magazin. Cu vocea lui dom
oal\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i explicase ceva ce Childan nu prea reu\uc1 \u351 ?e
a s\uc1 \u259 ? priceap\uc1 \u259 ? la momentul acela: pentru mul\uc1 \u355 ?i j
aponezi boga\uc1 \u355 ?i, cul\uc1 \u355 ?i, obiectele vechi ale civiliza\uc1 \u
355 ?iei autoh-tone americane erau de acela\uc1 \u351 ?i interes ca \uc1 \u351 ?
i antichit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ile propriu-zise. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De ce }{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 era astfel, ma-io-rul \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i nu \uc1 \u351 ?tia; e
l era \uc1 \u238 ?mp\uc1 \u259 ?timit de colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionarea revistelor vec
hi trat\uc1 \u226 ?nd despre nasturii americani de alam\uc1 \u259 ?, ca \uc1 \u3
51 ?i de nasturii \uc1 \u238 ?n sine. Era precum colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionarea de mon
ede sau de timbre; nici o explica\uc1 \u355 ?ie ra\uc1 \u355 ?ional\uc1 \u259 ?
nu putea fi dat\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i erau pl\uc1 \u259 ?tite pre\uc1 \u355
?uri mari de c\uc1 \u259 ?tre colec-\uc1 \u355 ?ionarii boga\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u259
? voi da un exemplu, spusese maiorul. \uc1 \u350 ?ti\uc1 \u355 ?i ce se \uc1 \u2
38 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elege prin vederi cu "Ororile r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului"?}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 l privise pe Childa
n cu sufletul la gur\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Scotocindu-\uc1 \u351 ?i prin memorie, Childan \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i ami
ntise, \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din ur-m\uc1 \u259 ?. Vederile se v\uc1 \u226 ?nduser\
uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n copil\uc1 \u259 ?ria lui, cu gum\uc1 \u259 ? de meste
cat. Un cent bucata. Fusese o serie cu ele, fiecare vedere prezent\uc1 \u226 ?nd
o alt\uc1 \u259 ? ne-norocire.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc

1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un bun prieten al meu, continuase maiorul, colec\uc1 \u3
55 ?ioneaz\uc1 \u259 ? "Oro-rile R\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului". Nu-i lipse\uc1 \u351 ?t
e dec\uc1 \u226 ?t una, acum. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Scufundarea lui Panay. }{\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 A oferit o sum\uc1 \u259 ? substan\uc1 \u355 ?ial\uc1 \u259 ? de bani pentru
acea vedere anume.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 Vederi \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarse, spusese Childan deodat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u259 ?
rog?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Le
\uc1 \u238 ?ntorceam. Fiecare vedere avea o fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? cap \uc1
\u351 ?i o fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? pajur\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Avea cam opt ani pe atunci.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aveam fiecare c\uc1 \u226 ?te un
pachet de vederi \uc1 \u238 ?ntoa}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 rse. St\uc1 \u259 ?team, doi copi
i, fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. L\uc1 \u
259 ?sam fiecare s\uc1 \u259 ? cad\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u226 ?te o vedere, astfel
\uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t s\uc1 \u259 ? se \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1
\u238 ?n aer. B\uc1 \u259 ?iatul a c\uc1 \u259 ?rui vedere ateriza cu fa\uc1 \u
355 ?a \uc1 \u238 ?n sus, fa\uc1 \u355 ?a cu imaginea, c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?
tiga am\uc1 \u226 ?ndou\uc1 \u259 ? vederile.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Ce pl\uc1 \u259 ?cut s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i aminte\uc1 \u35
1 ?ti zilele acelea bune, zilele fericite de de-mult, ale copil\uc1 \u259 ?riei.
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pe g\uc1 \u226 ?nduri, maioru
l Humo spusese:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc

tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 L-am auzit pe prietenul meu vorbind despre asta. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dup\uc
1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u259 ?re-rea mea, nu \uc1 \u351 ?tie cum erau folosite de fapt
vedenie astea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u206 ?n c
ele din urm\uc1 \u259 ?, prietenul maiorului se ar\uc1 \u259 ?tase la magazin s\
uc1 \u259 ? as-culte relatarea istoric\uc1 \u259 ? de prim\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u2
26 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? a lui Childan. Respectivul, el \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i of
i\uc1 \u355 ?er \uc1 \u238 ?n retragere al Armatei Imperiale, fusese fascinat.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Capace de
sticle! exclamase Childan pe nea\uc1 \u351 ?teptate.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Japonezul clipise nedumerit.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Str\uc1 \u226 ?ngeau capacele de la
sticlele }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 cu lapte. Copiii. Acoperi-torile rotunde pe care erau tre
cute zilele. Trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fi fost mii de asemenea capace cu zilele s\uc
1 \u259 ?pt\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?nii \uc1 \u238 ?n Statele Unite. Fiecare era
tip\uc1 \u259 ?rit\uc1 \u259 ? altfel.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Ochii ofi\uc1 \u355 ?erului luciser\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ave\uc1 \u355 ?i vreuna dintr
e colec\uc1 \u355 ?iile dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ? de odinioar\uc1 \u259 ?, dom-nu
le?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Natural, Childan nu avea.
Dar... poate mai era \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? posibil s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u
259 ? rost de vechile, de demult uitatele capace din zilele dinainte de r\uc1 \u
259 ?zboi, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd laptele venea la sticle, nu \uc1 \u238 ?n cutii din c
arton impermeabil.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033

\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350
?i a\uc1 \u351 ?a, \uc1 \u238 ?n etape, intrase \uc1 \u238 ?n afaceri. \uc1 \u20
6 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i deschiseser\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i al\uc1 \u355 ?ii magazi-n
e similare, profit\uc1 \u226 ?nd de nebunia mereu cresc\uc1 \u226 ?nd\uc1 \u259
? a japo-nezilor pen-tru americanisme... dar Childan \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i p
\uc1 \u259 ?strase \uc1 \u238 ?ntotdeau-na locul \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?i.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u25
9 ? cost\uc1 \u259 ?, zise chinezoiul, smulg\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-l din medita\uc1 \u3
55 ?ie. Un dolar, domnu}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 le.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Desc\uc1 \u259 ?rcase bagajele \uc1 \u351 ?i a\uc1 \u351 ?tepta.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Distrat, Childan \uc1 \u238 ?i pl\u
c1 \u259 ?ti. Da, era foarte probabil ca clientul dom-nu-lui Tagomi s\uc1 \u259
? semene cu maiorul Humo; cel pu\uc1 \u355 ?in, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Chil-dan cau
stic, din punctul meu de vedere. Avusese de-a face cu mul\uc1 \u355 ?i japonezi.
.. dar tot mai avea dificult\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n a-i deosebi.
Erau cei scur\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ndesa\uc1 \u355 ?i, cl\uc1
\u259 ?di\uc1 \u355 ?i ca lupt\uc1 \u259 ?torii. Apoi cei ca spi\uc1 \u355 ?eri
i. Gr\uc1 \u259 ?dinarii... \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i avea categoriile lui. \uc1
\u350 ?i tinerii, care pentru el nu erau de fel ca japonezii. Cli-entul domnulu
i Tagomi era probabil rotofei, om de afaceri, \uc1 \u351 ?i fuma tra-buc filipin
ez.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Apoi, st\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc
1 \u238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?a lui Nippon Times Building, cu bagajele al\uc1 \u259 ?
turi, pe trotuar, Childan se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi dintr-o dat\uc1 \u259 ?, cu un fio
r: dac\uc1 \u259 ? clientul lui nu este japonez! Antichit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355
?ile fuseser\uc1 \u259 ? alese cu g\uc1 \u226 ?ndul la ei, la gustu-ri}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 le lor...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Omul \uc1 \u238 ?
ns\uc1 \u259 ? trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? fie japonez. Comanda ini\uc1 \u355 ?ial\uc1
\u259 ? a domnului Tagomi fusese un poster cu recrutarea \uc1 \u238 ?n R\uc1 \u
259 ?zboiul Civil; cu siguran\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, doar un japonez ar fi fos
t interesat de asemenea fleacuri. Mania lor ti-pic\uc1 \u259 ? pentru banalit\uc
1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i, fascina\uc1 \u355 ?ia lor legalist\uc1 \u259 ? fa\uc1 \u
355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de documente, pro-clama\uc1 \u355 ?ii, reclame. \uc1 \u350 ?il amintea pe unul care \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i dedicase timpul liber colec\uc1
\u355 ?ion\uc1 \u259 ?rii reclamelor din ziare, cu privire la patentele medical

e ame-ricane de la 1900.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Altel
e erau problemele care trebuiau rezolvate. Probleme imedi}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 a-te. Prin
u\uc1 \u351 ?ile \uc1 \u238 ?nalte ale Nippon Times Building-ului, gr\uc1 \u259
?-beau b\uc1 \u259 ?rba\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?i femei, to\uc1 \u355 ?i bine
\uc1 \u238 ?mbr\uc1 \u259 ?ca\uc1 \u355 ?i; vocile lor ajungeau p\uc1 \u226 ?n\u
c1 \u259 ? la urechile lui Chil-dan \uc1 \u351 ?i el se puse \uc1 \u238 ?n mi\uc
1 \u351 ?care. O privire aruncat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n sus, la edificiul \uc
1 \u238 ?n form\uc1 \u259 ? de turn, cea mai \uc1 \u238 ?nalt\uc1 \u259 ? cl\uc1
\u259 ?dire din San Francisco. Pere\uc1 \u355 ?i de birouri, ferestre, proiectu
l fabulos al arhitec\uc1 \u355 ?i-lor japonezi... \uc1 \u351 ?i gr\uc1 \u259 ?di
na \uc1 \u238 ?nconjur\uc1 \u259 ?toare, de brazi pitici, st\uc1 \u226 ?nci, pei
saj karesansui}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Aranjament tipic japonez}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f
6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , din care lipse\uc1 \u35
1 ?te vegeta\uc1 \u355 ?ia ca element esen\uc1 \u355 ?ial al gr\uc1 \u259 ?dinii
; loc de medita\uc1 \u355 ?ie}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , nisip \uc1 \u238 ?nchi-puind un p\
uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?u secat \uc1 \u351 ?erpuind prin-tre r\uc1 \u259 ?d\uc1
\u259 ?cini, printre pietre simple, }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 neregulate, plate...}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u259 ?zu un negru care c\uc1 \u25
9 ?rase bagaje, acum liber. \uc1 \u206 ?ndat\uc1 \u259 ?, Childan strig\uc1 \u25
9 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ham
al!}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Negrul veni fuga spre el,
z\uc1 \u226 ?mbind.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 La etajul dou\uc1 \u259 ?zeci, zise Childan pe cel mai aspru ton al
s\uc1 \u259 ?u. Zona B. Imediat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Indic\uc1 \u259 ? bagajele apoi gr\uc1 \u259 ?bi c\uc1 \u259 ?tre intrarea cl

\uc1 \u259 ?dirii. Bine\uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eles c\uc1 \u259 ? nu privi \uc1
\u238 ?n urm\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un
moment mai t\uc1 \u226 ?rziu se afla \uc1 \u238 ?nghesuit \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-unul d
intre ascen-soarele ultra-rapide; mai ales japonezi \uc1 \u238 ?n jurul lui, cu
fe\uc1 \u355 ?ele lor netede, lucind u\uc1 \u351 ?or \uc1 \u238 ?n lumina str\uc
1 \u259 ?lucitoare a liftului. Apoi ame\uc1 \u355 ?i-toarea \uc1 \u238 ?mpin-ger
e \uc1 \u238 ?n sus, clicul rapid al u\uc1 \u351 ?ilor de la etajele dep\uc1 \u2
59 ?\uc1 \u351 ?ite; \uc1 \u238 ?nchise ochii, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u
238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?epeni bine picioarele \uc1 \u238 ?n podea, se rug\uc1 \u259 ?
s\uc1 \u259 ? se sf\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u351 ?easc\uc1 \u259 ? zborul. Negrul, de
bun\uc1 \u259 ? seam\uc1 \u259 ?, luase bagajele s\uc1 \u259 ? le urce cu un lif
t de serviciu. Nu ar fi fost de domeniul rezonabilului s\uc1 \u259 ? fie \uc1 \u
238 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ?duit aici. De fapt \uc1 \u8211 ? Childan deschise ochii \uc1
\u351 ?i privi scurt \uc1 \u8211 ? era unul dintre pu\uc1 \u355 ?inii albi din a
scensor.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?nd ascen
sorul \uc1 \u238 ?l l\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1 \u259 ? la etajul dou\uc1 \u259 ?zeci, Ch
ildan se \uc1 \u238 ?ncord\uc1 \u259 ?, mobiliz\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se pentru \uc1 \u
238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnirea din biroul domnului Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 3}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u206 ?
N ASFI}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 N\uc1 \u354 ?IT, arunc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i privirile
\uc1 \u238 ?n sus, Juliana Frink v\uc1 \u259 ?zu pe cer punctul de lumin\uc1 \u
259 ? \uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?nind \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un arc \uc1 \u351
?i disp\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?nd spre vest. Una dintre rachetele naziste, \uc
1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i spuse. Zbur\uc1 \u226 ?nd c\uc1 \u259 ?tre Coast\uc1 \u25
9 ?. Plin\uc1 \u259 ? cu pro-iectile, din cele mari. Iar pe mine iat\uc1 \u259 ?
-m\uc1 \u259 ? aici, jos. F\uc1 \u259 ?cu cu m\uc1 \u226 ?na, de\uc1 \u351 ?i, d
esigur, racheta disp\uc1 \u259 ?ruse deja.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20

\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Umbre \uc1 \u238 ?naint\uc1 \u226 ?nd dinspre Mun\uc1 \u355 ?ii St\
uc1 \u226 ?nco\uc1 \u351 ?i. Piscuri albastre cu-fun-d\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se \uc1 \u
238 ?n noapte. Un stol de p\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1 \u259 ?ri \uc1 \u238 ?ncete, migrat
oare, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i ve-deau de drum, paralel cu mun\uc1 \u355 ?ii. I
ci-colo, c\uc1 \u226 ?te un automobil \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i aprin-dea faruri
le; vedea punctele gemene \uc1 \u238 ?n lungul autostr\uc1 \u259 ?zii. \uc1 \u35
0 ?i luminile unei sta\uc1 \u355 ?ii de benzin\uc1 \u259 ?. Case.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Erau luni de c\uc1 \u226 ?nd tr\uc1 \u259 ?i
a aici, \uc1 \u238 ?n Canon City, Colorado. Era in-struc-tor de judo.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ziua de lucru i se terminase \uc1 \u351
?i se preg\uc1 \u259 ?tea s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? un du\uc1 \u351 ?. Se si
m-\uc1 \u355 ?ea obosit\uc1 \u259 ?. Toate du\uc1 \u351 ?urile erau ocupate de c
lien\uc1 \u355 ?i ai s\uc1 \u259 ?lii de sport Ray's Gym, a\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \
u259 ? st\uc1 \u259 ?tea a\uc1 \u351 ?tept\uc1 \u226 ?nd, afar\uc1 \u259 ?, la r
\uc1 \u259 ?coare, bucu-r\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se de mirosul aerului de munte \uc1 \u3
51 ?i de lini\uc1 \u351 ?te. Tot ce auzea acum era ru-moarea estompat\uc1 \u259
? venind dinspre toneta cu hambur-geri din josul dru-mului, de la marginea autos
tr\uc1 \u259 ?zii. Parcaser\uc1 \u259 ? dou\uc1 \u259 ? trailere diesel uria-\uc
1 \u351 ?e, iar \uc1 \u351 ?oferii, prin \uc1 \u238 ?ntunecime, se vedeau mi\uc1
\u351 ?-c\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se primprejur, pu-n\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i jache
tele din piele \uc1 \u238 ?nainte de a intra \uc1 \u238 ?n chio\uc1 \u351 ?cul c
u ham-bur-geri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se g\uc1 \u226
?ndi: nu se aruncase D}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 iesel pe fereastra cabinei lui? Sinuci-g\uc1
\u226 ?ndu-se prin \uc1 \u238 ?nec \uc1 \u238 ?n timpul unei c\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1
\u259 ?torii pe ocean? Poate ar trebui s\uc1 \u259 ? fac \uc1 \u351 ?i eu asta.
Dar aici nu era nici un ocean. \uc1 \u206 ?ntotdeauna \uc1 \u238 ?ns\uc1 \u259
? exis-t\uc1 \u259 ? o cale. Ca \uc1 \u238 ?n Shakespeare. Un ac de p\uc1 \u259
?r \uc1 \u238 ?nfipt prin pieptul c\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?ii \uc1
\u351 ?i la revedere, Frink. Fata care nu avea de ce se teme c\uc1 \u259 ? va fi
pr\uc1 \u259 ?dat\uc1 \u259 ? de oamenii de\uc1 \u351 ?ertului, cei f\uc1 \u259
?r\uc1 \u259 ? acoperi\uc1 \u351 ? deasupra capului. Umbl\uc1 \u259 ? dreapt\uc
1 \u259 ?, av\uc1 \u226 ?nd con\uc1 \u351 ?tiin\uc1 \u355 ?a multor posibi-lit\u
c1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i, pe muchie de cu\uc1 \u355 ?it, de a-\uc1 \u351 ?i face
du\uc1 \u351 ?manii \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?run\uc1 \u355 ?i\uc1 \u355 ?i s\uc
1 \u259 ? saliveze. Mai bine moartea prin, s\uc1 \u259 ? zicem, inhalarea gazelo
r de e\uc1 \u351 ?apament din ora\uc1 \u351 ?e, poate printr-un fur-tun lung.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Asta-i \uc1 \u238 ?nv\uc1 \u259
?\uc1 \u355 ?at\uc1 \u259 ?, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, de la japonezi. Atitudine nep\
uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1 \u259 ?toare \uc1 \u238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?a mor\uc1 \u355 ?i, pr
eluat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mpreun\uc1 \u259 ? cu judo-ul pe bani. Cum s\uc1 \
u259 ? ucizi, cum s\uc1 \u259 ? mori. Yang \uc1 \u351 ?i yin. Dar acum astea au

r\uc1 \u259 ?mas \uc1 \u238 ?n urm\uc1 \u259 ?; aici este un teritoriu protestan
t.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Era un lucru bun s\uc1 \u25
9 ? vezi rachetele naziste trec\uc1 \u226 ?nd pe deasupra capului f\uc1 \u259 ?r
\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? opreasc\uc1 \u259 ?, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1
\u259 ? arate vreun interes, de nici un fel, pentru Canon City, Colorado. Nici
pentru Utah sau Wyoming sau par-tea estic\uc1 \u259 ? a Nevadei, pentru nici unu
l dintre statele de de\uc1 \u351 ?ert deschis sau de c\uc1 \u226 ?mpie. Nu valor
\uc1 \u259 ?m nimic, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i spuse. Ne putem tr\uc1 \u259 ?i v
ie\uc1 \u355 ?ile ne-\uc1 \u238 ?n-semnate. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? vrem. Dac\uc1 \u259
? are rost, pentru noi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dinspr
e unul dintre du\uc1 \u351 ?uri, zgomotul unei u\uc1 \u351 ?i deschiz\uc1 \u226
?ndu-se. O siluet\uc1 \u259 ?, masiva domni\uc1 \u351 ?oar\uc1 \u259 ? Davis, cu
du\uc1 \u351 ?ul terminat, \uc1 \u238 ?mbr\uc1 \u259 ?cat\uc1 \u259 ?, cu geant
a sub bra\uc1 \u355 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 A, a\uc1 \u351 ?tepta\uc1 \u355 ?i, doamn\uc1 \u259 ? Frink? \uc1
\u206 ?mi pare r\uc1 \u259 ?u.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu-i nimic, zise Juliana.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?ti\uc1 \u355 ?i, doamn\uc1
\u259 ? Frink, am \uc1 \u238 ?nv\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?at at\uc1 \u226 ?tea di
n judo. Mai multe de-c\uc1 \u226 ?t din Zen. Vroiam s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 spun.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 Sub\uc1 \u355 ?ia\uc1 \u355 ?i-v\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?oldurile pri
n metoda Zen, spuse Juliana. Sl\uc1 \u259 ?bi\uc1 \u355 ?i printr-un satori f\uc
1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? efort. Ierta\uc1 \u355 ?i-m\uc1 \u259 ?, domni\uc1 \u351
?oar\uc1 \u259 ?, sunt distrat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Domni\uc1 \u351 ?oara Davis zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567

\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V-au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut s\uc1 \u259 ? sufe
ri\uc1 \u355 ?i mult?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Cine?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Japonezii. \uc1 \u206 ?nainte s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nv\uc1 \u259
?\uc1 \u355 ?a\uc1 \u355 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? ap\uc1 \u259 ?ra\uc1 \u
355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
A fost}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u238 ?nsp\uc1 \u259 ?im\uc1 \u226 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ?tor,
spuse Juliana. N-a\uc1 \u355 ?i fost niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? aco-lo, pe Coast\uc1 \
u259 ?. Unde sunt ei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 N-am fost niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? afar\uc1 \u259 ? din Colorado, r\uc
1 \u259 ?spunse domni\uc1 \u351 ?oa-ra Davis, cu vocea alterat\uc1 \u259 ? de ti
miditate.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 S-ar putea \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mpla aici, zise Juliana. S-ar putea hot\u
c1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? o-cu-pe \uc1 \u351 ?i regiunea asta.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nici chiar a\
uc1 \u351 ?a!}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Nu \uc1 \u351 ?tii niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? ce au de g\uc1 \u226 ?nd, zise Jul
iana. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i ascund adev\uc1 \u259 ?-ratele inten\uc1 \u355 ?
ii.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus

tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce..
. v-au pus s\uc1 \u259 ? face\uc1 \u355 ?i?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Domni\uc1 \u351 ?oara Davis, str\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1
\u351 ?i geanta la piept cu ambele m\uc1 \u226 ?ini se d\uc1 \u259 ?du mai apro
ape, \uc1 \u238 ?n \uc1 \u238 ?ntunericul serii, s\uc1 \u259 ? asculte.}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Totul, zise Juli
ana.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ah,
Doamne. M-a\uc1 \u351 ? opune.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Juliana se scuz\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i se \uc1 \u238 ?ndrept\uc1 \u259 ? c\
uc1 \u259 ?tre du\uc1 \u351 ?ul liber; se mai apropia cineva de el, cu un prosop
pe bra\uc1 \u355 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Mai t\uc1
\u226 ?rziu, st\uc1 \u259 ?tea \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un separeu la Tasty Charley's Ha
mbur-gers}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \c
f3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 La Charley: hamburgeri gusto\uc1 \u351 ?i (engl.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , c
itind meniul f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ?-l vad\uc1 \u259 ?. Tonomat
ul c\uc1 \u226 ?nta muzic\uc1 \u259 ? proas-t\uc1 \u259 ?; chitar\uc1 \u259 ? el
ectric\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i gemete sentimentale... aerul era \uc1 \u238 ?nc
\uc1 \u259 ?rcat cu fum de gr\uc1 \u259 ?sime ars\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i tot
u\uc1 \u351 ?i, locul era cald \uc1 \u351 ?i str\uc1 \u259 ?lucitor \uc1 \u351 ?
i-i pl\uc1 \u259 ?cea. Prezen-\uc1 \u355 ?a \uc1 \u351 ?oferilor de pe camioane
la tejghea, chelneri\uc1 \u355 ?a, masivul juc\uc1 \u259 ?tor ir-lan-dez, cu hai
na lui alb\uc1 \u259 ?, d\uc1 \u226 ?nd restul la cas\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Z\uc1 \u259 ?rind-o, Charley se a
propie s-o serveasc\uc1 \u259 ? el \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i. Z\uc1 \u226 ?mb
ind larg, zise, cu vorbirea lui t\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u259 ?nat\uc1 \

u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Vrea ceai, domni\uc1 \u351 ?oara?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cafea, zise Juliana, suport\uc1 \u226 ?nd umorul
frust al buc\uc1 \u259 ?tarului.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \u
c1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?a, deci, f\uc1 \u259 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 cu Char
ley d\uc1 \u226 ?nd din cap.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Iar hamburgerul fierbinte, cu carnea \uc1 \u238 ?n sucul ei
.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu \uc
1 \u351 ?i un bol cu sup\uc1 \u259 ? cuib de \uc1 \u351 ?obolan? Sau poate creie
r de ca-pr\uc1 \u259 ? fript \uc1 \u238 ?n ulei de m\uc1 \u259 ?sline?}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Doi \uc1 \u351 ?oferi de camion, r\uc1
\u259 ?sucindu-se \uc1 \u238 ?n scaunele lor, r\uc1 \u226 ?njir\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1
\u351 ?i ei la auzul glumelor. \uc1 \u350 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n plus, le f\uc1 \u259
?cu pl\uc1 \u259 ?cere s\uc1 \u259 ? remarce c\uc1 \u226 ?t era de atr\uc1 \u25
9 ?-g\uc1 \u259 ?toare. Chiar \uc1 \u351 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? glumele b
uc\uc1 \u259 ?tarului, \uc1 \u351 ?oferii s-ar fi holbat la ea. Lunile de judo a
ctiv \uc1 \u238 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?duser\uc1 \u259 ? un tonus muscular neobi\uc1 \u
351 ?nuit; \uc1 \u351 ?tia c\uc1 \u226 ?t de bine se \uc1 \u355 ?inea \uc1 \u351
?i ce \uc1 \u238 ?nsemna asta pentru silueta ei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 T}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 otul \uc1 \u355 ?ine de mu\uc1 \u351 ?chii um\
uc1 \u259 ?rului, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi ea c\uc1 \u226 ?nd le \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \
u226 ?lni privi-rile. \uc1 \u350 ?i la dansatori, la fel. N-are nici o leg\uc1 \
u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu m\uc1 \u259 ?rimea. Trimite-\uc1 \u355 ?i-v\uc1 \u259 ?
nevestele la sala de sport \uc1 \u351 ?i vi le \uc1 \u238 ?nv\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \
u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?m. \uc1 \u350 ?i-o s\uc1 \u259 ? fi\uc1 \u355 ?i mai mul\uc1 \

u355 ?u-mi\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n via\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 P\uc1 \u259 ?stra\uc1
\u355 ?i distan\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?i avertiz\uc1 \u259 ? buc\
uc1 \u259 ?tarul pe \uc1 \u351 ?oferi, f\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-le cu ochiu
l. V\uc1 \u259 ? azv\uc1 \u226 ?rle la cutie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Ea \uc1 \u238 ?l \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? pe cel mai t\uc1
\u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r dintre \uc1 \u351 ?oferi:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De unde sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i?}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Missouri, ziser\uc1
\u259 ? am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u
8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i din Statele Unite? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1
\u259 ? ea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Eu sunt, zise cel mai \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ?. Philadelph
ia. Am ac}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 olo trei copii. Cel mai mare are unsprezece ani.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Asculta\uc1 \u355
?i, spuse Juliana. Este... u\uc1 \u351 ?or s\uc1 \u259 ? faci rost de o slujb\u
c1 \u259 ? bun\uc1 \u259 ? acolo?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?oferul mai t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe

1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sigur. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? ai p
ielea de culoarea care trebuie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 El \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i avea o fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? cam \uc1 \u2
38 ?ntunecat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i p\uc1 \u259 ?r negru, cre\uc1 \u355 ?. Ex
pre-sia \uc1 \u238 ?i devenise ostil\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i am\uc1 \u259 ?r\u
c1 \u226 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u821
2 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \cf1 E broscar, zise cel mai \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u25
9 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Bin
e, f\uc1 \u259 ?cu Juliana, dar n-a c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tigat Italia r\uc1
\u259 ?zboiul?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 i z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi \uc1 \u351 ?oferului cel t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r, da
r el nu-i r\uc1 \u259 ?spunse. \uc1 \u206 ?n schimb ochii \uc1 \u238 ?ntuneca\uc
1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?i lucir\uc1 \u259 ? mai puternic \uc1 \u351 ?i, brusc, se
\uc1 \u238 ?ntoarse \uc1 \u238 ?n alt\uc1 \u259 ? parte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 mi pare r\uc1 \u259 ?u, se g\uc1
\u226 ?ndi. Dar nu spuse nimic. N-am cum s\uc1 \u259 ? te ajut, pe tine sau pe
oricine altcineva, s\uc1 \u259 ? nu mai fi brunet. Se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi la Frank.
M\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb dac\uc1 \u259 ? n-o fi murit deja. Vorbea ce nu
trebuie; nu era pe linie. Nu, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Oarecum, \uc1 \u238 ?i place
pe japonezi. Poate se identifi-c\uc1 \u259 ? cu ei pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? sunt ur
\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i. Ea \uc1 \u238 ?i spusese \uc1 \u238 ?ntotdeauna c\uc1
\u259 ? era ur\uc1 \u226 ?t. Pori largi. Nas mare. Pielea ei era fin\uc1 \u259
?, neobi\uc1 \u351 ?nuit de fin\uc1 \u259 ?. A pierit f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?
mine? Un ciripitor e un ciripoi}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \
super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joc de cuvinte bazat pe pronun\uc1 \u355 ?ia
relativ asem\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?toare a trei cuvinte: Frink, numele lui Fr
ank, fink = ciripitor (engl.) \uc1 \u351 ?i finch = pas\uc1 \u259 ?re mic\uc1 \u
259 ?, cu cioc scurt \uc1 \u351 ?i gros (engl.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , un neam de pas\u

c1 \u259 ?re. \uc1 \u350 ?i se zice c\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u259 ?-s\uc1 \u259 ?ril
e pe limba lor pier.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Pleca\uc1 \u355 ?i iar la drum, la noapte? \uc1 \u238 ?l \uc1 \u238
?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? ea pe \uc1 \u351 ?oferul cel t\uc1 \u226 ?-n\uc1 \u259 ?r, i
talian.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
M\uc1 \u226 ?ine.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu e\uc1 \u351 ?ti fericit \uc1 \u238 ?n Statele Unite
, de ce nu treci definitiv dincolo? zise ea. Eu am tr\uc1 \u259 ?it \uc1 \u238 ?
n St\uc1 \u226 ?nco\uc1 \u351 ?i}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \
super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Statele Mun\uc1 \u355 ?ilor St\uc1 \u226 ?nc
o\uc1 \u351 ?i}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 mult timp \uc1 \u351 ?i nu este chiar a\uc1 \u351
?a r\uc1 \u259 ?u. Am tr\uc1 \u259 ?it pe Coast\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n San F
rancisco. \uc1 \u350 ?i ei au chestia asta cu pielea, acolo.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Arunc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i o privire scurt\uc1 \u259
?, cum st\uc1 \u259 ?tea sprijinit de tejghea, t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rul ita
lian zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Doamn\uc1 \u259 ?, e destul de r\uc1 \u259 ?u s\uc1 \u259 ? trebuiasc\uc1 \u2
59 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? petreci o zi sau o noapte \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un ora\uc1 \u351 ?
ca \uc1 \u259 ?sta. S\uc1 \u259 ? tr\uc1 \u259 ?iesc aici? Cristoase... dac\uc1
\u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ? putea face rost de orice alt gen de slujb\uc1 \u259 ?, s\u
c1 \u259 ? nu mai trebuiasc\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? fiu pe drum, s\uc1 \u259 ?
m\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u226 ?nc \uc1 \u238 ?n locuri ca \uc1 \u259 ?sta...}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Observ\uc1 \u226 ?nd c\uc1
\u259 ? buc\uc1 \u259 ?tarul era ro\uc1 \u351 ?u, \uc1 \u238 ?ncet\uc1 \u259 ? s
\uc1 \u259 ? mai vorbeasc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n-cepu cafeaua.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe

np1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?oferul mai \u
c1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i spu}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 se:}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joe, e\uc1 \u
351 ?ti un snob.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Ai putea tr\uc1 \u259 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n Denver, zise Juliana. Acolo e ma
i frumos.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u259 ? \
uc1 \u351 ?tiu eu pe voi, americanii din Est, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. V\uc1 \u259 ?
plac distrac-\uc1 \u355 ?iile. Visa\uc1 \u355 ?i la preriile nesf\uc1 \u226 ?r\
uc1 \u351 ?ite. St\uc1 \u226 ?nco\uc1 \u351 ?ii \uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tia-s to
cmai la dracu-n praznic. Aici nu s-a mai \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mplat nimic d
inainte de r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi. B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?ni la pensie, \uc1 \u35
5 ?\uc1 \u259 ?rani, pro\uc1 \u351 ?ti, tolomaci, s\uc1 \u259 ?rmani... iar to\u
c1 \u355 ?i b\uc1 \u259 ?ie\uc1 \u355 ?ii iste\uc1 \u355 ?i s-au a-du-nat \uc1 \
u238 ?n est, la New York, au trecut grani\uc1 \u355 ?a, legal sau ilegal. Pentru
c\uc1 \u259 ?, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndea ea, acolo sunt banii, banii gr\uc1 \u259 ?m
ad\uc1 \u259 ?, din industrie. Ex-pan-siunea. Investi\uc1 \u355 ?iile germane au
f\uc1 \u259 ?-cut multe... nu le-a luat mult s\uc1 \u259 ? construiasc\uc1 \u25
9 ? baza material\uc1 \u259 ? a Statelor Unite.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Buc\uc1 \u259 ?tarul zise, pe un ton aspru \uc1 \u351 ?i sup\u
c1 \u259 ?rat:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Amice, nu-i iubesc din cale afar\uc1 \u259 ? pe evrei, dar am v\uc1 \u259
?zut pe c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u355 ?iva dintre refugia\uc1 \u355 ?ii evrei fugind
din Statele Unite ale voastre \uc1 \u238 ?n '49 \uc1 \u351 ?i pute\uc1 \u355 ?i
s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u259 ?stra\uc1 \u355 ?i Statele Unite. Dac\uc
1 \u259 ? ave\uc1 \u355 ?i o mul\uc1 \u355 ?ime de posibi-lit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u
355 ?i de a c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tiga u\uc1 \u351 ?or banii este pentru c\uc
1 \u259 ? i-au furat pe evreii \uc1 \u259 ?ia a-tunci c\uc1 \u226 ?nd i-au zbura
t din New York cu un \uc1 \u351 ?ut \uc1 \u238 ?n spate, cu nenorocita aia de Le
ge Nuremberg, nem\uc1 \u355 ?easc\uc1 \u259 ?. C\uc1 \u226 ?nd eram pu\uc1 \u351
?ti, am locuit \uc1 \u238 ?n Bos-ton \uc1 \u351 ?i nu m-am dat deloc \uc1 \u238
?n v\uc1 \u226 ?nt dup\uc1 \u259 ? evrei, dar nu m-am g\uc1 \u226 ?ndit nicioda
t\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ? am s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ?d trec\uc1 \u226 ?nd \
uc1 \u238 ?n Statele Unite legea aia nazist\uc1 \u259 ?, ra-sist\uc1 \u259 ?, ch

iar dac\uc1 \u259 ? am pierdut r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul. M\uc1 \u259 ? mir\uc1 \u259
? c\uc1 \u259 ? nu e\uc1 \u351 ?ti \uc1 \u238 ?n armatele Statelor Unite, preg\u
c1 \u259 ?tindu-te s\uc1 \u259 ? invadezi vreo mic\uc1 \u259 ? republic\uc1 \u25
9 ? sud-a-me-rican\uc1 \u259 ?, ca front pentru nem\uc1 \u355 ?i, ca s\uc1 \u259
?-i poat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mpinge pe japonezi \uc1 \u238 ?n-c\uc1 \u259 ?
pu\uc1 \u355 ?in \uc1 \u238 ?napoi...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi \uc1 \u351 ?oferii erau \uc1 \u238 ?n picioare, cu f
e\uc1 \u355 ?ele crispate. Cel mai \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rs-t\uc1 \u259 ? l
u\uc1 \u259 ? de pe tejghea o sticl\uc1 \u259 ? cu Ketchup \uc1 \u351 ?i o apuc\
uc1 \u259 ? de g\uc1 \u226 ?t. Buc\uc1 \u259 ?ta-rul, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?
s\uc1 \u259 ? se \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarc\uc1 \u259 ? cu spatele la ei se d\uc1 \u259
?du \uc1 \u238 ?napoi p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? ce degetele \uc1 \u238 ?i atin
ser\uc1 \u259 ? una dintre \uc1 \u355 ?epu\uc1 \u351 ?ele lui pentru friptur\uc1
\u259 ?. O trase afar\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i o str\uc1 \u226 ?nse \uc1 \u238
?n pumn.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Juliana zise:}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Denverul \uc1
\u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i face o pist\uc1 \u259 ? de-aia rezistent\uc1 \u259 ? la tem
peraturi mari, s\uc1 \u259 ? poat\uc1 \u259 ? ateriza acolo rachetele Lufthansei
.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nici unul dintre cei trei b\
uc1 \u259 ?rba\uc1 \u355 ?i nu se mi\uc1 \u351 ?c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i nu s
puse nimic. Ceilal\uc1 \u355 ?i clien\uc1 \u355 ?i st\uc1 \u259 ?teau p\uc1 \u25
9 ?str\uc1 \u226 ?nd t\uc1 \u259 ?cerea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ?, buc\uc1 \u259 ?tarul
zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A
trecut una, pe sea}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 r\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu se ducea spre Denver, spuse Juliana. Me
rgea spre vest, spre Coast\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \

lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r


i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ncet-\uc1 \u238 ?ncet, cei doi \uc1 \u351 ?oferi s
e a\uc1 \u351 ?ezar\uc1 \u259 ? la loc. Cel mai \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\u
c1 \u259 ? mor-m\uc1 \u259 ?i:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Mereu uit, sunt pu\uc1 \u355 ?ini galbeni pe aici.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Buc\uc1 \u259 ?tarul zise:}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nici un japonez n
-a ucis evrei, \uc1 \u238 ?n r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi sau dup\uc1 \u259 ?. Nici un ja-p
onez n-a construit cuptoare.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu at\uc1 \u226 ?t mai r\uc1 \u259 ?u, zise \uc1 \u351 ?ofe
rul \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar, lu\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i cea\uc1 \u351 ?ca de cafe
a, se apuc\uc1 \u259 ? iar s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u226 ?nce.}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Galbeni, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Juliana.
Da, cred c\uc1 \u259 ?-i adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat. \uc1 \u206 ?i iubim pe ja-ponezi,
pe aici.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Unde sta\uc1 \u355 ?i? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?, adres\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i-se
celui mai t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r dintre \uc1 \u351 ?o-feri, Joe. Peste noa
pte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu

\uc1 \u351 ?tiu, r\uc1 \u259 ?spunse el. Doar ne-am dat jos din camion \uc1 \u35
1 ?i-am in-trat aici. Nu-mi place statul \uc1 \u259 ?sta. Poate am s\uc1 \u259 ?
dorm \uc1 \u238 ?n ma\uc1 \u351 ?in\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Motelul Honey Bee nu-i prea r\uc1 \u25
9 ?u, zise buc\uc1 \u259 ?tarul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \u
c1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Okay, zise \uc1 \u351 ?oferul cel t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u
259 ?r. Poate am s\uc1 \u259 ? stau acolo. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu-i deranjeaz\uc1 \u
259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ? sunt italian.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Avea un accent pronun\uc1 \u355 ?at, cu toate c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ncer
ca s\uc1 \u259 ?-l ascund\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Privindu-l, Juliana se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, idealismul \uc1 \u238 ?l face
at\uc1 \u226 ?t de amar. Cere prea mult de la via\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Mereu
\uc1 \u238 ?n mi\uc1 \u351 ?care, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? odihn\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncordat. \uc1 \u350 ?i eu sunt la fel; n-am putut s\uc
1 \u259 ? stau pe Coasta de Vest \uc1 \u351 ?i p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la urm
\uc1 \u259 ? n-am s\uc1 \u259 ? fiu \uc1 \u238 ?n stare s\uc1 \u259 ? rezist nic
i aici. Nu a\uc1 \u351 ?a erau cei de demult? Dar, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, acum gra
ni\uc1 \u355 ?a nu-i aici, e pe alte planete.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi: El \uc1 \u351 ?i cu mine am putea semna pen
tru una din rachete-le alea de colonizare. Nem\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u238 ?ns\uc1
\u259 ? l-ar respinge pe el din cauza pielii iar pe mine din cauza p\uc1 \u259 ?
rului negru. Fe\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u259 ?ia frumo\uc1 \u351 ?i palizi, nordici,
S.S.- i\uc1 \u351 ?ti, din castelele de antrenament din Bavaria. Tipul \uc1 \u2
59 ?sta \uc1 \u8211 ? Joe \uc1 \u351 ?i mai cum \uc1 \u8211 ? nici m\uc1 \u259 ?
car nu are pe fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? expresia corect\uc1 \u259 ?; ar trebui
s\uc1 \u259 ? aib\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n-f\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i\uc1 \u35
1 ?area aia rece, dar oarecum entu-ziast\uc1 \u259 ?, ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum n-ar
crede \uc1 \u238 ?n ni-mic \uc1 \u351 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i ar avea credin\uc1 \u
355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? absolut\uc1 \u259 ?. Da, ei a\uc1 \u351 ?a sunt. Nu sunt ideali\uc1 \u351 ?ti, ca Joe \uc1 \u351 ?i ca mine, sunt cinici cu o credin\uc1 \u35
5 ?\uc1 \u259 ? total\uc1 \u259 ?. E un fel de de-fect al creierului, ca o lobot
omie \uc1 \u8211 ? mutilarea pe care o fac psihiatrii germani ca un slab substit
ut pentru psihoterapie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Proble
ma lor, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ? ea, este cu sexul; au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut ceva

prostesc \uc1 \u238 ?n a-nii treizeci cu asta, iar acum e \uc1 \u351 ?i mai r\u
c1 \u259 ?u. A \uc1 \u238 ?nceput Hitler cu... ce era? Sora lui? M\uc1 \u259 ?tu
\uc1 \u351 ?a? Nepoata? \uc1 \u350 ?i familia lui era deja degenerat\uc1 \u259 ?
; mama \uc1 \u351 ?i tat\uc1 \u259 ?l lui erau veri. To\uc1 \u355 ?i comit inces
t, \uc1 \u238 ?ntorc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se la p\uc1 \u259 ?catul originar de a pofti
la propriile lor mame. De asta au ei elita blonzilor fe\uc1 \u355 ?i-frumo\uc1
\u351 ?i S.S., z\uc1 \u226 ?mbetul \uc1 \u259 ?la \uc1 \u238 ?ngeresc prostesc,
inocen\uc1 \u355 ?a aia de prunci b\uc1 \u259 ?lai; se p\uc1 \u259 ?streaz\uc1 \
u259 ? pentru Mama. Sau unul pentru altul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i cine-i Mama pentru ei? se \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259
? ea. Conduc\uc1 \u259 ?torul, Herr Bor-mann, despre care se crede c\uc1 \u259
? este pe moarte. Sau... Cel Bolnav.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul Adolf, aflat probabil \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un s
anatoriu, pe undeva, t\uc1 \u226 ?-r\uc1 \u226 ?n-du-\uc1 \u351 ?i paralizia sen
il\uc1 \u259 ?. Sifilisul creierului, dat\uc1 \u226 ?nd din vremu-rile de mizeri
e, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd tr\uc1 \u259 ?ia de azi pe m\uc1 \u226 ?ine \uc1 \u238 ?n Vie
na... pardesiu lung, negru, lenjerie murdar\uc1 \u259 ?, hoteluri ieftine.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Evident, a fost r\uc1 \u259 ?zbunar
ea sardonic\uc1 \u259 ? a lui Dumnezeu, exact ca \uc1 \u238 ?n filmele mute. Omu
l acela \uc1 \u238 ?ngrozitor, dobor\uc1 \u226 ?t de o mizerie interioar\uc1 \u2
59 ?, pedeapsa dintotdeauna pentru tic\uc1 \u259 ?lo\uc1 \u351 ?ia b\uc1 \u259 ?
rbatului.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Iar partea oribil\uc
1 \u259 ? era c\uc1 \u259 ? Imperiul German actual era un produs al acelui creie
r. La \uc1 \u238 ?nceput un partid politic, apoi o na\uc1 \u355 ?iune, apoi jum\
uc1 \u259 ?ta-te din lume. \uc1 \u350 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u351 ?i\uc1 \u351 ?i
nazi\uc1 \u351 ?tii o diagnosticaser\uc1 \u259 ?, o identifi-caser\uc1 \u259 ?;
vra-ciul acela care \uc1 \u238 ?l tratase pe Hitler, doctorul acela, Morell, ca
re-i pres-cri-sese lui Hitler un medicament brevetat, nu-mit "Pastilele Antigas
ale doctorului Koester", fusese la origine specialist \uc1 \u238 ?n boli veneric
e. Toat\uc1 \u259 ? lu-mea o \uc1 \u351 ?tia, dar cu toate astea, vorb\uc1 \u259
?ria conduc\uc1 \u259 ?torului \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? era ve-ne-rat\uc1 \u2
59 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? era Sf\uc1 \u226 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ? Scrip-tur\uc1
\u259 ?. Vederile lui infectaser\uc1 \u259 ? o civiliza\uc1 \u355 ?ie p\uc1 \u22
6 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? acum \uc1 \u351 ?i, precum sporii otr\uc1 \u259 ?vitori, blonde
le regine naziste oarbe f\uc1 \u226 ?s\uc1 \u226 ?iau de pe P\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1
\u226 ?nt c\uc1 \u259 ?tre alte planete, r\uc1 \u259 ?sp\uc1 \u226 ?ndind contam
inarea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu ce te alegi din inc
est: nebunie, orbire, moarte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h

ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Brrr. Se cutremur\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Charley, \uc1 \u238 ?l strig\uc1 \u259 ? pe buc\uc1 \u259
?tar. E\uc1 \u351 ?ti gata cu comanda mea?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Se sim\uc1 \u355 ?ea absolut singur\uc1 \u259 ?; ridic\uc1 \u226 ?
ndu-se \uc1 \u238 ?n picioare, se duse la bar \uc1 \u351 ?i se a\uc1 \u351 ?ez\u
c1 \u259 ? l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ? ma\uc1 \u351 ?ina de marcat.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nimeni nu a b\uc1 \u259 ?gat de seam\uc1 \
u259 ?, cu excep\uc1 \u355 ?ia t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rului \uc1 \u351 ?ofer
italian; ochii lui negri erau a\uc1 \u355 ?inti\uc1 \u355 ?i asupra ei. Joe, a\u
c1 \u351 ?a \uc1 \u238 ?l chema. Joe \uc1 \u351 ?i mai cum? se \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb
\uc1 \u259 ? ea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Mai ap}{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 roape de el, acum, v\uc1 \u259 ?zu c\uc1 \u259 ? nu era chiar a\uc1 \u351
?a de t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r cum crezuse. Greu de zis; intensitatea dimprej
urul lui \uc1 \u238 ?i perturba jude-cata. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i trecea \uc1
\u238 ?ntruna m\uc1 \u226 ?na prin p\uc1 \u259 ?r, piept\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u226
?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i-l \uc1 \u238 ?nspre spate, cu de-getele rigide, \uc1 \u238 ?
ncovoiate. Este ceva special cu omul \uc1 \u259 ?sta, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi ea. Re
spir\uc1 \u259 ?... moarte. O enerva \uc1 \u351 ?i cu toate astea o atr\uc1 \u25
9 ?gea. Acum, \uc1 \u351 ?oferul mai \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ? capul \uc1 \u351 ?i-i \u
c1 \u351 ?opti ceva. Apoi o scrutar\uc1 \u259 ? am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi, de ast\uc1 \
u259 ? dat\uc1 \u259 ? cu o privire care nu era obi\uc1 \u351 ?nuitul interes ma
sculin.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Domni\uc1 \u351 ?oar\uc1 \u259 ?, zise cel mai \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc
1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi
b\uc1 \u259 ?rba\uc1 \u355 ?ii erau destul de \uc1 \u238 ?ncorda\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi

ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u35
0 ?ti\uc1 \u355 ?i ce-i asta?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 i ar\uc1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ? o cutie alb\uc1 \u259 ?, plat\
uc1 \u259 ?, nu prea mare.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8
212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, zise Juliana. Ciorapi de naylon. Fibre sintetice f\uc1 \u
259 ?cute doar de c\uc1 \u259 ?tre marele cartel I.G. Farben, din New York. Foar
te greu de g\uc1 \u259 ?sit \uc1 \u351 ?i scumpi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nem\uc1 \u355 ?ilor s\uc1 \u259 ? le-o
spui; monopolul nu-i o idee rea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?oferul mai \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238
?i trecu \uc1 \u238 ?nso\uc1 \u355 ?itorului lui cutia, iar acesta o \uc1 \u238
?mpinse cu cotul, \uc1 \u238 ?n lungul tejghelei, c\uc1 \u259 ?tre ea.}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ai ma\uc1 \u351
?in\uc1 \u259 ?? o \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? italianul cel t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc
1 \u259 ?r, sorbindu-\uc1 \u351 ?i cafeaua.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Din buc\uc1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?rie, ap\uc1 \u259 ?ru Charley; cu
farfuria ei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 M-ai putea duce cu ma\uc1 \u351 ?ina p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? acolo.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ochii s\uc1 \u259 ?lbatici, putern
ici, \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? o mai studiau \uc1 \u351 ?i ea deveni din ce \uc
1 \u238 ?n ce mai nervoas\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i din ce \uc
1 \u238 ?n ce mai incapabil\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? vreo mi\uc
1 \u351 ?care.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan

gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Motelul \uc1 \u259 ?la sau oriunde a\uc1 \u351 ? putea sta la noapte. Nui a\uc1 \u351 ?a?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Da, zise ea. Am o ma\uc1 \u351 ?in\uc1 \u259 ?. Un Studebaker vechi.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Buc\uc1 \u259 ?tarul \uc1 \u238
?\uc1 \u351 ?i mut\uc1 \u259 ? privirile de la ea la t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?
rul \uc1 \u351 ?ofer italian, apoi puse farfuria \uc1 \u238 ?naintea ei, pe tejg
hea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Difuzorul de la cap\uc1 \u259
?tul \uc1 \u351 ?irului de scaune se f\uc1 \u259 ?cu auzit: "Ach-tung, mei}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 ne Damen un Herren"}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super
1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aten\uc1 \u355 ?iune, doamnelor \uc1 \u351 ?i dom
nilor (germ.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 . Pe locul lui, domnul Baynes tres\uc1 \u259 ?ri \uc
1 \u351 ?i des-chise ochii. Prin fereastra din dreapta lui putea vedea jos, \uc1
\u238 ?n de-p\uc1 \u259 ?r-tare, maroniul \uc1 \u351 ?i verdele p\uc1 \u259 ?m\
uc1 \u226 ?ntului, apoi albastru. Pacificul. Ra-cheta, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i
d\uc1 \u259 ?du seama, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepuse lunga \uc1
\u351 ?i lenta co}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 bor\uc1 \u226 ?re.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Mai \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n germ
an\uc1 \u259 ?, apoi \uc1 \u238 ?n japonez\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238
?n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n en-glez\uc1 \u259 ?, difuzorul le prec
iz\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ? nimeni nu trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? fumeze sau s\uc1 \u
259 ? se dezlege din scaunul capitonat. Cobor\uc1 \u226 ?rea, explica el, va dur
a opt mi-nu-te.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n

owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Retroreac
toarele pornir\uc1 \u259 ? apoi, at\uc1 \u226 ?t de brusc \uc1 \u351 ?i de zgomo
tos, zg\uc1 \u226 ?l-\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?ind nava at\uc1 \u226 ?t de violent
, \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u355 ?iva pasageri \uc1 \u238 ?
\uc1 \u351 ?i pierdur\uc1 \u259 ? r\uc1 \u259 ?sufla-rea. \uc1 \u206 ?nec\uc1 \u
226 ?ndu-se. Domnul Baynes z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi, iar de pe locul de la margi-ne, de
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1036 \langnp1036 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 vis-\uc1 \u224 ?-vis}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 de el, un b\uc1 \u259 ?rbat t\uc1
\u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r, cu p\uc1 \u259 ?rul blond t\uc1 \u259 ?iat scurt, z\uc1
\u226 ?m-bi \uc1 \u351 ?i el.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sie }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1031 \lan
gnp1031 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 f\uc1 \u252 ?rchten}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 dasz...,
\uc1 \u238 ?ncepu t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rul, dar domnul Baynes zise \uc1 \u
238 ?ndat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n engleze\uc1 \u351 ?te:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 mi pare r\uc1 \u2
59 ?u, nu vorbesc germana.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 T\u
c1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rul german \uc1 \u238 ?l privi \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u25
9 ?tor a\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i spuse acela\uc1 \u351 ?i lucru
\uc1 \u238 ?n german\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Deloc? zise t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rul german, ulu
it, \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o englez\uc1 \u259 ? cu accent.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunt suedez, spuse Baynes.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V-a\uc1 \u355 ?i
\uc1 \u238 ?mbarcat la Tempelhof}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \

super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aeroportul Berlinului}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, am fost \u
c1 \u238 ?n Germania cu afaceri. Afacerile m\uc1 \u259 ? poart\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1
\u238 ?n multe \uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?ri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Era clar, t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rul neam\uc1 \u355 ?
nu putea crede c\uc1 \u259 ? cineva, \uc1 \u238 ?n lumea actu-al\uc1 \u259 ?, ci
neva care avea rela\uc1 \u355 ?ii de afaceri interna\uc1 \u355 ?ionale \uc1 \u35
1 ?i c\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u259 ?to-rea \uc1 \u8211 ? \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i pu
tea permite s\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u259 ?toreasc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u8
211 ? cu ultimul tip de rachet\uc1 \u259 ? Lufthansa nu putea sau nu vroia s\uc1
\u259 ? vorbeasc\uc1 \u259 ? germana. \uc1 \u206 ?i spuse lui Baynes:}{\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu ce v\uc1
\u259 ? ocupa\uc1 \u355 ?i, mein Herr?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Plastice. Poliesteri. R\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?in
i. Ersatz \uc1 \u8211 ? uz industrial. \uc1 \u206 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elege\uc1 \u355
?i, nu lucru}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ri de uz casnic.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Suedia are o industrie }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 a plas
ticului?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ne\uc1 \u238 ?ncreder
e.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, u
na foarte bun\uc1 \u259 ?. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mi da\uc1 \u355 ?i numele
dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?, ve\uc1 \u355 ?i primi prin po\uc1 \u351 ?t\uc1 \u259
? un prospect al firmei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn

p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnu
l Baynes \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i scoase stiloul \uc1 \u351 ?i carne\uc1 \u355
?elul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 N
u v\uc1 \u259 ? deranja\uc1 \u355 ?i. Ar fi irosit cu mine. Sunt artist, nu come
r-ciant. Nici o sup\uc1 \u259 ?rare. Se poate s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi fi v\uc1 \u259 ?z
ut lucr\uc1 \u259 ?rile pe Conti-nent. Alex Lotze.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?tept\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u259 ? tem c\uc1 \u259 ? nu s
unt interesat de arta modern\uc1 \u259 ?, zise domnul Baynes. \uc1 \u206 ?mi pla
c vechii cubi\uc1 \u351 ?ti \uc1 \u351 ?i abstrac\uc1 \u355 ?ioni\uc1 \u351 ?ti
de dinainte de r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi. \uc1 \u206 ?mi place ca pictura s\uc1 \u259 ?
aib\uc1 \u259 ? un \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eles, nu doar s\uc1 \u259 ? reprezin
te idealul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se \uc1 \u238 ?nto
arse \uc1 \u238 ?n alt\uc1 \u259 ? parte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar asta-i sarcina artei, zise Lotze. S\uc1 \u
259 ? reprezinte spirituali-tatea omului, \uc1 \u238 ?naintea senzualului. Arta
dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ? abstract\uc1 \u259 ? a repre-zentat o perioad\uc1 \u259
? de decaden\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? spiritual\uc1 \u259 ?, de haos spiritual,
datorit\uc1 \u259 ? dezintegr\uc1 \u259 ?rii societ\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii, a
vechii plutocra\uc1 \u355 ?ii. Evreii \uc1 \u351 ?i mu-sulmanii capi-ta-li\uc1
\u351 ?ti, situa\uc1 \u355 ?ia interna\uc1 \u355 ?ional\uc1 \u259 ?, care au spr
ijinit arta decadent\uc1 \u259 ?. Timpu-rile alea au trecut, arta trebuie s\uc1
\u259 ? mearg\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nain-te... nu poate r\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u2
26 ?ne pe loc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Baynes d\uc1 \u
259 ?du din cap, privind pe fereastr\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \

langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u355 ?i mai fost \uc1 \u238 ?n
Pacific? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? Lotze.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De c\uc1 \u226 ?teva ori.}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \
cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eu nu. Este o expozi\uc1
\u355 ?ie \uc1 \u238 ?n San Francisco, cu lucr\uc1 \u259 ?rile mele, aranjate p
rin grija Dr. Goebbels, cu autorit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ile japoneze. Un schim
b cultural, pentru promovarea \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegerii \uc1 \u351 ?i a
bun\uc1 \u259 ?voin\uc1 \u355 ?ei. Trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? mic\uc1 \u351 ?or\uc1 \
u259 ?m tensiunile dintre Est \uc1 \u351 ?i Vest, nu crede\uc1 \u355 ?i? Trebuie
s\uc1 \u259 ? comu-nic\uc1 \u259 ?m mai mult, iar arta o poate face.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Baynes \uc1 \u238 ?ncuviin\uc1 \u355 ?\u
c1 \u259 ? din cap. Jos, dincolo de cercul de foc al rache-tei, se puteau vedea
acum San Francisco \uc1 \u351 ?i Golful.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Unde se poate m\uc1 \u226 ?nca \uc1 \u238 ?n Sa
n Francisco? continu\uc1 \u259 ? Lotze. Am rezervare la Palace Hotel, dar dup\uc
1 \u259 ? cum \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg eu, se poate g\uc1 \u259 ?si m\uc1 \
u226 ?ncare bun\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n sec\uc1 \u355 ?iunea interna\uc1 \u35
5 ?ional\uc1 \u259 ?, cum ar fi Chinatown}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs1
5 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cartierul chinezesc}}}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Adev\uc
1 \u259 ?rat, zise Baynes.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8
212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunt ridicate pre\uc1 \u355 ?urile \uc1 \u238 ?n San Francisc
o? Cam fluier\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u226 ?ntul prin buzunarele mele. Ministerul est
e foarte cump\uc1 \u259 ?tat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0

\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Lotze r\uc1 \u226 ?se.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Depinde de rata de schimb pe care o pute\uc1 \u355 ?i ob\uc1 \u35
5 ?ine. Presupu-n\uc1 \u226 ?nd c\uc1 \u259 ? ave\uc1 \u355 ?i moneda Reich-ului
. V\uc1 \u259 ? sugerez s\uc1 \u259 ? merge\uc1 \u355 ?i la Bank of Kyo, pe Sams
on Street, s\uc1 \u259 ? schimba\uc1 \u355 ?i acolo.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Danke sehr}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2
\hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard
\plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loc
h \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Foarte mul\uc1 \u355
?umesc (germ.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , zise Lotze. A\uc1 \u351 ? fi f\uc1 \u259 ?cut-o l
a hotel.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Racheta apr
oape ajunsese la sol. Acum Baynes putu vedea aero-dromul \uc1 \u238 ?n sine, han
garele, zonele de parcare, autostrada \uc1 \u238 ?n-spre ora\uc1 \u351 ?, casele
... foarte dr\uc1 \u259 ?gu\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? imagine, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi
. Mun\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?i ap\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1 \u226 ?teva
fu-ioare de cea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u226 ?nate de v\uc1 \u226 ?nt la
Golden Gate.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Ce este structura aceea enorm\uc1 \u259 ? de sub noi? \uc1 \u238 ?ntre
b\uc1 \u259 ? Lotze. Este terminat\uc1 \u259 ? pe jum\uc1 \u259 ?tate, deschis\u
c1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o parte. Un cosmodrom? Japonezii nu au nici o nav\uc1
\u259 ? spa\uc1 \u355 ?ial\uc1 \u259 ?, a\uc1 \u351 ?a c}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 redeam.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu un z\uc1 \u226 ?mbet, Baynes
zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 E
Golden Poppy Stadium. Terenul de baseball.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f

5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0


\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Lotze r\uc1 \u226 ?se.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, le place baseball-ul. Incredibil. Au \uc1 \u238
?nceput lucrul la struc-tura asta m\uc1 \u259 ?rea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? pentr
u distrac\uc1 \u355 ?ie, un sport inutil, care m\uc1 \u259 ?-n\uc1 \u226 ?nc\uc1
\u259 ? timp...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 ntrerup\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-l, Baynes zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Este terminat. Asta este forma lui definit
iv\uc1 \u259 ?. Deschis \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o parte. Un nou proiect arhitectural. Su
nt foarte m\uc1 \u226 ?ndri de el.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Arat\uc1 \u259 ?, zise Lotze, privind \uc1 \u238 ?n j
os, ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum ar fi fost proiectat de un evreu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Baynes \uc1 \u238 ?l privi pe om un timp. Sim\uc1 \
u355 ?i, puternic pentru un mo-ment, dezechilibrul, urma de nebunie din mintea g
erman\uc1 \u259 ?. Chiar cre-dea Lotze ce zicea? Era o remarc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \
u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r spontan\uc1 \u259 ??}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sper c\uc1 \u259 ? ne vom vedea mai t\u
c1 \u226 ?rziu, \uc1 \u238 ?n San Francisco, zise Lotze c\uc1 \u226 ?nd racheta
atinse p\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?ntul. Am s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? plictisesc
f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? cineva din \uc1 \u355 ?a-r\uc1 \u259 ?, cu care s\uc
1 \u259 ? discut.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Nu sunt din \uc1 \u355 ?ara dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?, zise Baynes.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1

033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A, da; a\uc
1 \u351 ?a-i. Dar din punct de vedere rasial, sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i foarte a-pro-pi
at. Sub toate aspectele \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n toate sensurile la fel.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lotze \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u25
9 ? se foiasc\uc1 \u259 ? pe scaun, preg\uc1 \u259 ?tindu-se s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1
\u351 ?i des-chid\uc1 \u259 ? complicata centur\uc1 \u259 ? de siguran\uc1 \u355
?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunt \uc1 \u23
8 ?nrudit rasial cu omul \uc1 \u259 ?sta? se \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? Bayne
s. At\uc1 \u226 ?t de str\uc1 \u226 ?ns \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t s\uc1 \u259
? fim sub toate aspectele \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n toate sensurile la fel. Atunci, exist\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n mine urma de nebunie. Lumea
nebun\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n care tr\uc1 \u259 ?-im. Nebunii sunt la putere.
De c\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u351 ?tim asta? Ne confrunt\uc1 \u259 ?m cu as-ta? \uc
1 \u350 ?i... c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i dintre noi chiar o \uc1 \u351 ?tiu? Lot
ze nu. Poate c\uc1 \u259 ?, dac\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?tii c\uc1 \u259 ? e\uc1
\u351 ?ti nebun, atunci nu e\uc1 \u351 ?ti nebun. Sau te \uc1 \u238 ?nzdr\uc1 \u
259 ?vene\uc1 \u351 ?ti, \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din ur-m\uc1 \u259 ?. Trezindu-te. P
resupun c\uc1 \u259 ? doar c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u355 ?iva sunt con\uc1 \u351 ?ti-e
n\uc1 \u355 ?i de toate as-tea. Persoane izolate, ici-colo. \uc1 \u206 ?ns\uc1 \
u259 ? masele largi... ce g\uc1 \u226 ?ndesc? Toate su-tele de mii din ora\uc1 \
u351 ?ul \uc1 \u259 ?sta, de aici. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i imagineaz\uc1 \u259
? c\uc1 \u259 ? tr\uc1 \u259 ?iesc \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o lume s\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u
259 ?toas\uc1 \u259 ?? Ori ghicesc, \uc1 \u238 ?ntrez\uc1 \u259 ?-resc, adev\uc1
\u259 ?rul...?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar, se g\uc1
\u226 ?ndi, ce se \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?e}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 lege prin }{\i1 \fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 nebun? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O defini\uc1 \u355 ?ie legal\uc1 \u259 ?. Ce \uc1 \u238
?n-\uc1 \u355 ?eleg eu? O simt, o v\uc1 \u259 ?d, dar ce este?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi: Este ceva ce fac ei, sunt
ei ceva. Este incon\uc1 \u351 ?tien\uc1 \u355 ?a lor. Lipsa lor de cuno\uc1 \u35
1 ?tin\uc1 \u355 ?e despre al\uc1 \u355 ?ii. Incon\uc1 \u351 ?tien\uc1 \u355 ?a
lor cu privire la ceea ce le fac celorlal\uc1 \u355 ?i, distrugerea pe care au p
rovocat-o \uc1 \u351 ?i o provoac\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Nu-i ast
a. Nu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu; o simt, o intuiesc. Dar... sunt cruzi cu bu-n\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u351 ?tiin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?... asta e? Nu, Doamne, se g\uc1 \u226
?ndi. N-o pot prinde, clarifica. Oare ignor\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355
?i ale societ\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii? Da. Dar este mai mult. Sunt planurile
lor. Da, planurile lor. Cucerirea planetelor. Ceva \uc1 \u238 ?nnebunitor \uc1 \

u351 ?i de-men-\uc1 \u355 ?ial, cum a fost cucerirea Africii \uc1 \u351 ?i, \uc1
\u238 ?nainte de asta a Europei \uc1 \u351 ?i a Asiei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Perspectiva lor este cosmic\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu un om aici
, un copil colo, ci o abstrac\uc1 \u355 ?iune: ras\uc1 \u259 ?-patrie. }{\i1 \fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Volk. Land. Blut. Ehre}{\cs15 \i1 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf1 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20
\super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Popor. \uc1 \u354 ?ar\uc1 \u259 ?. S\uc1 \
u226 ?nge. Onoare. (germ.)}}}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 . }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu despre oameni ono
rabili, ci despre \uc1 \u238 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ehre}
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 , onoarea; abstractul este adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat, realul este invizibi
l pentru ei. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Die G}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1024 \langfenp1024 \cf1 \uc1 \u252 ?}{\i1 \fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
te}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \su
per1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 \super1 2}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Bun\uc1 \u259 ?tatea (germ.)}}}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , }
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 nu oamenii buni, omul \uc1 \u259 ?sta bun. Sim\uc1 \u355 ?ul spa\uc1
\u355 ?iului \uc1 \u351 ?i al timpului este la ei. V\uc1 \u259 ?d prin aici, ac
um, prin vastul, \uc1 \u238 ?ntunecatul \uc1 \u351 ?i ad\uc1 \u226 ?ncul dincolo
, ne-schimb\uc1 \u259 ?torul. \uc1 \u350 ?i asta este fatal pentru via\uc1 \u355
?\uc1 \u259 ?. Pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la sf\uc1 \u226
?r\uc1 \u351 ?it nu va mai fi nici o via\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?; au fost c\uc1
\u226 ?ndva numai particule de praf prin spa\uc1 \u355 ?ii, gazele fierbin\uc1 \
u355 ?i de hidrogen, nimic mai mult, \uc1 \u351 ?i vor reveni. Acesta est}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 e un interval, }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ein Augenblick}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \p
lain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Clipa...}}}{\i1 \fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 . }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Procesul cosmic se gr\uc1 \u259 ?be\uc1 \u351 ?te, zdrobind vi
a\uc1 \u355 ?a, \uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1 \u238 ?n granit \uc1 \u351 ?i metan; roat
a se \uc1 \u238 ?nv\uc1 \u226 ?rte\uc1 \u351 ?te pentru \uc1 \u238 ?ntreaga f\uc
1 \u259 ?ptur\uc1 \u259 ?. Totul este vremelnic. Iar ace\uc1 \u351 ?ti... ace\uc

1 \u351 ?ti nebuni... reac\uc1 \u355 ?ioneaz\uc1 \u259 ? la granit, la praf, la


dorul de nefiin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?; vor s\uc1 \u259 ? ajute }{\i1 \fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Natur}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3
\super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 Natura...}}}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, \uc1 \u351 ?tiu de ce.
Vor s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? ei istoria, nu s\uc1 \u259 ?-i fie victime. Se
identific\uc1 \u259 ? cu puterea lui Dumnezeu \uc1 \u351 ?i se cred aseme-nea l
ui. Asta este principala lor nebunie. Sunt cople\uc1 \u351 ?i\uc1 \u355 ?i de vr
eun arhetip; propriile euri li s-au extins nebune\uc1 \u351 ?te astfel \uc1 \u23
8 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t nu pot spune unde \uc1 \u238 ?ncep ei \uc1 \u351 ?i unde se s
f\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u351 ?e\uc1 \u351 ?te dumnezeirea. Nu este arogan\uc1 \u355
?\uc1 \u259 ?, nici m\uc1 \u226 ?ndrie; este umflarea eului p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \
u259 ? la cea din urm\uc1 \u259 ?... confuzie \uc1 \u238 ?ntre cel care ador\uc1
\u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i ceea ce este adorat. Nu omul l-a m\uc1 \u226 ?ncat pe Dum
nezeu; Dumnezeu l-a}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 m\uc1 \u226 ?ncat pe om.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ceea ce nu \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg ei est
e }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 neajutorarea }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 omului. Sunt slab, mor, f\uc1 \u259
?r\uc1 \u259 ? importan\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? pentru univers. Nici nu m\uc1 \
u259 ? observ\uc1 \u259 ?; tr\uc1 \u259 ?iesc nev\uc1 \u259 ?zut. \uc1 \u350 ?i
ce-i r\uc1 \u259 ?u \uc1 \u238 ?n asta? Nu-i mai bine a\uc1 \u351 ?a? Zeii \uc1
\u238 ?i distrug pe cei care-i bag\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n seam\uc1 \u259 ?. F
ii mic... \uc1 \u351 ?i vei sc\uc1 \u259 ?pa}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 geloziei celui mare.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Desf\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?nd
u-\uc1 \u351 ?i centura, Baynes zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnule Lotze, n-am mai spus nim\uc1 \u259 ?nui. E
u sunt evreu. \uc1 \u206 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?e-le-ge\uc1 \u355 ?i?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lotze se uit\uc1 \u259 ? cu mil\uc1 \u259 ? la el
.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang

fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 N-avea
\uc1 \u355 ?i de unde \uc1 \u351 ?ti, zise Baynes, pentru c\uc1 \u259 ?, fizic n
u par evreu \uc1 \u238 ?n nici un fel; mi-am transformat nasul, mi-am mic\uc1 \u
351 ?orat porii largi, mi-am albit pielea prin procedee chimice \uc1 \u351 ?i mi
-am modificat forma ca-pului. Pe scurt, nu pot fi detectat, fizic. Pot \uc1 \u35
1 ?i am umblat adeseori prin cele mai \uc1 \u238 ?nalte cercuri ale societ\uc1 \
u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii naziste. Nimeni nu m\uc1 \u259 ? va descope-ri. \uc1 \u350
?i...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se opri, venind aproape,
foarte aproape de Lotze \uc1 \u351 ?i vorbind cu vo-ce joas\uc1 \u259 ?, ca num
ai Lotze s\uc1 \u259 ?-l poat\uc1 \u259 ? auzi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i mai sunt si al\uc1 \u355 ?
ii de-ai no\uc1 \u351 ?tri. Auzi? Nu am murit. \uc1 \u206 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? mai ex
ist\uc1 \u259 ?m. Tr\uc1 \u259 ?im Nev\uc1 \u259 ?zu\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dup\uc1 \u259 ? un moment, Lotze se b\uc1 \
u226 ?lb\uc1 \u226 ?i:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Poli\uc1 \u355 ?ia...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S.D.-ul}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \a
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs
20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Siecherheitsdienst (Siguran\uc1 \u355 ?a
statului)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u238 ?mi poate parcurge dosarul, zise Baynes. M\
uc1 \u259 ? po\uc1 \u355 ?i de-nun\uc1 \u355 ?a. Dar am rela\uc1 \u355 ?ii foart
e \uc1 \u238 ?nalte. Unii din ei sunt arieni, unii sunt evrei \uc1 \u238 ?n pozi
\uc1 \u355 ?ii cheie la Berlin. Raportul t\uc1 \u259 ?u va fi neglijat \uc1 \u35
1 ?i apoi, ime-diat, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i vor face un raport \uc1 \u351 ?i
prin acelea\uc1 \u351 ?i rela\uc1 \u355 ?ii te vei trezi \uc1 \u238 ?n lag\uc1 \
u259 ?r.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \

lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi, \uc
1 \u238 ?ncuviin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? d\uc1 \u226 ?nd din cap \uc1 \u351 ?i o
lu\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n sus pe culoarul navei, \uc1 \u238 ?ndep\uc1 \u259
?rt\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se de Lotze, al\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se celorlal\uc1
\u355 ?i pasageri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cobor\uc1
\u226 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? cu to\uc1 \u355 ?ii rampa, \uc1 \u238 ?n frigul \uc1 \u351
?i v\uc1 \u226 ?ntul de pe pist\uc1 \u259 ?. Jos, Bay-nes se trezi iar\uc1 \u259
?\uc1 \u351 ?i l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ? Lotze.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 fapt, zise Baynes, p\
uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?ind al\uc1 \u259 ?turi de Lotze, nu-mi place cum ar\uc1 \
u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i, domnule Lotze, a\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ?, oricum, cred c
\uc1 \u259 ? am s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i fac raport.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u259 ?ri pasul, l\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-l
pe Lotze \uc1 \u238 ?n urm\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 La cel\uc1 \u259 ?lalt cap\uc1 \u259 ?t al pistei, la intrarea public
ului, a\uc1 \u351 ?tepta un mare num\uc1 \u259 ?r de oameni. Rude, prieteni ai p
asagerilor, unii dintre ei f\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?nd cu m\uc1 \u226 ?na, c\uc
1 \u259 ?ut\uc1 \u226 ?nd din priviri, z\uc1 \u226 ?mbind, uit\uc1 \u226 ?n-du-s
e cu ner\uc1 \u259 ?bdare, cer-cet\uc1 \u226 ?nd chipuri. Un japonez greoi, \uc1
\u238 ?ntre dou\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u226 ?rste, bine \uc1 \u238 ?mbr\uc1 \u259 ?
cat, cu trenci englezesc, pantofi ascu\uc1 \u355 ?i\uc1 \u355 ?i, tot engleze\uc
1 \u351 ?ti, gambet\uc1 \u259 ?, st\uc1 \u259 ?tea pu\uc1 \u355 ?in \uc1 \u238 ?
naintea celorlal\uc1 \u355 ?i, \uc1 \u238 ?nso\uc1 \u355 ?it de un altul mai t\u
c1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r. La reverul hainei pur-ta insigna \uc1 \u206 ?naltei Mi
siuni Comerciale Pacifice a Guvernului Imperial. El este, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351
?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du seama domnul Baynes. Domnul N. Tagomi, venit s\uc1 \u259 ? m
\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mpine personal.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 P\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?ind \uc1 \u238 ?nainte, japone
zul strig\uc1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Herr Baynes... bun\uc1 \u259 ? seara.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it

ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Capul i se \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ?, ezitant.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Bun\uc1 \u259
? seara, domnule Tagomi, zise Baynes, \uc1 \u238 ?ntinz\uc1 \u226 ?nd m\uc1 \u22
6 ?na.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc
1 \u351 ?i str\uc1 \u226 ?nser\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u226 ?inile, apoi se \uc1 \u23
8 ?nclinar\uc1 \u259 ?. Japonezul mai t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r se \uc1 \u238
?nclin\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i el, z\uc1 \u226 ?mbind.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Frigu\uc1 \u355 ?, domnule, pe
pista asta expus\uc1 \u259 ?, zise domnul Tago-mi. Putem porni \uc1 \u238 ?napoi
, spre centrul ora\uc1 \u351 ?ului, cu elicopterul Misiunii. A\uc1 \u351 ?a? Sau
poate ave\uc1 \u355 ?i nevoie s\uc1 \u259 ? folosi\uc1 \u355 ?i toaleta \uc1 \u
351 ?i a\uc1 \u351 ?a mai departe?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Cercet\uc1 \u259 ? cu nelini\uc1 \u351 ?te chipul domnului Baynes.}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Putem porni chia
r acum, zise Baynes. Vrea}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 u s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi anun\uc1 \u355 ? so-sir
ea la hotel. Bagajul, oricum...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Kotomichi se va ocupa de asta, zise domnul Tagomi
. Va veni \uc1 \u238 ?n urma noastr\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?ti\uc1 \u355 ?i, do
mnule, la acest terminal dureaz\uc1 \u259 ? a-proape o or\uc1 \u259 ? statul la
r\uc1 \u226 ?nd pentru preluarea bagajelor. Mai mult dec\uc1 \u226 ?t c\uc1 \u25
9 ?l\uc1 \u259 ?toria dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Kotomichi z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi pl\uc1 \u259 ?cut.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0

\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnule, am s\uc1
\u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? mituiesc cu un cadou.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \l
i0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs2
0 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Poftim? f\uc1 \u259 ?cu Baynes.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ca s\uc1 \u259 ? v\
uc1 \u259 ? ob\uc1 \u355 ?in bun\uc1 \u259 ?voin\uc1 \u355 ?a.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi b\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1
\u226 ?na \uc1 \u238 ?n buzunarul trendului \uc1 \u351 ?i scoase o cutiu\uc1 \u3
55 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Ales dintre cele mai fine }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 objects d'art }{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
americane.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
ntinse cutia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 M\uc1 \u259 ? rog, spuse Baynes. Mul\uc1 \u355 ?umesc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cb
pat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Accept\uc1 \u259 ? cutia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Toat\uc1 \u259 ? dup\uc1 \u259
?-amiaza, diferite oficialit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i au examinat alterna-ti-ve
le, zise domnul Tagomi. Este cea mai autentic\uc1 \u259 ? pies\uc1 \u259 ? a vec
hii culturi pe cale de dispari\uc1 \u355 ?ie, a Statelor Unite, u}{\fs24 \dbch \

af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n
rar obiect artiza-nal, purt\uc1 \u226 ?nd parfumul trecutelor zile tihnite.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Baynes deschise cutia. \uc1
\u206 ?n ea se afla un ceas de m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? Mi-ckey Mouse, pus pe
o perni\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de catifea neagr\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i juca domnul Tagomi o fars
\uc1 \u259 ?? \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?\u
c1 \u259 ? privirile, v\uc1 \u259 ?zu fa\uc1 \u355 ?a \uc1 \u238 ?ncor-dat\uc1 \
u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?ngrijorat\uc1 \u259 ? a domnului Tagomi. Nu, nu era o glum\u
c1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 V\uc1 \u259 ? mul\uc1 \u355 ?umesc frumos, zise Baynes. Este \uc1 \u238 ?ntr
-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r incre-di-bil.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \u
c1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Numai c\uc1 \u226 ?teva, poate zece ceasuri Mickey Mous
e autentice, din 1938, \uc1 \u238 ?n toat\uc1 \u259 ? lumea la ora actual\uc1 \u
259 ?, zise domnul Tagomi, studiindu-l, sorbindu-i reac\uc1 \u355 ?ia, apreciere
a. Nici un colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionar cunoscut mie nu a-re unul, domnule.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Intrar\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n cl\uc1
\u259 ?direa terminalului \uc1 \u351 ?i urcar\uc1 \u259 ? rampa \uc1 \u238 ?mpre
un\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 n urma lor, domnul Kotomichi zise }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "Harusame ni nuretsu-ts
uyane no ternari kana..."}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lis
a0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u82
12 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce \uc1 \u238 ?nseamn\uc1 \u259 ?? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259
? domnul Bay}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nes pe domnul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \

fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un vechi poem, r\uc1 \u259 ?spunse domnu
l Tagomi. Perioada Tokugawa de mijloc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Domnul Kotomichi zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?nd cad ploile de prim\uc1 \u259 ?var\uc
1 \u259 ?, muiat\uc1 \u259 ? de ele, pe acoperi\uc1 \u351 ?, se af-la mingea din
c\uc1 \u226 ?rp\uc1 \u259 ? a unui copil.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 4}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 UIT\uc1 \u194 ?NDU-SE L
A FOSTUL LUI PATRON cum}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 mergea le-g\uc1 \u259 ?nat \uc1 \u238 ?n lu
ngul coridorului \uc1 \u351 ?i intr\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?n hala principal\u
c1 \u259 ? a W.-M. Corporation, Frank Frink se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi \uc1 \u238 ?n si
nea lui: ciud\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?enia cu Wyndam-Matson este c\uc1 \u259 ? nu
arat\uc1 \u259 ? ca un om care de\uc1 \u355 ?ine o fabric\uc1 \u259 ?. Arat\uc1
\u259 ? ca un pensionar de Tenderloin}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch
\af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \
fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cartier r\uc1 \u259 ?u famat al New Yo
rk-ului}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , un be\uc1 \u355 ?ivan c\uc1 \u259 ?ruia i s-a administra
t o baie, haine noi, un ras, tuns, o doz\uc1 \u259 ? de vitamine \uc1 \u351 ?i i
s-a dat drumul \uc1 \u238 ?n lume cu cinci do-lari, s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i
fac\uc1 \u259 ? o nou\uc1 \u259 ? via\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\
uc1 \u226 ?nul avea un fel de a se purta neho-t\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?t, nervo

s, chiar ingrat, ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum ar fi v\uc1 \u259 ?zut \uc1 \u238 ?n fieca
re un du\uc1 \u351 ?man poten\uc1 \u355 ?ial, mai puternic dec\uc1 \u226 ?t el,
pe l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ? care trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? se gudure \uc1 \u351 ?
i pe care trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ?-l \uc1 \u238 ?mpace. "Au s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u2
59 ? dea gata", p\uc1 \u259 ?rea c\uc1 \u259 ? zice felul lui de a fi.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i, b\uc1
\u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul W.-M. era \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r foarte pute
rnic. Avea interese \uc1 \u351 ?i control asupra a numeroase \uc1 \u238 ?ntrepri
nderi, specula\uc1 \u355 ?ii, afa-ceri imobiliare. Precum \uc1 \u351 ?i fabrica
W.-M. Corporation.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lu\uc1 \u22
6 ?ndu-se dup\uc1 \u259 ? b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?n, Frink \uc1 \u238 ?mpinse
marea u\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ? din metal a halei de lucru. Zgomotul ma\uc1 \u3
51 ?inilor pe care-l auzise \uc1 \u238 ?n jurul lui zilnic, timp at\uc1 \u226 ?t
de \uc1 \u238 ?ndelungat... Vederea oamenilor la bancurile de lucru, aerul plin
de str\uc1 \u259 ?fulger\uc1 \u259 ?ri de lumin\uc1 \u259 ?, praful de prelucra
re, mi\uc1 \u351 ?carea. Acolo se ducea b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul. Frink m\
uc1 \u259 ?ri pasul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Hei, domnule W.-M., strig\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul se oprise l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\u
c1 \u259 ? Ed McCarthy, \uc1 \u351 ?eful de atelier cu bra\uc1 \u355 ?ele p\uc1
\u259 ?roase. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i ridicar\uc1 \u259 ? am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi p
rivirile c\uc1 \u226 ?nd Frink se apro-pie de ei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Umezindu-\uc1 \u351 ?i nervos buzele, Wyndam-Matson zise:}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 mi pare r\uc1 \u259 ?u, Frank, n-am cum s\uc1 \u259 ? te iau \uc1 \u238 ?napoi
. Am luat-o de-ja \uc1 \u238 ?nainte \uc1 \u351 ?i am angajat pe cineva \uc1 \u2
38 ?n locul t\uc1 \u259 ?u, g\uc1 \u226 ?ndindu-m\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ? n-ai
s\uc1 \u259 ? te mai \uc1 \u238 ?ntorci. Dup\uc1 \u259 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ce ai spu
s.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ochii lui mici \uc1 \u351 ?

i rotunzi sclipir\uc1 \u259 ? de ceea ce Frink \uc1 \u351 ?tia c\uc1 \u259 ? est
e o ten-din\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? aproape ereditar\uc1 \u259 ? de a se fofila.
B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul o avea \uc1 \u238 ?n s\uc1 \u226 ?nge.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Frink zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am venit s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi iau scule
le. At\uc1 \u226 ?ta tot.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lis
a0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Voce
a, fu bucuros s\uc1 \u259 ? o aud\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?i suna ferm, chiar as
pr}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 u.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 P\uc1 \u259 ?i, s\uc1 \u259 ? vedem, morm\uc1 \u259 ?i W.-M., evident
nel\uc1 \u259 ?murit \uc1 \u238 ?n mintea lui cu privire la statutul sculelor lu
i Frink.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i
spuse lui Ed McCarthy:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Cred c\uc1 \u259 ? ar fi \uc1 \u238 ?n parohia ta, Ed. Poate \uc
1 \u238 ?l aranjezi tu pe Frank, aici. Eu am alte treburi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se uit\uc1 \u259 ? la ceasul de buzunar.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ascult\uc1 \u259 ?
, Ed. Vorbim mai t\uc1 \u226 ?rziu despre factura aia, trebuie s-o \uc1 \u238 ?n
tind.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af

6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 l b\


uc1 \u259 ?tu pe Ed McCarthy pe bra\uc1 \u355 ?, apoi o lu\uc1 \u259 ? repede di
n loc, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? se mai uite \uc1 \u238 ?napoi.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ed McCarthy \uc1 \u351 ?i Frink
r\uc1 \u259 ?maser\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mpreun\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \
cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ai venit s\uc1 \u259 ?-\
uc1 \u355 ?i iei slujba \uc1 \u238 ?napoi, zise McCarthy dup\uc1 \u259 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 un timp.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Da, spuse Frink.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Am fost m\uc1 \u226 ?ndru de ceea ce ai spus ieri.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i eu la f
el, zise Frink. Dar... Dumnezeule, nu pot lucra \uc1 \u238 ?n alt\uc1 \u259 ? pa
rte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se sim\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1
\u238 ?nfr\uc1 \u226 ?nt \uc1 \u351 ?i neajutorat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?tii cum e.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vorbiser\uc1 \u259 ? am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi, ade
seori, \uc1 \u238 ?n trecut, despre problemele lor.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 McCarthy spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la

ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu cum e. Tu e\uc1 \u351 ?ti mai b
un dec\uc1 \u226 ?t oricine de pe Coast\uc1 \u259 ? la strungul carusel. Te-am v
\uc1 \u259 ?zut d\uc1 \u226 ?nd gata o pies\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n cinci minu
te, in-clu-siv lustruirea cu pulbere. Totul, de la Cratex-ul brut. \uc1 \u350 ?i
cu excep\uc1 \u355 ?ia sudurii...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 N-am zis niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u35
1 ?tiu s\uc1 \u259 ? sudez, spuse Frink.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Te-ai g\uc1 \u226 ?ndit vreodat\uc1 \u259 ? s\u
c1 \u259 ? te apuci de afaceri pe cont propriu?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Frink, luat pe nea\uc1 \u351 ?teptate, se b\uc1 \u226 ?lb\uc1
\u226 ?i:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Ce s\uc1 \u259 ? fac?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Bijuterii.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8
212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Ah, pentru Dumnezeu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Comenzi, piese originale, nu lucruri de serie, c
omerciale.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 McCarthy \uc1 \u238
?i f\uc1 \u259 ?cu semn cu m\uc1 \u226 ?na c\uc1 \u259 ?tre un col\uc1 \u355 ?

al atelierului, de-par-te de zgomot.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu vreo dou\uc1 \u259 ? mii de dolari \uc1 \u238 ?\
uc1 \u355 ?i po\uc1 \u355 ?i amenaja un atelier \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un subsol sau \u
c1 \u238 ?ntr-un garaj. C\uc1 \u226 ?ndva, am desenat cercei \uc1 \u351 ?i panda
ntive pentru femei. \uc1 \u354 ?ii minte... contemporani, cu adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat
moderni}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lu\uc1
\u226 ?nd ni\uc1 \u351 ?te glaspapir, \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? deseneze,
\uc1 \u238 ?ncet, ap\uc1 \u259 ?sat pe spa-tele ei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Uit\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i-se peste um\uc1 \u259 ?r, Frink v\uc1
\u259 ?zu proiectul unei br\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?ri, o schi\uc1 \
u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? cu linii nesigure.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Exist\uc1 \u259 ? o pia\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ??}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Tot ceea ce v\uc1 \u259 ?zuse e
l vreodat\uc1 \u259 ? erau tradi\uc1 \u355 ?ionalele \uc1 \u8211 ? chiar desue-t
ele \uc1 \u8211 ? obi}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ecte din trecut.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nimeni nu vrea obiecte americane cont
emporane; nu exist\uc1 \u259 ? nimic de genul \uc1 \u259 ?sta, nu de la r\uc1 \u
259 ?zboi \uc1 \u238 ?ncoace.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Creeaz\uc1 \u259 ? tu pia\uc1 \u355 ?a, zise McCarthy cu o
str\uc1 \u226 ?mb\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? furioas\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Adic\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc

1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u226 ?nd eu \uc1 \u238 ?nsumi?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 D\uc1 \u259 ?-le prin consigna\uc1 \u355
?ii. Ca aia... cum \uc1 \u238 ?i zice? De pe Montgo-mery Street, magazinul \uc1
\u259 ?la select de obiecte de art\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 American Artistic Handcrafts, zise Frin
k.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 El nu se ducea niciodat\uc1
\u259 ? prin magazine elegante \uc1 \u351 ?i scumpe ca a-ce-la. Pu\uc1 \u355 ?i
ni americani se duceau; japonezii aveau bani s\uc1 \u259 ? cumpe-re din asemene}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 a locuri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?tii ce v\uc1 \u226 ?nd asemenea consigna\uc1 \u355 ?ii
? zise McCarthy. \uc1 \u350 ?i ce averi se fac? Afurisite de catarame din alea,
de argint, din New Mexico, pe care le fac indienii. Porc\uc1 \u259 ?riile alea n
enorocite pentru turi\uc1 \u351 ?ti, toate la fel. A\uc1 \u351 ?a-zisa art\uc1 \
u259 ? naiv\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Frink
\uc1 \u238 ?l privi \uc1 \u238 ?ndelung pe McCarthy.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?tiu \uc1 \u351 ?i ce a
ltceva mai v\uc1 \u226 ?nd, zise el \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1
\u350 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?tii \uc1 \u351 ?i tu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, spuse McCarthy.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi \uc1 \u351 ?tiau \uc1 \u8211 ? pent
ru c\uc1 \u259 ? am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi fuseser\uc1 \u259 ? implica\uc1 \u355 ?i dir
ect \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? mult timp.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich

\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Activitatea legal\uc1 \u259 ?, declarat\uc1 \u259 ?, a
lui W.-M. Corporation consta din producerea de sc\uc1 \u259 ?ri, garduri, grila
je pentru \uc1 \u351 ?emineuri din fier forjat \uc1 \u351 ?i ornamente pentru no
ile blocuri de apartamente, toate produse \uc1 \u238 ?n se-rie, conform unor pro
iecte standard. Pentru un bloc nou, cu patruzeci de camere, aceea\uc1 \u351 ?i p
ies\uc1 \u259 ? era executat\uc1 \u259 ? de patru-zeci de ori la r\uc1 \u226 ?nd
. Te-o-retic, W.-M. Corporation era o turn\uc1 \u259 ?torie de fier. Dar \uc1 \u
238 ?n plus, ea \uc1 \u238 ?n-tre\uc1 \u355 ?inea o alt\uc1 \u259 ? afacere, de
unde \uc1 \u238 ?i proveneau adev\uc1 \u259 ?ratele profituri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Folosind o mare varietate de unelte, materiale
\uc1 \u351 ?i ma\uc1 \u351 ?ini, W.-M. Cor-poration producea un flux continuu de
copii dup\uc1 \u259 ? obiecte de pro-duc\uc1 \u355 ?ie american\uc1 \u259 ?, de
dinainte de r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi. Aceste falsuri erau cu grij\uc1 \u259 ?, dar exp
ert plasate pe pia\uc1 \u355 ?a angrosi\uc1 \u351 ?tilor de obiecte de art\uc1 \
u259 ? pentru a se al\uc1 \u259 ?tura originalelor adunate de pe \uc1 \u238 ?ntr
eg continentul. Ca \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n filatelie \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u23
8 ?n numismatic\uc1 \u259 ?, nimeni nu putea estima procentul de falsuri aflate
\uc1 \u238 ?n circula\uc1 \u355 ?ie. \uc1 \u350 ?i nimeni \uc1 \u8211 ? mai cu s
eam\uc1 \u259 ? negustorii \uc1 \u351 ?i colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionarii \uc1 \u8211 ?
nu o dorea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?nd Fr
ink plecase, pe bancul lui de lucru se afla, pe jum\uc1 \u259 ?tate ga-ta, un re
volver Colt di}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n Perioada Frontierei}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \
af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain
\s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Perioada expansiunii nord-am
ericane spre vest (sec XVIII-XIX)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ; f\uc1 \u259 ?cuse el \uc1 \u23
8 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i tipa-re-le, turnarea \uc1 \u351 ?i se ocupase de \uc1 \u351
?lefuirea manual\uc1 \u259 ? a pieselor. Exista o pia\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? ne
limitat\uc1 \u259 ? pentru armele mici din timpul R\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului Civil Am
eri-can \uc1 \u351 ?i din Perioada Frontierei; W.-M. Corporation putea vinde tot
ce}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 ea ce putea produce Frink. Era specialitatea lui.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Merg\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?ncet la bancu
l lui, Frink lu\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? vergeaua pe
ntru cur\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?irea revolverului, \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? ne
\uc1 \u351 ?lefuit\uc1 \u259 ?. Peste trei zile, arma ar fi fost terminat\uc1 \u
259 ?. De, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, era treab\uc1 \u259 ? bun\uc1 \u259 ?. Un expert
ar fi putut-o deo-sebi, dar colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionarii japonezi nu erau ni\uc1 \u
351 ?te autorit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n adev\uc1 \u259 ?ratul \uc

1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eles al cuv\uc1 \u226 ?ntului, nu aveau nici un standard s
au teste pe baza c\uc1 \u259 ?rora s\uc1 \u259 ? aprecieze.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De fapt, pe c\uc1 \u226 ?t \uc1 \u351 ?tia el, nu
le trecuse niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? prin minte s\uc1 \u259 ? se \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebe d
ac\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ?a-numitele obiecte de art\uc1 \u259 ? care se vindea
u \uc1 \u238 ?n magazi-nele de pe Coasta de Vest erau veritabile. Poate \uc1 \u2
38 ?ntr-o zi o vor face... \uc1 \u351 ?i atunci, b\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?ica se
va sparge, pia\uc1 \u355 ?a se va pr\uc1 \u259 ?bu\uc1 \u351 ?i chiar \uc1 \u35
1 ?i pentru piesele autentice. O lege a lui Gresham: falsurile au determinat val
oarea origi-nalelor. \uc1 \u350 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ndoial
\uc1 \u259 ?, acesta fusese motivul e\uc1 \u351 ?ecului investiga\uc1 \u355 ?iei
; \uc1 \u238 ?n definitiv, toat\uc1 \u259 ? lumea era fericit\uc1 \u259 ?. Fabri
cile, ici-colo, \uc1 \u238 ?n diverse ora-\uc1 \u351 ?e, cele care produceau pie
sele, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i realizau profiturile lor. Angrosi\uc1 \u351 ?tii
le preluau, iar comercian\uc1 \u355 ?ii le prezentau \uc1 \u351 ?i le f\uc1 \u2
59 ?ceau reclam\uc1 \u259 ?. Colec\uc1 \u355 ?io-narii se scotoceau dup\uc1 \u25
9 ? bani \uc1 \u351 ?i-\uc1 \u351 ?i duceau ferici\uc1 \u355 ?i achizi\uc1 \u355
?iile acas\uc1 \u259 ?, pentru a-\uc1 \u351 ?i impresiona asocia\uc1 \u355 ?ii,
prietenii \uc1 \u351 ?i amantele.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Ca \uc1 \u238 ?n cazul mitei oferite dup\uc1 \u259 ? r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi \uc1
\u238 ?n bani din h\uc1 \u226 ?rtie, a fost per-fect p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?
c\uc1 \u226 ?nd au ap\uc1 \u259 ?rut \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?rile. Nimeni
nu a p\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?it nimic \uc1 \u8211 ? p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u238 ?n ziua socotelilor. \uc1 \u350 ?i atunci to\uc1 \u355 ?i, \uc1 \u238
?n mod egal, au fost ruina\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Dar \uc1 \u238 ?ntre timp, nimeni nu vorbea despre asta, nici chiar
cei care \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tigau existen\uc1 \u
355 ?a produc\uc1 \u226 ?nd falsuri; \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?nchid
eau propriile min\uc1 \u355 ?i fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ce
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 f\uc1 \u259 ?ceau, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ndreptau
aten\uc1 \u355 ?ia doar asupra proble-melor teh-nice.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De c\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?nce
rci s\uc1 \u259 ? execu\uc1 \u355 ?i proiecte originale? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \
u259 ? McCar-thy.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Frink \uc1 \
u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? din umeri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16

\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ani. Pot produce cu o precizie n
emaipomenit\uc1 \u259 ?. Numai c\uc1 \u259 ?...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?tii ce cred eu? Eu cred c\uc
1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u355 ?i-ai \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?it ideea nazist\uc1 \u259
? c\uc1 \u259 ? evreii nu pot crea. C\uc1 \u259 ? nu pot dec\uc1 \u226 ?t s\uc1
\u259 ? imite \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u226 ?nd\uc1 \u259 ?. Mediocri.
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u35
1 ?i a\uc1 \u355 ?inti necru\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?tor privirile asupra lui Fri
nk.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Poat
e-i a\uc1 \u351 ?a, zise Frink.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ncearc\uc1 \u259 ?. Execut\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1
\u226 ?teva proiecte originale. Sau lucreaz\uc1 \u259 ? di-rect \uc1 \u238 ?n m
etal. Joac\uc1 \u259 ?-te. Cum se joac\uc1 \u259 ? copiii.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, f\uc1 \u259 ?cu Frank.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 N-ai deloc
\uc1 \u238 ?ncredere, spuse McCarthy. \uc1 \u354 ?i-ai pierdut cu totul \uc1 \u
238 ?ncrederea \uc1 \u238 ?n tine \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u355 ?i, nu-i a\uc1 \u351
?a? P\uc1 \u259 ?cat. Pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? eu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu c\uc1 \u259 ? ai
pu-tea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se \uc1 \u238 ?ndrept\
uc1 \u259 ? spre banc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \

hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu at\u
c1 \u226 ?t mai r\uc1 \u259 ?u, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Frink. Dar totu\uc1 \u351 ?i
, \uc1 \u259 ?sta-i adev\uc1 \u259 ?rul. E un fapt. Nu \uc1 \u238 ?mi pot c\uc1
\u259 ?p\uc1 \u259 ?ta \uc1 \u238 ?ncrederea sau entuziasmul numai dorind-o. Hot
\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?nd-o.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
McCarthy \uc1 \u259 ?sta, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, e un \uc1 \u351 ?ef de atelier a
l naibii de bun. Se pricepe cum s\uc1 \u259 ?-l ia pe om, s\uc1 \u259 ? se str\u
c1 \u259 ?duiasc\uc1 \u259 ? la maximum, s\uc1 \u259 ? scoat\uc1 \u259 ? din el
ce-are mai bun \uc1 \u238 ?mpotriva lui \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i. E un condu
c\uc1 \u259 ?tor \uc1 \u238 ?nn\uc1 \u259 ?scut; aproape c\uc1 \u259 ? m-a convi
ns, pentru o clip\uc1 \u259 ?, acolo. Numai c\uc1 \u259 ?... McCarthy plecase ac
um; \uc1 \u238 ?ncercarea d\uc1 \u259 ?duse gre\uc1 \u351 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 P\uc1 \u259 ?cat c\uc1 \u259 ? nu am oracolul aic
i, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Frink. L-a\uc1 \u351 ? putea consulta \uc1 \u238 ?n treab
a asta; s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? cert cu el pentru cei cinci mii de ani de \u
c1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elep-ciune. Apoi \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i aminti c\uc1 \
u259 ? exista un exemplar din }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 I Ching }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u238 ?
n holul cl\uc1 \u259 ?di-rii administrative a lui W.-M. Corporation. A\uc1 \u351
?a c\uc1 \u259 ? o porni din hala de lucru, de-a lungul coridorului, gr\uc1 \u2
59 ?bind prin corpul administrativ, c\uc1 \u259 ?-tre }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 hol.}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?ezat \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-unul
dintre scaunele din o\uc1 \u355 ?el cromat \uc1 \u351 ?i plastic din hol, \uc1
\u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i scrise \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebarea pe dosul unui plic: "S\uc1 \u2
59 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? apuc pe cont pro-priu de activitatea de crea\uc1 \u355 ?ie cu
m tocmai mi-a fost creionat\uc1 \u259 ??" Apoi \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? a
runce piesele.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Linia de jos fu
un \uc1 \u351 ?apte, la fel \uc1 \u351 ?i a doua \uc1 \u351 ?i apoi a treia. Tr
igrama de jos este Ch'ien, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du seama. Suna
bine, Ch'ien era creativul. Apoi linia a patra, un opt. Yin. \uc1 \u350 ?i lini
a a cincea, tot un opt, o linie yin. Doamne Dumnezeule, tulburat; \uc1 \u238 ?nc
\uc1 \u259 ? o linie yin \uc1 \u351 ?i ob\uc1 \u355 ?in Hexagrama Unsprezece, T'
ai, Pace. O sentin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? foarte favorabil\uc1 \u259 ?. Sau...
m\uc1 \u226 ?inile \uc1 \u238 ?i tremurar\uc1 \u259 ? zorn\uc1 \u259 ?ind piesel
e. O linie yang \uc1 \u351 ?i, prin urmare, Hexagrama Dou\uc1 \u259 ?zeci \uc1 \
u351 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?ase, Ta Ch'u, Puterea de a \uc1 \u238 ?mbl\uc1 \u226 ?nzi a
Celui Mare. Am\uc1 \u226 ?n-dou\uc1 \u259 ? au indica\uc1 \u355 ?ii favorabile \
uc1 \u351 ?i tre-buia s\uc1 \u259 ? ias\uc1 \u259 ? fie una, fie cealalt\uc1 \u2
59 ?. Arunc\uc1 \u259 ? cele trei piese.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {

\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 Yin. Un \uc1 \u351 ?ase. Era Pacea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \cf1 Deschiz\uc1 \u226 ?nd cartea citi sentin\uc1 \u355 ?a:}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 PACEA. Cel mic pleac\uc1 \u259 ?,}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Cel mare se apropie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Noroc. Succes.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Deci ar trebui s\uc1 \u259 ? fac a\uc1 \u351 ?a cu
m zice Ed McCarthy. S\uc1 \u259 ?-mi deschid mica mea afacere. Acum, \uc1 \u351
?asele de sus, linia mea de devenire. \uc1 \u206 ?n-toarse pagina. Cum suna text
ul. Nu-\uc1 \u351 ?i putea aminti; probabil favora-bil, de vreme ce hexagrama \u
c1 \u238 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i era at\uc1 \u226 ?t de favorabil\uc1 \u259
?. Unirea ceru-lui cu p\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?ntul \uc1 \u8211 ? dar prima \u
c1 \u351 ?i ultima linie erau, \uc1 \u238 ?ntotdeauna \uc1 \u238 ?n afara hexagr
amei, a\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? probabil \uc1 \u351 ?ase deasupra...}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ochii \uc1 \u238 ?i g\uc1 \u259 ?sir\u
c1 \u259 ? linia \uc1 \u351 ?i o citir\uc1 \u259 ? dintr-o fulgerare:}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Zidul cet\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii cade \uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1 \u238 ?n \uc1
\u351 ?an\uc1 \u355 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \a

f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu


mai folosi armate, acum.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 F
\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i cunoscute ordinele \uc1 \u238 ?n propriul t\uc1 \u259
?u ora\uc1 \u351 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Perse
veren\uc1 \u355 ?a aduce umilire.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M-a coco\uc1 \u351 ?at, exclam\uc1 \u2
59 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ng}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 rozit. Apoi, comentariul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Schimbarea
la care se face aluzie \uc1 \u238 ?n mijlocul}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 hexagramei a \uc1 \u238 ?nceput s\uc1 \u259 ? se petreac\uc
1 \u259 ?. Zidul cet\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ora\uc1 \u351 ?ului se scufund\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?napo
i \uc1 \u238 ?n \uc1 \u351 ?an\uc1 \u355 ?ul din care a fost}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355
?at. Se apropie ora dezastrului...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Era, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1
\u238 ?ndoial\uc1 \u259 ?, una dintre cele mai sinistre linii din toat\uc1 \u259

? cartea, din mai bine de trei mii. \uc1 \u350 ?i cu toate astea sentin\uc1 \u3
55 ?a hexagra-mei era bun\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Pe care trebuia s-o urmeze?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i cum puteau fi at\uc1 \u226 ?t de deosebite? Nu i se ma
i \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mplase, noroc \uc1 \u351 ?i dezastru amestecate \uc1
\u238 ?mpreun\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n profe\uc1 \u355 ?ia oracolului; ce soar
t\uc1 \u259 ? si-nis-tr\uc1 \u259 ?, ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum oracolul ar fi r\uc1 \
u226 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?it fundul sacului, ar fi r\uc1 \u259 ?scolit tot felul de zdr
en\uc1 \u355 ?e, oase \uc1 \u351 ?i rahat al \uc1 \u238 ?ntunericului, apoi l-ar
fi \uc1 \u238 ?ntors \uc1 \u351 ?i l-ar fi scurs la lumin\uc1 \u259 ? ca pe o m
\uc1 \u226 ?ncare dospit\uc1 \u259 ?. Trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fi ap\uc1 \u259 ?sat
pe do-u\uc1 \u259 ? butoane deodat\uc1 \u259 ?, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ?; a
m amestecat trebu-rile \uc1 \u351 ?i m-am ales cu imaginea asta de ochi de }{\i1
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 schlimazl }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 asupra realit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii. Numa
i pentru o clip\uc1 \u259 ?. N-a durat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 La naiba, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fie ori una, ori
alta; nu pot fi am\uc1 \u226 ?n-dou\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu po\uc1 \u355 ?i avea \uc1 \u
351 ?i noroc \uc1 \u351 ?i nenorocire deodat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sau... po\uc1 \u355 ?i?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Orfevr\uc1 \u259 ?ria va aduce un c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351
?tig bun; la asta se refer\uc1 \u259 ? sentin\uc1 \u355 ?a. Dar linia, afurisita
de linie; ea se refer\uc1 \u259 ? la ceva mai ad\uc1 \u226 ?nc, la vreo catastr
o-f\uc1 \u259 ? viitoare probabil nelegat\uc1 \u259 ? de afacerea cu bijuteriile
. O soart\uc1 \u259 ? rea, care m\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ?teapt\uc1 \u259 ? }{\
i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 oricum.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 R\uc1 \u
259 ?zboi, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Al treilea R\uc1 \u259 ?zboi Mondial omor\uc1 \u
226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?n pa\uc1 \u351 ?tele m\uc1 \u259 ?-sii vreo dou\uc1 \u259 ?
miliarde dintre noi, m\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-ne civili-za\uc1 \u355 ?ia,
bombe cu hidrogen, c\uc1 \u259 ?z\uc1 \u226 ?nd ca grindina.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cb
pat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp

1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oy gewalt? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi.
Ce se va \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mpla? Eu am pus-o \uc1 \u238 ?n mi\uc1 \u351
?ca-re? Sau o c\uc1 \u226 ?rp\uc1 \u259 ?ce\uc1 \u351 ?te altcineva, o persoan\
uc1 \u259 ? pe care eu nici n-o cunosc? Sau... noi, cu to\uc1 \u355 ?ii. Este gr
e\uc1 \u351 ?eala fizicienilor sau a teoriei \uc1 \u259 ?leia a sin-cro-niz\uc1
\u259 ?rii, fiecare particul\uc1 \u259 ? fiind \uc1 \u238 ?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\
uc1 \u259 ? cu toate celelalte; nu po\uc1 \u355 ?i nici s\uc1 \u259 ? tragi o b\
uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?in\uc1 \u259 ? f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? m
odifici echilibrul universu}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 lui.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \l
i0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs2
0 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Se na\uc1 \u351 ?te un joc plin de haz f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?
s\uc1 \u259 ? aib\uc1 \u259 ? cine r\uc1 \u226 ?de. Deschid \uc1 \u351 ?i eu o
carte \uc1 \u351 ?i m\uc1 \u259 ? aleg cu o relatare a evenimentelor viitoare pe
care p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i lui Dumnezeu i-ar pl\uc1 \u259 ?c
ea s-o claseze \uc1 \u351 ?i s-o uite. \uc1 \u350 ?i cine sunt eu? Per-soana nep
otrivit\uc1 \u259 ?; asta o pot spune.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Ar }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 trebui s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi iau sculele \uc1 \u351 ?i mater
ialele de la McCarthy, s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi deschid magazinul, s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi porn
esc mica afacere, s\uc1 \u259 ? merg mai departe, \uc1 \u238 ?n ciuda liniei \uc
1 \u259 ?leia \uc1 \u238 ?ngrozitoare. S\uc1 \u259 ? muncesc, cre\uc1 \u226 ?nd,
\uc1 \u238 ?n felul meu, p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la cap\uc1 \u259 ?t, tr\uc1
\u259 ?ind c\uc1 \u226 ?t voi putea de bine, c\uc1 \u226 ?t mai activ cu putin\
uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? ce zidul va c\uc1 \u259 ?dea
\uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1 \u238 ?n \uc1 \u351 ?an\uc1 \u355 ? pentru noi to\uc1 \u
355 ?i, omenirea \uc1 \u238 ?ntrea-g\uc1 \u259 ?. Asta \uc1 \u238 ?mi zice oraco
lul. Soarta ne va da cu halebarda la cap \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ?,
oricum, dar \uc1 \u238 ?ntre timp am \uc1 \u351 ?i eu o slujb\uc1 \u259 ?; treb
uie s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi folosesc capul, m\uc1 \u226 ?inile.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sentin\uc1 \u355 ?a a fost numai pentru mine, pentru
munca mea. Linia \uc1 \u238 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?, a fost pentru noi to\uc1 \u355 ?i.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eu sunt prea mic, se g\uc1 \u2
26 ?ndi. Nu pot dec\uc1 \u226 ?t s\uc1 \u259 ? citesc ce-i scris, s\uc1 \u259 ?
arunc o privire \uc1 \u351 ?i apoi s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi plec capul \uc1 \u351 ?i s\u
c1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntorc cu greu de un-de am plecat, ca \uc1 \
u351 ?i cum n-a\uc1 \u351 ? fi v\uc1 \u259 ?zut; oracolul nu se a\uc1 \u351 ?tea
pt\uc1 \u259 ? de la mine s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ncep s\uc1 \u259 ? alerg \uc
1 \u238 ?n sus \uc1 \u351 ?i-n jos pe str\uc1 \u259 ?zi, pl\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u
226 ?ndu-m\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1 \u259 ?i-n\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-m\uc1 \u259
? pentru a atrage aten\uc1 \u355 ?ia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f

s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Poate }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 cineva }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 s\uc1 \u259 ?-l modifice? se
\uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?. Cu to\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u238 ?mpreun\uc1 \u259
?... sau o mare personalitate... sau cineva strategic plasat, care se \uc1 \u23
8 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mpl\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? fie pe faz\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u35
0 ?ans\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u206 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mplare. De care at\uc1 \u226 ?rn\u
c1 \u259 ? vie\uc1 \u355 ?ile, lumea noastr\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nchiz\uc1 \u226 ?nd cartea, p\uc1
\u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?si holul \uc1 \u351 ?i merse \uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1 \u238 ?
n hala de lucru. C\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?i prinse privirile lui McCarthy, \u
c1 \u238 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?cu semn cu m\uc1 \u226 ?na c\uc1 \u259 ?tre o latur\uc1
\u259 ?, unde s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i poat\uc1 \u259 ? relua discu\uc1 \u35
5 ?ia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C
u c\uc1 \u226 ?t m\uc1 \u259 ? g\uc1 \u226 ?ndesc mai mult, zise Frink, cu at\uc
1 \u226 ?t \uc1 \u238 ?mi place mai mult ideea ta.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Excelent, f\uc1 \u259 ?cu McCarthy. A
cum ascult\uc1 \u259 ?. Uite ce faci. Tre-buie s\uc1 \u259 ? iei bani de la Wynd
am-Matson.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 F\uc1 \u259 ?cu cu
ochiul, o lent\uc1 \u259 ?, ap\uc1 \u259 ?sat\uc1 \u259 ?, ferit\uc1 \u259 ? cli
pire a pleoapei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 M-am g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 t cum. Am s\uc1 \u259 ? plec de-aici
\uc1 \u351 ?i-am s\uc1 \u259 ? vin cu tine. Pro-iectele mele, \uc1 \u351 ?tii. C
e-i r\uc1 \u259 ?u \uc1 \u238 ?n asta? \uc1 \u350 ?tiu c\uc1 \u259 ?-s bune.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sigur, zise
Frink, pu\uc1 \u355 ?in n\uc1 \u259 ?ucit.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103

3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ne vedem disear\uc1 \u259 ? la lucru, spuse
McCarthy. La mine acas\uc1 \u259 ?. Treci pe la \uc1 \u351 ?apte, s\uc1 \u259 ?
stai la mas\uc1 \u259 ? cu Jane \uc1 \u351 ?i cu mine... dac\uc1 \u259 ?-i po\uc
1 \u355 ?i su-porta pe copii.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Okay, f\uc1 \u259 ?cu Frink.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 McCarthy \uc1 \u238 ?l plesni pe um\uc1 \u259 ?r \uc1 \u351
?i se duse.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am parcurs un dru
m lung, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i spuse Frink. \uc1 \u206 ?n ultimele zece mi-nu
-te. Dar nu se sim\uc1 \u355 ?ea speriat, acum era emo\uc1 \u355 ?ionat.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S-a \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mplat r
epede, \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi duc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu
-se la bancul lui \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncep\uc1 \u226 ?nd s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc
1 \u351 ?i str\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ? sculele. Cred c\uc1 \u259 ? genul \uc1
\u259 ?sta de lucruri a\uc1 \u351 ?a se \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mpl\uc1 \u259
?. Momentul favorabil, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd apare...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Toat\uc1 \u259 ? via\uc1 \u355 ?a l-am a\uc1 \u351 ?teptat. C\
uc1 \u226 ?nd oracolul spune "vei avea o reali-za-re" \uc1 \u8211 ? asta \uc1 \u
238 ?nseamn\uc1 \u259 ?. Este cu adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat extraordinar, Timpul. Acum,
ce \uc1 \u238 ?nseamn\uc1 \u259 ? timpul? Ce \uc1 \u238 ?nseamn\uc1 \u259 ? mom
entul \uc1 \u259 ?sta? \uc1 \u350 ?ase pe ultima linie a Hexagramei Unsprezece t
ransform\uc1 \u259 ? totul \uc1 \u238 ?n Dou\uc1 \u259 ?-zeci \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1
\u351 ?ase, Puterea de a \uc1 \u206 ?mbl\uc1 \u226 ?nzi a Celui Mare. Yin devin
e yang; linia se trans-for-m\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i apare un nou Moment. \uc1
\u350 ?i au fost at\uc1 \u226 ?t de pe dinafar\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \
u226 ?t nici m\uc1 \u259 ?car n-am observat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \l
i0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs2
0 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Pun pariu c\uc1 \u259 ? de-aia am ob\uc1 \u355 ?inut linia aia gr
oaznic\uc1 \u259 ?; numai a\uc1 \u351 ?a poa-te trece Hexagrama Unsprezece \uc1
\u238 ?n Hexagrama Dou\uc1 \u259 ?zeci \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?ase, prin linia
aia \uc1 \u351 ?ase, de transformare, de sus. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? nu t
rebuia s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi pun fundul la b\uc1 \u259 ?taie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033

\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar, \uc1 \u238 ?n ciuda entuziasmului \uc1 \u351 ?i
a optimismului, nu-\uc1 \u351 ?i putea scoa-te linia cu totul din minte.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oricum, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi ironic, f
ac o \uc1 \u238 ?ncercare afurisit de bun\uc1 \u259 ?; p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259
? di-sear\uc1 \u259 ? la \uc1 \u351 ?apte poate-oi reu\uc1 \u351 ?i s-o uit ca \
uc1 \u351 ?i cum n-ar fi fost.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Sper din t}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 oat\uc1 \u259 ? inima. Pentru c\uc1
\u259 ? aceast\uc1 \u259 ? combinare cu Ed este m\uc1 \u259 ?rea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc
1 \u259 ?. Are ni\uc1 \u351 ?te idei a-nt\uc1 \u226 ?ia; o pot spune. \uc1 \u350
?i nu am de g\uc1 \u226 ?nd s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? trezesc pe dinafar\uc1
\u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n
momentul \uc1 \u259 ?sta, nu sunt nimic, dar dac\uc1 \u259 ? pot s-o sucesc, at
unci poate reu\uc1 \u351 ?esc s-o fac pe Juliana s\uc1 \u259 ? vin\uc1 \u259 ? \
uc1 \u238 ?napoi. \uc1 \u350 ?tiu eu ce vrea \uc1 \u8211 ? meri-ta s\uc1 \u259 ?
fie m\uc1 \u259 ?ritat\uc1 \u259 ? cu un b\uc1 \u259 ?rbat care conteaz\uc1 \u2
59 ?, o persoan\uc1 \u259 ? important\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n comunitate, nu v
reun oarecare }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 meshuggener. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 B\uc1 \u259 ?r-ba\uc1 \
u355 ?ii erau b\uc1 \u259 ?rba\uc1 \u355 ?i, pe vremuri; \uc1 \u238 ?nainte de r
\uc1 \u259 ?zboi, de pild\uc1 \u259 ?. Dar acum toate astea s-au dus.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu-i de mirare c\uc1 \u259 ? b\uc1 \u226
?ntuie din loc \uc1 \u238 ?n loc, din b\uc1 \u259 ?rbat \uc1 \u238 ?n b\uc1 \u2
59 ?rbat, c\uc1 \u259 ?-u-t\uc1 \u226 ?nd. \uc1 \u350 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u25
9 ? m\uc1 \u259 ?car s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?tie cine este, care-i sunt nevoil
e biolo-gice. Eu \uc1 \u238 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u351 ?tiu \uc1 \u351 ?i prin
mi\uc1 \u351 ?carea asta de zile mari cu McCarthy \uc1 \u8211 ? orice-ar fi \uc1
\u8211 ? am s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? realizez pentru ea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 La ora pr\uc1 \u226 ?nzului, Robert Childa}{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf

1 n \uc1 \u238 ?nchisese American Artistic Hand-crafts Inc. De obicei, trecea st


rada \uc1 \u351 ?i m\uc1 \u226 ?nca la bar. \uc1 \u206 ?n orice caz, nu lipsea m
ai mult de o jum\uc1 \u259 ?tate de or\uc1 \u259 ?, iar ast\uc1 \u259 ?zi pleca
doar dou\uc1 \u259 ?-zeci de minute. Amintirea calvarului \uc1 \u238 ?ndurat cu
domnul Tagomi \uc1 \u351 ?i cu personalul Misiunii Comerciale \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1
\u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ntorcea stomacul pe dos.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ntorc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se la mag
azin, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i spuse: Poate o nou\uc1 \u259 ? politic\uc1 \u259
? de a nu mai da telefoane. F\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i toate afacerile \uc1 \u
238 ?n magazin.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dou\uc1 \u259
? ore de prezentare. Mult prea mult. Aproape patru ore cu totul; prea t\uc1 \u22
6 ?rziu s\uc1 \u259 ? deschid\uc1 \u259 ? iar magazinul. O dup\uc1 \u259 ?-amiaz
\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntrea-g\uc1 \u259 ? pentru a vinde un singur obiect, un
ceas Mickey Mouse, comoar\uc1 \u259 ? cos-tisitoare, dar... Deschise u\uc1 \u35
1 ?a magazinului, o fix\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? stea deschis\uc1 \u259 ?, se d
use \uc1 \u238 ?n spate s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i at\uc1 \u226 ?rne pardesiul.
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?nd reap\uc1 \u25
9 ?ru, descoperi c\uc1 \u259 ? avea un client. Un alb. Ei, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi.
Surpriz\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Bun\uc1 \u259 ? ziua, domnule, zise Childan, \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1
\u226 ?ndu-se u\uc1 \u351 ?or.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Probabil un}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 pinoc. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 B\uc1 \u259 ?rbat sub\uc1 \u35
5 ?irel, cam brunet. Bine \uc1 \u238 ?mbr\uc1 \u259 ?cat, modern. Dar nu \uc1 \u
238 ?n largul lui. U\uc1 \u351 ?oar\uc1 \u259 ? str\uc1 \u259 ?lucire de transpi
ra\uc1 \u355 ?ie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Bun\uc1 \u259 ? ziua, murmur\uc1 \u259 ? omul, d\uc1 \u226 ?nd roat\uc
1 \u259 ? magazinului, s\uc1 \u259 ? pri-veasc\uc1 \u259 ? vitrinele. Apoi, dint
r-o dat\uc1 \u259 ?, se apropie de tejghea. B\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u2
26 ?na \uc1 \u238 ?n hain\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i scoase un toc lucios din pie
le, depuse o carte de vizit\uc1 \u259 ? multicolor\uc1 \u259 ?, tip\uc1 \u259 ?r
it\uc1 \u259 ? complicat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang

np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lis
a0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pe c
artea de vizit\uc1 \u259 ?, emblema imperial\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i \uc1 \u2
38 ?nsemnele militare. Marin\uc1 \u259 ?. Amiralul Harusha. Robert Childan o exa
min\uc1 \u259 ?, impresio-nat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nava amiralului, explic\uc1 \u259 ? clientul, se afl\uc1
\u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n Golful San Fran-cisco \uc1 \u238 ?n momentul de fa\uc1 \u3
55 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Cruci\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ?torul }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Syokaku.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ah, f\uc1
\u259 ?cu Childan.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Amiralul Harusha nu a mai vizitat Coasta de Vest, c}{\fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 onti
nu\uc1 \u259 ? clientul cu explica\uc1 \u355 ?iile. Are multe dorin\uc1 \u355 ?e
pentru c\uc1 \u226 ?t se afl\uc1 \u259 ? aici, iar una dintre ele este s\uc1 \u
259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? personal o vizit\uc1 \u259 ? faimosului dum-neavoastr\uc1
\u259 ? magazin. A auzit mereu, \uc1 \u238 ?n Home Islands, despre American Arti
stic Handcrafts Inc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Childan s
e \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \u
c1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oricum, continu\uc1 \u259 ? b\uc1 \u259 ?rbatul, datori
t\uc1 \u259 ? presiunii programului, amiralul nu poate veni personal s\uc1 \u259
? viziteze apreciatul dumnea-voastr\uc1 \u259 ? magazin. Dar m-a trimis pe mine
; sunt reprezentantul domniei sale.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Amiralul este colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionar? \uc1 \u238 ?nt
reb\uc1 \u259 ? Childan, cu mintea lu-}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 cr\uc1 \u226 ?n-du-i la vitez
a cea mai mare.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch

\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a


f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Este un iubitor al artei. Este un cunosc\uc1 \u259 ?tor. Dar nu colec\uc
1 \u355 ?io-nar. Ceea ce-\uc1 \u351 ?i dore\uc1 \u351 ?te este s\uc1 \u259 ? ofe
re cadouri; \uc1 \u351 ?i anume: dore\uc1 \u351 ?te s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nm\uc1 \u226 ?neze fiec\uc1 \u259 ?rui ofi\uc1 \u355 ?er de pe nava lui un produs
artizanal cu valoare istoric\uc1 \u259 ?, o arm\uc1 \u259 ? de buzunar din epop
eicul R\uc1 \u259 ?zboi Civil American.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Omul se opri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Sunt doisprezece ofi\uc1 \u355 ?eri \uc1 \u238 ?n total.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n sinea lui, Chil
dan se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi: dou\uc1 \u259 ?sprezece arme de buzunar din R\uc1 \u259
?zboiul Civil. Pre\uc1 \u355 ?ul pentru cump\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?tor: aproa
pe zece mii de dolari. Tremura.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dup\uc1 \u259 ? cum este bine \uc1 \u351 ?tiut, continu\
uc1 \u259 ? omul, magazinul dum-nea-voastr\uc1 \u259 ? vinde asemenea nepre\uc1
\u355 ?uite obiecte vechi, din paginile istoriei americane. Vai, prea repede pie
r toate sub nep\uc1 \u259 ?sarea tim-pului.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Av\uc1 \u226 ?nd enorm\uc1 \u259 ? grij\uc1 \u259 ? la cuvinte \uc
1 \u8211 ? nu-\uc1 \u351 ?i putea permite s\uc1 \u259 ? piard\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1
\u351 ?a ceva, s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? vreo gre\uc1 \u351 ?eal\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u8211 ? Childan spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, este adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat. Dintre toate magazinele din
S.P.A., eu posed cel mai deosebit stoc imaginabil de arme din R\uc1 \u259 ?zboiu
l Civil. Voi fi feri-cit s\uc1 \u259 ?-l servesc pe amiralul Harusha. S\uc1 \u25
9 ? alc\uc1 \u259 ?tuiesc o colec\uc1 \u355 ?ie superb\uc1 \u259 ? din acestea \
uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? le aduc la bordul lui }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Syokaku? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 \uc1 \u206 ?n dup\uc1 \u259 ?-amiaza asta se poate?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \

plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 B\uc1 \u259 ?rbatul spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu. Am s\uc1 \u259 ? le examine
z aici.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dou\uc1 \u259 ?sprezec
e. Childan f\uc1 \u259 ?cu socoteala. Nu de\uc1 \u355 ?inea dou\uc1 \u259 ?spreze-ce... de fapt, nu avea dec\uc1 \u226 ?t trei. Dar putea face rost de dou\uc1
\u259 ?spre-zece, dac\uc1 \u259 ? norocul era de partea lui, prin diferitele can
ale, \uc1 \u238 ?n cursul s\uc1 \u259 ?pt\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1 \u226 ?nii. Pe calea
aerului, de urgen\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, din Est, spre exemplu. \uc1 \u350 ?i
contacte cu angrosi\uc1 \u351 ?tii locali.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?, domnule, zise Chil
dan, v\uc1 \u259 ? pricepe\uc1 \u355 ?i la ase-me-nea arme?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Acceptabil, zise omu}{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 l. Am o colec\uc1 \u355 ?ie mic\uc1 \u259 ? de arme u\uc1 \u351 ?oare, in-c
lu-siv un pistolet minuscul, f\uc1 \u259 ?cut ca s\uc1 \u259 ? arate ca o pies\u
c1 \u259 ? de domino. Cir-ca 1840.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Excep\uc1 \u355 ?ional\uc1 \u259 ? pies\uc1 \u259 ?,
spuse Childan, duc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se la seiful \uc1 \u238 ?ncui-at, s\uc1 \u259
? ia c\uc1 \u226 ?teva arme pentru a le supune examin\uc1 \u259 ?rii reprezen-ta
ntulu}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 i amiralului Harusha.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?nd reveni, \uc1 \u238 ?l g\uc1 \u259 ?si complet\uc1 \u22
6 ?nd un cec. Omul se opri \uc1 \u351 ?i spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Amiralul dore\uc1 \u351 ?te s\uc1 \u259

? pl\uc1 \u259 ?teasc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nainte. Un depozit de cinci-spre-z


ece mii de dolari S.P.A.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206
?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 nc\uc1 \u259 ?perea \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? joace \uc1 \u
238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?a ochilor lui Childan. Dar reu\uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ?-\
uc1 \u351 ?i p\uc1 \u259 ?streze nivelul vocii; reu\uc1 \u351 ?i chiar s\uc1 \u2
59 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i-o fac\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? sune u\uc1 \u351 ?or plic-tis
it\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Dac\uc1 \u259 ? dori\uc1 \u355 ?i. Nu este nevoie; doar o formalitate \u
c1 \u238 ?n afaceri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sco\uc1 \
u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?nd o cutie din piele \uc1 \u351 ?i fetru, zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Iat\uc1 \u259 ? un Col
t 44, de la 1860, excep\uc1 \u355 ?ional.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Deschise cutia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u
8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Pulbere neagr\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i bile. Fabricat pentr
u U.S. Army. B\uc1 \u259 ?ie\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u238 ?n albastru purtau a\uc1 \
u351 ?a ceva, de pild\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n Second Bull Run}{\cs15 \fs24 \db
ch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footno
te \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Campanie \uc1
\u238 ?n timpul R\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului Civil, 29 \uc1 \u8211 ? 30 august 1862, c
\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tigat\uc1 \u259 ? de confedera\uc1 \u355 ?i}}}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 .}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Omul examin\uc1 \u259 ? \u
c1 \u238 ?ndelung Coltul 44. Apoi, ridic\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i ochii, spu
se calm:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103

3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Domnule, aceasta este o imita\uc1 \u355 ?ie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eh? f\uc1 \u259 ?cu Childan, ne\uc1 \u238
?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg\uc1 \u226 ?nd.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Piesa aceasta nu e}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ste mai veche de \uc1 \
u351 ?ase luni. Domnule, oferta dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ? este un fals. Sunt dezo
lat. Dar privi\uc1 \u355 ?i. Aici, lemnul. \uc1 \u206 ?m-b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u2
26 ?nit artificial de un acid chimic. Ce ru\uc1 \u351 ?ine.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 L\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1 \u259 ? arma jos.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Childan o ridic\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i r
\uc1 \u259 ?mase str\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u226 ?nd-o \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?in
i. Nu g\uc1 \u259 ?sea nimic s\uc1 \u259 ? spun\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u206 ?ntorc\u
c1 \u226 ?nd arma pe toate fe\uc1 \u355 ?ele, zise, \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din urm\u
c1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Nu se poate.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 O imita\uc1 \u355 ?ie dup\uc1 \u259 ? o arm\uc1 \u259 ? istoric\uc1 \u2
59 ?, autentic\uc1 \u259 ?. Nimic mai mult. M\uc1 \u259 ? tem, domnule, c\uc1 \u
259 ? a\uc1 \u355 ?i fost \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u351 ?elat. Probabil vreun neobr\uc
1 \u259 ?zat, lipsit de scrupule. Trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? anun\uc1 \u355 ?a\uc1 \u
355 ?i poli\uc1 \u355 ?ia din San Fran}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 cisco.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Omul se \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }

\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lucrul m\uc1 \u259 ?
sup\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?. A\uc1 \u355 ?i putea avea \uc1 \u351 ?i alte imita
\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u238 ?n magazin. Este posibil, domnule, ca dumneavoastr\uc1
\u259 ?, patronul, care vinde\uc1 \u355 ?i asemenea obiecte, }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 s
\uc1 \u259 ? nu pute\uc1 \u355 ?i deosebi falsurile de originale?}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fu lini\uc1 \u351 ?te.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aplec\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se, omul lu\uc1 \u259 ? cecul
pe jum\uc1 \u259 ?tate completat pe care-l \uc1 \u238 ?n-tocmise. \uc1 \u206 ?l
b\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n buzunar, puse stiloul deoparte, apoi se
\uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Childan privea fix la arm\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Este o ru\uc1 \u351 ?ine, domnule, zise omul. V
\uc1 \u259 ? rog s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi accepta\uc1 \u355 ?i umi-lul sfat: angaja\uc1
\u355 ?i un expert s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? examineze achizi\uc1 \u355 ?iile.
Repu-ta\uc1 \u355 ?ia dum-neavoastr\uc1 \u259 ?... sunt sigur c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc
1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elege\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Childan murmur\uc1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnule, v\uc1 \u259 ? rog, dac\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc
1 \u355 ?i putea...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Fi\uc1 \u355 ?i lini\uc1 \u351 ?tit, domnule. N-am s\uc1 \u259 ? spu
n despre asta nim\uc1 \u259 ?nui. Am... s\uc1 \u259 ?-i spun amiralului c\uc1 \u
259 ?, din nefericire, magazinul dumnea-voas-tr\uc1 \u259 ? era \uc1 \u238 ?nchi
s ast\uc1 \u259 ?z}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i. \uc1 \u206 ?n fond...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich

\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Omul se opri, \uc1 \u238 ?n u\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ... Sun
tem, am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi, albi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nclin\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? o dat\uc
1 \u259 ?, plec\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S
ingur, Childan r\uc1 \u259 ?mase \uc1 \u355 ?in\uc1 \u226 ?nd pistolul \uc1 \u23
8 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Nu se poate, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Dar a\uc1 \u351 ?a trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fie. Doamne Dumnezeule din cerur
i. Sunt rui-nat. Am pierdut o v\uc1 \u226 ?nzare de cincisprezece mii de dolari.
\uc1 \u350 ?i reputa\uc1 \u355 ?ia mea, dac\uc1 \u259 ? se afl\uc1 \u259 ?. Dac
\uc1 \u259 ? omul acela, reprezentantul amiralului Haru-sha, nu este discret.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u259 ? omor, hot\uc1 \u25
9 ?r\uc1 \u238 ?. Am pierdut locul. Nu mai pot continua; este un fapt \uc1 \u238
?mplinit.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pe de alt\uc1 \u259
? parte, poate c\uc1 \u259 ? omul s-a \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u351 ?e}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 la
t.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Poate a min\uc1 \u355 ?it.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la

ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A fost trimis de United States


Historic Objects}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }
{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Obiecte Istorice din Statele Unite (engl.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ,
s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? distru-g\uc1 \u259 ?. Sau de West Coast Art Exclusiv
es}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \sup
er1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Obiecte de Art\uc1 \u259 ? de pe Coasta de Vest (engl.)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oricum, unul dintre cei din conc
uren\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Arma este f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ndoial\uc1 \u259 ? original\uc1
\u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cum pot af
la? Childan \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i stoarse creierii. Aha, am s\uc1 \u259 ? da
u arma la analiz\uc1 \u259 ? la Departamentul de Criminalistic\uc1 \u259 ? al Un
iversit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii din Cali-fornia. \uc1 \u350 ?tiu pe cineva aco
lo sau cel pu\uc1 \u355 ?in \uc1 \u351 ?tiam odat\uc1 \u259 ?. Problema asta a m
ai ap\uc1 \u259 ?rut. Presupusa lips\uc1 \u259 ? de autenticitate a unui vechi \
uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?rc\uc1 \u259 ?tor de arm\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n grab\uc1 \u259 ?, te
lefon\uc1 \u259 ? unuia dintre serviciile de mesagerie prin curier din ora\uc1 \
u351 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i le ceru s\uc1 \u259 ?-i trimit\uc1 \u259 ? imediat un om. A
poi \uc1 \u238 ?mpa-chet\uc1 \u259 ? arma \uc1 \u351 ?i scrise o not\uc1 \u259 ?
c\uc1 \u259 ?tre laboratorul Universit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii, cer\uc1 \u226
?n-du-le s\uc1 \u259 ?-i fac\uc1 \u259 ? pe loc expertiza profesionist\uc1 \u25
9 ? a vechimii \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ?-l informeze telefonic. Curierul sosi;
Childan \uc1 \u238 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du nota \uc1 \u351 ?i pache-tul, adresa \uc1
\u351 ?i-i spuse s\uc1 \u259 ? se duc\uc1 \u259 ? cu elicopterul. Omul plec\uc1
\u259 ?, iar Childan \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? se plimbe cu pa\uc1 \u351
?i mici prin magazin, a\uc1 \u351 ?tep-t\uc1 \u226 ?nd... a\uc1 \u351 ?tept\uc1
\u226 ?nd.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l

och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 La ora trei Univers
itatea sun\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Domnule Childan, zise o voce, a\uc1 \u355 ?i vrut s\uc1 \u259 ?
test\uc1 \u259 ?m autentici-tatea acestei arme, Colt 44 militar, model 1860.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O pauz\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n
care Childan str\uc1 \u226 ?nse telefonul cu team\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \
cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Iat\uc1 \u259 ? raportul
laboratorului. Este o reproducere turnat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n tipa-re din
plastic, cu excep\uc1 \u355 ?ia nucii. Seria complet incorect\uc1 \u259 ?. C\uc1
\u259 ?ma\uc1 \u351 ?a ci-mentat\uc1 \u259 ? prin procesul de cianizare. Ambele
suprafe\uc1 \u355 ?e, maro \uc1 \u351 ?i albas-tr\uc1 \u259 ?, ob\uc1 \u355 ?in
ute printr-o tehnic\uc1 \u259 ? modern\uc1 \u259 ? rapid\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238
?ntrea-ga arm\uc1 \u259 ? artificial \uc1 \u238 ?mb\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?ni
t\uc1 \u259 ?, tratat\uc1 \u259 ? pentru a p\uc1 \u259 ?rea veche \uc1 \u351 ?i
folosit\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Childan s
puse r\uc1 \u259 ?gu\uc1 \u351 ?it:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cel care mi-a adus-o pentru evaluare...}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Spune\uc1 \u355 ?i-i
c\uc1 \u259 ? a fost p\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?lit, zise tehnicianul Universit\
uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii. \uc1 \u350 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? bine. Treaba
e f\uc1 \u259 ?cut\uc1 \u259 ? ca lumea. F\uc1 \u259 ?cut\uc1 \u259 ? de un ade
v\uc1 \u259 ?rat profe-sio-nist. Vede\uc1 \u355 ?i, armei autentice i s-a dat...
\uc1 \u351 ?ti\uc1 \u355 ?i por\uc1 \u355 ?iunile de un al-bastru metalic? Acel
ea erau puse \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o cutie din f\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?ii de piele, \
uc1 \u238 ?nchis\uc1 \u259 ? erme-tic, cu cianuri gazoase \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u2
38 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?lzite. Prea greoi, la ora actual\uc1 \u259 ?. Am de-tec-tat pa
rticule din mai mul\uc1 \u355 ?i compu\uc1 \u351 ?i de \uc1 \u351 ?lefuire \uc1
\u351 ?i finisare, unii des-tul de neobi\uc1 \u351 ?nui\uc1 \u355 ?i. Acum, nu p
utem dovedi asta, dar \uc1 \u351 ?tim c\uc1 \u259 ? exist\uc1 \u259 ? o adev\uc1
\u259 ?rat\uc1 \u259 ? industrie care produce aseme-nea falsuri. Trebuie s\uc1
\u259 ? existe. Am v\uc1 \u259 ?zut prea multe.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567

\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, spuse Childan. Nu-i dec\uc1 \u226 ?t
un zvon. Pot s-o declar ca fapt absolut, domnule.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vocea i se \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259
? \uc1 \u351 ?i i se fr\uc1 \u226 ?nse \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un \uc1 \u355 ?ip\uc1 \u
259 ?t.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Sunt \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u259 ?sur\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?tiu. D
e ce crede\uc1 \u355 ?i c\uc1 \u259 ? vi l-am trimis? Mi-am dat seama de \uc1 \u
238 ?n\uc1 \u351 ?el\uc1 \u259 ?ciune, fiind calificat de anii de activi-tate. A
\uc1 \u351 ?a ceva este o noutate, o ciud\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?enie. De fapt,
o glum\uc1 \u259 ?. O joac\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Se \uc1 \u238 ?ntrerupse g\uc1 \u226 ?f\uc1 \u226 ?ind.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u259 ? mul\uc1
\u355 ?umesc pentru confirmarea propriilor mele obser-va\uc1 \u355 ?ii. Trimite\
uc1 \u355 ?i-mi nota de plat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nchise imediat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Apoi, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? stea o clip\uc1
\u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i scoase registrele. C\uc1 \u259 ?uta s\uc1 \u
259 ? dea de urm\uc1 \u259 ? pistolului. Cum ajunsese la el? }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De
la cine?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Venise, descoperi, d
e la unul dintre cei mai mari furnizori din San Francisco. Ray Calvin Associates
, de }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 pe Van Ness. \uc1 \u206 ?i telefon\uc1 \u259 ? i-mediat.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l

in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da\uc1 \u355
?i-mi-l pe domnul Calvin, spuse.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Vocea \uc1 \u238 ?i deveni pu\uc1 \u355 ?in mai ferm\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Imediat, o voce r\uc1 \u259 ?stit\uc1 \u2
59 ?, ocupat\uc1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lis
a0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u82
12 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Da.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Aici e Bob Childan. De la A.A.H. Inc. De pe Montgomery. Ray, am o
problem\uc1 \u259 ? delicat\uc1 \u259 ?. Vreau s\uc1 \u259 ? te v\uc1 \u259 ?d,
\uc1 \u238 ?ntre patru ochi, ast\uc1 \u259 ?zi, la tine la birou sau \uc1 \u238
?n alt\uc1 \u259 ? parte. Crede-m\uc1 \u259 ?, domnule. Mai bine ai \uc1 \u355 ?
ine cont de rug\uc1 \u259 ?mintea mea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Acum, descoperi, urla la telefon.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Okay, spuse Ray Calvin.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu spune nim\uc1 \u259 ?nui.
Este absolut confiden\uc1 \u355 ?ial.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 La patru?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp

1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Patru, spuse Childan}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 . La tine la bi
rou. Bun\uc1 \u259 ? ziua.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Tr\
uc1 \u226 ?nti receptorul at\uc1 \u226 ?t de furios \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t
telefonul c\uc1 \u259 ?zu cu totul de pe tejghea; \uc1 \u238 ?ngenunchind, \uc1
\u238 ?l culese de pe jos \uc1 \u351 ?i-l a\uc1 \u351 ?ez\uc1 \u259 ? la locul l
ui.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Mai era o jum\uc1 \u259 ?t
ate de or\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u226 ?nd trebuia s\uc1 \
u259 ? plece; ar avea tot acest timp ca s\uc1 \u259 ? umble cu pa\uc1 \u351 ?i m
ari, neputincios, \uc1 \u238 ?n a\uc1 \u351 ?teptare.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ?? O idee. Telefon\uc1 \u
259 ? la biroul din San Francisco al lui }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 To-kyo Herald, }{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 de pe Market Street.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8
212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnilor, zise, spune\uc1 \u355 ?i-mi, v\uc1 \u259 ? rog, dac
\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n momentul de fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? cruci\uc1 \u35
1 ?\uc1 \u259 ?torul }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Syokaku }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 se afl\uc1 \u259 ? \u
c1 \u238 ?n port \uc1 \u351 ?i, dac\uc1 \u259 ? da, pentru c\uc1 \u226 ?t timp.
A\uc1 \u351 ? fi recunosc\uc1 \u259 ?tor apreciatului dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ? z
iar pentru aceast\uc1 \u259 ? infor-ma-\uc1 \u355 ?ie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O a\uc1 \u351 ?teptare chinuitoare. Apoi, fata reveni.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Potrivit
biroului nostru de informa\uc1 \u355 ?ii, domnule, spuse ea, chi-cotind, cruci\
uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ?torul }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Syokaku }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 se afl\uc1 \u
259 ? pe fundul M\uc1 \u259 ?rii Filipinelor. A fost scufundat de un submarin am
erican, \uc1 \u238 ?n 1945. V\uc1 \u259 ? mai putem ajuta cu vreo alt\uc1 \u259
? \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebare, domnule?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis

b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Evident, cei de la ziar apreciaser\uc1 \u259 ? gluma nes\uc1 \u259 ?rat\uc1 \
u259 ? care-i fusese f\uc1 \u259 ?cut\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nchise. Nici un cruci\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \
u259 ?tor }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Syokaku, }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 de \uc1 \u351 ?aptesprezece ani
. Proba-bil nici un amiral Harusha. Omul fusese un impostor. \uc1 \u350 ?i totu\
uc1 \u351 ?i...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Avusese drepta
te. Coltul 44 era un fals.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu
avea nici un sens.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Probabil c\
uc1 \u259 ? omul era un speculant; \uc1 \u238 ?ncercase s\uc1 \u259 ?-l bage \uc
1 \u238 ?n col\uc1 \u355 ? pe pia\uc1 \u355 ?a armelor de buzunar din perioada R
\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului Civil. Un expert. \uc1 \u350 ?i recunoscuse falsul. Era pro
fesionistul profesio-ni\uc1 \u351 ?tilor.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? fie un profesionist, ca s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u3
51 ?tie. Cineva din domeniu. Nu doar colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionar.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Childan se sim\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o mic
\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ?sur\uc1 \u259 ? mai u\uc1 \u351 ?urat. Atunci pu\uc1 \
u355 ?ini al-\uc1 \u355 ?ii vor detecta. Poate nimeni altcineva. Siguran\uc1 \u3
55 ?\uc1 \u259 ? secret\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 S\uc1 \u259 ? o lase balt\uc1 \u259 ??}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Chibzui. Nu. Trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? cercet\uc1 \u
259 ?ri. \uc1 \u206 ?nainte de orice, s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i re-cu-pereze i
nvesti\uc1 \u355 ?ia; s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i ia banii \uc1 \u238 ?napoi de

la Ray Calvin. \uc1 \u350 ?i... va tre-bui s\uc1 \u259 ? mai examineze la labora
torul Universit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u351 ?i alte obiecte din stoc.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar... presupun\uc1 \u226 ?nd c
\uc1 \u259 ? mai multe dintre ele nu sunt autenti-ce?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dificil\uc1 \u259 ? chestiune.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Asta e singura cale, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ?. Era
\uc1 \u238 ?ntunecat, disperat chiar. S\uc1 \u259 ? mearg\uc1 \u259 ? la Ray Cal
vin. S\uc1 \u259 ?-l \uc1 \u238 ?nfrunte. S\uc1 \u259 ? insiste s\uc1 \u259 ? ur
m\uc1 \u259 ?reasc\uc1 \u259 ? proble-ma p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la punctul d
e plecare. Poate c\uc1 \u259 ? este \uc1 \u351 ?i el nevinovat. \uc1 \u206 ?n or
ice caz, s\uc1 \u259 ?-i spun\uc1 \u259 ?: }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \
u259 ? alte falsuri sau nu mai cump\uc1 \u259 ?r prin el niciodat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 El va trebui s\uc1 \u259 ? supo
rte pierderea, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ? Childan. Nu eu. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu,
atunci voi lua leg\uc1 \u259 ?tura cu al\uc1 \u355 ?i comercian\uc1 \u355 ?i s\u
c1 \u259 ? le spun; \uc1 \u238 ?i voi dis-truge reputa\uc1 \u355 ?ia. De ce s\uc
1 \u259 ? fiu numai eu minat? S-o trec celor respon-sabili, s\uc1 \u259 ? trec c
artoful fierbinte din m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc
1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n lungul firului.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 Dar trebuie ac\uc1 \u355 ?ionat \uc1 \u238 ?n cel mai mare secret. S\
uc1 \u259 ? ne sp\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u259 ?m rufele \uc1 \u238 ?n familie.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 5}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033

\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 TELEFONUL LUI RAY CALVIN \uc1 \u238 ?l nedumeri pe Wyndam-Matson}{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 . Nu reu\uc1 \u351 ?ea s\uc1 \u259 ? priceap\uc1 \u259 ? nimic din asta, \u
c1 \u238 ?n parte din cauza felului re-pezit de a vorbi al lui Ray Calvin \uc1 \
u351 ?i pe de alt\uc1 \u259 ? parte pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n mo-mentul
apelului \uc1 \u8211 ? unsprezece treizeci seara \uc1 \u8211 ? Wyndam-Matson se
\uc1 \u238 ?n-tre\uc1 \u355 ?inea cu o vizitatoare \uc1 \u238 ?n apartamentul l
ui de }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 la Muromachi Hotel.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Calvin spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Uite ce-i, prietene, v\uc1 \u259 ? trimitem \uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc
1 \u238 ?n \uc1 \u238 ?ntregime ultimul transport. \uc1 \u350 ?i v-am trimite \u
c1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1 \u351 ?i marfa dinainte, dar am pl\uc1 \u259 ?tit totul, cu
excep\uc1 \u355 ?ia ultimului lot. Scaden\uc1 \u355 ?a voastr\uc1 \u259 ? este
optsprezece mai.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Normal, Wynda
m-Mats}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 on voi s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?tie de ce.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunt falsuri mizerabile,
spuse Calvin.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Dar ai \uc1 \u351 ?tiut.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Era uluit.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Adic\uc1 \u259 ?, Ray, ai fost \uc1 \u238 ?ntotdeauna la curent cu situa\uc1
\u355 ?ia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe

1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se uit\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u238 ?n jur; fata era ie\uc1 \u351 ?it\uc1 \u259 ? din \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1
\u259 ?pere, probabil dus\uc1 \u259 ? la baie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Calvin zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?tiam c\uc1 \u259 ? sunt falsuri. Nu despre as
ta vorbesc. Vorbesc despre partea proast\uc1 \u259 ?. Uite ce-i, nu-mi pas\uc1 \
u259 ? dac\uc1 \u259 ? unele dintre armele pe care mi le-ai trimis }{\i1 \fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 chiar }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 au fost folosite \uc1 \u238 ?n R\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul Civil
sau nu; mie nu \uc1 \u238 ?mi pas\uc1 \u259 ? dec\uc1 \u226 ?t c\uc1 \u259 ? est
e un Colt 44 satisf\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?tor, nu-\uc1 \u351 ?tiu-cum denumit
\uc1 \u238 ?n catalogul t\uc1 \u259 ?u. Acesta trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238
?ndepli-neasc\uc1 \u259 ? standardele. Uite ce-i, \uc1 \u351 ?tii cine este Robe
rt Childan?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Da.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \u
c1 \u351 ?i amintea, de\uc1 \u351 ?i pe moment nu prea \uc1 \u351 ?tia de unde s
\uc1 \u259 ?-l ia. Cineva important.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A fost azi aici. La mine, la birou. Sun de la birou
, nu de acas\uc1 \u259 ?; ne ocup\uc1 \u259 ?m \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? de ast
a. \uc1 \u206 ?n fine, a venit \uc1 \u351 ?i-a turuit o poveste lung\uc1 \u259 ?
. E-ra nebun de furie. \uc1 \u206 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r agitat. Ei bine, un cli
ent barosan de-al lui, un amiral japonez, a venit sau \uc1 \u351 ?i-a trimis omu
l la el. Childan zicea de o comand\uc1 \u259 ? de dou\uc1 \u259 ?zeci de mii de
dolari, dar probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? asta-i o exa-gerare. Oricum, ceea ce s-a \uc1
\u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mplat \uc1 \u8211 ? nu am nici un motiv s\uc1 \u259 ? pun
asta la \uc1 \u238 ?ndoial\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u8211 ? este c\uc1 \u259 ? japonezu
l a venit, a vrut s\uc1 \u259 ? cumpere, s-a uitat pu\uc1 \u355 ?in la un Colt 4
4 din alea pe care le produce\uc1 \u355 ?i voi, a v\uc1 \u259 ?zut c\uc1 \u259 ?
es-te un fals, \uc1 \u351 ?i-a b\uc1 \u259 ?gat banii \uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1 \u
238 ?n buzunarul pantalonilor \uc1 \u351 ?i a ple-cat. Deci. Ce ai de spus?}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \

lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lui Wyndam-Matson nu-i venea nimic
\uc1 \u238 ?n minte s\uc1 \u259 ? spun\uc1 \u259 ?. Dar se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi ime
diat, pentru el. Sunt Frink \uc1 \u351 ?i McCarthy. Ei au zis c\uc1 \u259 ? au s
\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? ceva \uc1 \u351 ?i uite ce-au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut. Dar
... nu-\uc1 \u351 ?i putea da seama ce f\uc1 \u259 ?cuser\uc1 \u259 ?; nu reu\uc
1 \u351 ?ea s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleag\uc1 \u259 ? din relatar
ea lui Calvin.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 l umplu cu un fel de team\uc1 \u259 ? supersti\uc1 \u355 ?ioas\uc1 \u259 ?.
\uc1 \u258 ?ia doi... cum au pu-tut ei s\uc1 \u259 ? aranjeze un lucru f\uc1 \u
259 ?cut \uc1 \u238 ?n februarie trecut? Presupusese c\uc1 \u259 ? se vor duce l
a poli\uc1 \u355 ?ie, sau la ziare, sau chiar }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 la guvernul }{\i1 \fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 pinoc }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 de la Sac}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \a
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs
20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sacramento}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?i,
desigur, avuseser\uc1 \u259 ? grij\uc1 \u259 ? de toate astea. Straniu. Ken \uc
1 \u351 ?tia ce s\uc1 \u259 ?-i spun\uc1 \u259 ? lui Calvin; b\uc1 \u226 ?igui c
eva un timp care p\uc1 \u259 ?ru c\uc1 \u259 ? nu se mai sf\uc1 \u226 ?r-\uc1 \u
351 ?e\uc1 \u351 ?te \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ? reu\uc
1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? pun\uc1 \u259 ? cap\uc1 \u259 ?t conversa\uc1 \u355 ?ie
i \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n-chid\uc1 \u259 ? telefonul.}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?nd }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 puse \uc1
\u238 ?n furc\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du seama, cu
o tres\uc1 \u259 ?rire, c\uc1 \u259 ? Rita ie\uc1 \u351 ?ise din dormitor \uc1 \
u351 ?i ascultase \uc1 \u238 ?ntreaga conversa\uc1 \u355 ?ie; se plimbase cu pa\
uc1 \u351 ?i mari, iritat\uc1 \u259 ?, de colo-colo, purt\uc1 \u226 ?nd numai un
slip negru, cu p\uc1 \u259 ?rul ei blond c\uc1 \u259 ?z\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i liber
pe umerii goi, u\uc1 \u351 ?or pistruia\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Anun\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? poli\
uc1 \u355 ?ia, zise.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ei bine,
probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? ar fi mai ieftin s\uc1 \u259 ? le ofere vreo dou\uc1 \u25
9 ? mii. Ar accepta; probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? asta era tot ce vroiau. Tipii m\uc1

\u259 ?run\uc1 \u355 ?i ca ei g\uc1 \u226 ?ndesc la scar\uc1 \u259 ? redus\uc1 \


u259 ?; li s-ar p\uc1 \u259 ?rea o gr\uc1 \u259 ?mad\uc1 \u259 ? de bani. Au s\u
c1 \u259 ?-i bage \uc1 \u238 ?n noua lor afacere, \uc1 \u238 ?i vor pierde, vor
fi iar lefteri \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o lun\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, zise el.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De ce? \uc1 \u350 ?antajul este o
crim\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Era greu s\
uc1 \u259 ?-i explice. El era obi\uc1 \u351 ?nuit s\uc1 \u259 ? pl\uc1 \u259 ?te
asc\uc1 \u259 ? oameni; f\uc1 \u259 ?cea parte din cheltuielile curente, ca tele
fonul, lumina. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? suma era destul de mic\uc1 \u259 ?... dar avea \u
c1 \u351 ?i ea dreptate. \uc1 \u206 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? rumege.}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am s\uc1 \u259 ? le dau dou\uc1 \u259 ? mii,
dar \uc1 \u238 ?n acela\uc1 \u351 ?i timp am s\uc1 \u259 ? iau \uc1 \u351 ?i leg
\uc1 \u259 ?tura cu tipul pe care-l \uc1 \u351 ?tiu la Centrul Civic, inspectoru
l \uc1 \u259 ?la de poli\uc1 \u355 ?ie. S\uc1 \u259 ?-l pun s\uc1 \u259 ? se uit
e la am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi, Frink \uc1 \u351 ?i McCarthy, s\uc1 \u259 ? vad\uc1 \u2
59 ? dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu-i ceva ce se poate folosi. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ?,
dac\uc1 \u259 ? vin \uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncearc\uc1 \u25
9 ? iar... am s\uc1 \u259 ? fiu \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u259 ?sur\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1
\u259 ?-i m\uc1 \u226 ?nuiesc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 De pild\uc1 \u259 ?, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, cineva mi-a zis c\uc1 \u259 ? Frink
e jidan. \uc1 \u350 ?i-a schimbat nasul \uc1 \u351 ?i numele. Tot ce-am de f\uc1
\u259 ?cut este s\uc1 \u259 ?-l anun\uc1 \u355 ? pe consulul ger-man de aici. C
hestiuni de rutin\uc1 \u259 ?. Va cere autorit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ilor japon
eze extr\uc1 \u259 ?-darea. Au s\uc1 \u259 ?-l gazeze pe poponar \uc1 \u238 ?nda
t\uc1 \u259 ? dup\uc1 \u259 ? ce-l vor avea dincolo de linia de demarca\uc1 \u35
5 ?ie. Cred c\uc1 \u259 ? au vreun lag\uc1 \u259 ?r din alea, \uc1 \u238 ?n New
York, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Lag\uc1 \u259 ?re de-alea, cu cuptoare.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u259 ? surprin
de, zise fata, c\uc1 \u259 ? poate oricine s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?antaje}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 ze un om de talia ta.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0

\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 l privi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ei, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i zic eu, spuse el. Toat\uc1 \u
259 ? afurisita asta de afacere cu patina istoriei este o prostie. Japonezii \uc
1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tia sunt \uc1 \u355 ?icni\uc1 \u355 ?i. Am s\uc1 \u259 ?-\u
c1 \u355 ?i dovedesc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ridic\uc
1 \u226 ?ndu-se, trecu repede \uc1 \u238 ?n camera de lucru \uc1 \u351 ?i reveni
ime-diat cu dou\uc1 \u259 ? brichete, pe care le puse pe m\uc1 \u259 ?su\uc1 \u
355 ?a de cafea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Uit\uc1 \u259 ?-te la astea. Par la fel, nu? Ei bine, fii atent\uc1 \u2
59 ?. Una are pati-na timpului.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi larg.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ia-le \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u
259 ?. Hai. Una valoreaz\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, vreo patruzeci s
au cinci-zeci de mii de dolari pe pia\uc1 \u355 ?a colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionarilor.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fata }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 lu\uc1 \u259
? cu pruden\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? cele dou\uc1 \u259 ? brichete \uc1 \u351 ?i
le cercet\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 N-o sim\uc1 \u355 ?i? glumi el. Patina?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf

e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ea zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce-i aia "patina"?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \l
i0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs2
0 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?nd un lucru are istorie \uc1 \
u238 ?n el. Ascult\uc1 \u259 ?. Una dintre brichetele astea Zippo se afla \uc1 \
u238 ?n buzunarul lui Franklin D. Roosevelt}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \
loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\c
s15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 \
uc1 \u8211 ? 1945), al treilea pre\uc1 \u351 ?edinte al SUA (1933 \uc1 \u8211 ?
1945)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 c\uc1 \u226 ?nd a fost asasina}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 t. Cealalt\uc1 \
u259 ?, nu. Una are istorie, o gr\uc1 \u259 ?mad\uc1 \u259 ?, la naiba. At\uc1 \
u226 ?ta c\uc1 \u226 ?t a putut avea vreodat\uc1 \u259 ? un obiect. Iar cealalt\
uc1 \u259 ? nu are nimic. Po\uc1 \u355 ?i s-o sim\uc1 \u355 ?i?}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O \uc1 \u238 ?nghionti.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu po\uc1 \u355
?i. Nu po\uc1 \u355 ?i spune care e. Nu o \uc1 \u238 ?nconjoar\uc1 \u259 ? nici
o "prezen\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? plasmatic\uc1 \u259 ? mistic\uc1 \u259 ?", ni
ci o "aur\uc1 \u259 ?".}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Ehei, f\uc1 \u259 ?cu fata, plin\uc1 \u259 ? de respect amesteca
t cu oarecare tea-m\uc1 \u259 ?. Chiar este adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat? C\uc1 \u259 ? a
avut una dintre astea la el \uc1 \u238 ?n ziua aia?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sigur. Iar eu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu care
este. Fii atent\uc1 \u259 ? aici, totul este o gogori\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?; \
uc1 \u351 ?i-o administreaz\uc1 \u259 ? singuri. Adic\uc1 \u259 ?, o arm\uc1 \u2
59 ? trece printr-o b\uc1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?lie faimoa-s\uc1 \u259 ?, ca cea d
e la Mense-Argonne, \uc1 \u351 ?i este exact la fel ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum n-ar fi

tre-cut, }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 numai dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu \uc1 \u351 ?tii. }{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Aici e.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se b\uc1 \u259 ?tu u
\uc1 \u351 ?or cu degetul \uc1 \u238 ?n cap.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \l
i0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs2
0 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n creier, nu \uc1 \u238 ?n arm\
uc1 \u259 ?. Am fost \uc1 \u351 ?i eu colec\uc1 \u355 ?ionar. De fapt, a\uc1 \u3
51 ?a m-am apucat de afaceri. Colec\uc1 \u355 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ionam timbre. Primel
e colonii britanice.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fata st\u
c1 \u259 ?tea acum la fereastr\uc1 \u259 ?, cu bra\uc1 \u355 ?ele \uc1 \u238 ?nc
ruci\uc1 \u351 ?ate, privind afa-r\uc1 \u259 ? la luminile centrului civic al or
a\uc1 \u351 ?ului.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 Tata \uc1 \u351 ?i cu mama obi\uc1 \u351 ?nuiau s\uc1 \u259 ? spun\uc
1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ? n-am fi pierdut r\uc1 \u259 ?zbo-iul dac\uc1 \u259 ? tr\
uc1 \u259 ?ia, zise.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Okay, continu\uc1 \u259 ? Wyndam-Matson. Acum s\uc1 \u259 ? presupu
nem c\uc1 \u259 ?, a-nul trecut, s\uc1 \u259 ? zicem, guvernul canadian sau altc
ineva, oricine, g\uc1 \u259 ?se\uc1 \u351 ?te matri\uc1 \u355 ?ele cu care au fo
st tip\uc1 \u259 ?rite ni\uc1 \u351 ?te timbre vechi. \uc1 \u350 ?i tu\uc1 \u351
?ul. \uc1 \u350 ?i o can-ti-tate de...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eu nu cred c\uc1 \u259 ? vreuna dintre brichetel
e astea i-au apar\uc1 \u355 ?in}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ut lui Franklin Roosevelt, spuse fat
a.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Wyndam-Matson chicoti.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan

gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aici vroiam
s\uc1 \u259 ? ajung. Ar trebui s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u355 ?i-o dovedesc cu vreun d
ocu-ment. Un act de autenticitate. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ?, totu-i un fals,
o iluzie de mas\uc1 \u259 ?. Actul dovede\uc1 \u351 ?te c\uc1 \u259 ? are valoa
re, nu obiectul \uc1 \u238 ?n sine.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 rat\uc1 \u259 ?-mi documentul.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Desigur.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S\uc1 \u259 ?lt\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se \u
c1 \u238 ?n picioare, se duse iar \uc1 \u238 ?n camera de lucru. Scoase din pere
te certificatul \uc1 \u238 ?nr\uc1 \u259 ?mat, eliberat de Smithsonian Instituti
on; documentul \uc1 \u351 ?i bricheta \uc1 \u238 ?l costaser\uc1 \u259 ? o avere
, dar meritau \uc1 \u8211 ? pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i permiteau s\uc1 \
u259 ? dovedeasc\uc1 \u259 ? faptul c\uc1 \u259 ? avea dreptate: cuv\uc1 \u226 ?
ntul "fals" nu \uc1 \u238 ?nsemna nimic \uc1 \u238 ?n sine, de vreme ce cuv\uc1
\u226 ?ntul "autentic" nu \uc1 \u238 ?nsemna nimic \uc1 \u238 ?n sine.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un Colt 44 este u
n Colt 44, \uc1 \u238 ?i strig\uc1 \u259 ? fetei gr\uc1 \u259 ?bindu-se c\uc1 \u
259 ?tre su-fragerie. Este vorba de calibru \uc1 \u351 ?i de model, nu de data l
a care a fost f\uc1 \u259 ?cut. Este vorba despre...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fata \uc1 \u238 ?ntinse m\uc1 \u226 ?na. \uc1 \u206 ?i d\
uc1 \u259 ?du certificatul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u
8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?adar, este original\uc1 \u259 ?, zise ea \uc1 \
u238 ?n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da. Asta.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang

1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i lu\uc1 \u259 ? bricheta cu o zg\uc1 \u226 ?rietur\uc1 \u259
? lung\uc1 \u259 ? pe spate.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eu a\uc1 \u351 ? pleca, spuse fata. Ne mai vedem \uc1 \u238
?n alt\uc1 \u259 ? sear\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Puse jos}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 certificatul \uc1 \u351 ?i bricheta \uc1 \u351 ?i
se \uc1 \u238 ?ndrept\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?tre baie, unde \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \
u351 ?i avea hainele.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 De ce, strig\uc1 \u259 ? el intrat \uc1 \u238 ?n agita\uc1 \u355 ?
ie, lu\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se dup\uc1 \u259 ? ea. \uc1 \u350 ?tii c\uc1 \u259 ? sun-t
em \uc1 \u238 ?n deplin\uc1 \u259 ? siguran\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Nevast\uc1
\u259 ?-mea nu va fi acas\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ?pt\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1 \u226 ?n
i \uc1 \u238 ?ntregi... \uc1 \u354 ?i-am explicat \uc1 \u238 ?ntreaga situa\uc1
\u355 ?ie. O desprindere de retin\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu de asta.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Atunci, de ce?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Rita zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cheam\uc1 \u259 ?, te rog, o ric\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1
\u259 ? pentru mine. P\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mbrac.
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l

ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \


hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Te duc
eu acas\uc1 \u259 ? cu ma\uc1 \u351 ?ina, zise el \uc1 \u238 ?mbufnat.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fata se \uc1 \u238 ?mbr\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc
1 \u259 ?, apoi, \uc1 \u238 ?n timp ce el \uc1 \u238 ?i scoase haina din dulap,
se plimb\uc1 \u259 ? t\uc1 \u259 ?cut\uc1 \u259 ?, chiar un pic deprimat\uc1 \u2
59 ?. Trecutul \uc1 \u238 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ntristeaz\uc1 \u259 ? pe oa-meni, \uc1
\u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du el seama. Fir-ar s\uc1 \u259 ? fie, de ce a
trebuit s-o aduc? Dar, la naiba, este at\uc1 \u226 ?t de t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u2
59 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?... m-am g\uc1 \u226 ?ndit c\uc1 \u259 ? poate abia cunoa\uc1 \
u351 ?te nu-me-le.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ea \uc1 \u2
38 ?ngenunche \uc1 \u238 ?n fa\uc1 \u355 ?a raftului de c\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355
?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ai
citit asta? \uc1 \u238 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? ea, sco\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \
u226 ?nd o carte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Nu, zise. Nevast\uc1 \u259 ?-mea a luat-o. Cite\uc1 \u351 ?te foarte m
ult.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ar
trebui s-o cite\uc1 \u351 ?ti.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nc\uc1 \u259 ? sim\uc1 \u355 ?indu-se dezam\uc1 \u259 ?git,
lu\uc1 \u259 ? cartea \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc
1 \u351 ?i arunc\uc1 \u259 ? pri-virile pe ea. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 L\uc1 \u259 ?cus
ta abia se t\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?te.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Asta-i una din c\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \
u355 ?ile alea interzise \uc1 \u238 ?n Bos}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ton? zise el.}{\fs24 \dbc

h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Interzis\uc1 \u259
? peste tot \uc1 \u238 ?n Statele Unite. \uc1 \u350 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n Europa, des
igur. Ea se duse la u\uc1 \u351 ?a dinspre hol \uc1 \u351 ?i acum st\uc1 \u259 ?
tea acolo, a\uc1 \u351 ?tept\uc1 \u226 ?nd.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am auzit de acest Hawthorne Abendsen.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar, de fapt, nu auzise. Tot ce-\uc1
\u351 ?i amintea \uc1 \u238 ?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu cartea era...
ce? C\uc1 \u259 ? era foarte popular\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n acest moment. O a
lt\uc1 \u259 ? glorie trec\uc1 \u259 ?-toare. O alt\uc1 \u259 ? nebunie \uc1 \u2
38 ?n mas\uc1 \u259 ?. Se aplec\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i o a\uc1 \u351 ?ez\uc1
\u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1 \u238 ?n raft.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu am timp s\uc1 \u259 ? citesc literatur\
uc1 \u259 ? de divertisment. Sunt prea prins cu munca.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Secretarele, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi el caustic, citesc fle
acurile}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 astea seara, \uc1 \u238 ?n pat. Se stimuleaz\uc1 \u259 ?. I
n loc de lucrul \uc1 \u259 ?la adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat. De care le e fric\uc1 \u259
?. Dar dup\uc1 \u259 ? care, desigur, t\uc1 \u226 ?njesc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O poveste din aia, de dragoste
, zise deschiz\uc1 \u226 ?nd sup\uc1 \u259 ?rat u\uc1 \u351 ?a dinspre hol.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, spuse ea
. O poveste de r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Merg\uc1 \u226 ?nd pe hol c\uc1 \u259 ?tre li}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \

loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ft, zise:}{\fs24 \


dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Spune \uc1 \u351
?i el acela\uc1 \u351 ?i lucru. Ca mama \uc1 \u351 ?i cu tat\uc1 \u259 ?l meu.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cine? Ab
botson, \uc1 \u259 ?sta?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u821
2 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \cf1 Asta-i teoria lui. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? Ed Zangara nu-l nimerea, ar
fi scos A-me-rica din Criz\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i-ar fi \uc1 \u238 ?narmat-o,
astfel \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Se \uc1 \u238 ?ntrerupse. Ajunseser\uc1 \u259 ? la lift \uc1 \u351 ?i m
ai a\uc1 \u351 ?teptau \uc1 \u351 ?i alte persoane. Mai t\uc1 \u226 ?rziu, c\uc1
\u226 ?nd rulau prin traficul nop\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u238 ?n Mercedes-Benz-ul
lui Wyndam-Matson, relu\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Teoria lui Abendsen este c\uc1 \u259 ? Roosevelt ar
fi fost un pre\uc1 \u351 ?edin-te teribil de puternic. La fel de puternic ca Li
ncoln. A ar\uc1 \u259 ?tat-o \uc1 \u238 ?n anul c\uc1 \u226 ?t a fost pre\uc1 \u
351 ?edinte, toate m\uc1 \u259 ?surile alea pe care le-a introdus. Cartea es-te
fic\uc1 \u355 ?iune. Adic\uc1 \u259 ? e sub form\uc1 \u259 ? de roman. Roosevelt
nu este asasinat \uc1 \u238 ?n Miami; merge mai departe \uc1 \u351 ?i este real
es \uc1 \u238 ?n 1936, a\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? este pre\uc1 \u351 ?edin-te
p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n 1940, p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \
u238 ?n timpul r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului. Nu \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegi? Este \u
c1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? pre-\uc1 \u351 ?edinte c\uc1 \u226 ?nd Germania atac\uc
1 \u259 ? Anglia \uc1 \u351 ?i Fran\uc1 \u355 ?a \uc1 \u351 ?i Polonia. \uc1 \u3
50 ?i vede toate astea. \uc1 \u206 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ?re\uc1 \u351 ?te America. Garn
er}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \sup
er1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 John Mance Garner (1868 \uc1 \u8211 ? 1967), vicepre\uc1 \u351 ?edinte al
SUA (1933-1941)}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \super1 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 a fost un pre\uc1 \u351 ?edi
nte cu adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat \uc1 \u238 ?n-gro-zitor. Multe din cele \uc1 \u238 ?n
t\uc1 \u226 ?m-plate au fost din vina lui. \uc1 \u350 ?i apoi, \uc1 \u238 ?n 194

0, \uc1 \u238 ?n locul lui Bri}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 cker, ar fi fost ales un democrat.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dup\uc1 \u
259 ? Abelson, \uc1 \u259 ?sta, o \uc1 \u238 ?ntrerupse Wyndam-Matson.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i arunc\uc1 \u259 ?
o privire fetei de l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ? el. Doamne, citesc \uc1 \u351 ?i
ei o carte, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, \uc1 \u351 ?i turuie la nesf\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1
\u351 ?it.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Teoria lui a fost c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n locul unui izola\uc1 \u355 ?ion
ist ca Bricker, \uc1 \u238 ?n 1940, dup\uc1 \u259 ? Roosevelt, ar fi fost pre\uc
1 \u351 ?edinte Rexford Tugwell.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Fa\uc1 \u355 ?a ei neted\uc1 \u259 ?, reflect\uc1 \u226 ?nd luminile semafoar
elor, str\uc1 \u259 ?lucea de \uc1 \u238 ?n-sufle\uc1 \u355 ?ire; ochii i se m\u
c1 \u259 ?riser\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i gesticula \uc1 \u238 ?n timp ce vorbea
.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \
u350 ?i ar fi fost foarte activ \uc1 \u238 ?n continuarea politicii antinaziste
a lui Roosevelt. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? Germaniei i-ar fi fost fric\uc1 \u
259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ?-i vin\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n ajutor Japo-niei, \uc1 \u238
?n 1941. Nu \uc1 \u351 ?i-ar fi onorat tratatul, \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegi
?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ntorc\uc
1 \u226 ?ndu-se pe scaun c\uc1 \u259 ?tre el, \uc1 \u238 ?ncle\uc1 \u351 ?t\uc1
\u226 ?ndu-i um\uc1 \u259 ?rul cu pute-re, zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i a\uc1 \u351 ?a, Germania
\uc1 \u351 ?i Japonia ar fi pierdut r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16

\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 El r\uc1 \u226 ?se.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \cf1 Uit\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se la el, c\uc1 \u259 ?ut\uc1 \u226 ?nd ceva
pe chipul lui \uc1 \u8211 ? nu putea spune ce \uc1 \u351 ?i, oricum, el trebuie
s\uc1 \u259 ? fie atent la celelalte ma\uc1 \u351 ?ini \uc1 \u8211 ? zise:}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu-i de r\uc
1 \u226 ?s. A\uc1 \u351 ?a ar fi fost, \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r. Statel
e Unite ar fi fost \uc1 \u238 ?n stare s\uc1 \u259 ?-i bat\uc1 \u259 ? pe japone
zi. \uc1 \u350 ?i...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Cum?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 A a}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 r\uc1 \u259 ?tat totul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 R\uc1 \u259 ?mase t\uc1 \u259 ?cut\uc1 \u259 ? pentru o clip
\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 E sub form\uc1 \u259 ? de literatur\uc1 \u259 ?, spuse. Bine\uc1 \u238 ?n\
uc1 \u355 ?eles, are multe aspec-te de fic\uc1 \u355 ?iune; adic\uc1 \u259 ?, tr
ebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fie captivant\uc1 \u259 ?, altfel n-ar citi-o lumea. Are o t
em\uc1 \u259 ? interesant\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n plan uman; sunt \uc1 \u259 ?
ia doi tineri, b\uc1 \u259 ?rbatul este \uc1 \u238 ?n armata american\uc1 \u259
?. Fata... ei, oricum, pre\uc1 \u351 ?e-dintele Tugwell e \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-a-dev\
uc1 \u259 ?r de\uc1 \u351 ?tept. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ? seama c
e au de g\uc1 \u226 ?nd japonezii.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Ner\uc1 \u259 ?bd\uc1 \u259 ?toare, spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \

langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Este bine s\uc1 \u259 ? vorbim despre as
ta; japonezii ar trebui s-o lase s\uc1 \u259 ? circule \uc1 \u238 ?n Pacific. Am
aflat c\uc1 \u259 ? o gr\uc1 \u259 ?mad\uc1 \u259 ? dintre ei o citesc. Este fo
arte cunoscut\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n Home Islands. A st\uc1 \u226 ?rnit multe
discu\uc1 \u355 ?ii.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Wyndam-M
atson spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Ascult\uc1 \u259 ?. Despre Pearl Harbor ce spune?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pre\uc1 \u351 ?edintele Tugwell e
ste at\uc1 \u226 ?t de de\uc1 \u351 ?tept \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t are toate
navele \uc1 \u238 ?n largul m\uc1 \u259 ?rii. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? flota
Statelor Unite nu-i distrus\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg.}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u
259 ?, de fapt, nu-i nici un Pearl Harbor. Atac\uc1 \u259 ?, dar tot ce g\uc1 \u
259 ?-sesc sunt ni\uc1 \u351 ?te vapora\uc1 \u351 ?e.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se nume\uc1 \u351 ?te "L\uc1 \u259
?custa nu-\uc1 \u351 ?tiu-cum"?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \u
c1 \u8212 ? }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "L\uc1 \u259 ?custa abia se t\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u25
9 ?\uc1 \u351 ?te". }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Este un citat din Biblie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l

ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i Japonia este \u


c1 \u238 ?nfr\uc1 \u226 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ? pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? nu este nici un Pea
rl Har-bor. Japonia ar fi c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tigat oricum. Chiar dac\uc1 \
u259 ? n-ar fi fost Pearl Harbor.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Flota Statelor Unite \uc1 \u8211 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n carte
\uc1 \u8211 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?mpiedic\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? ia Fi
lipinele \uc1 \u351 ?i Australia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Le-ar fi luat oricum; flota le era superioar\uc1 \u259
?. \uc1 \u206 ?i cunosc destul de bine pe japonezi \uc1 \u351 ?i erau sorti\uc1
\u355 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i asume domina\uc1 \u355 ?ia \uc1 \u238 ?n P
acific. State-le Unite au fost \uc1 \u238 ?n declin de la primul r\uc1 \u259 ?zb
oi mondial \uc1 \u238 ?ncoace. Toate \uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?-rile Alia\uc1 \u35
5 ?ilor au fost ruinate \uc1 \u238 ?n r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul \uc1 \u259 ?la, moral
\uc1 \u351 ?i spiritual.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu \u
c1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?p\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?nare, fata spuse:}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u35
0 ?i dac\uc1 \u259 ? nem\uc1 \u355 ?ii nu luau Malta, Churchill ar fi r\uc1 \u25
9 ?mas la putere \uc1 \u351 ?i-ar fi condus Anglia c\uc1 \u259 ?tre victorie.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cum? Unde?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 n Africa de Nord... Churchill l-ar fi \uc1 \u238 ?nfr\uc1 \u226 ?nt pe Romm
el p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la urm\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Wyndam-Matson izbucni \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un hohot de r\uc1 \u22
6 ?s.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \

f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \


af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \u
c1 \u350 ?i o dat\uc1 \u259 ? ce englezii l-ar fi \uc1 \u238 ?nfr\uc1 \u226 ?nt
pe Rommel, s-ar fi putut mu-ta \uc1 \u238 ?ntreaga armat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238
?napoi \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n sus prin Turcia s\uc1 \u259 ? se uneasc\uc1 \
u259 ? cu r\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i\uc1 \u355 ?ele armatelor rus
e\uc1 \u351 ?ti \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? un front \uc1 \u8211
? \uc1 \u238 ?n carte, au oprit \uc1 \u238 ?nain-tarea nem\uc1 \u355 ?ilor spre
vest, \uc1 \u238 ?n Rusia, \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un ora\uc1 \u351 ? de pe Volga. N-am
au-zit niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? de ora\uc1 \u351 ?ul \uc1 \u259 ?sta, dar el exist\
uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n realitate, pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? m-am uitat \uc1 \u238
?n atlas.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Cum se nume\uc1 \u351 ?te?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Stalingrad. Iar englezii \uc1 \u238 ?ntorc soarta r\uc1 \u2
59 ?zboiului, acolo. Deci, \uc1 \u238 ?n carte, Rommel nu ar fi f\uc1 \u259 ?cut
niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? leg\uc1 \u259 ?tura cu armatele alea nem-\uc1 \u355 ?e\uc1
\u351 ?ti care au venit din Rusia, armatele lui von Paulus; \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u
355 ?i aminte\uc1 \u351 ?ti? Iar nem\uc1 \u355 ?ii n-ar fi fost niciodat\uc1 \u2
59 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n stare s\uc1 \u259 ? mearg\uc1 \u259 ? mai departe \uc1 \u238
?n Ori-entul Mijlociu \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? ob\uc1 \u355 ?in\uc1 \u259 ? p
etrolul de care aveau nevoie, sau \uc1 \u238 ?n India, cum au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut \
uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? jonc\uc1 \u355 ?iunea cu japone-zii.
\uc1 \u350 ?i...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Nici o strategie d}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 in lume nu l-ar fi putut \uc1 \u238 ?nfr
\uc1 \u226 ?nge pe Erwin Rom-mel, spuse Wyndam-Matson. \uc1 \u350 ?i nici un eve
niment ca cele visate de tipul \uc1 \u259 ?sta, ora\uc1 \u351 ?ul \uc1 \u259 ?la
din Rusia, eroic denumit "Stalin-grad", nici o ac\uc1 \u355 ?iune de stopare nu
ar fi putut face dec\uc1 \u226 ?t s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?rzie
deznod\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?n-tul; nu le-ar fi putut schimba. Ascult\uc1 \u25
9 ?. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 L-am cunoscut pe Rommel. }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u206 ?n New Yo
rk, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd am fost acolo cu afacerile, \uc1 \u238 ?n 1948.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 De fapt doar \uc1 \u238 ?l v\uc1 \u259 ?zu
se pe guvernatorul militar al SUA la o recep\uc1 \u355 ?ie la Casa Alb\uc1 \u259
?, \uc1 \u351 ?i de la mare distan\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033

\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce om. Ce demnitate \uc1 \u
351 ?i \uc1 \u355 ?inut\uc1 \u259 ?. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?ti
u ce vorbesc, \uc1 \u238 ?ncheie el.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A fost \uc1 \u238 ?nsp\uc1 \u259 ?im\uc1 \u226 ?nt\
uc1 \u259 ?tor, spuse Rita, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd generalul Rommel a fost eliberat din
func\uc1 \u355 ?ie \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n locul lui a fost numit acel \uc1
\u238 ?ngrozitor Lammers. Atunci, \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r au \uc1 \u2
38 ?nceput crimele \uc1 \u351 ?i lag\uc1 \u259 ?rele alea de concentrare.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Existau de c\u
c1 \u226 ?nd era Rommel guvernator militar.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 F\uc1 \u259 ?cu din m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu era oficial. Poate c\uc1
\u259 ? descreiera\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u259 ?ia de SS-i\uc1 \u351 ?ti au s\uc1
\u259 ?v\uc1 \u226 ?r-\uc1 \u351 ?it atunci faptele alea... dar el nu era ca cei
lal\uc1 \u355 ?i; el sem\uc1 \u259 ?na mai mult cu vechii prusaci. Era aspru...}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am s\uc1
\u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i spun eu cine a f\uc1 \u259 ?cut \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1
\u259 ?r treab\uc1 \u259 ? bun\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n SUA, zise Wyndam-Matson
, pe cine s\uc1 \u259 ? stimezi pentru rena\uc1 \u351 ?terea economi-c\uc1 \u259
?. Albert Speer. Nu Rommel \uc1 \u351 ?i nu Organiza\uc1 \u355 ?ia Todt. Speer
a fost cea mai bun\uc1 \u259 ? numire pe care a f\uc1 \u259 ?cut-o Partei \uc1 \
u238 ?n America de Nord; a f\uc1 \u259 ?cut afacerile \uc1 \u351 ?i corpora\uc1
\u355 ?iile \uc1 \u351 ?i fabricile \uc1 \u8211 ? totul \uc1 \u8211 ? s\uc1 \u25
9 ? mearg\uc1 \u259 ? iar, \uc1 \u351 ?i pe baze eficiente. A\uc1 \u351 ? vrea s
\uc1 \u259 ?-l fi avut \uc1 \u351 ?i noi aici \uc1 \u8211 ? a\uc1 \u351 ?a, avem
c\uc1 \u226 ?te cinci \uc1 \u238 ?ntre-prinderi lupt\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se \uc1 \u2
38 ?n fiecare domeniu \uc1 \u351 ?i cu pierderi \uc1 \u238 ?ngrozitoare. Ni-mic
nu este mai prostesc dec\uc1 \u226 ?t competi\uc1 \u355 ?ia economic\uc1 \u259 ?
.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang

fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Rita spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \
cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 N-a\uc1 \u351 ? putea tr
\uc1 \u259 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n taberele alea de munc\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n dor
mitoarele pe care le au ei \uc1 \u238 ?n Est. O prieten\uc1 \u259 ? a mea a tr\u
c1 \u259 ?it acolo. \uc1 \u206 ?i cenzurau cores-ponden\uc1 \u355 ?a. Nu mi-a pu
tut spune despre asta dec\uc1 \u226 ?t dup\uc1 \u259 ? ce s-a mutat \uc1 \u238 ?
napoi aici. Trebuiau s\uc1 \u259 ? se scoale la \uc1 \u351 ?ase treizeci diminea
\uc1 \u355 ?a, \uc1 \u238 ?n muzic\uc1 \u259 ? }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 de fanfar\uc1 \u
259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 T
e-ai obi\uc1 \u351 ?nui. Ai avea locuin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? curat\uc1 \u259
?, m\uc1 \u226 ?ncare adecvat\uc1 \u259 ?, dis-trac\uc1 \u355 ?ii, \uc1 \u238 ?n
grijire medical\uc1 \u259 ? asigurat\uc1 \u259 ?. Ce-ai vrea? \uc1 \u350 ?ampani
e \uc1 \u351 ?i caviar?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Prin c
ea\uc1 \u355 ?a rece a nop\uc1 \u355 ?ii l\uc1 \u259 ?sate peste San Francisco,
enorma lui ma\uc1 \u351 ?in\uc1 \u259 ? de fabrica\uc1 \u355 ?ie german\uc1 \u25
9 ? rula t\uc1 \u259 ?cut.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \li
sa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul
Tagomi se a\uc1 \u351 ?ez\uc1 \u259 ? pe du\uc1 \u351 ?umea, cu picioarele \uc1
\u238 ?ndoite sub el. Lu\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?ini o cea\uc1 \u
351 ?c\uc1 \u259 ? f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? toart\uc1 \u259 ?, cu ceai galben
chinezesc, \uc1 \u238 ?n care sufla c\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1 \u226 ?n
d, z\uc1 \u226 ?mbindu-i domnului Baynes.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ave\uc1 \u355 ?i un loc \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u2
26 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ?tor, aici, spuse domnul Baynes imediat. Este mult\uc1 \u259 ?
pace aici, pe Coasta Pacificului. Este cu totul diferit de... acolo.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r

in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu preciz\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cb
pat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "Dumnezeu vorbe\uc1 \u351
?te oamenilor sub semnul N\uc1 \u259 ?sc\uc1 \u259 ?toarei", murmur\uc1 \u259 ?
domnul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Pardon?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidct
lpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs2
4 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \cf1 Oracolul. Scuza\uc1 \u355 ?i-m\uc1 \u259 ?. Un reflex al creierului.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vis}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u259 ?tor, s
e g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Baynes. \uc1 \u258 ?sta-i limbajul lui. \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u35
1 ?i z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi sie\uc1 \u351 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Suntem absurzi, spuse domnul Tagomi, pentru c\uc
1 \u259 ? tr\uc1 \u259 ?im dup\uc1 \u259 ? o carte veche-de-cinci-mii-de-ani. \u
c1 \u206 ?i punem \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?ri de parc\uc1 \u259 ? ar fi vie.
}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Este vie. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Precum Biblia cre\uc1 \u351 ?tin\uc1 \u
259 ?; sunt multe c\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?i vii. Nu \uc1 \u238 ?n \uc1 \u238 ?
n\uc1 \u355 ?elesul metaforic. Le \uc1 \u238 ?nsufle\uc1 \u355 ?e\uc1 \u351 ?te
spiritul. Vede\uc1 \u355 ?i?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C
ercet\uc1 \u259 ? chipul domnului Baynes pentru a-i surprinde reac\uc1 \u355 ?ia
.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aleg\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u3
51 ?i cu grij\uc1 \u259 ? cuvintele, domnul Baynes spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la

ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eu... pur \uc1 \u351 ?i simplu
nu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu destule despre religie. Nu face parte din domeniul meu. Pref
er s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? limitez la subiectele \uc1 \u238 ?n care am oareca-re competen\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 De fapt, nu prea \uc1 \u351 ?tia la ce se refer\uc1 \u259 ? domnul Tag
omi. Trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fiu obosit, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi domnul Baynes. A fost
, de c\uc1 \u226 ?nd am venit aici, \uc1 \u238 ?n seara asta un fel de... totul
a avut un caracter aforistic. Un caracter mai-mic-dec\uc1 \u226 ?t-\uc1 \u238 ?n
-realitate, cu un strop de nostimad\uc1 \u259 ?. Ce-i aceast\uc1 \u259 ? carte v
eche-de-cinci-mii-de-ani? Ceasul Mickey Mouse, domnul Tago-mi \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc
1 \u351 ?i, cea\uc1 \u351 ?ca fragil\uc1 \u259 ? din m\uc1 \u226 ?inile domnu-lu
i Tagomi... \uc1 \u351 ?i, pe peretele din fa\uc1 \u355 ?a domnului Baynes, un e
norm cap de bizon, ur\uc1 \u226 ?t \uc1 \u351 ?i amenin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?tor.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce
este capul acesta? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? deodat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aceea, spuse domnul
Tagomi, nu este altceva dec\uc1 \u226 ?t creatura care i-a sus\uc1 \u355 ?inut
odinioar\uc1 \u259 ? pe b\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tina\uc1 \u351 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n\uc1 \u
355 ?eleg.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 S\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? demonstrez arta uciderii bizonilor?}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i pus
e cea\uc1 \u351 ?ca pe mas\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i se ridic\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \
u238 ?n picioa-re. Aici, acas\uc1 \u259 ? la el, purta un chimono din m\uc1 \u25
9 ?tase, papuci \uc1 \u351 ?i cravat\uc1 \u259 ? alb\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Iat\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1

\u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?lecat pe calul din fier.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 St\uc1 \u259 ?tu cu genunchii \uc1 \u238 ?ndoi\uc1
\u355 ?i, \uc1 \u351 ?ez\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?n aer.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n poal\uc1 \u259 ?
, o carabin\uc1 \u259 ? Winchester model 1866, veritabil\uc1 \u259 ?, din co-lec
\uc1 \u355 ?ia mea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se uit\uc1
\u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?tor la domnul Baynes.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i obosit de
drum, domnule.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 M\uc1 \u259 ? tem c\uc1 \u259 ? da, zise Baynes. Este un pic prea mult p
entru mine. O mul\uc1 \u355 ?ime de griji cu afacerile...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i alte griji, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. \uc1
\u206 ?l durea capul. Se \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? dac\uc1 \u259 ? exce}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 len-tele analgezice }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 I. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 G. Farben se g\uc1 \u25
9 ?seau aici, pe Coasta Pacific\uc1 \u259 ?; se obi\uc1 \u351 ?nuise cu ele din
cauza durerilor de sinuzit\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 To\uc1 \u355 ?i trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? credem \uc
1 \u238 ?n ceva, spuse domnul Tagomi. Nu pu-tem \uc1 \u351 ?ti r\uc1 \u259 ?spun
surile. Nu putem vedea \uc1 \u238 ?nainte, singuri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Baynes \uc1 \u238 ?ncu}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 viin\uc1 \u355 ?

\uc1 \u259 ?, d\uc1 \u226 ?nd din cap.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S-ar putea s\uc1 \u259 ? aib\uc1 \u259 ? so\uc1 \
u355 ?ia mea ceva pentru capul dumneavoas-tr\uc1 \u259 ?, spuse domnul Tagomi v\
uc1 \u259 ?z\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-l c\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i scoate ochelarii \uc1
\u351 ?i se freac\uc1 \u259 ? pe frunte. Mu\uc1 \u351 ?chii ochilor provoc\uc1 \
u226 ?nd durere. Scuza\uc1 \u355 ?i-m\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nclin\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se, p\uc1 \u259 ?r
\uc1 \u259 ?si \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?perea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 De somn am ne}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 voie, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Baynes. O
noapte de odihn\uc1 \u259 ?. Sau nu fac fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? situa\uc1 \u3
55 ?iei? Dau \uc1 \u238 ?napoi, fiindc\uc1 \u259 ? este greu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cb
pat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \u226 ?nd domnul Tagomi reveni \uc1 \u8211
? aduc\uc1 \u226 ?nd un pahar cu ap\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i ni\uc1 \u351 ?te
pastile \uc1 \u8211 ? domnul Baynes zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Va trebui s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? spun noa
pte bun\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? duc \uc1 \u238 ?n
camera mea de la hotel. Dar mai \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?i, a\uc1 \u351 ? vrea
s\uc1 \u259 ? aflu ceva. Putem continua dis-cu-\uc1 \u355 ?ia m\uc1 \u226 ?ine,
dac\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ? aranjeaz\uc1 \u259 ?. Vi s-a spus despre al treile
a partener ce va fi prezent la discu\uc1 \u355 ?ii?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pe chipul domnului Tagomi se citi pentru un moment surpriza; apoi surpriza pieri \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i compuse o expres
ie nep\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1 \u259 ?toare.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu s-a spus nimic \uc1 \u238 ?n aceast\uc1 \u259 ?
privin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Oricum... este intere-sant, desigur.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \

rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Din Home Islands.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aha, f\u
c1 \u259 ?cu domnul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \u
c1 \u350 ?i de ast\uc1 \u259 ? dat\uc1 \u259 ?, surpriza nu mai ap\uc1 \u259 ?ru
de loc. Fu complet st\uc1 \u259 ?p\uc1 \u226 ?-nit\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un om de afaceri mai \u
c1 \u238 ?n v}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ?, pensionar, spuse domnul B
ay-nes. Care c\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u259 ?tore\uc1 \u351 ?te cu vaporul. A pornit l
a drum acum dou\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ?pt\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1 \u226 ?ni. Are o p
rejudecat\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mpotriva c\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u259 ?toriei pe c
alea aerului.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nelul cel ciudat, zise domnul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Interesele \uc1 \
u238 ?l fac s\uc1 \u259 ? fie informat de pia\uc1 \u355 ?a din Home Islands. Ne
va putea da informa\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u351 ?i oricum venea \uc1 \u238 ?n San F
rancisco, pentru o va-can\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu este extrem de important.
Dar va face ca discu\uc1 \u355 ?iile noastre s\uc1 \u259 ? fie mai la obiect.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Da, zise d
omnul Tagomi. Poate \uc1 \u238 ?ndrepta erori cu privire la pia-\uc1 \u355 ?a de
acas\uc1 \u259 ?. Lipsesc de doi ani.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vre\uc1 \u355 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi da\uc1 \u355 ?i
pastila aceea?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la

ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Tres\uc1 \u259
?rind, domnul Tagomi privi \uc1 \u238 ?n jos \uc1 \u351 ?i v\uc1 \u259 ?zu c\uc
1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? mai avea \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \
u259 ? pastila \uc1 \u351 ?i apa.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Scuza\uc1 \u355 ?i-m\uc1 \u259 ?. Este puternic\uc1 \u
259 ?. Numit\uc1 \u259 ? zaracain\uc1 \u259 ?. Produs\uc1 \u259 ? de o firm\uc1
\u259 ? de medicamente din Provincia China.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ntinz\uc1 \u226 ?nd}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 palma, ad\uc1
\u259 ?ug\uc1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Ne-provocatoare-de-dependen\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aceast\uc1 \u259 ?
persoan\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ?, spuse domnul Bay
nes preg\uc1 \u259 ?tin-du-se s\uc1 \u259 ? ia pastila, se va adresa direct Misi
unii Comerciale. \uc1 \u206 ?i voi scrie numele, astfel ca oamenii dumneavoastr\
uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?tie \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? nu \uc1 \u
238 ?l refuze. Nu l-am cunoscut, dar \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg c\uc1 \u259 ?
este pu\uc1 \u355 ?in surd \uc1 \u351 ?i pu\uc1 \u355 ?in excentric. Vreau s\uc
1 \u259 ? ne asigur\uc1 \u259 ?m c\uc1 \u259 ? nu se va sim\uc1 \u355 ?i... ofen
sat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi p\uc1 \u259
?ru s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleag\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i plac rodode
ndronii. Va fi fericit dac\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u355 ?i putea s\uc1 \u259 ?-i pune
\uc1 \u355 ?i la dispozi\uc1 \u355 ?ie pe cineva cu care s\uc1 \u259 ? vorbeasc\
uc1 \u259 ? despre ei vreo jum\uc1 \u259 ?-tate de or\uc1 \u259 ?, c\uc1 \u226 ?
t avem noi \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnirea. Numele. \uc1 \u206 ?l voi scrie.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright

\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lu\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i
pastila, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i scoase stiloul \uc1 \u351 ?i scrise.}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Shinjiro
Yatabe, citi domnul Tagomi, privind peti-cul de h\uc1 \u226 ?rtie; \uc1 \u238 ?l
puse cu \uc1 \u238 ?ndatorire \uc1 \u238 ?n carnetul s\uc1 \u259 ?u.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nc\uc1
\u259 ? ceva}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Do
mnul Tagomi ciupea u\uc1 \u351 ?or buza ce\uc1 \u351 ?tii, ascult\uc1 \u226 ?nd.
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un am\u
c1 \u259 ?nunt delicat. B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul domn... este st\uc1 \u226
?njenitor. Are aproape optzeci de ani. Unele afaceri ale sale, c\uc1 \u259 ?tre
sf\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc1 \u351 ?itul carierei nu au fost \uc1 \u238 ?ncununate de su
cces. \uc1 \u206 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elege\uc1 \u355 ?i?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu mai este \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226
?n\uc1 \u259 ?, zise domnul Tagomi. \uc1 \u350 ?i probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? trage
de o pensie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Exact. Iar pensia este dureros de mic\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u350 ?i-o spore\uc
1 \u351 ?te, prin ur-ma-re, cum poate.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O violare a unor reglement\uc1 \u259 ?ri meschine
, spuse domnul Tago-mi. Guvernul din Home Islands \uc1 \u351 ?i oficialit\uc1 \u
259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ile lor birocrati-ce. \uc1 \u206 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg situa\uc1 \
u355 ?ia. B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul domn prime\uc1 \u351 ?te un stipendiu p
entru consulta\uc1 \u355 ?ia cu noi \uc1 \u351 ?i nu \uc1 \u238 ?l declar\uc1 \u

259 ? la Oficiul lui de Pensii. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? nu trebuie s\uc1 \u
259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?i dez-v\uc1 \u259 ?-luim vizita. Ei nu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu dec\uc1
\u226 ?t c\uc1 \u259 ? se afl\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n vacan\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \
u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i subtil, zise domnul Baynes.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \f
s20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Tagomi r\uc1 \u259 ?spunse:}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S-a mai ivit situa\uc1
\u355 ?ia asta. Nu am rezolvat \uc1 \u238 ?n societatea noastr\uc1 \u259 ? probl
emele b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nilor, care apar pe m\uc1 \u259 ?sur\uc1 \u259
? ce se \uc1 \u238 ?mbun\uc1 \u259 ?-t\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?e\uc1 \u351 ?te as
is-ten\uc1 \u355 ?a medical\uc1 \u259 ?. China ne \uc1 \u238 ?nva\uc1 \u355 ?\uc
1 \u259 ? pe bun\uc1 \u259 ? dreptate s\uc1 \u259 ?-i cinstim pe b\uc1 \u259 ?-t
r\uc1 \u226 ?ni. Germanii, \uc1 \u238 ?ns\uc1 \u259 ?, fac, oricum, ca neglijen\
uc1 \u355 ?a noastr\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? par\uc1 \u259 ? a-proa-pe virtute
curat\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u206 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg c\uc1 \u259 ? ei \uc1 \u238 ?i
omoar\uc1 \u259 ? pe b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?ni.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Germanii, murmur\uc1 \u259 ? Baynes,
frec\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se iar pe frunte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fiind din Scandinavia, a\uc1 \u355 ?i avut f\uc1
\u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ndoial\uc1 \u259 ? mult de a face cu Festung Eu
ropa. De pild\uc1 \u259 ?, v-a\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?mbarcat pe Tempelhof. Po
ate cineva s\uc1 \u259 ? aib\uc1 \u259 ? o asemenea atitudine? Dumneavoastr\uc1
\u259 ? sunte\uc1 \u355 ?i neu-tru. Spu-ne\uc1 \u355 ?i-mi ce p\uc1 \u259 ?rere
ave\uc1 \u355 ?i, dac\uc1 \u259 ? vre\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg, la
ce atitudine v\uc1 \u259 ? referi\uc1 \u355 ?i? spuse domnul Baynes.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la

ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1
\u259 ? de b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?ni, de bolnavi, de cei slabi, de nebuni,
de cei o-rop-si\uc1 \u355 ?i sub toate aspectele. "De ce folos este un nou n\uc1
\u259 ?scut?" se \uc1 \u238 ?ntre-ba, dup\uc1 \u259 ? cum bine se \uc1 \u351 ?t
ie, un filozof anglo-saxon. Am \uc1 \u238 ?ncredin\uc1 \u355 ?at me-moriei aceas
t\uc1 \u259 ? spus\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i-am reflectat asupra ei de multe ori
. Domnule, nu are nici o \uc1 \u238 ?ntrebuin\uc1 \u355 ?are. \uc1 \u206 ?n gene
ral.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 D}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 omnul Bayne
s murmur\uc1 \u259 ? un oarecare sunet; \uc1 \u238 ?l f\uc1 \u259 ?cu s\uc1 \u25
9 ? par\uc1 \u259 ? poli-ticos \uc1 \u351 ?i neutru.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu este adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat, spuse
domnul Tagomi, c\uc1 \u259 ? nimeni nu trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? fie instrumentul ne
voilor altcuiva?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se aplec\uc1
\u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?nainte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u
8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u259 ? rog spune\uc1 \u355 ?i-mi p\uc1 \u259 ?rerea d
umneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ? scandinav\uc1 \u259 ?, neutr\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu, sp
use domnul Baynes.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \u
c1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n timpul r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului, zise domnul Tagomi, am de
\uc1 \u355 ?inut o mic\uc1 \u259 ? func\uc1 \u355 ?ie \uc1 \u238 ?n Provincia Ch
ina. \uc1 \u206 ?n Shanghai. Acolo, la Hongkew, o a\uc1 \u351 ?ezare de evrei, i
nterna\uc1 \u355 ?i de guvernul imperial pe termen lung. \uc1 \u354 ?inu\uc1 \u3
55 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n via\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de organiza\uc1 \u355 ?ia de sal
vare JOINT. Ministrul nazist din Shanghai ne-a cerut s\uc1 \u259 ?-i masacr\uc1
\u259 ?m pe evrei. \uc1 \u206 ?mi amintesc r\uc1 \u259 ?spunsul superiorului meu
: "Aceasta nu este conform cu consi-derentele umanitare". Au res-pins cererea ca
fiind barbar\uc1 \u259 ?. M-a impresionat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103

3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg, murmur\uc1 \u
259 ? do}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 mnul Baynes.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ncearc\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \
u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? vorbesc? se \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?. Se alarm\uc1 \u2
59 ?. Mintea p\uc1 \u259 ?ru c\uc1 \u259 ? i se adun\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Evreii, zise domnul Ta
gomi, erau \uc1 \u238 ?ntotdeauna descri\uc1 \u351 ?i de na-zi\uc1 \u351 ?ti ca
asiatici \uc1 \u351 ?i ne-arabi. Domnule, implica\uc1 \u355 ?ia nu s-a pierdut \
uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ? pentru anumite persoane \uc1 \u238 ?n Japonia, chiar \
uc1 \u351 ?i printre cei din Guvernul de R\uc1 \u259 ?zboi. Nu am discutat nicio
dat\uc1 \u259 ? aceasta cu cet\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?enii Reich-ului pe care iam \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lnit.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Domnul Baynes \uc1 \u238 ?l \uc1 \u238 ?ntrerupse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ei bine, eu nu sunt german. A\uc
1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ?, cu greu a\uc1 \u351 ? putea vorbi \uc1 \u238 ?n numele
Germaniei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ridic\uc1 \u226 ?n
du-se}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u238 ?n picioare, se \uc1 \u238 ?ndrept\uc1 \u259 ? spr
e u\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Voi relua discu\uc1 \u355 ?ia cu dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ? m
\uc1 \u226 ?ine. V\uc1 \u259 ? rog s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? scu-za\uc1 \u355
?i. Nu pot g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 D
ar de fapt, acum, g\uc1 \u226 ?ndurile \uc1 \u238 ?i erau complet limpezi. Trebu
ie s\uc1 \u259 ? ies de aici, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du seama. O
mul acesta m\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?mpinge prea departe.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic

h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ierta}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u355 ?
i prostia fanatismului, spuse domnul Tagomi, \uc1 \u238 ?ndrep-t\uc1 \u226 ?n-du
-se \uc1 \u238 ?ndat\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?tre u\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Imp
licarea filosofic\uc1 \u259 ? m-a orbit fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de chestiu-ni
le pur umane. Pe aici.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Strig\u
c1 \u259 ? ceva \uc1 \u238 ?n japonez\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i u\uc1 \u351 ?a d
e la intrare se deschise. Un japo-nez t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r \uc1 \u238 ?\u
c1 \u351 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?cu apari\uc1 \u355 ?ia, \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u226 ?nd
u-se u\uc1 \u351 ?or, cu ochii la domnul Baynes.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?oferul meu, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi domnul Baynes.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? observa\u
c1 \u355 ?iile mele exaltate din timpul zborului cu Luft-hansa, se g\uc1 \u226 ?
ndi deodat\uc1 \u259 ?. Fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de... cum \uc1 \u238 ?l chema
. Lotze. Au ajuns cum-va aici, la japonezi. Ni\uc1 \u351 ?te leg\uc1 \u259 ?turi
.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ? vrea s\uc1 \u2
59 ? nu-i fi spus nimic lui Lotze, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. \uc1 \u206 ?mi pare r\uc
1 \u259 ?u. Dar e prea t\uc1 \u226 ?rziu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Nu sunt persoana potrivit\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu pentru asta.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar apoi, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, un suedez iar spune asta lui Lotze. Este \uc1 \u238 ?n regul\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu s-a \uc1 \u238
?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mplat nimic, \uc1 \u238 ?mi fac prea multe scrupule. Prelungind
deprinderile vechii situa\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u238 ?n prezent. De fapt, pot disc
uta deschis oric\uc1 \u226 ?t. }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Aceasta }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 este situa\
uc1 \u355 ?ia la care trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? adaptez.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn

p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i, obi\uc1 \u
351 ?nuin\uc1 \u355 ?a \uc1 \u238 ?i era complet opus\uc1 \u259 ?. S\uc1 \u226 ?
ngele din vene. Oa-sele, organele i se r\uc1 \u259 ?zvr\uc1 \u259 ?teau. Deschid
e gura, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i spuse. Zi ceva. Orice. O p\uc1 \u259 ?rere. Tr
ebuie, dac\uc1 \u259 ? vrei s\uc1 \u259 ? reu\uc1 \u351 ?e\uc1 \u351 ?ti.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? sunt condu\uc1
\u351 ?i de cine \uc1 \u351 ?tie ce arhetipuri subcon\uc1 \u351 ?ti-ente. \uc1
\u206 ?n sensul lui Jung.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lis
a0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domn
ul Tagomi \uc1 \u238 ?ncuviin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? d\uc1 \u226 ?nd din cap.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 L-am citi
t pe Jung. \uc1 \u206 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?i str\uc1 \u226 ?nser\uc1 \u259 ? m\
uc1 \u226 ?inile.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowi
dctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \lo
ch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 V\uc1 \u259 ? sun m\uc1 \u226 ?ine diminea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, sp
use domnul Baynes. Noapte bun\uc1 \u259 ?, domnule.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i la fel f\uc
1 \u259 ?cu \uc1 \u351 ?i domnul Tagomi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 T\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rul japonez z\uc1 \u226 ?mbitor, p\uc1 \u25
9 ?\uc1 \u351 ?ind \uc1 \u238 ?nainte, \uc1 \u238 ?i spuse ceva dom-nului Baynes
, care nu \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elese...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103

3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 E? f\uc1 \u259 ?cu Baynes lu\uc1 \u226 ?ndu\uc1 \u351 ?i pardesiul \uc1 \u351 ?i ie\uc1 \u351 ?ind afar\uc1 \u259 ?, pe ter
as\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul Tagomi
zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vi
se adreseaz\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n suedez\uc1 \u259 ?, domnule. Urmeaz\uc1 \
u259 ? un curs la Uni-versitatea din Tokyo, asupra R\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului de Trei
zeci de Ani, \uc1 \u351 ?i este fas-cinat de marele dumneavoastr\uc1 \u259 ? ero
u, Gustavus Adolphus.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Domnul T
agomi z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi cu simpatie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ricum, este limpede c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1
\u238 ?ncerc\uc1 \u259 ?rile lui de a st\uc1 \u259 ?p\uc1 \u226 ?ni o limb\uc1
\u259 ? a-t\uc1 \u226 ?t de diferit\uc1 \u259 ? sunt lipsite de speran\uc1 \u355
?\uc1 \u259 ?. Folose\uc1 \u351 ?te f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ndoi
al\uc1 \u259 ? un curs din acelea \uc1 \u238 ?nregistrate; este student, iar ase
menea cursuri, fiind iefti-ne, sunt destul de populare pentru studen\uc1 \u355 ?
i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 T\uc1 \u226 ?}{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n
\uc1 \u259 ?rul japonez, evident ne\uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg\uc1 \u226 ?nd e
ngleza, se \uc1 \u238 ?nclin\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i z\uc1 \u226 ?m-bi.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n\
uc1 \u355 ?eleg, murmur\uc1 \u259 ? Baynes. Ei bine, \uc1 \u238 ?i urez noroc.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am \uc1 \u351 ?i eu propriile m
ele probleme lingvistice, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Evident.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033

\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Doamne, Dumnezeule \uc1 \u8211 ? t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u
259 ?rul student japonez, duc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-l spre hotel, va \uc1 \u238 ?ncerca
, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ndoial\uc1 \u259 ?, s\uc1 \u259 ? conve
rseze cu el \uc1 \u238 ?n suedez\uc1 \u259 ? tot dru-mul. O limb\uc1 \u259 ? pe
care domnul Baynes abia o \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegea \uc1 \u351 ?i numai at
unci c\uc1 \u226 ?nd era vorbit\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n cea mai \uc1 \u238 ?ng
rijit\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i corect\uc1 \u259 ? form\uc1 \u259 ?, cu siguran\
uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? nu atunci c\uc1 \u226 ?nd era abordat\uc1 \u259 ? de un
t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r japonez, care \uc1 \u238 ?ncerca s-o prind\uc1 \u259
? dintr-un curs \uc1 \u238 ?nregistrat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \cf1 N-o s-o scoat\uc1 \u259 ? deloc la cap\uc1 \u259 ?t cu mine, se g\uc1
\u226 ?ndi domnul Baynes. \uc1 \u350 ?i va tot \uc1 \u238 ?ncerca, pentru c\uc1
\u259 ? asta este \uc1 \u351 ?ansa lui; probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? nu va mai vedea
niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? un alt suedez. Ce calvar va fi, pentru am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi.}
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrig
ht \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 6}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 DIMINEA\uc1 \u354 ?A, DEVREM
E, bucur\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se de r\uc1 \u259 ?coare \uc1 \u351 ?i de soarele str\uc
1 \u259 ?lucitor, doamna Juliana Frink \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?ce
a cump\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?turile la b\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?nie. Mergea a
gale pe trotuar, duc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1 \u351 ?i cele dou\uc1 \u259 ? pungi de
h\uc1 \u226 ?rtie cafenie, oprindu-se la fiecare magazin s\uc1 \u259 ? studieze
vitri-nele. Nu se gr\uc1 \u259 ?be}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 a.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? cumpere ceva de la magazinul univer
sal? Hoi-n\uc1 \u259 ?ri prin el. Schimbul la sala de judo nu \uc1 \u238 ?i \uc1
\u238 ?ncepea dec\uc1 \u226 ?t la pr\uc1 \u226 ?nz; era tim-pul ei liber pe ziu

a de azi. A\uc1 \u351 ?ez\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se pe un taburet l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u
259 ? casa de marcat, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i puse jos saco\uc1 \u351 ?ele cu
cump\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?turi \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ?
r\uc1 \u259 ?sfoiasc\uc1 \u259 ? diversele reviste.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ultimul }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Life, }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 v\uc1 \u259 ?z
u, avea un articol mare, intitulat: TELEVI-ZIUNEA \uc1 \u206 ?N EUROPA: PREFIGUR
\uc1 \u258 ?RI ALE ZILEI DE M\uc1 \u194 ?I-NE. Merg\uc1 \u226 ?nd la el, in-tere
sat\uc1 \u259 ?, v\uc1 \u259 ?zu fotografia unei familii germa-ne privind la tel
evizor \uc1 \u238 ?n su-frageria locuin\uc1 \u355 ?ei. Deja, spunea artico-lul,
erau patru ore de emisie pe zi, de la Berlin. C\uc1 \u226 ?ndva, vor fi sta\uc1
\u355 ?ii de emisie TV \uc1 \u238 ?n toate marile ora\uc1 \u351 ?e europene. \uc
1 \u350 ?i p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n 1990, una va fi construit\uc
1 \u259 ? la New York.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Articol
ul ar\uc1 \u259 ?ta pe inginerii electroni\uc1 \u351 ?ti ai Reich-ului la New Yo
rk, ajut\uc1 \u226 ?nd personalul local \uc1 \u238 ?n rezolvarea problemelor. Er
a u\uc1 \u351 ?or de spus c\uc1 \u259 ? erau germani. Aveau \uc1 \u238 ?nf\uc1 \
u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i\uc1 \u351 ?area aceea s\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?toas\uc1 \u2
59 ?, cura-t\uc1 \u259 ?, energic\uc1 \u259 ?, sigur\uc1 \u259 ?. Americanii, pe
de alt\uc1 \u259 ? parte... ar\uc1 \u259 ?tau simplu ca oamenii. Putea fi orici
ne.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un tehnician german put}{\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 ea fi v\uc1 \u259 ?zut ar\uc1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u226 ?nd ceva, iar america
-nii \uc1 \u238 ?ncercau s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i dea seama ce. Cred c\uc1 \u
259 ? au vedere mai bun\uc1 \u259 ? dec\uc1 \u226 ?t noi, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \
u238 ? ea. Alimenta\uc1 \u355 ?ie mai bun\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n ultimii dou\
uc1 \u259 ?zeci de ani; dup\uc1 \u259 ? cum ni s-a spus; ei pot vedea lucruri pe
care nimeni altcineva nu poate. Vitamina A, te pomene\uc1 \u351 ?ti?}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb cum o fi
s\uc1 \u259 ? stai acas\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?n sufragerie \uc1 \u351 ?i s\u
c1 \u259 ? vezi lumea \uc1 \u238 ?n-treag\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un mic tub
cenu\uc1 \u351 ?iu, din sticl\uc1 \u259 ?. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? nazi\uc1 \u351 ?tii
\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tia pot zbu-ra \uc1 \u238 ?ncolo \uc1 \u351 ?i-ncoace, \
uc1 \u238 ?ntre P\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?nt \uc1 \u351 ?i Marte, de ce nu pot s
\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? mearg\uc1 \u259 ? televiziunea? Cred
c\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ? prefera asta, s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ?d spectacolele alea de comedie, de fapt s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ?d cum arat\uc1 \u259 ?
Bob Hope \uc1 \u351 ?i Durante, dec\uc1 \u226 ?t s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? pli
mb pe Marte.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Poate c\uc1 \u259

? asta e, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi pun\uc1 \u226 ?nd revista \uc1 \u238 ?napoi \uc1
\u238 ?n raft. Nazi\uc1 \u351 ?tii n-au deloc sim\uc1 \u355 ?ul umorului, a\uc1
\u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? de ce ar vrea televiziune? Oricum, i-au omor\uc1 \u226 ?t
pe cei mai mul\uc1 \u355 ?i dintre marii comedian\uc1 \u355 ?i. Pentru c\uc1 \u
259 ? cei mai mul\uc1 \u355 ?i dintre ei erau evrei. De fapt, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \
u351 ?i d\uc1 \u259 ?du ea seama, i-au ucis pe cei mai mul\uc1 \u355 ?i din dome
niul spectacolului. M\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb cum scap\uc1 \u259 ? Hope cu
tot ce zice. Desigur, trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? transmit\uc1 \u259 ? din Canada. Ia
r acolo este ceva mai liber. Dar Hope \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r spune an
umite lucruri. Ce glume despre G}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1024 \langfenp1024 \cf1 \uc1 \u246 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ring... \u
c1 \u206 ?n care G\uc1 \u246 ?ring cump\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?nd Roma \uc1 \u3
51 ?i-o transport\uc1 \u259 ? la lo-cul lui de vacan\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, de
la munte, apoi o reconstituie. \uc1 \u350 ?i re\uc1 \u238 ?nvie cre\uc1 \u351 ?
ti-nis-mul ca s\uc1 \u259 ? aib\uc1 \u259 ? leii lui prefera\uc1 \u355 ?i, ceva
de...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vr
e\uc1 \u355 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? cump\uc1 \u259 ?ra\uc1 \u355 ?i revista aceea, doam
n\uc1 \u259 ?? strig\uc1 \u259 ? cu suspi-ciu-ne omule\uc1 \u355 ?ul usc\uc1 \u2
59 ?\uc1 \u355 ?iv, \uc1 \u238 ?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rst\uc1 \u259 ?, care avea grij\u
c1 \u259 ? de magazin.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu vino
v\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ie, puse jos exemplarul din }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Reader's D
iggest, }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 pe care apucase s\uc1 \u259 ?-l r\uc1 \u259 ?sfoiasc\uc1 \u
259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lu\uc1 \u226 ?nd-o}{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 iar\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?nceti\uc1 \u351 ?or pe trotuar
, cu saco\uc1 \u351 ?ele, Juliana se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, poate G\uc1 \u246 ?ring v
a fi noul F}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1024 \langfenp1024 \cf1 \uc1 \u252 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 hrer dup\uc1 \u259 ? ce moare B
ormann. Pare a fi oa-re-cum diferit de ceilal\uc1 \u355 ?i. Singurul mod \uc1 \u
238 ?n care a reu\uc1 \u351 ?it Bormann s\uc1 \u259 ? treac\uc1 \u259 ? pe locul
\uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?i a fost strecur\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd H
itler era \uc1 \u238 ?n c\uc1 \u259 ?dere \uc1 \u351 ?i numai cei afla\uc1 \u355
?i cu adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat aproape de Hitler \uc1 \u351 ?i-au dat seama c\uc1 \u
226 ?t de repede se ducea. B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul G\uc1 \u246 ?ring era
plecat la palatul lui de la munte. G\uc1 \u246 ?ring trebuia s\uc1 \u259 ? fie F
\uc1 \u252 ?hrer dup\uc1 \u259 ? Hitler, pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? Luftwaffe a lui sc
o-sese din lupt\uc1 \u259 ? sta\uc1 \u355 ?iile alea radar ale englezilor \uc1 \
u351 ?i apoi terminase R.A.F. -ul. Hitler ar fi bombardat Londra cum au bombarda
t \uc1 \u351 ?i ei Rotter-da-mul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \

cf1 Dar probabil c\uc1 \u259 ? G\uc1 \u246 ?ring va c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tig
a. A\uc1 \u351 ?a spunea toat\uc1 \u259 ? lumea. C\uc1 \u226 ?t\uc1 \u259 ? vrem
e nu o face \uc1 \u238 ?ngrozitorul \uc1 \u259 ?la de Heydrich. \uc1 \u258 ?la n
e-ar omor\uc1 \u238 ? pe to\uc1 \u355 ?i. Este \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-adev\uc1 \u259 ?r
\uc1 \u355 ?icnit.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cel de car
e-mi place mie, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi, este Baldur von Schirach. Es-te singurul ca
re arat\uc1 \u259 ? normal, oricum. Dar nu are nici o \uc1 \u351 ?ans\uc1 \u259
?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cotind, urc\uc1 \u259 ? tre
ptele din fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? ale vechii cl\uc1 \u259 ?diri din lemn \uc1
\u238 ?n care locuia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\uc1 \
u226 ?nd deschise u\uc1 \u351 ?a apartamentului, \uc1 \u238 ?l v\uc1 \u259 ?zu p
e Joe Cinnadella z\uc1 \u259 ?-c\uc1 \u226 ?nd tot unde \uc1 \u238 ?l l\uc1 \u25
9 ?sase, \uc1 \u238 ?n mijlocul patului, pe burt\uc1 \u259 ?, cu bra\uc1 \u355 ?
ele at\uc1 \u226 ?r-n\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i. Tot mai dormea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Nu poate fi tot aici, camionu
l a plecat. L-a sc\uc1 \u259 ?pat? Evident.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Duc\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se \uc1 \u238 ?n buc\uc1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?ri
e, puse pungile de cump\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?turi pe mas\uc1 \u259 ?, printre
farfuriile de la masa de diminea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 a avut de g\uc1 \u226 ?nd }{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 s\uc1 \u259 ?-l scape? se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Asta m\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u2
38 ?ntreb.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce om special... fu
sese at\uc1 \u226 ?t de activ cu ea, continu\uc1 \u226 ?nd aproape toat\uc1 \u25
9 ? noaptea. \uc1 \u350 ?i totu\uc1 \u351 ?i, fusese ca \uc1 \u351 ?i cum nu s-a
r fi aflat de fapt acolo; f\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?nd-o, dar nefiind deloc prez
ent. G\uc1 \u226 ?ndindu-se la altce-va, probabil.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103

3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Din obi\uc1 \u351 ?nuin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238
?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? pun\uc1 \u259 ? alimentele \uc1 \u238 ?n b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\u
c1 \u226 ?nul frigider G.E.}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super
1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 General Electrics Co.}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 , cu congelat
or deasupra. Apoi se apuc\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? cure\uc1 \u355 ?e masa.}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Poate a f\uc1 \u259 ?cut-o prea mu
lt, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ? ea. E cea de-a doua natur\uc1 \u259 ?; trupul \
uc1 \u238 ?i execut\uc1 \u259 ? mi\uc1 \u351 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?rile, la fel ca al me
u acum, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd pun farfuriile \uc1 \u351 ?i tac\uc1 \u226 ?murile \uc1
\u238 ?n chiuvet\uc1 \u259 ?. O putea face cu trei cincimi din creier deta-\uc1
\u351 ?ate, ca picioarele de broasc\uc1 \u259 ? la ora de biologie.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Hei, strig\uc1 \u259
?. Treze\uc1 \u351 ?te-te.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u
206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 n pat, Joe se r\uc1 \u259 ?suci, forn\uc1 \u259 ?i.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ai auzit spectacol
ul cu Hope din noaptea trecut\uc1 \u259 ?? strig\uc1 \u259 ? ea. A spus gluma ai
a teribil de nostim\uc1 \u259 ?, cu maiorul neam\uc1 \u355 ? care interoghea-z\u
c1 \u259 ? ni\uc1 \u351 ?te mar\uc1 \u355 ?ieni. Mar\uc1 \u355 ?ienii nu pot pre
zenta acte cu privire la originea arian\uc1 \u259 ? a bunicilor, \uc1 \u351 ?tii
. A\uc1 \u351 ?a c\uc1 \u259 ? maiorul raportea-z\uc1 \u259 ? la Berlin c\uc1 \u
259 ? Marte e populat cu evrei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 Venind \uc1 \u238 ?n sufragerie, unde Joe zace pe pat, spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \
cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i au cam tre
izeci de centimetri \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?ime \uc1 \u351 ?i au d
ou\uc1 \u259 ? capete... \uc1 \u351 ?tii cum face Bob Hope.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \

plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joe deschise ochii. Nu spuse nimic; se uita la ea
f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? clipeas-c\uc1 \u259 ?. Cu b\uc1 \u259 ?
rbia \uc1 \u238 ?nnegrit\uc1 \u259 ? de barba neras\uc1 \u259 ?, cu ochii negri
\uc1 \u238 ?ndurera\uc1 \u355 ?i... t\uc1 \u259 ?cu \uc1 \u351 ?i ea atunci.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce este? sp
use ea \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din urm\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u354 ?i-e fric\uc1 \u259 ??
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi; lui
Frank \uc1 \u238 ?i e fric\uc1 \u259 ?. El este... nu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu cum.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S-a dus c\uc1
\u259 ?ru\uc1 \u355 ?a, zise Joe, ridic\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se \uc1 \u238 ?n capul o
aselor.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Ce ai}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 s\uc1 \u259 ? faci?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Se a\uc1 \u351 ?ez\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i ea pe marginea patului, \u
c1 \u351 ?terg\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se pe m\uc1 \u226 ?ini cu prosopul de vase.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 l
prind la \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarcere. Nu va spune la nimeni nimic; \uc1 \u351 ?tie c\u
c1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i eu a\uc1 \u351 ? face la fel pentru el.}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u355 ?i mai f\uc
1 \u259 ?cut a\uc1 \u351 ?a?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 J

oe nu r\uc1 \u259 ?spunse. Ai vrut s-o scapi, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i spuse Ju
liana. \uc1 \u350 ?tiu eu; am \uc1 \u351 ?tiut dintr-o dat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dac\uc1 \u259 ?
o ia pe alt drum la \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarcere? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O ia \uc1 \u23
8 ?ntotdeauna pe Cincizeci. Niciodat\uc1 \u259 ? pe Patruzeci. A avut odat\uc1 \
u259 ? un accident pe Patruzeci; ni\uc1 \u351 ?te cai... au dat buzna pe autostr
a-d\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i i-a izbit. \uc1 \u206 ?n St\uc1 \u226 ?nco\uc1 \u3
51 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \ad
justright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lu\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-\uc1
\u351 ?i hainele de pe scaun, \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? se \uc1 \u238 ?mbr
ace.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 C\u
c1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i ani ai, Joe? \uc1 \u238 ?l \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u238 ?n vreme ce el \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i contempla trupul gol.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Treizeci \uc1
\u351 ?i patru.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Atunci, se g\
uc1 \u226 ?ndi, ar trebui s\uc1 \u259 ? fii pe front. Nu v\uc1 \u259 ?zu nici un
defect fizic aparent; avea, de fapt, un trup chiar bun, sub\uc1 \u355 ?ire, cu
picioare lungi. Joe, v\uc1 \u259 ?z\uc1 \u226 ?nd-o c\uc1 \u259 ?-l m\uc1 \u259
?soar\uc1 \u259 ?, se uit\uc1 \u259 ? ur\uc1 \u226 ?t la ea \uc1 \u351 ?i se \uc
1 \u238 ?ntoarse cu spatele.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu m\uc1 \u259 ? pot uita? spuse ea \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \
u226 ?ndu-se de ce nu; toat\uc1 \u259 ? noap-tea \uc1 \u238 ?mpreun\uc1 \u259 ?
cu el \uc1 \u351 ?i acum, at\uc1 \u226 ?ta modestie. Suntem insecte? f\uc1 \u259
?cu ea. Nu ne putem suporta privirile unul altuia la lumina zilei... trebuie s\
uc1 \u259 ? ne strecur\uc1 \u259 ?m \uc1 \u238 ?n pere\uc1 \u355 ?i?}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r

in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Morm\uc1 \u259 ?ind acru, el o lu\uc1 \u2
59 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?tre baie, \uc1 \u238 ?n chilo\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1
\u238 ?n ciorapi, frec\uc1 \u226 ?n-du-se pe b\uc1 \u259 ?rbie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \
cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Azi este la mine acas\uc1 \u259 ?, se g\uc1 \u
226 ?ndi Juliana. Eu te las s\uc1 \u259 ? stai aici, dar tu nu m\uc1 \u259 ? la\
uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ? uit la tine. Atunci, de ce vrei s\uc1 \
u259 ? stai? Se lu\uc1 \u259 ? dup\uc1 \u259 ? el, \uc1 \u238 ?n baie; d\uc1 \u2
59 ?duse drumul la apa cald\uc1 \u259 ?, s\uc1 \u259 ? se rad\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pe bra\uc1 \u355 ?ul lui st\uc1 \u2
26 ?ng, v\uc1 \u259 ?zu un tatuaj, un C albastru.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce-i aia? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259
? ea. Nevast\uc1 \u259 ?-ta? Connie? Corinne?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Sp\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se pe fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?,
Joe spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 Cairo.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce nume exot}{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 ic, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi ea cu invidie. Apoi sim\uc1 \u355 ?i c\uc1 \u259 ?
ia foc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Hai c\uc1 \u259 ? sunt proast\uc1 \u259 ?, spuse.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Un italian, de treizeci \uc1 \u351 ?i patru de ani, din par
tea nazist\uc1 \u259 ? a lumii... fusese pe front, bine\uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?
eles. Dar de partea Axei. \uc1 \u350 ?i luptase la Cairo; tatuajul era semnul di
stinctiv, al nem\uc1 \u355 ?ilor \uc1 \u351 ?i al italienilor veterani din acea

campanie \uc1 \u8211 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?derea armatei engleze \uc1 \u351 ?i australi
ene, comandate de generalul Gott, \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?inile lui Rommel \u
c1 \u351 ?i ale Afrika Corps a lui.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Ie\uc1 \u351 ?i din baie, se \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarse \uc1 \u238 ?n sufragerie
\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? fac\uc1 \u259 ? patul; m\uc1 \u226
?i-nile \uc1 \u238 ?i zbu}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 rau.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp10
48 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ntr-un teanc \uc1 \u238 ?ngrijit, pe scaun, se
aflau lucrurile lui Joe, hainele \uc1 \u351 ?i o valijoar\uc1 \u259 ?, obiecte
personale. Printre ele, z\uc1 \u259 ?ri o cutie \uc1 \u238 ?mbr\uc1 \u259 ?cat\u
c1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n catifea, o caset\uc1 \u259 ? micu\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259
?, ca cele pentru ochelari; lu\uc1 \u226 ?nd-o, o deschise \uc1 \u351 ?i se uit
\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?untru.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \l
i0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs2
0 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 E sigur c\uc1 \u259 ? ai luptat la Cairo, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi pri
vind Crucea de Fier, Cla-sa a Doua cu numele \uc1 \u351 ?i data \uc1 \u8211 ? 10
iunie, 1945 \uc1 \u8211 ? gravate pe fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Nu to\uc1 \u35
5 ?i au primit asta; numai cei mai curajo\uc1 \u351 ?i. M\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238
?ntreb ce-ai f\uc1 \u259 ?cut... a-veai abia vreo \uc1 \u351 ?aptesprezece ani,
atunci.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joe ap\uc1 \u259 ?ru
\uc1 \u238 ?n u\uc1 \u351 ?a b\uc1 \u259 ?ii chiar c\uc1 \u226 ?nd ea scotea med
alia din cutia ei de catifea; \uc1 \u238 ?i sim\uc1 \u355 ?i prezen\uc1 \u355 ?a
\uc1 \u351 ?i tres\uc1 \u259 ?ri vinovat\uc1 \u259 ?. Dar el nu p\uc1 \u259 ?re
a sup\uc1 \u259 ?rat.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Doar m\uc1 \u259 ? uitam la ea, spuse Juliana. N-am mai v\uc1 \u25
9 ?zut nici una. \uc1 \u354 ?i-a pus-o pe piept Rommel \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1 \u351
?i?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Gen
eralul Bayerleim le-a \uc1 \u238 ?nm\uc1 \u226 ?nat. Romm}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 el fusese
deja trans-ferat \uc1 \u238 ?n Anglia, s\uc1 \u259 ? termine acolo.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \ri
n0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang

np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vocea \uc1 \u238 ?i era lini\uc1 \u351 ?ti
t\uc1 \u259 ?. Dar m\uc1 \u226 ?na \uc1 \u238 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepuse iar\uc1 \u2
59 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i netezirea mono-ton\uc1 \u259 ? a frun\uc1 \u355 ?ii, cu degete
le afund\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-i-se \uc1 \u238 ?n p\uc1 \u259 ?r \uc1 \u238 ?n mi\uc1 \
u351 ?carea aceea de piept\uc1 \u259 ?nare care p\uc1 \u259 ?rea a fi un tic ner
vos.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 mi poveste\uc1 \u351 ?ti \uc1 \u351 ?i mie? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259
? Juliana c\uc1 \u226 ?nd el se \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarse \uc1 \u238 ?n ba-ie, s\uc1
\u259 ?-\uc1 \u351 ?i continue rasul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0
\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n timp ce se rase \uc1 \u351 ?i dup\uc1 \u259 ? acee
a c\uc1 \u226 ?t \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?cu un du\uc1 \u351 ? fie
rbinte, Joe Cinnadella \uc1 \u238 ?i spuse c\uc1 \u226 ?te ceva; nimic din genul
de povestire pe care i-ar fi pl\uc1 \u259 ?cut s\uc1 \u259 ?-l aud\uc1 \u259 ?.
Cei doi fra\uc1 \u355 ?i mai mari ai lui veniser\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n camp
ania din Etiopia, \uc1 \u238 ?n timp ce el, la treisprezece ani, f\uc1 \u259 ?ce
a parte dintr-o orga-ni-za\uc1 \u355 ?ie fascist\uc1 \u259 ? de tineret, din Mil
ano, ora\uc1 \u351 ?ul lui natal. Ulterior, fra\uc1 \u355 ?ii lui trecuser\uc1 \
u259 ? la o baterie de artilerie de elit\uc1 \u259 ?, cea a maiorului Ricardo Pa
rdi, \uc1 \u351 ?i c\uc1 \u226 ?nd izbucnise Al Doilea R\uc1 \u259 ?zboi Mondial
, Joe li se putuse a-l\uc1 \u259 ?-tura. Luptaser\uc1 \u259 ? sub comanda lui Gr
aziani. Echipamentul lor, \uc1 \u238 ?n spe-cial tancurile, fusese \uc1 \u238 ?n
sp\uc1 \u259 ?i-m\uc1 \u226 ?nt\uc1 \u259 ?tor. Englezii \uc1 \u238 ?i ciuruiser
\uc1 \u259 ?, chiar \uc1 \u351 ?i pe ofi\uc1 \u355 ?erii superiori, ca pe iepuri
. U\uc1 \u351 ?ile tancurilor trebuiau s\uc1 \u259 ? fie blocate cu saci de nisi
p \uc1 \u238 ?n timpul luptelor, pentru a le \uc1 \u238 ?mpiedica s\uc1 \u259 ?
se deschi-d\uc1 \u259 ? singure. Maiorul Pardi ceruse proiectile de artilerie re
butate, le \uc1 \u351 ?lefuise \uc1 \u351 ?i le unsese \uc1 \u351 ?i le folosise
; bateria lui oprise marea \uc1 \u238 ?naintare disperat\uc1 \u259 ? a tancurilo
r generalului Wavell, din 1943.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Fra\uc1 \u355 ?ii t\uc1 \u259 ?i mai tr\uc1 \u259 ?iesc?
\uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? Juliana.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Fuseser\uc1 \u259 ? uci\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n 1944, g\uc1 \u226 ?
tui\uc1 \u355 ?i cu s\uc1 \u226 ?rm\uc1 \u259 ? de comandourile en-gle-ze, Grupu
l de Interven\uc1 \u355 ?ie pentru De\uc1 \u351 ?ert, care operase \uc1 \u238 ?n
spatele liniilor Axei \uc1 \u351 ?i care devenise cu totul frenetic \uc1 \u238
?n timpul ultimelor faze ale r\uc1 \u259 ?z-bo-iului, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd era clar c
\uc1 \u259 ? Alia\uc1 \u355 ?ii nu pot \uc1 \u238 ?nvinge.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l

angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ce sentimente ai acum fa\uc1
\u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de englezi? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? ea \uc1 \u351 ?ov\
uc1 \u259 ?ind.}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joe spuse
:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Mi-ar
pl\uc1 \u259 ?cea s\uc1 \u259 ? v\uc1 \u259 ?d f\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-se
Angliei ce-au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut ei \uc1 \u238 ?n Africa. Tonul lui fu egal.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 D}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
ar au trecut... optsprezece ani, zise Juliana. \uc1 \u350 ?tiu c\uc1 \u259 ? en
gle-zii, mai ales, au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut lucruri \uc1 \u238 ?ngrozitoare. Dar...}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vorbesc a
t\uc1 \u226 ?ta despre ce le-au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut nem\uc1 \u355 ?ii evreilor, spu
se Joe. Englezii au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut mai mult r\uc1 \u259 ?u. \uc1 \u206 ?n B\uc
1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?lia Londrei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 T\uc1 \u259 ?cu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Arunc\uc1 \u259 ?toarele alea de fl\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?ri, fo
sfor \uc1 \u351 ?i ulei; am v\uc1 \u259 ?zut trupele germane, dup\uc1 \u259 ? ac
eea. Vapor dup\uc1 \u259 ? vapor transformat \uc1 \u238 ?n scrum. Con-ductele su
bmarine... transformau marea \uc1 \u238 ?n fl\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u259 ?ri. \uc1 \
u350 ?i asupra popula\uc1 \u355 ?i-ei civile, cu raidurile alea de bombardament
cu bombe incendiare, ca-re credea Churchill c\uc1 \u259 ? aveau s\uc1 \u259 ? sa
lveze r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul \uc1 \u238 ?n ultimul moment. Atacurile alea de teroar
e asupra Hamburgului \uc1 \u351 ?i Essexului \uc1 \u351 ?i...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cb
pat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S\uc1 \u259 ? nu mai vorbi
m despre asta, spuse Juliana.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0

\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 n buc\uc1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?rie, \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \
u259 ? pr\uc1 \u259 ?jeasc\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?unc\uc1 \u259 ?; d\uc1 \u259
?du drumul micu\uc1 \u355 ?u-lui radio Emerson din plastic alb, pe care i-l d\uc
1 \u259 ?duse Frank de ziua ei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u355 ?i preg\uc1 \u259 ?tesc ceva de m
\uc1 \u226 ?ncare.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \now
idctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \l
och \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 nv\uc1 \u226 ?rti butoanele, \uc1 \u238 ?ncerc\uc1 \u226 ?nd s\uc1 \u25
9 ? g\uc1 \u259 ?seasc\uc1 \u259 ? ceva muzic\uc1 \u259 ? u\uc1 \u351 ?oar\uc1 \
u259 ?, pl\uc1 \u259 ?-cut\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ia uite-aici, spuse Joe.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n sufragerie, st\uc1 \u259 ?tea p
e pat, cu valijoara al\uc1 \u259 ?turi; o deschise \uc1 \u351 ?i scoase din ea o
carte jerpelit\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ndoit\uc1 \u259 ?, care se
vedea c\uc1 \u259 ? fusese fo-losit\uc1 \u259 ? mult. Z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi larg c\u
c1 \u259 ?tre Juliana.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 Vino \uc1 \u238 ?ncoace. \uc1 \u350 ?tii ce spune cineva? Omul \u
c1 \u259 ?sta..., ar\uc1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ? el car-tea. Este foarte nostim. Ia
loc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O prinse de bra\uc1 \u35
5 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i o trase \uc1 \u238 ?n jos al\uc1 \u259 ?turi de el.}{\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \pa
r }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \
rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vreau}{\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i citesc. S\uc1 \u259 ? presupunem c\uc1 \u259 ? ar f

i c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tigat ei. Cum ar fi fost? Nu trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? ne
batem capul; omul \uc1 \u259 ?sta a g\uc1 \u226 ?ndit totul pentru noi.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Deschiz\uc1 \u226 ?nd cartea, Joe \uc
1 \u238 ?ncepu, \uc1 \u238 ?ntorc\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?ncet paginile:}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Imperiul engl
ez ar controla toat\uc1 \u259 ? Europa. \uc1 \u206 ?ntreaga Medite-ran\uc1 \u259
?. Nici urm\uc1 \u259 ? de Italia. Nici Germania. Bobbies}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \a
f2 \hich \af5 \loch \af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \p
ard \plain \s16 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\cs15 \fs20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \
loch \f6 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Poli\uc1 \u355 ?i\
uc1 \u351 ?tii britanici}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?i sold\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355
?ei din \uc1 \u259 ?ia cu c\uc1 \u259 ?-ciuli \uc1 \u238 ?nalte din blan\uc1 \u
259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i regele peste tot, p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la Volga.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ncet, Juliana s
puse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ar
fi chiar at\uc1 \u226 ?t de r\uc1 \u259 ?u?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \l
i0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs2
0 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ai citit cartea?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, recunoscu, uit\uc1 \u226 ?nduse pe copert\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lis
a0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Auzi
se totu\uc1 \u351 ?i despre ea; o mul\uc1 \u355 ?ime de oameni o citeau.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin
0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp

1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar Frank \uc1
\u351 ?i cu mine \uc1 \u8211 ? fostul meu so\uc1 \u355 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i cu mine \
uc1 \u8211 ? discutam deseori despre cum ar fi dac\uc1 \u259 ? Alia\uc1 \u355 ?i
i ar fi c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tigat r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joe nu p\uc1 \u259 ?ru s\uc1 \u259 ? o aud\uc1 \u2
59 ?; se uita la cartea lui, }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 L\uc1 \u259 ?custa abia se t\uc1 \
u226 ?-r\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?te.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Iar aici, continu\uc1 \u259 ? el, \uc1 \u351 ?tii cu
m de c\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u351 ?tig\uc1 \u259 ? Anglia r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul? Cum \u
c1 \u238 ?nvinge Axa?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ea scutu
r\uc1 \u259 ? din cap, sim\uc1 \u355 ?ind tensiunea cresc\uc1 \u226 ?nd\uc1 \u25
9 ? a b\uc1 \u259 ?rbatului de al\uc1 \u259 ?turi. B\uc1 \u259 ?rbia \uc1 \u238
?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ?-i tremure; \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i umezea buzele iar \uc1
\u351 ?i iar, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i tre-cea m\uc1 \u226 ?inile prin p\uc1 \
u259 ?r... C\uc1 \u226 ?nd vorbi, vocea \uc1 \u238 ?i fu aspr\uc1 \u259 ?:}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A }{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 pus Italia s\uc1 \u259 ? tr\uc1 \u259 ?deze Axa, spuse Joe.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cb
pat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O, f\uc1 \u259 ?cu ea.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Italia se \
uc1 \u238 ?ndreapt\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ?tre Alia\uc1 \u355 ?i. Se une\uc1 \u
351 ?te cu anglo-saxonii \uc1 \u351 ?i deschide ceea ce el nume\uc1 \u351 ?te "d
elicata vintre" a Europei. Dar este nor-mal ca el s\uc1 \u259 ? g\uc1 \u226 ?nde
asc\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ?a. Cu to\uc1 \u355 ?ii cunoa\uc1 \u351 ?tem fricoas
a armat\uc1 \u259 ? italia-n\uc1 \u259 ?, care o lua la fug\uc1 \u259 ? de fieca
re dat\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u226 ?nd \uc1 \u238 ?i vedea pe englezi. Care bea vin.
F\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? nici o grij\uc1 \u259 ?, care nu-i f\uc1 \u259 ?cut\
uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? lupte. Tipul \uc1 \u259 ?sta..., Joe \uc1 \u238 ?nchise cartea \uc1 \u351 ?i o \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarse s\uc1 \u259 ? se uite pe ultima co

pert\uc1 \u259 ?, Abendsen. Eu nu-l condamn. El scrie literatur\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc


1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i imagineaz\uc1 \u259 ? cum ar ar\uc1 \u259 ?ta lumea dac\u
c1 \u259 ? Axa pierdea. Cum altfel puteau pierde dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu prin tr\uc1
\u259 ?darea Italiei?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vocea i
se \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?spri:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ducele... el era un clovn; asta o \uc1 \u351 ?tim to\u
c1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlp
ar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \a
f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Trebuie s\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?ntorc \uc1 \u351 ?unca.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Juliana alunec\uc1 \u259 ? de l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\u
c1 \u259 ? el \uc1 \u351 ?i se \uc1 \u238 ?ntoarse fuga \uc1 \u238 ?n buc\uc1 \u
259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?rie.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Urm\uc1
\u226 ?nd-o, cu cartea \uc1 \u238 ?n m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?, Joe continu\uc
1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \d
bch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 \uc1 \u350 ?i apar Statele Unite. Dup\uc1 \u259 ? ce-i bat pe japonezi. Iar d
up\uc1 \u259 ? r\uc1 \u259 ?z-boi, Statele Unite \uc1 \u351 ?i Anglia \uc1 \u238
?\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?mpart lumea. Exact cum au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut \uc1 \u23
8 ?n re-a-litate Germania \uc1 \u351 ?i Japonia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Juliana zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \u
c1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Germania, Japonia \uc1 \u351 ?i Ita}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 lia.}{\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang

1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 El se uit\uc1 \u259 ? fix la ea.


}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustri
ght \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ai l\uc
1 \u259 ?sat deoparte Italia.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 l \uc1 \u238 ?nfrunt\uc1 \u259 ? lini\uc1 \u351 ?tit\uc1 \u2
59 ?. Ai uitat \uc1 \u351 ?i tu? \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i spuse ea. Ca to\uc1 \
u355 ?i ceilal\uc1 \u355 ?i? Mi-cul imperiu din Orientul Mijlociu... comedia muz
ical\uc1 \u259 ? Noua Rom\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Imediat, \uc1 \u238 ?i servi o farfurie de ou\uc1 \u259 ? cu \uc1 \u351
?unc\uc1 \u259 ?, p\uc1 \u226 ?ine pr\uc1 \u259 ?jit\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i
mar-me-lad\uc1 \u259 ?, cafea. El \uc1 \u238 ?ncepu s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ?n
\uc1 \u226 ?nce.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Ce v\uc1 \u259 ? d\uc1 \u259 ?deau s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u226 ?nca\uc1 \
u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n Africa de Nord? \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ? ea, a\uc1 \u
351 ?e-z\uc1 \u226 ?n-du-se, la r\uc1 \u226 ?ndul ei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joe zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Hoit de m\uc1 \u259 ?gar.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oribil.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cu un z\uc1 \u226 ?mbet str\uc1 \u226 ?mb, Joe spuse:}{\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \
lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich

\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Asina Morte.
Excep\uc1 \u355 ?ionalele conserve de carne de vac\uc1 \u259 ? aveau \uc1 \u351
?tan\uc1 \u355 ?ate pe ele ini\uc1 \u355 ?ialele A. M. Germanii le numeau Alter
Mann. B\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?-nul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 Continu\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u226 ?nce repezi
t.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Mi-ar pl\uc1 \u259 ?cea s\u
c1 \u259 ? citesc asta, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Juliana \uc1 \u238 ?ntinz\uc1 \u226
?ndu-se s\uc1 \u259 ? ia cartea de sub cotul lui Joe. Va sta oare destul de mult
pe-aici? Cartea era p\uc1 \u259 ?tat\uc1 \u259 ? cu gr\uc1 \u259 ?sime; avea pa
gini rupte. Urme de degete peste tot. Ci-tit\uc1 \u259 ? de \uc1 \u351 ?oferi de
camion la drum lung, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. \uc1 \u206 ?n restaurante de m\uc1 \u
226 ?-na a doua, noaptea t\uc1 \u226 ?rziu... Pun pariu c\uc1 \u259 ? cite\uc1 \
u351 ?ti \uc1 \u238 ?ncet, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Pun pariu c\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u3
55 ?i-au trebuit s\uc1 \u259 ?pt\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?ni de zile ca s\uc1 \u2
59 ? studiezi cartea asta, da-c\uc1 \u259 ? nu luni.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Deschiz\uc1 \u226 ?nd la \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mplare
, citi:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 "... }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lang
np1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 acum, la b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?ne\uc1
\u355 ?e avea \uc1 \u238 ?n vedere lini\uc1 \u351 ?tea, domeniu pe care cei din
vechime l-ar fi pizmuit dar nu \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eles, vap
oare din Crimeea la Ma-drid \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ntregul \uc1 \u238 ?n Impe
riu, toate cu aceea\uc1 \u351 ?i moned\uc1 \u259 ?, limb\uc1 \u259 ?, drapel. Ma
-re-le \uc1 \u351 ?i vechiul Union Jack, \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?a
t pe catarg din z\uc1 \u259 ?ri \uc1 \u351 ?i p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u
238 ?n asfin\uc1 \u355 ?it, \uc1 \u355 ?elul fusese atins \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din
urm\uc1 \u259 ?: \uc1 \u238 ?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu soarele \uc1 \
u351 ?i cu steagul."}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \p
lain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat
16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Singura carte pe care o port
dup\uc1 \u259 ? mine, spuse Juliana, nu-i de fapt o carte; es}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 te ora
colul }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 I}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn

p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ching \uc1 \u8211 ? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 Frank m-a \uc1 \u238 ?nv\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?at cu el \uc1 \u351 ?i \
uc1 \u238 ?l folo-sesc \uc1 \u238 ?ntotdeauna pentru a lua decizii. Nu-l pierd n
iciodat\uc1 \u259 ? din ochi. Niciodat\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \f
i567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \ita
p0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \
langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nchise }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 L\uc1 \u259 ?c
usta.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vr
ei s-o vezi? Vrei s-o r\uc1 \u259 ?sfoie\uc1 \u351 ?ti?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu, r\uc1 \u259 ?spunse Joe.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sprijinindu-\uc1 \u351 ?i b\uc1 \
u259 ?rbia cu bra\uc1 \u355 ?ele \uc1 \u238 ?ndoite pe t\uc1 \u259 ?blia mesei \
uc1 \u351 ?i uit\uc1 \u226 ?n-du-se la el din lateral, Juliana zise:}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lan
gnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Te-ai mutat aici de
finitiv? \uc1 \u350 ?i ce ai de g\uc1 \u226 ?nd?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi56
7 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 S\uc1 \u259 ? rumegi insultele, calomniile. M\uc1 \u259 ? ulu
ie\uc1 \u351 ?ti, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi ea, cu ura ta fa\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? d
e via\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?. Dar... ai tu ceva. E\uc1 \u351 ?ti un animal mic,
lipsit de impor-tan\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?, dar iste\uc1 \u355 ?. Studiindu-i
fa\uc1 \u355 ?a \uc1 \u238 ?ngust\uc1 \u259 ?, \uc1 \u238 ?ntunecat\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u351 ?i inteli-gent\uc1 \u259 ?, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi: Cum am putut s\uc1 \
u259 ?-mi \uc1 \u238 ?nchipui c\uc1 \u259 ? e\uc1 \u351 ?ti la fel de t\uc1 \u22
6 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?r ca mine? Dar \uc1 \u351 ?i asta-i adev\uc1 \u259 ?rat, e\uc1 \
u351 ?ti ca un copil; e\uc1 \u351 ?ti tot pr\uc1 \u226 ?slea, ador\uc1 \u226 ?nd
u-\uc1 \u355 ?i fra\uc1 \u355 ?ii mai mari \uc1 \u351 ?i pe maiorul Pardi al t\u
c1 \u259 ?u \uc1 \u351 ?i pe genera-lul Rommel, g\uc1 \u226 ?f\uc1 \u226 ?ind \u
c1 \u351 ?i asud\uc1 \u226 ?nd ca s\uc1 \u259 ? scapi \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259
? le vii de hac pifanilor englezi. Chiar \uc1 \u355 ?i-au g\uc1 \u226 ?tuit ei f
ra\uc1 \u355 ?ii cu la\uc1 \u355 ?uri de s\uc1 \u226 ?rm\uc1 \u259 ?? Am auzit c
\uc1 \u259 ? pove\uc1 \u351 ?tile despre atrocit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \
u351 ?i fotografiile scoase dup\uc1 \u259 ? r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi... Se \uc1 \u238 ?

nfior\uc1 \u259 ?. Dar comandan\uc1 \u355 ?ii englezi au fost judeca\uc1 \u355 ?
i \uc1 \u351 ?i pedepsi\uc1 \u355 ?i de mult.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Radioul \uc1 \u238 ?ncetase s\uc1 \u259 ? transmit\uc1 \u259 ? m
uzic\uc1 \u259 ?; p\uc1 \u259 ?rea a fi un program de \uc1 \u351 ?tiri, zarv\uc1
\u259 ? pe unde scurte, din Europa. Vocea se stinse \uc1 \u351 ?i deveni dis-to
rsionat\uc1 \u259 ?. O pauz\uc1 \u259 ? lung\uc1 \u259 ?, doar lini\uc1 \u351 ?t
e. Apoi semnalul postului de radio Denver, foarte clar, apropiat. Se \uc1 \u238
?ntinse s\uc1 \u259 ? schimbe postul, dar Joe \uc1 \u238 ?i opri m\uc1 \u226 ?na
.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \r
i0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\
fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp
1033 \cf1 "... }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?tirea mor\uc1 \u355 ?ii cancelarului
Bormann a \uc1 \u351 ?ocat o Germanie \uc1 \u238 ?mpie-trit\uc1 \u259 ?, care f
usese asigurat\uc1 \u259 ? nu mai departe de ieri..."}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 S\uc1 \u259 ?rir\u
c1 \u259 ? am\uc1 \u226 ?ndoi \uc1 \u238 ?n picioare.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \i
tap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpa
r \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af
4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "... }{\i1 \fs24 \
dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
cf1 toate posturile Reich-ului \uc1 \u351 ?i-au anulat pro-gramele \uc1 \u351 ?i
ascult\uc1 \u259 ?torii au auzit glasurile solemne ale corului diviziei SS Das
Reich \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?l\uc1 \u355 ?ate \uc1 \u238 ?n imnul Horst Wessel
Lied, al Partei. Ulterior, \uc1 \u238 ?n Dresda, unde secretarul executiv al Pa
rtei \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u351 ?efii din Sicherheits-dienst, poli\uc1 \u355 ?ia n
a\uc1 \u355 ?ional\uc1 \u259 ?, }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 cea ca-re a \uc1 \u238 ?nlocuit
Gesta-po-ul, ca urmare..."}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \l
isa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joe d\uc1 \u259 ?du mai tare.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0

\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "... }
{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 reorganiz\uc1 \u259 ?rii guvernului la \uc1 \u238 ?ndemnul deced
a-tului Reichsf}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1024 \langfenp1024 \cf1 \uc1 \u252 ?}{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 hrer Himmler, al lu
i Albert Speer \uc1 \u351 ?i al altora, au fost declarate dou\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1
\u259 ?pt\uc1 \u259 ?m-\uc1 \u226 ?ni de doliu oficial \uc1 \u351 ?i deja multe
magazine \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ntreprinderi \uc1 \u351 ?i-au \uc1 \u238 ?ntr
e-rupt activitatea, s-a anun\uc1 \u355 ?at. P\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? la aceast
\uc1 \u259 ? or\uc1 \u259 ? nu ne-a parvenit nici o \uc1 \u351 ?tire \uc1 \u238
?n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu a\uc1 \u351 ?teptata \uc1 \u238 ?ntrunire a
Reichstag-ului, parlamentul ce-lui de-al Treilea Reich, a c\uc1 \u259 ?rui apel
are este necesar\uc1 \u259 ?..."}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \p
ar }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0
\rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Heydrich va fi, s
puse Joe.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe10
33 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \db
ch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf
1 A\uc1 \u351 ? vrea s\uc1 \u259 ? fie tipul \uc1 \u259 ?la mare \uc1 \u351 ?i b
lond, Schirach \uc1 \u259 ?la, zise ea. Doamne, \uc1 \u238 ?n sf\uc1 \u226 ?r\uc
1 \u351 ?it, a murit. Crezi c\uc1 \u259 ? Schirach are vreo \uc1 \u351 ?ans\uc1
\u259 ??}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \
adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \
lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbc
h \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Nu, r\uc1 \u259 ?spunse scurt Joe.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Poate c\uc1 \u259 ? acum va fi r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi civ
il, zise ea. Dar tipii \uc1 \u259 ?ia sunt prea b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?ni ac
um. G\uc1 \u246 ?ring \uc1 \u351 ?i Goebbels... to\uc1 \u355 ?i b\uc1 \u259 ?ie\
uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u259 ?ia vechi ai partidului.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 Radioul spunea:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \
lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \

af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "... }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 a ajuns la ref
ugiul s\uc1 \u259 ?u \uc1 \u238 ?n Alpi, de l\uc1 \u226 ?ng\uc1 \u259 ? Brenner.
.."}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjus
tright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Joe zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \
nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u258 ?sta-i Hermann Grasu'.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 "...zis numai c\uc1
\u259 ? era lovit de \uc1 \u238 ?ntristare pentru pierderea nu numai a unui sold
at \uc1 \u351 ?i patriot \uc1 \u351 ?i credin-cios Conduc\uc1 \u259 ?tor al Part
ei, dar \uc1 \u351 ?i, dup\uc1 \u259 ? cum a repetat de mai multe ori, a unui pr
ieten personal, pe care, unii \uc1 \u351 ?i-l pot aminti, l-a sprijinit \uc1 \u2
38 ?n disputa din timpul interimatului, pu\uc1 \u355 ?in dup\uc1 \u259 ? r\uc1 \
u259 ?zboi, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd au ap\uc1 \u259 ?rut pentru un timp acele elemente o
stile ascensiunii lui Herr Bormann c\uc1 \u259 ?tre suprema autoritate..."}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lis
b0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Juliana \uc1 \u238 ?nchise radioul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu fac dec\uc1 \u226 ?t s\uc1 \u259 ? tr\uc1 \u25
9 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?ne, spuse. De ce folosesc asemenea cu-vinte? Se vorbe\uc1 \u351
?te despre uciga\uc1 \u351 ?ii \uc1 \u259 ?ia \uc1 \u238 ?ngrozitori ca \uc1 \u
351 ?i cum ar fi ca noi to\uc1 \u355 ?i ceilal\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033

\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Sunt ca voi, spuse Joe.}{\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright
\lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \la
ngnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se rea\uc1 \u351 ?ezase \uc1 \u35
1 ?i m\uc1 \u226 ?nca lini\uc1 \u351 ?tit.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu au f\uc1 \u259 ?cut nimic din ce n-am fi f
\uc1 \u259 ?cut noi \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u351 ?ine dac\uc1 \u259 ? am fi fost \uc1
\u238 ?n locul lor. Ei au salvat lumea de comunism. Acum am fi tr\uc1 \u259 ?it
sub legea ro\uc1 \u351 ?ie, dac\uc1 \u259 ? nu era Germania. Ne-ar fi fost mult
mai r\uc1 \u259 ?u.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Vorbe\uc1 \u351 ?ti \uc1 \u351 ?i tu, }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 spuse Juliana. C
a la radio. Vorbe goale.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u821
2 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \cf1 Am tr\uc1 \u259 ?it sub nazi\uc1 \u351 ?ti, spuse Joe. \uc1 \u3
50 ?tiu cum este. Asta-i vorb\uc1 \u259 ? goal\uc1 \u259 ?, s\uc1 \u259 ? tr\uc1
\u259 ?ie\uc1 \u351 ?ti doisprezece, treisprezece ani \uc1 \u8211 ? mai mult de
c\uc1 \u226 ?t at\uc1 \u226 ?t \uc1 \u8211 ? aproape cincisprezece? Am primit o
carte de munc\uc1 \u259 ? de la O.T.; am lucrat pu\uc1 \u355 ?in pentru Organiza
\uc1 \u355 ?ia Todt din 1947, \uc1 \u238 ?n Africa de Nord \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u
238 ?n SUA. Ascult\uc1 \u259 ?...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 mpunse cu degetul spre ea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eu am \uc1 \u238 ?n s\uc1 \u226 ?nge
m\uc1 \u259 ?iestria constructorilor italieni; O.T. m-a pre-\uc1 \u355 ?uit \uc1
\u238 ?n mod deosebit. Nu d\uc1 \u259 ?deam cu lopata la asfalt, nu ames-tecam
cimentul pentru autostr\uc1 \u259 ?zi; ajutam la proiectare. Inginer. \uc1 \u206
?ntr-o zi, Doctor Todt a trecut pe acolo \uc1 \u351 ?i a inspectat ce f\uc1 \u2
59 ?cea echipa noastr\uc1 \u259 ?. Mi-a spus: "Ai m\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? bun
\uc1 \u259 ?". Asta-i o clip\uc1 \u259 ? mare, Juliana. Demnitatea muncii; ei nu
vorbesc doar ca s\uc1 \u259 ? se afle-n treab\uc1 \u259 ?. \uc1 \u206 ?naintea
lor, a na-zi\uc1 \u351 ?tilor, toat\uc1 \u259 ? lumea se uita de sus la munca ma
nual\uc1 \u259 ?; inclusiv eu \uc1 \u238 ?n-sumi. Aristocratic. Frontul Muncii a
pus cap\uc1 \u259 ?t la toate. Mi-am v\uc1 \u259 ?zut m\uc1 \u226 ?inile pentru

prima oar\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vorbea
at\uc1 \u226 ?t de repede \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t accentul \uc1 \u238 ?ncep
u s\uc1 \u259 ? i se fac\uc1 \u259 ? puternic sim\uc1 \u355 ?it; \uc1 \u238 ?l \
uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegea cu }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 greu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \
fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \it
ap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Am tr\uc1 \u259 ?it cu to\uc1 \u355
?ii acolo, \uc1 \u238 ?n p\uc1 \u259 ?dure, \uc1 \u238 ?n statul New York, ca f
ra\uc1 \u355 ?ii. C\uc1 \u226 ?ntam. M\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u351 ?\uc1 \u259 ?luiam
la lucru. Spiritul r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiului, numai reconstruc-\uc1 \u355 ?ie, nu d
emolare. Acelea au fost cele mai bune zile, reconstruc\uc1 \u355 ?ia de dup\uc1
\u259 ? r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi \uc1 \u8211 ? \uc1 \u351 ?iruri lungi, frumoase, curat
e, de cl\uc1 \u259 ?diri publice, cvartal dup\uc1 \u259 ? cvartal, cu totul alte
centre, New York \uc1 \u351 ?i Baltimore. Acum, desi-gur, munca aia s-a termina
t. Carteluri ca New Jersey Krupp und So-hn-en conduc\uc1 \u226 ?nd spectacolul.
Dar asta nu-i nazism; asta-i numai ve-chea putere european\uc1 \u259 ?. Mai r\uc
1 \u259 ?u, auzi? Nazi\uc1 \u351 ?ti ca Rommel \uc1 \u351 ?i Todt, oa-meni de un
milion de ori mai buni dec\uc1 \u226 ?t industria\uc1 \u351 ?ii precum Krupp \u
c1 \u351 ?i bancherii, to\uc1 \u355 ?i prusacii \uc1 \u259 ?ia; ar fi trebuit s\
uc1 \u259 ? fie gaza\uc1 \u355 ?i. To\uc1 \u355 ?i domnii aceia \uc1 \u238 ?n ve
st\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidc
tlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch
\af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar, se g\uc1
\u226 ?ndi Juliana, domnii \uc1 \u259 ?ia \uc1 \u238 ?n vest\uc1 \u259 ? s-au in
stalat pentru totdeauna. Iar idolii t\uc1 \u259 ?i, Rommel \uc1 \u351 ?i Doctor
Todt, ei au venit exact dup\uc1 \u259 ? ostilit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i, s\uc1
\u259 ? cure\uc1 \u355 ?e molozul, s\uc1 \u259 ? construiasc\uc1 \u259 ? autostr
\uc1 \u259 ?zi, s\uc1 \u259 ? priveasc\uc1 \u259 ? zumzetul industriei. I-au l\u
c1 \u259 ?sat p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i pe evrei s\uc1 \u259 ? tr
\uc1 \u259 ?ias-c\uc1 \u259 ?, surpriz\uc1 \u259 ? norocoas\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u8
211 ? astfel \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?t s-au putut pune \uc1 \u351 ?i evreii pe
treab\uc1 \u259 ?. P\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n '49, \uc1 \u238 ?n
orice caz... dup\uc1 \u259 ? care, adio Todt \uc1 \u351 ?i Rommel, sco\uc1 \u351
?i la p\uc1 \u259 ?scut.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lis
a0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af
6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu \
uc1 \u351 ?tiu eu, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi Juliana. N-am auzit eu totul \uc1 \u238 ?
n leg\uc1 \u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu asta de la Frank? N-ai ce s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi s
pui mie despre via\uc1 \u355 ?a sub nazi\uc1 \u351 ?ti; so-\uc1 \u355 ?ul meu er
a \uc1 \u8211 ? este \uc1 \u8211 ? evreu. \uc1 \u350 ?tiu c\uc1 \u259 ? Doctor T
odt a fost cel mai modest, mai bl\uc1 \u226 ?nd om care a tr\uc1 \u259 ?it vreod
at\uc1 \u259 ?; \uc1 \u351 ?tiu c\uc1 \u259 ? tot ceea ce voia el era s\uc1 \u25
9 ? dea de lucru \uc1 \u8211 ? munc\uc1 \u259 ? cinstit\uc1 \u259 ?, respectabil
\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u8211 ? la milioane de b\uc1 \u259 ?rba\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u3
51 ?i femei, americani cu ochii du\uc1 \u351 ?i, dispera\uc1 \u355 ?i, care c\uc
1 \u259 ?utau printre ruine, dup\uc1 \u259 ? r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi. \uc1 \u350 ?tiu
c\uc1 \u259 ? voia s\uc1 \u259 ? vad\uc1 \u259 ? asigurarea medi-cal\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u351 ?i sta\uc1 \u355 ?iuni de odihn\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i condi\uc1

\u355 ?ii de locuit pentru toat\uc1 \u259 ? lumea, indiferent de ras\uc1 \u259 ?
; era un constructor, un g\uc1 \u226 ?nditor... \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n cele
mai multe cazuri a reu\uc1 \u351 ?it s\uc1 \u259 ? creeze ceea de voise \uc1 \u
8211 ? el, de fapt, a reu\uc1 \u351 ?it. Dar...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \lo
ch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567
\li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \
fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \cf1 Din subcon\uc1 \u351 ?tient, \uc1 \u238 ?i r\uc1 \u259 ?s\uc1
\u259 ?ri deodat\uc1 \u259 ? cu hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u226 ?re o idee care-i tot
d\uc1 \u259 ?dea t\uc1 \u226 ?rcoale:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri
0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\f
s24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Joe. Cartea asta, }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 L\uc1 \u259 ?c
usta; }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 nu-i interzis\uc1 \u259 ? pe Coasta de Est?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 El d\uc1 \u259 ?du din cap.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbp
at16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Atunci cum de o puteai citi
?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustr
ight \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \
lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ceva \uc1 \u238 ?n leg\uc1 \
u259 ?tur\uc1 \u259 ? cu asta o \uc1 \u238 ?ngrijora}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af
5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 .}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loc
h \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu-i mai \uc1 \u238 ?
mpu\uc1 \u351 ?c\uc1 \u259 ? pe oameni pentru cititul...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pla
in \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Depinde de grupul social din ca
re faci parte. De vechea \uc1 \u351 ?i buna banderol\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \
af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\
pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp
1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?a era. Sclavii, polonezii, port
oricanii erau cei mai limita\uc1 \u355 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?n ceea ce puteau citi, fac
e, asculta. Anglo-saxonii o duceau mult mai bine; exista un \uc1 \u238 ?nv\uc1 \
u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?m\uc1 \u226 ?nt public pentru copiii lor, puteau m

erge la biblioteci, \uc1 \u238 ?n muzee \uc1 \u351 ?i la concerte. Dar chiar \uc
1 \u351 ?i a\uc1 \u351 ?a... }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 L\uc1 \u259 ?custa }{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 nu
era numai supus\uc1 \u259 ? restric\uc1 \u355 ?iilor; era interzis\uc1 \u259 ?,
\uc1 \u351 ?i asta pentru to\uc1 \u355 ?i.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li
0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20
\dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 \cf1 Joe spuse:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u821
2 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \cf1 O citeam la toalet\uc1 \u259 ?. O ascundeam \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-o p
ern\uc1 \u259 ?. De fapt, am citit-o }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? }{\fs
24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \cf1 era interzis\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \li
sb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \
uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 E\uc1 \u351 ?ti foarte curajos, zise ea.}{\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }
\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin
0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langn
p1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 O \uc1 \u238 ?ntreb\uc1 \u259 ?, b\uc1 \u25
9 ?nuitor:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 O spui sarcastic?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \n
owidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4
\loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ?
}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 Nu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se destinse p
u\uc1 \u355 ?in.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \l
angfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowid
ctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loc
h \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\f
s24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 \cf1 Este simplu pentru voi de aici; voi tr\uc1 \u259 ?i\uc1 \u355 ?i o via\
uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? sigur\uc1 \u259 ?, lini\uc1 \u351 ?ti-t\uc1 \u259 ?, lip
sit\uc1 \u259 ? de scop, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? nimic de f\uc1 \u259 ?cut, f
\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? griji. \uc1 \u206 ?n afara evenimente-lor, r\uc1 \u259
?ma\uc1 \u351 ?i uita\uc1 \u355 ?i din trecut, corect?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich

\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang10
48 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 n ochi i se citea batjocura.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang103
3 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Voi v\uc1 \u2
59 ? omor\uc1 \u226 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i, zise ea, cu cinism. Idolii v-au fost lua\uc1
\u355 ?i unul c\uc1 \u226 ?te unul, iar acum nu mai ave\uc1 \u355 ?i pe cine ad
ora.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i \uc
1 \u238 ?ntinse furculi\uc1 \u355 ?a; el o accept\uc1 \u259 ?. M\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc
1 \u226 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi ea, sau re-nun\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u25
9 ? p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i la procesele biologice.}{\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par
}\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \r
in0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \lan
gnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 M\uc1 \u226 ?nc\uc1 \u226 ?nd, Joe ar\uc1
\u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ? cu capul spre carte \uc1 \u351 ?i zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cb
pat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Abendsen \uc1 \u259 ?sta t
r\uc1 \u259 ?ie\uc1 \u351 ?te pe aici, potrivit copertei. \uc1 \u206 ?n Cheyen-n
e. Are perspectiv\uc1 \u259 ? asupra lumii dintr-un loc sigur ca \uc1 \u259 ?sta
, ce credeai? Cite\uc1 \u351 ?te ce zice; cite\uc1 \u351 ?te cu voce tare.}{\fs2
4 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp103
3 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \l
in0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Lu\uc1 \u226 ?nd cartea, ea citi pe
spatele supracopertei.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp
1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0
\nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212
? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Este un fost militar. A servit \uc1 \u238 ?n Marina Statelor Uni
te \uc1 \u238 ?n timpul celui de-al doilea r\uc1 \u259 ?zboi mondial; r\uc1 \u25
9 ?nit \uc1 \u238 ?n Anglia de un tanc nazist. Ser-gent. Zice c\uc1 \u259 ? are
o fort\uc1 \u259 ?rea\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n care scrie, arme pes
te tot.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pun\uc1 \u226 ?nd cart
ea jos, ad\uc1 \u259 ?ug\uc1 \u259 ?:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \la
ng1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0

\lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs
24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp10
33 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u350 ?i asta nu o zice aici, dar am auzit pe
cineva spun\uc1 \u226 ?nd c\uc1 \u259 ? este aproape un fel de paranoic; s\uc1
\u226 ?rm\uc1 \u259 ? ghimpat\uc1 \u259 ? sub tensiune de jur \uc1 \u238 ?m-prej
urul propriet\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u351 ?i totul amplasat \uc1 \u238
?n v\uc1 \u226 ?rf de munte. Gre}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 u de ajuns acolo.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\par
d \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \c
bpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp103
3 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Poate are dreptate, spuse
Joe, s\uc1 \u259 ? tr\uc1 \u259 ?iasc\uc1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ?a, dup\uc1 \u259
? ce a scris cartea asta. Mah\uc1 \u259 ?rii germani sar p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u2
59 ? \uc1 \u238 ?n tavan c\uc1 \u226 ?nd o citesc.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?a tr\uc1 \u259 ?ia \uc1
\u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?nainte; acolo a scris cartea. Locul se nume\uc1 \u351 ?te..
. Se uit\uc1 \u259 ? pe coperta c\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u355 ?ii.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard
\plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cb
pat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Castelul \uc1 \u206 ?nalt.
}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 \cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ?a \uc1 \u238 ?l alint\uc1 \u259 ? el.}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1
033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Atunci n-au s\uc1 \u259
? pun\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u226 ?na pe el, zise Joe, mestec\uc1 \u226 ?nd repede.
Este \uc1 \u238 ?n gard\uc1 \u259 ?. Iste\uc1 \u355 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich
\af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plai
n \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16
\itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ea zise:}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1
033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \l
isb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cred c\uc1 \u259 ? are mult curaj, ca s\uc1 \u259 ? s
crie cartea asta. Dac\uc1 \u259 ? Axa pier-dea r\uc1 \u259 ?zboiul, putea s\uc1
\u259 ? zic\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u351 ?i s\uc1 \u259 ? scrie orice dorea, cum era \
uc1 \u238 ?nainte, noi eram o singur\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u355 ?ar\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1
\u351 ?i aveam un sistem legal corect, acela\uc1 \u351 ?i pentru toa-t\uc1 \u25
9 ? lumea.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar

\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Spre surprinderea e
i, Joe d\uc1 \u259 ?du din cap, \uc1 \u238 ?ncuviin\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u226 ?nd.}{
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustrigh
t \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hi
ch \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu te \uc
1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?eleg, zise ea. Tu ce crezi? Ce vrei? \uc1 \u206 ?i aperi p
e mon\uc1 \u351 ?trii aceia, pe exalta\uc1 \u355 ?ii \uc1 \u259 ?ia care i-au ma
sacrat pe evrei \uc1 \u351 ?i dup\uc1 \u259 ? aia tot tu...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \
plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpa
t16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \
langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dezn\uc1 \u259 ?d\uc1 \u259 ?jduit\uc1 \u259 ?, \u
c1 \u238 ?l \uc1 \u238 ?nh\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ? de urechi; el cli
pi surprins din cauza du-rerii, c\uc1 \u226 ?nd ea se ridic\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u2
38 ?n picioare, tr\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-l \uc1 \u238 ?n sus \uc1 \u351 ?i
pe el.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se \uc1 \u238 ?nfrunta
r\uc1 \u259 ?, g\uc1 \u226 ?f\uc1 \u226 ?ind, f\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \
u259 ? poat\uc1 \u259 ? vorbi.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbc
h \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1
\u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Las\uc1 \u259 ?-m\uc1 \u259 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? termin masa p
e care mi-ai preg\uc1 \u259 ?tit-o, spuse Joe \uc1 \u238 ?n cele din urm\uc1 \u2
59 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adj
ustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lan
g1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \
f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \
af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu
spui? N-ai s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi spui. Tu \uc1 \u351 ?tii ce, tu \uc1 \u238 ?nsu\uc1
\u355 ?i; \uc1 \u238 ?n\uc1 \u355 ?elegi, dar pur \uc1 \u351 ?i simplu continui
s\uc1 \u259 ? m\uc1 \u259 ?n\uc1 \u226 ?nci, f\uc1 \u259 ?c\uc1 \u226 ?ndu-te c
\uc1 \u259 ? nici n-ai idee despre ce vreau s\uc1 \u259 ? spun.}{\fs24 \dbch \af
4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pa
rd \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \
cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan
gfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp10
33 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 i d\uc1 \u259 ?du drumul;
\uc1 \u238 ?i r\uc1 \u259 ?sucise urechile p\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ? ce, acum,
erau ro\uc1 \u351 ?ii ca focul.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Vorbe go}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang104
8 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 ale, zise Joe. Nu conteaz\uc1 \u259

?. Ca la radio, ce-ai spus des-pre el. \uc1 \u350 ?tii termenul pentru c\uc1 \u
259 ?m\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i brune}{\cs15 \fs24 \dbch \af2 \hich \af5 \loch \
af5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \cf3 \super1 \chftn {\footnote \pard \plain \s16 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\cs15 \f
s20 \super1 \chftn }{\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \f4 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af6 \loch \f6 \lang1048 \l
angnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Membrii partidului nazist, iar apoi ai
oric\uc1 \u259 ?rei organiza\uc1 \u355 ?ii fasciste}}}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \a
f5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 folosit de ce
i care fac filoso-fie? }{\i1 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \la
ngnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Eierkopf. }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Cap de ou. Pentru
c\uc1 \u259 ? marile capete goale, dou\uc1 \u259 ? jum\uc1 \u259 ?t\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u355 ?i rotunjite, se sparg at\uc1 \u226 ?t de u\uc1 \u351 ?or... \uc1 \u2
06 ?n timpul \uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?ier\uc1 \u259 ?-rilor de strad\uc1 \u259
?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dac\u
c1 \u259 ? a\uc1 \u351 ?a g\uc1 \u226 ?nde\uc1 \u351 ?ti despre mine, zise Julia
na, de ce nu-\uc1 \u355 ?i vezi de drum? De ce stai aici?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \pl
ain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat1
6 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Grimasa lui enigmatic\uc1 \u259 ? o \uc1 \u238 ?nghe
\uc1 \u355 ?\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \lang
np1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \s17 \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs24 \dbch \af4 \
hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 {\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 A\uc1 \u351 ? vrea s\uc1 \u259 ? nu-l fi l\uc1 \u259 ?sat niciodat\uc1 \u2
59 ? s\uc1 \u259 ? vin\uc1 \u259 ? cu mine, se g\uc1 \u226 ?ndi. Iar acum e prea
t\uc1 \u226 ?rziu; \uc1 \u351 ?tiu c\uc1 \u259 ? n-am cum s\uc1 \u259 ? scap de
e}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \cf1 l... e prea puternic.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lan
g1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0
\ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \
dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfe
np1033 \cf1 Se \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?mpla ceva \uc1 \u238 ?ngrozitor, se g\u
c1 \u226 ?ndi ea. Venind din el. \uc1 \u350 ?i se pare c\uc1 \u259 ? eu contribu
i la asta.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1
033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar
\adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \l
och \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \c
f1 Care-i problema?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033
\langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \no
widctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \
loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hic
h \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se \uc1 \u
238 ?ntinse \uc1 \u351 ?i o prinse de sub b\uc1 \u259 ?rbie, o m\uc1 \u226 ?ng\u
c1 \u226 ?ie pe g\uc1 \u226 ?t, \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i b\uc1 \u259 ?g\uc1 \u2
59 ? de-getele sub bluza ei \uc1 \u351 ?i o str\uc1 \u226 ?nse dr\uc1 \u259 ?g\u
c1 \u259 ?stos de umeri.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langn

p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa
0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u821
2 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \cf1 Un capriciu. Problema ta... am s\uc1 \u259 ? te analizez deschi
s.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lan
gfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjust
right \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang10
33 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6
\hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Are s
\uc1 \u259 ? \uc1 \u355 ?i se spun\uc1 \u259 ? c\uc1 \u259 ? e\uc1 \u351 ?ti un
jidan analist, z\uc1 \u226 ?mbi ea slab. Vrei s\uc1 \u259 ? te perpele\uc1 \u351
?ti \uc1 \u238 ?ntr-un cuptor?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033
\langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb
0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4
\hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \db
ch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc
1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe
1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u354 ?i-e fric\uc1 \u259 ? de b\uc1 \u259 ?rba\uc1
\u355 ?i? A\uc1 \u351 ?a-i?}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe103
3 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Nu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5
\lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \
ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \d
bch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {
\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfen
p1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp104
8 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Se putea zice, noaptea trecut\uc1 \u259 ?. Numa
i pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? eu...}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \l
angnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \
lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hi
ch \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \
u206 ?}{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \cf1 \uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ntrerupse fraza la jum\uc1 \u259 ?t
ate.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \l
angfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adju
stright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang
1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f
5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \a
f6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Pen
tru c\uc1 \u259 ? am avut deosebit\uc1 \u259 ? grij\uc1 \u259 ? de dorin\uc1 \u3
55 ?ele tale.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lang
fe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctl
par \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \
af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24
\dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\cf1 Pentru c\uc1 \u259 ? te-ai culcat cu at\uc1 \u226 ?tea fete, zise Juliana,
asta \uc1 \u238 ?nce-pusei s\uc1 \u259 ?-mi spui.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5
\loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi
567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap
0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \lang
fenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe103

3 \langfenp1033 \uc1 \u8212 ? }{\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar eu \uc1 \u351 ?tiu c\uc1 \u259 ?
am dreptate. Ascult\uc1 \u259 ?, n-am s\uc1 \u259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i fac nici un r\
uc1 \u259 ?u, Juliana. Pe trupul mamei mele... \uc1 \u206 ?\uc1 \u355 ?i dau cuv
\uc1 \u226 ?ntul meu. Voi fi foarte grijuliu \uc1 \u351 ?i dac\uc1 \u259 ? vrei
s\uc1 \u259 ? sco\uc1 \u355 ?i ceva din experien\uc1 \u355 ?a mea... am s\uc1 \u
259 ?-\uc1 \u355 ?i dau acest avantaj. Ai s\uc1 \u259 ? scapi de toate complexel
e; pot s\uc1 \u259 ? te lini\uc1 \u351 ?tesc \uc1 \u351 ?i pot s\uc1 \u259 ? te
\uc1 \u238 ?nc\uc1 \u259 ?lzesc \uc1 \u238 ?n nu prea mult timp, una din dou\uc1
\u259 ?. Tu pur \uc1 \u351 ?i simplu ai avut ghinion.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \
af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain
\fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \
itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \
langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langf
e1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Ea d\uc1 \u259 ?du din cap, pu\uc1 \u355 ?in mai lumina
t\uc1 \u259 ?. Dar se sim\uc1 \u355 ?ea tot rece \uc1 \u351 ?i trist\uc1 \u259 ?
\uc1 \u351 ?i tot nu prea \uc1 \u351 ?tia de ce.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \
loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi5
67 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0
\fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langf
enp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033
\langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \a
djustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \l
ang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch
\f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \
li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs
20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1
033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \la
ngfenp1033 \cf1 Pentru a-\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u238 ?ncepe ziua, domnul Nobosuke T
agomi \uc1 \u238 ?\uc1 \u351 ?i f\uc1 \u259 ?cu pu\uc1 \u355 ?in timp, s\uc1 \u2
59 ? fie singur. St\uc1 \u259 ?tea \uc1 \u238 ?n biroul lui de la Nippon Trade B
uilding \uc1 \u351 ?i medita.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \
langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0
\lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \h
ich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch
\af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1
Deja \uc1 \u238 ?nainte de a-\uc1 \u351 ?i fi p\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u259 ?sit locu
in\uc1 \u355 ?a pentru a veni la birou, pri-mise raportul lui Ito despre domnul
Baynes. \uc1 \u206 ?n mintea t\uc1 \u226 ?n\uc1 \u259 ?rului stu-dent nu exista
\uc1 \u238 ?ndoial\uc1 \u259 ?; domnul Baynes nu era suedez. Domnul Bay-nes era
cel mai probabil de na\uc1 \u355 ?ionalitate german\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \a
f4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \par }\p
ard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \lin0 \rin0
\cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \la
ngfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048 \langnp1
048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Dar posibilit\uc1 \u259 ?\uc1 \u355 ?ile lui
Ito de a se descurca cu limbile germanice nu impresionaser\uc1 \u259 ? niciodat\
uc1 \u259 ? nici Misiunea Comercial\uc1 \u259 ?, nici Tok-koka, po-li-\uc1 \u355
?ia secret\uc1 \u259 ? japonez\uc1 \u259 ?. Se poate ca prostul s\uc1 \u259 ? n
u fi mirosit nimic des-pre care s\uc1 \u259 ? vorbeasc\uc1 \u259 ?, se g\uc1 \u2
26 ?ndi domnul Tagomi. Entu-ziasm \uc1 \u238 ?mpiedi-cat, combinat cu doctrine r
omantice. S\uc1 \u259 ? detecteze, \uc1 \u238 ?ntotdeauna cu sus-piciune.}{\fs24
\dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033
\par }\pard \plain \fi567 \li0 \ri0 \lisb0 \lisa0 \nowidctlpar \adjustright \li
n0 \rin0 \cbpat16 \itap0 \fs20 \dbch \af4 \hich \af4 \loch \af4 \lang1033 \langn
p1033 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 {\fs24 \dbch \af6 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1048
\langnp1048 \langfe1033 \langfenp1033 \cf1 Oricum, \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?ln
irea cu domnul Baynes \uc1 \u351 ?i cu b\uc1 \u259 ?tr\uc1 \u226 ?nul din Home I
slands va \uc1 \u238 ?ncepe cur\uc1 \u226 ?nd, conform programului, indiferent c
e na\uc1 \u355 ?io-nalitate avea domnul Baynes. Iar domnului Tagomi \uc1 \u238 ?

i pl\uc1 \u259 ?cea omul. Acesta era, hot\uc1 \u259 ?r\uc1 \u238 ?, probabil pri
ncipalul talent al oamenilor sus-pu\uc1 \u351 ?i \uc1 \u8211 ? ca el \uc1 \u238
?nsu\uc1 \u351 ?i. S\uc1 \u259 ? recunoasc\uc1 \u259 ? omul bun c\uc1 \u226 ?nd
\uc1 \u238 ?l \uc1 \u238 ?nt\uc1 \u226 ?lneau. Intui\uc1 \u355 ?ia \uc1 \u238 ?n
privin\uc1 \u355 ?a oamenilor. Dincolo de toate convenien\uc1 \u355 ?ele \uc1 \
u351 ?i formele exteri-oare. S\uc1 \u259 ? p\uc1 \u259 ?trund\uc1 \u259 ? la ini
m\uc1 \u259 ?.}{\fs24 \dbch \af4 \hich \af5 \loch \f5 \lang1033 \langnp1033 \lan