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ƣÄÊ 82(1-87) ƑÁÊ 84(7CØÀ) Ƒ 59

Earl Derr Biggers THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY Îôîðìëåíèå ñåðèè À. Ñàóêîâà

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Бигге Э. Д. Êèòàéñêèé ïîïóãàé / Ýðë Äåðð Áèããåðñ ; [ïåð. ñ àíãë. Ç. Ëèííèê]. — Ì. : Ýêñìî, 2013. — 416 ñ. — (Çîëîòîé ôîíä äåòåêòèâà). ISBN 978-5-699-64989-1 ƑƾƳưǂưǏ ƶƵƽljƸƽư, ƶƸƲǃljưǏ ƽư ƓưƲưƹǏDž, ƾƱǀưǂƸƻưǁnj ǁ ƿǀƾǁnjƱƾƹ ƺ ǎƲƵƻƸǀǃ ƐƻƵƺǁưƽƴǀǃ ƘƴƵƽǃ ƿƾƼƾLJnj Ƶƹ ƿǀƾƴưǂnj DŽưƼƸƻnjƽǃǎ ƴǀưƳƾdžƵƽƽƾǁǂnj – ƷƽưƼƵƽƸǂƾƵ ƶƵƼLJǃƶƽƾƵ ƺƾƻnjƵ ƤƸƻƻƸƼƾǀƾƲ. ƮƲƵƻƸǀ ƱNjǁǂǀƾ ƽưLjƵƻ ƿƾƺǃƿưǂƵƻǏ – ƼƸƻƻƸưǀƴƵǀư ƟƸ ƔƶƸ ƜǍƴƴƵƽư. ơǂƾƸƼƾǁǂnj ǁƴƵƻƺƸ ǁƾǁǂưƲƸƻư ƳƸƳưƽǂǁƺǃǎ ǁǃƼƼǃ – 300 ǂNjǁǏLJ ƴƾƻƻưǀƾƲ. ƜǍƴƴƵƽ ƿƾƿǀƾǁƸƻ ƴƾǁǂưƲƸǂnj ƿƾƺǃƿƺǃ ƺ ƽƵƼǃ Ʋ Ɲnjǎ-ƙƾǀƺ, ƽƾ ƿƵǀƵƴ ǁưƼƾƹ ƿƵǀƵƴưLJƵƹ ƺƾƻnjƵ ƲƴǀǃƳ ƸƷƼƵƽƸƻ ǁƲƾƵ ǀƵLjƵƽƸƵ: ǂƵƿƵǀnj ƶƵƼLJǃƳ ƽưƴƾ ƾǂƲƵƷǂƸ ƺ ƽƵƼǃ ƽư ǀưƽLJƾ ƱƻƸƷ ƭƻnjƴƾǀưƴƾ. ƘƴƵƽ ƷưƿƾƴƾƷǀƸƻ ƽƵƻưƴƽƾƵ Ƹ ƽư ƲǁǏƺƸƹ ǁƻǃLJưƹ ƿƾǁƻưƻ ǁ ƺƾƻnjƵ ǁƲƾƵƳƾ ǁNjƽư – ƿǀƾǁƻƵƴƸǂnj, ƲǁƵ ƻƸ ƱǃƴƵǂ Ʋ ƿƾǀǏƴƺƵ. Ɛ ǁưƼƾ ǃƺǀưLjƵƽƸƵ ƴƾƻƶƵƽ ƿǀƸƲƵƷǂƸ ǁ ƓưƲưƹƵƲ ƻǃLJLjƸƹ ƴƵǂƵƺǂƸƲ ƾǁǂǀƾƲƾƲ ƿƾ ƸƼƵƽƸ ƧưǀƻƸ Ƨưƽ. Ɲƾ ǍǂƸ ƴƲƾƵ «ƺǃǀnjƵǀƾƲ» ƵljƵ ƽƵ Ʒƽưǎǂ, Ʋ ƺưƺǃǎ ǁǂǀưƽƽǃǎ Ƹ ǁǂǀưLjƽǃǎ ƸǁǂƾǀƸǎ ƾƽƸ ƿƾƿưƴǃǂ… УÄÊ 82(1-87) БÁÊ 84(7ÑØÀ)

© Ëèííèê Ç., ïåðåâîä íà ðóññêèé ÿçûê, 2012 © Èçäàíèå íà ðóññêîì ÿçûêå, îôîðìëåíèå. ISBN 978-5-699-64989-1 ÎÎÎ «Èçäàòåëüñòâî «Ýêñìî», 2013


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ƱƾƻnjLjƵ ƱNj ƿƾƴƾLjƻƾ ƶƸǂnj Ʋ ƜƸƻnjǂƾƽƵ ƸƻƸ ƠƾƺǁƱǎǀƸ Ƹ ǀưƱƾǂưǂnj Ʋ ƺưƺƾƹ-ƽƸƱǃƴnj ƺƾƽǂƾǀƵ, ƺǃƴư DžƾƴǏǂ Ʋ ǁǂǀƾƳƾƼ ƺƾǁǂǎƼƵ Ƹ ǁ ƿƾǀǂDŽƵƻƵƼ. — ƝƵ ƼƾƳǃ ǁ ǍǂƸƼ ƽƵ ǁƾƳƻưǁƸǂnjǁǏ, — ƲƷƴƾDžƽǃƻ ǁƾƱƵǁƵƴƽƸƺ. — ƒƾƷƼƾƶƽƾ, ǂưƼ ƱNj Ǐ ƴƾƱƸƻǁǏ ƳƾǀưƷƴƾ ƱƾƻnjLjƵƳƾ. ƝƵƷưƼƵǂƽƾ ƾƽƸ ƿƾƴƾLjƻƸ ƺ ƿǀƾƲƾƻƾLJƽƾƹ ƸƷƳƾǀƾƴƸ, ƿƵǀƵƳƾǀưƶƸƲưǎljƵƹ ƱƵǀƵƳ Ƹ ǁƿǃǁƺưǎljƵƹǁǏ ƺ ǁưƼƾƹ ƲƾƴƵ. — Ɲǃ Ʋƾǂ, ƷƴƵǁnj ƷưƺưƽLJƸƲưƵǂǁǏ ƭƼƾǁ Ƹ ƽưLJƸƽưƵǂǁǏ ƔǍƽ, — LjǃǂƻƸƲƾ ƷưƼƵǂƸƻư ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư. ƕƵ ǁƿǃǂƽƸƺ ƾǂƺǀNjƻ ƱNjƻƾ ǀƾǂ, LJǂƾƱNj ƾǂƲƵǂƸǂnj, ƽƾ, ǃƲƸƴƵƲ ƽƵƲNjǁƾƺƾƳƾ LJƵƻƾƲƵƺư Ʋ ƱƵƻƾƼ ƺƾǁǂǎƼƵ, ƺƾǂƾǀNjƹ ƿǀƸƱƻƸƶưƻǁǏ ǁ ƴǀǃƳƾƹ ǁǂƾǀƾƽNj ƾƳǀưƴNj, ƽưǁƺƾǀƾ ƿƾƿǀƾljưƻǁǏ Ƹ, ǀƵƷƺƾ ǀưƷƲƵǀƽǃƲLjƸǁnj, ǃǁǂǀƵƼƸƻǁǏ ƽưƷưƴ. — ƟƾƴƾƶƴƸ! ƭǂƾ ƶƵ ƿǀƾǁǂƾ ƽƸ ƽư LJǂƾ ƽƵ ƿƾDžƾƶƵ! ơƺƾƻnjƺƾ ƲǀƵƼƵƽƸ ǂNj ǃƶƵ ƽƵ ǀưƷƳƾƲưǀƸƲưƵLjnj ǁ ƱǀưǂƾƼ? — ƔƵǁǏǂƾƳƾ ưƲƳǃǁǂư ƸǁƿƾƻƽƸƻǁǏ ǂǀƸƴdžưǂnj ƾƴƸƽ Ƴƾƴ, — ƾǂƲƵǂƸƻ ǂƾǂ ǁƺƲƾƷnj ƷǃƱNj, ƴưƶƵ ƽƵ ƾƱƵǀƽǃƲLjƸǁnj. — ƟƾƻưƳưǎ, Ǎǂƾ ƴƾǁǂưǂƾLJƽƾ ƴƾƻƳƾ. ơưƼƾƵ ƲǀƵƼǏ ƿƾƴƾƹǂƸ Ƹ ƿƾƼƸǀƸǂnjǁǏ ǁ ƽƸƼ. — ƝƸ Ʋ ƺƾƵƼ ǁƻǃLJưƵ! — ƲƾǁƺƻƸƺƽǃƻ ƭƼƾǁ. — ơƲƾƸƼ ƾƱǀưƷƾƼ ƶƸƷƽƸ ƔǍƽ ƿƾƷƾǀƸǂ ƴƾƱǀƾƵ ƸƼǏ ƽưLjƵƹ ǁƵƼnjƸ. Ɣƾƻƶƽƾ ƱNjǂnj, ǂNj ƽƵ ƾǁƲƵƴƾƼƻƵƽư ƾƱ ǍǂƾƼ ƲƾƿƸǎljƵƼ... — Ɲƾ ƔǍƽ ƿƾƻnjƷǃƵǂǁǏ ƲǁƵƾƱljƸƼ ǃƲưƶƵƽƸƵƼ... — ƟǀƸLJƸƽư ƺƾǂƾǀƾƳƾ ƺǀƾƵǂǁǏ Ʋ ƵƳƾ ƱƾƳưǂǁǂƲƵ! Ɵƾǀƾƺ Ʋ ǀƾǁƺƾLjƽƾƼ ǃƱǀưƽǁǂƲƵ ƼƸƻƵƹ ǍǂƾƼǃ ƼƸǀǃ...

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ƝƵƽưƲƸǁǂnj, Ǐǁƽƾ LJƸǂưǎljưǏǁǏ ƽư ƻƸdžƵ ǁƾƱƵǁƵƴƽƸƺư, ǃǁǂǀưLjƸƻư ƴưƶƵ ǂưƺǃǎ ƾǂƲưƶƽǃǎ ƶƵƽljƸƽǃ, ƺưƺ ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư. — ƔƾƱǀƾ ƿƾƶưƻƾƲưǂnj! — ǀưƷƴưƻǁǏ ƷƽưƺƾƼNjƹ Ƴƾƻƾǁ. — Ơưƴ ǂƵƱǏ ƲƸƴƵǂnj. ƞƱƵǀƽǃƲLjƸǁnj, ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư ǃƲƸƴƵƻư ǀưƴƾǁǂƽƾ ǃƻNjƱưǎljƵƳƾǁǏ Ƶƹ ƔǍƽư ƣƸƽǂƵǀǁƻƸƿư. — Ư ǂƾƶƵ, ƔǍƽ. Ɲǃ, ƺưƺ ƶƸƲƵLjnj? — ƞLJƵƽnj ǀưƴ ƲƸƴƵǂnj ǂƵƱǏ! — ƿƾƲǂƾǀƸƻ ƾƽ, ƲƷǏƲ ƵƵ ǀǃƺƸ Ʋ ǁƲƾƸ.— ƒ ƼƾƵƼ ǁǂưǀƾƼ ƴƾƼƵ ǂưƺ ƿǃǁǂƾ Ƹ ƾƴƸƽƾƺƾ. Ɲƾ ǂƵƿƵǀnj ǎƽưǏ ƺǀưǁưƲƸdžư ƲƴƾDžƽƵǂ Ʋ ƽƵƳƾ ƶƸƷƽnj ƾƴƽƸƼ ǁƲƾƸƼ ƿǀƸǁǃǂǁǂƲƸƵƼ. ƜƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư Ʋ Ljǃǂƺǃ ƿƾƳǀƾƷƸƻư ƵƼǃ ƿưƻnjLJƸƺƾƼ. — Ɯƾƹ ƴǀǃƳ, Ǐ ƴƾǁǂưǂƾLJƽƾ ƴƾƻƳƾ ƶƸƲǃ ƽư ǁƲƵǂƵ, LJǂƾƱNj ƿǀƸƽǏǂnj ǂưƺƾƵ Ʒư LJƸǁǂǃǎ ƼƾƽƵǂǃ. — ƗƴƵǁnj, ƽư ƓưƲưƹǁƺƸDž ƾǁǂǀƾƲưDž, ƼNj ƲǁƵ ƼƾƻƾƴNj. Ƙ ƿǀƸƼƵǀ ǂƾƼǃ ƿǀǏƼƾ ƿƵǀƵƴ ǂƾƱƾƹ. ƒ ǁưƼƾƼ ƴƵƻƵ, ƔǍƽǃ ƵƴƲư ƻƸ Ƽƾƶƽƾ ƱNjƻƾ ƴưǂnj ƵƳƾ LjƵǁǂnjƴƵǁǏǂ ǂǀƸ Ƴƾƴư. Ɲư ƻƸdžƵ, ƿƾƺǀNjǂƾƼ ǂƵƼƽNjƼ ƷưƳưǀƾƼ, ƽƵ ƱNjƻƾ ƽƸ ƼƾǀljƸƽƺƸ. Ƣƾƻnjƺƾ ǁƵƴNjƵ ƲƾƻƾǁNj ƽư ƲƸǁƺưDž ƳƾƲƾǀƸƻƸ, LJǂƾ ƾƽ ǃƶƵ ƿƵǀƵLjưƳƽǃƻ ƿƾǀƾƳ ƷǀƵƻƾǁǂƸ. ƛǎƱƾƹ, ƳƻǏƴǏ ƽư ƔǍƽư, ǁƺưƷưƻ ƱNj, LJǂƾ ǍǂƾƼǃ ƼǃƶLJƸƽƵ ƽƵ ƱƾƻnjLjƵ ǁƾǀƾƺư. — Ƙǂưƺ, Ƽƾƹ ƱƻưƳƾƽǀưƲƽNjƹ Ʊǀưǂ ƿǀƾƲƾƴƸƻ ǂƵƱǏ ƴƾ ǁưƼƾƹ ƳǀưƽƸdžNj. ƟƾƻưƳưǎ, ƾƽ ƿǀƾǁƸƻ ƿƵǀƵƴưǂnj ƼƽƵ ǁưƼNjƹ ǂƵƿƻNjƹ ƿǀƸƲƵǂ? — ƕljƵ ƾƴƽư ƿƾƿNjǂƺư ƿƾƼƸǀƸǂnj Ʋưǁ ƽƵ ǃƲƵƽLJưƻưǁnj ǃǁƿƵDžƾƼ, — ƲƷƴƾDžƽǃƻư ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư.

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— ƒǁƵ ƽƵ ǂưƺ ǂǀưƳƸLJƽƾ; ƽƵƽưƲƸǁǂnj ƺƾ ƼƽƵ ǏƲƻǏƵǂǁǏ ǁƼNjǁƻƾƼ ƶƸƷƽƸ ƱƵƴƽǏƳƸ ƭƼƾǁư. ƚưƶƴƾƵ ǃǂǀƾ ƾƽ ƿǀƸDžƾƴƸǂ ǁǎƴư, LJǂƾƱNj ƿƾǁƼƾǂǀƵǂnj ƽư Ƽƾƹ ƴƾƼ. ƝƵ ƸƽưLJƵ ƺưƺ ƶƴƵǂ, ƺƾƳƴư ǂƾǂ ƽưƺƾƽƵdž ƿǀƾƲưƻƸǂǁǏ Ʋ ƿǀƵƸǁƿƾƴƽǎǎ... ƠƾǁƺƾLjƽưǏ ǃǁưƴnjƱư ƔǍƽư Ƹ ƵƳƾ ƴƾƼ ƲǁǏƺƸƹ ǀưƷ ƿǀƸƲƾƴƸƻƸ ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲǃ Ʋ ƲƾǁǂƾǀƳ. ƒ ǁưƴǃ Ʊǃƹƽƾ ǀƾǁƻƸ džƵƷưƻnjƿƸƽƸƸ, džƲƵǂNj ƺƾǂƾǀNjDž ƿƾDžƾƶƸ ƽư ǂƵƼƽƾ-ƺǀưǁƽNjƵ ƷƾƽǂƸƺƸ, DŽƸƳƾƲNjƵ ƴƵǀƵƲnjǏ, ưƷưƻƸƸ, ƲnjǎljƸƵǁǏ ǀưǁǂƵƽƸǏ, džƵƿƻǏǎljƸƵǁǏ Ʒư ƲǁƵ, LJǂƾ ǀǏƴƾƼ, ƺƸǀƿƸLJƽƾ-ƺǀưǁƽNjƼƸ ǃǁƸƺưƼƸ. «ƕǁƻƸ ƱNj ƼƾƸ ƱƾǁǂƾƽǁƺƸƵ ƷƽưƺƾƼNjƵ Džƾǂnj ǀưƷ ǃƲƸƴƵƻƸ Ǎǂƾ ƲƵƻƸƺƾƻƵƿƸƵ, — ƿƾƴǃƼưƻư ƳƾǁǂnjǏ, — ǁƼƾƳƻƸ ƱNj ƾƽƸ ƿƾǂƾƼ ƻǎƱƾƲưǂnjǁǏ ǂưƼƾLjƽƸƼƸ ǁưƴưƼƸ?» ƔƾƼ ƱNjƻ ƿƾǁǂǀƾƵƽ ƺưƺ Ƹ ƱƾƻnjLjƸƽǁǂƲƾ ƴƾƼƾƲ ƽư ƓưƲưƹǁƺƸDž ƾǁǂǀƾƲưDž: ǃ ƲǁƵDž ƺƾƼƽưǂ ǂƾƻnjƺƾ ǂǀƸ ǁǂƵƽNj, LJƵǂƲƵǀǂưǏ ƶƵ ƿǀƵƴǁǂưƲƻǏƵǂ ǁƾƱƾƹ ưƶǃǀƽǃǎ ǀƵLjƵǂƺǃ. ƒ ƲƵǁǂƸƱǎƻƵ ƽưƲǁǂǀƵLJǃ ƿƾƴƽǏƻưǁnj ǁǂưǂƽưǏ ƿƾƻƽƾƳǀǃƴưǏ ƶƵƽljƸƽư Ƹ ǁ ƴƾǁǂƾƸƽǁǂƲƾƼ ƿƾƿǀƸƲƵǂǁǂƲƾƲưƻư ƸDž. — ƚưƼưƸƺǃƸ, Ǐ ǁƽƾƲư ǃ Ʋưǁ, — ǀưƴƾǁǂƽƾ ƿǀƾƸƷƽƵǁƻư ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư. — ƚƾƼƽưǂư ƽưƲƵǀDžǃ ƴƻǏ ǂƵƱǏ ǃƶƵ ƿǀƸƳƾǂƾƲƻƵƽư, — ƷưƼƵǂƸƻ ƔǍƽ. — ƚƾƳƴư ƿƵǀƵƾƴƵƽƵLjnjǁǏ, ƶƴƵƼ ǂƵƱǏ ƺ ƷưƲǂǀưƺǃ. — ƒưƼ ƽƵ ƿǀƸƴƵǂǁǏ ƴƾƻƳƾ ƶƴưǂnj, — ƾǂƲƵǂƸƻư ƳƾǁǂnjǏ, ƿƾƴƽƸƼưǏǁnj ƿƾ ƻƵǁǂƽƸdžƵ.

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ƧƵǀƵƷ ƽƵǁƺƾƻnjƺƾ ƼƸƽǃǂ ƾƽư ƲƵǀƽǃƻưǁnj, ƲƾƷƼǃljƵƽƽƾ ǀưƷƼưDžƸƲưǏ ƿƸǁnjƼƾƼ. — ƭǂƾ ǃƶƵ ƿƵǀƵDžƾƴƸǂ ƲǁǏƺƸƵ ƳǀưƽƸdžNj! — ƒ LJƵƼ ƴƵƻƾ? — Ư ǂƵƱƵ ǃƶƵ ǀưǁǁƺưƷNjƲưƻư, LJǂƾ ƼƾƸ ǀƾƴǁǂƲƵƽƽƸƺƸ ƱƵǁƿƾƺƾǏǂǁǏ, LJǂƾ Ǐ ǂưƺ ƴƾƻƳƾ ƽƵ ƲƾƷƲǀưljưǎǁnj. Ɲƾ ƿƾǁƻưǂnj ǁǎƴư ǁNjljƸƺư... ƭǂƾ ǃƶƵ ƿǀƾǁǂƾ ƽƸ ƽư LJǂƾ ƽƵ ƿƾDžƾƶƵ! — ơNjljƸƺư? — Ɣƶƾƽ, Ƽƾƹ ƿƻƵƼǏƽƽƸƺ, ƲƴǀǃƳ ǀƵLjƸƻ ƿǀƾƲƵǁǂƸ ƾǂƿǃǁƺ ƸƼƵƽƽƾ ƷƴƵǁnj. Ɛ Ƽƾƹ ƴǀưƶưƹLjƸƹ Ʊǀưǂ ƓǀǍǁ ƿƸLjƵǂ ǁƻƵƴǃǎljƵƵ: «...ƱNjƻƾ ƱNj ƿǀƵƺǀưǁƽƾ, ƵǁƻƸ ƱNj ƲNj ƲƵǀƽǃƻƸǁnj Ʋ Ƒƾǁǂƾƽ ƲƼƵǁǂƵ». Ƙ ƺưƺ ǂƵƱƵ Ǎǂƾ ƽǀưƲƸǂǁǏ? — ƕǁƻƸ Ǐ ƲǁƵ ƿǀưƲƸƻnjƽƾ ƿƾƽǏƻ, ǁǎƴư ƵƴƵǂ Ɣƶƾƽ ƣƸƽǂƵǀǁƻƸƿ, ǁNjƽ ƓǀǍǁư. ơ ǃƴƾƲƾƻnjǁǂƲƸƵƼ ƿƾƷƽưƺƾƼƻǎǁnj ǁ ƽƸƼ. — Ƒƾǎǁnj, ƾƽ ƽƵ ƱǃƴƵǂ Ʋ ƲƾǁǂƾǀƳƵ ƾǂ ǂƵƱǏ. Ɣƶƾƽ ƿǀƵƺǀưǁƽNjƹ LJƵƻƾƲƵƺ, ƽƾ, ǃƲNj, LJƸǁǂƵƹLjƸƹ ƿǃǀƸǂưƽƸƽ. — ƟƵLJưƻnjƽƾ, — ƾǂƲƵǂƸƻ ƔǍƽ, ƲƷǏƲ ƺƾƺǂƵƹƻnj ǁ ƿƾƴƽƾǁư, ƿǀƸƽƵǁƵƽƽƾƳƾ ǁƻǃƶưƽƺƾƹ. — ƟƾƻưƳưǎ, LJǂƾ Ʋ ơưƽ-ƤǀưƽdžƸǁƺƾ ƾƽ ƾǁǂưƽƾƲƸǂǁǏ ǃ ƠƾƴƶƵǀư. ƝưƿƸLjƸ ƵƼǃ, LJǂƾƱNj, ƿǀƸƱNjƲ ǁǎƴư, ƾƽ ƽưƿǀưƲƸƻǁǏ ƿǀǏƼƾ ƺƾ ƼƽƵ. — ơƿưǁƸƱƾ, ƔǍƽ, Ǎǂƾ ǂưƺ ƻǎƱƵƷƽƾ ǁ ǂƲƾƵƹ ǁǂƾǀƾƽNj. — ƜƽƵ ƱǃƴƵǂ ƻǎƱƾƿNjǂƽƾ ƲƷƳƻǏƽǃǂnj ƽư ǍǂƾƳƾ ǎƽƾƳƾ ǁƲǏǂƾLjǃ. Ɛ ƿƾǂƾƼ, ƽưƴƾ ƿƾƻưƳưǂnj, ǂƵƱǏ ƿƾƴ ƺƾƽƲƾƵƼ ƾǂƿǀưƲǏǂ Ʋ ƻƾƽƾ džƸƲƸƻƸƷưdžƸƸ. Ɵƾƺư ƶƵ ǍǂƾƳƾ ƽƵ ƿǀƾƸƷƾLjƻƾ, ƿǀƵƴƻưƳưǎ ƽưǁƻưƴƸǂnjǁǏ ƺƾƺǂƵƹƻƵƼ.

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— ơ ǃƴƾƲƾƻnjǁǂƲƸƵƼ. Ɛ LJǂƾ ƑưǀƱưǀư, ƾƽư ǁƺƾǀƾ ƲƵǀƽƵǂǁǏ ƴƾƼƾƹ? ƟǀƸ ǃƿƾƼƸƽưƽƸƸ ƾ ƴƾLJƵǀƸ ƻƸdžƾ ƔǍƽư ƺưƺ Ʊǃƴǂƾ ƾǁƲƵǂƸƻƾǁnj ƻǃLJƾƼ ǁƾƻƽdžư, ƿƾƳǀǃƶưǎljƵƳƾǁǏ Ʋ ǁƸǏǎljƸƵ ƼƾǀǁƺƸƵ ƲƾƻƽNj. — ƞƽư ǁƴưƻư ǍƺƷưƼƵƽ Ƹ ǁƾƱƸǀưƵǂǁǏ ƿǀƸƵDžưǂnj. ƚǂƾ ƷƽưƵǂ, ƲƴǀǃƳ ƾƽư ƾƺưƶƵǂǁǏ ƽư ƾƴƽƾƼ ƿưǀƾDžƾƴƵ ǁ ǂƲƾƸƼ ƾƱǀưƷdžƾƲNjƼ ƿƻƵƼǏƽƽƸƺƾƼ. ƒƾǂ ƱNjƻƾ ƱNj ƷưƱưƲƽƾ! — ƔǃƼưǎ, Ɣƶƾƽư ƱNj Ǎǂƾ ƾLJƵƽnj ƾƱǀưƴƾƲưƻƾ. ƜNj ƲǁƵ ƲƾǁǂƾǀƳưƻƸǁnj ƑưǀƱưǀƾƹ, ƺƾƳƴư ƾƽư ƳƾǁǂƸƻư ǃ ƽưǁ. — ƞƽư LJǃƴƵǁƽưǏ, — ǁƽƾƲư ǃƻNjƱƽǃƻǁǏ ƔǍƽ. — ƜƽƵ ǂưƺ ƾƴƸƽƾƺƾ ƱƵƷ ƽƵƵ. — Ƣưƺ ǃƶ Ƹ ƾƴƸƽƾƺƾ! — ƿǀƾƸƷƽƵǁƻư ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư, ƱǀƾǁƸƲ ƽư ƽƵƳƾ ƻǃƺưƲNjƹ ƲƷƳƻǏƴ. — ƒƸƶǃ, Ƽƾƹ ƱƻưƳƾLJƵǁǂƸƲNjƹ ƱǀưǂƵdž ǃƶƵ ǃǁƿƵƻ ǀưƷƱƾƻǂưǂnj... — Ƨǂƾ ǂNj, Ǎǂƾ ǁƾƲǁƵƼ ƽƵ ƾƽ! ƔǍƽ, Ǐ ƲƾƲǁƵ ƽƵ DžƾLJǃ ƱNjǂnj ƱƵǁǂưƺǂƽƾƹ, ƽƾ ǂNj ƼƵƽǏ ƿǀƾǁǂƾ ǃƴƸƲƻǏƵLjnj. ƝƵǃƶƵƻƸ ǂNj ƽƵ ƼƾƳ ƽưƹǂƸ ƴưƼǃ, ƴƾǁǂƾƹƽǃǎ ǁǂưǂnj ǂƲƾƵƹ ƶƵƽƾƹ? ƢƵƼ ƱƾƻƵƵ Ʋ ǂưƺƾƼ ƲƾƷǀưǁǂƵ... — ƔƾǀƾƳưǏ, ƺưƺ Ǐ ǃƶƵ ƳƾƲƾǀƸƻ, ƽư ƾǁǂǀƾƲưDž ǁƾƲǁƵƼ ƴǀǃƳƸƵ ƿƾƽǏǂƸǏ ƾ ƲƾƷǀưǁǂƵ Ƹ ƼƽƾƳƾƼ ƴǀǃƳƾƼ. ƖƸƲƸ Ǐ Ʋ ƑƾǁǂƾƽƵ, ǀưƷǃƼƵƵǂǁǏ, ƲƵƻ ƱNj ǁƵƱǏ ǁƾƲƵǀLjƵƽƽƾ ƸƽưLJƵ. ƕǁƻƸ ƶƵ ǂNj ƸƼƵƵLjnj Ʋ ƲƸƴǃ ƴưƼǃ, ǁ ƺƾǂƾǀƾƹ ǁƲǏƷNjƲưǎǂ ƼƾƵ ƸƼǏ, ǂƾ Ǐ ƲƾƲǁƵ ƽƵ ƿǀƾLJnj ƿƾƹǂƸ ǁ ƽƵƹ ƺ ưƻǂưǀǎ. — Ư ƳƾƲƾǀǎ ƾ ƿƵǀǁƾƽƵ, ƸƷƲƵǁǂƽƾƹ ƺưƺ «ƒưƹƺƸƺǁƺưǏ ƲƴƾƲư», ƱNjƲLjƵƹ DžƾǀƸǁǂƺƵ, Ƽǃƶ ƺƾǂƾǀƾƹ ƿƾƺƾƽLJƸƻ ǁ ǁƾƱƾƹ.

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— Ƨǂƾ ǂNj, Ǎǂƾ ƲǁƵ ǁƿƻƵǂƽƸ. ƭǀƻƸƽ ƚƾƼǂƾƽ ƱNjƻư ưǀǂƸǁǂƺƾƹ, ƲNjǁǂǃƿưƻư Ʋ ƽƵƱƾƻnjLjƸDž ǀƾƻǏDž. Ɛ ƵǁƻƸ ƱNj Ǐ Ƹ ƿǀưƲƴư ƶƵƽƸƻǁǏ ƽư ƽƵƹ, LJǂƾ ƱNj ǂNj ǁƺưƷưƻư? — ƑNjƻư ƱNj LjƾƺƸǀƾƲưƽư! ƒƿǀƾLJƵƼ, Ǐ ƽƵ ƲƿǀưƲƵ ƾƱǁǃƶƴưǂnj ǂƲƾǎ ƻƸLJƽǃǎ ƶƸƷƽnj. ƚ ƺƾƽdžǃ ƾƱƵƴư ǁƾƱƵǁƵƴƽƸƺưƼƸ ƲƽƾƲnj ƾƲƻưƴƵƻƾ ƱƻưƳƾƴǃLjƽƾƵ ƽưǁǂǀƾƵƽƸƵ. ƚƾDŽƵ ƿƾƴưƻƸ ƽư ƿǀƸƼNjƺưƲLjǃǎ ƺ ƳƾǁǂƸƽƾƹ ƲƵǀưƽƴǃ, ƽưƷNjƲưǎljǃǎǁǏ ƷƴƵǁnj «ƻưƽưƸ». ƗưƺǀNjǂưǏ ǁ ǂǀƵDž ǁǂƾǀƾƽ, ƾƽư ǁƿǃǁƺưƻưǁnj ƺ ǁưƼƾƼǃ ƱƵǀƵƳǃ. — ƚưƺ ƷƴƵǁnj ǂƸDžƾ! — ƿǀƾƸƷƽƵǁƻư ƳƾǁǂnjǏ. — ƭǂƾ ƿƾǂƾƼǃ, LJǂƾ ƿưǁǁưǂNj ǁǂƸDžƻƸ. ƟǀƸƷƽưǂnjǁǏ, Ǐ ƽƵ ƻǎƱƻǎ ǍǂƸ ƲƵǂǀư; ƾƽƸ ƲǁƵƳƴư ƲNjƷNjƲưǎǂ ǃ ƼƵƽǏ LJǃƲǁǂƲƾ ǂǀƵƲƾƳƸ. — ƟƾƼƽƸǂǁǏ, ƺƾƳƴư Ǐ ƱNjƻư ƷƴƵǁnj Ʋ ƲƾǁnjƼƸƴƵǁǏǂNjDž, ǂƾƶƵ ƾljǃljưƻư ƽƵLJǂƾ ƿƾƴƾƱƽƾƵ. ƚưƶƵǂǁǏ, ǂNj ǂƾƳƴư ƿƻưƲưƻ ƳƴƵ-ǂƾ Ʋ ƾƺƵưƽƵ... — Ɨưǂƾ Ǐ ǃǁƻNjLjưƻ ƼƽƾƳƾ ƲƾǁǂƾǀƶƵƽƽNjDž ƾǂƷNjƲƾƲ ƾ ǂƵƱƵ, Ƹ ƾǁƾƱƵƽƽƾ ƾ ǂƲƾƵƹ ƲƵƻƸƺƾƻƵƿƽƾƹ DŽƸƳǃǀƵ. — ƞDž, ƔǍƽ! ƒ ƑƾǁǂƾƽƵ ǂƲƾƸ ǁƻƾƲư ǁƾLJƻƸ ƱNj ƲƵǀDžƾƼ ƽƵƿǀƸƻƸLJƸǏ. — ƟǀƵƺǀưǁƽƾƵ ƲǀƵƼǏ, — ƿǀƾƴƾƻƶƸƻ ƔǍƽ ƣƸƽǂƵǀǁƻƸƿ ǁ ƽƾǁǂưƻnjƳƸLJƵǁƺƸƼ ƲƷƴƾDžƾƼ. — ƓưƲưƹƸ ƱNjƻƸ ƽƵ ǂƵƼƸ, LJǂƾ ǁƵƹLJưǁ, ƺƾǀƾƻnj ƚưƻưƺǃư ǁƸƴƵƻ ƽư ƷƾƻƾǂƾƼ ǂǀƾƽƵ... — Ư ƿƾƼƽǎ! — ƿƾƴDžƲưǂƸƻư ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư. — ƟƾǁƻƵ ƾƱƵƴư ƾƽ ǁƸƴƵƻ ƽư ǁƲƾƵƹ ƻưƽưƸ ǁ ƴǀǃƷnjǏƼƸ, ǃ ƵƳƾ ƽƾƳ ƸƳǀưƻ ƾǀƺƵǁǂǀ. ƚƾǀƾƻnj ǁ ƲưƶƽNjƼ ƲƸƴƾƼ LjƲNjǀǏƻ Ʋ ƼƾǀƵ ƼƾƽƵǂƺƸ. ƚưƺ Ǎǂƾ ƱNjƻƾ ƿǀƵƻƵǁǂƽƾ!

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— ƣƲNj, ƲǁƵ ƱƵƷƲƾƷƲǀưǂƽƾ ǃLjƻƾ Ʋ ƿǀƾLjƻƾƵ! — ƿƵLJưƻnjƽƾ ƷưƼƵǂƸƻ ƔǍƽ. — ơ ǂƵDž ƿƾǀ, ƺưƺ ƷƴƵǁnj ƿƾǏƲƸƻưǁnj ƿǀƾƺƻǏǂưǏ ƷưƿưƴƽưǏ ǂƵDžƽƸƺư: ƲǁƵ ǍǂƸ ưƲǂƾƼƾƱƸƻƸ, ƳǀưƼƼƾDŽƾƽNj — ǀưƱǁƺƾƵ ƿƾƴǀưƶưƽƸƵ ƼưǂƵǀƸƺǃ, — ƓưƲưƹƸ ƿƾǂƵǀǏƻƸ ǁƲƾƵ ƻƸdžƾ... Ư ƲƸƶǃ, ƿǀƸƽƵǁƻƸ ƲƵLJƵǀƽǎǎ ƳưƷƵǂǃ, ǂNj ƿƾƷƲƾƻƸLjnj ƼƽƵ ƵƵ ƿǀƾǁƼƾǂǀƵǂnj? — ƚƾƽƵLJƽƾ, ƿƾƶưƻǃƹǁǂư! ƜƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲư ƲƾǁƿƾƻnjƷƾƲưƻưǁnj ƽưǁǂǃƿƸƲLjƵƹ ǂƸLjƸƽƾƹ, LJǂƾƱNj ƿƾƻǎƱƾƲưǂnjǁǏ, ƺưƺ ƴƵƽnj ǁƼƵƽǏƵǂǁǏ LJưǀǃǎljƵƹ ǂǀƾƿƸLJƵǁƺƾƹ ƽƾLJnjǎ. ƗƴƵǁnj, ƽư ƓưƲưƹǏDž, ƾƽư ǃǁƿƵƻư ƿƾƻǎƱƸǂnj ǍǂƸ ƺǀưǂƺƸƵ ǁǃƼƵǀƺƸ. ƜƾǀƵ, ƵljƵ ƽƵƴưƲƽƾ ǁƲƵǀƺưǎljƵƵ ƷƾƻƾǂƾƼ, ƿǀƸƾƱǀƵƻƾ ƿǃǀƿǃǀƽNjƹ džƲƵǂ. ơ ƲƵǀLjƸƽNj ƐƻƼưƷƽƾƹ ƳƾǀNj, ƱNjƲLjƵƹ ƺƾƳƴư-ǂƾ ƲǃƻƺưƽƾƼ, ƷưƼƸƳưƻ ƺǀƾDžƾǂƽNjƹ ƻǃLJƸƺ. ƒ ƳưƲưƽƸ ƷưƶƳƻƸǁnj ƾƳƽƸ, ư ƱƻƸƶƵ ƺ ǀƸDŽǃ ƷưǁƲƵǂƸƻƸǁnj DŽƾƽưǀƸƺƸ ǏƿƾƽǁƺƸDž ǁưƼƿưƽƾƲ. ƒ ƿƾƻǃƼǀưƺƵ ǃƳưƴNjƲưƻƸǁnj ƾLJƵǀǂưƽƸǏ ƱǀƸƳư, ƽưƿǀưƲƻǏǎljƵƳƾǁǏ ƺ ƳưƲưƽƸ, Ƹ ǁưƼNjƵ ǀưƷƽƾƾƱǀưƷƽNjƵ ƺƾǀưƱƻƸ ǁƾ ƲǁƵDž ƺƾƽdžƾƲ ǁƲƵǂư, ǁǂƾǏljƸƵ ƽư ǀƵƹƴƵ. ƭǂƾ Ƹ ƽƵ ǃƴƸƲƸǂƵƻnjƽƾ, ƲƵƴnj Ɠƾƽƾƻǃƻǃ ƽƵ ƷǀǏ ƽưƷNjƲưǎǂ ƲƾƻLjƵƱƽNjƼ ƿƵǀƵƺǀƵǁǂƺƾƼ ƢƸDžƾƳƾ ƾƺƵưƽư... ƒƴǀǃƳ Ƴƾƻƾǁ ƔǍƽư ƷưǁǂưƲƸƻ ƼƸǁǁ ƜƸƽƵǀƲǃ ƲƷƴǀƾƳƽǃǂnj ƾǂ ƽƵƾƶƸƴưƽƽƾǁǂƸ. — ơƺưƶƸ ƼƽƵ: Ɣƶƾƽ, ǂƲƾƹ ƿƻƵƼǏƽƽƸƺ, ƽưƴƵƶƽNjƹ LJƵƻƾƲƵƺ? — ƠưƷǃƼƵƵǂǁǏ, ư ƿƾLJƵƼǃ ǂNj ƾƱ ǍǂƾƼ ǁƿǀưLjƸƲưƵLjnj? ƝƵ ƾǂƲƵǂƸƲ, ƔǍƽ ƲǁƺƾLJƸƻ ƽư ƽƾƳƸ Ƹ ƿƾƴƾƷƲưƻ ǁƻǃƳǃ.

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— ƥưƺǃ, ƼƽƵ ƽƵƼƵƴƻƵƽƽƾ ƽǃƶƵƽ ưƲǂƾƼƾƱƸƻnj. ơƺưƶƸ LjƾDŽƵǀǃ, LJǂƾ ƾƽ ƴƾƻƶƵƽ ƺưƺ Ƽƾƶƽƾ ƱNjǁǂǀƵƵ ƴƾǁǂưƲƸǂnj ƼƵƽǏ Ʋ ƳưƲưƽnj. Ɲưƴƾ Ʒưǁǂưǂnj «ƟǀƵƷƸƴƵƽǂư Ƣưƹƻƾǀư». — Ƨǂƾ ǁƻǃLJƸƻƾǁnj, ƔǍƽ? — ƾƱƵǁƿƾƺƾƵƽƽƾ ǁƿǀƾǁƸƻư ƳƾǁǂnjǏ. — ƭǂƾ ƽƵƽưƴƾƻƳƾ. Ư ǂƾƻnjƺƾ ƿƵǀƵƴưƼ ƿƸǁnjƼƾ Ƹ ƲƵǀƽǃǁnj. ƔǍƽ ǃǁƿƵƻ Ʋ ƳưƲưƽnj ƿƵǀƵƴ ǁưƼNjƼ ƾǂDžƾƴƾƼ ƿưǀƾDžƾƴư. — ƚưƺ ǃƴưLJƽƾ, LJǂƾ Ǐ Ʋưǁ ƲǁǂǀƵǂƸƻ! — ƾƱǀưǂƸƻǁǏ ƾƽ ƺ ǁƲƾƵƼǃ ƷƽưƺƾƼƾƼǃ, ƼƻưƴLjƵƼǃ ƾDŽƸdžƵǀǃ ƥƵƿƲƾǀǂǃ. — ƝƵ ƼƾƳƻƸ ƱNj ƲNj ƾƺưƷưǂnj ƼƽƵ ǃǁƻǃƳǃ? ƚƾƳƴư ƱǃƴƵǂƵ Ʋ ơưƽ-ƤǀưƽdžƸǁƺƾ, ƽƵ ǁƾLJǂƸǂƵ Ʒư ǂǀǃƴ ƿƵǀƵƴưǂnj Ǎǂƾ ƿƸǁnjƼƾ ƼƾƵƼǃ ƺǃƷƵƽǃ ƠƾƴƶƵǀǃ. ƭǂƾ LJǀƵƷƲNjLJưƹƽƾ Ʋưƶƽƾ ƴƻǏ ƼƵƽǏ. — ƝƵ ƱƵǁƿƾƺƾƹǂƵǁnj, Ǐ ǁ ǃƴƾƲƾƻnjǁǂƲƸƵƼ ǁƴƵƻưǎ Ǎǂƾ ƴƻǏ Ʋưǁ. Ɲƾ ǁƵƹLJưǁ ƼNj ǃƶƵ ƾǂLJưƻƸƲưƵƼ, Ƹ Ǐ ƲNjƽǃƶƴƵƽ ƿƾƿǀƾǁƸǂnj Ʋưǁ ǁƾƹǂƸ ƽư ƱƵǀƵƳ. ơƾƾƱljƸƲ ƜƸƽƵǀƲƵ, LJǂƾ ƲƾǁƿƾƻnjƷƾƲưƻǁǏ ǁƻǃLJưƵƼ, LJǂƾƱNj ƻƸLJƽƾ ƾǂƿǀưƲƸǂnj Ɣƶƾƽǃ ƿǀƸƳƻưLjƵƽƸƵ, ƔǍƽ ƿƾƶƵƻưƻ Ƶƹ ǁƿƾƺƾƹƽƾƹ ƽƾLJƸ Ƹ ƾǂƿǀưƲƸƻǁǏ ƽư ƻưƽưƸ, ƳƴƵ ǁǂƾǏƻư ƵƳƾ ƺǀƾƲưǂnj, ǁƾ ƲǁƵDž ǁǂƾǀƾƽ ƷưƲƵLjưƽƽưǏ ǁƵǂƺƾƹ ƾǂ ƼƾǁƺƸǂƾƲ. ƞƴƽưƺƾ ǁƼǃǂƽưǏ ǂǀƵƲƾƳư ƽƵ ƴưƲưƻư ƵƼǃ ǃǁƽǃǂnj. ƔǍƽ ƲNjLjƵƻ Ʋ ǁưƴ, ƽƾ Ƹ Ǎǂƾ ƽƵ ƿƾƼƾƳƻƾ ƲƾǁǁǂưƽƾƲƸǂnj ƴǃLjƵƲƽƾƵ ǀưƲƽƾƲƵǁƸƵ. ƒ LjǃƼƵ Ʋƾƻƽ ǁƻNjLjưƻưǁnj ƽƵƿƾƽǏǂƽưǏ ǃƳǀƾƷư; ƷƲƵƷƴNj, ƲǁƵƳƴư ǂưƺƸƵ ƻưǁƺƾƲNjƵ, ƺǃƴư-ǂƾ ƿƾƿǀǏǂưƻƸǁnj. Ɨư ƸƷƳƾǀƾƴnjǎ ƲƾƷƻƵ ǀƾƶƺƾƲƾƳƾ ƴƵǀƵƲư ƲǁƿNjDžƽǃƻ ƺǀƾDžƾǂ-

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ƽNjƹ ƾƳƾƽƵƺ. ƭƼƾǁ, ƽƵƸǁƿǀưƲƸƼNjƹ ǃƿǀǏƼƵdž! ƚưƺ ƱNjƻƾ ƱNj DžƾǀƾLjƾ ƿǀƾǁǂƾ ƾƱƽǏǂnj ƵƳƾ Ƹ ƲǁƿƾƼƽƸǂnj ƴƽƸ ƴƵǂǁǂƲư, ƺƾƳƴư ƾƽƸ ƸƳǀưƻƸ ƽư ƱƵǀƵƳǃ... ƟƵLJưƻnjƽƾ ƲƷƴƾDžƽǃƲ, ƔǍƽ ƲƵǀƽǃƻǁǏ ƽư ƻưƽưƸ. ƚưƻƸǂƺư ƷưDžƻƾƿƽǃƻưǁnj. ƝƵƷưƿƵǀǂưǏ, ƺưƺ Ƹ ƲǁƵ ƴƲƵǀƸ Ʋ Ǎǂƾƹ ƼưƻƵƽnjƺƾƹ ƾƺƵưƽǁƺƾƹ ǁǂǀưƽƵ. ƝƵ ǃǁƿƵƻ ƾƽ ǂǏƶƵƻƾ ƾƿǃǁǂƸǂnjǁǏ ƽư ƺǀƵǁƻƾ, ƺưƺ Ʒư ƱưƼƱǃƺƾƲƾƹ ƷưƽưƲƵǁƺƾƹ, ƾǂƴƵƻǏƲLjƵƹ ƲƵǀưƽƴǃ ƾǂ ƳƾǁǂƸƽƾƹ, ƼƵƻnjƺƽǃƻư ƺưƺưǏ-ǂƾ ǂƵƽnj. — ƚǂƾ ǂưƼ? — ƾƱƵǁƿƾƺƾƵƽƽƾ ƲǁƺǀƸƺƽǃƻ ƾƽ. ƗưƽưƲƵǁƺǃ ƾǂƾƴƲƸƽǃƻư ǂƾƻǁǂưǏ ǁƼǃƳƻưǏ ǀǃƺư. ơƻƵƴƾƼ ƿƾǏƲƸƻƾǁnj ǃƻNjƱưǎljƵƵǁǏ ƻƸdžƾ ƚưƼưƸƺǃƸ. — ƟǀƾǁǂƸǂƵ, Ǐ ǂƾƻnjƺƾ ƿƾǁǂưƲƻǎ DŽǀǃƺǂNj ƽư ǁǂƾƻ! — ƿǀƾƸƷƽƵǁƻư ƶƵƽljƸƽư Ƹ, ƿƾƶƵƻưƲ ǁƿƾƺƾƹƽƾƹ ƽƾLJƸ, ƱƵǁLjǃƼƽƾ ǃƴưƻƸƻưǁnj. «Ɣƾƻƶƽƾ ƱNjǂnj, Ǐ Ƹ Ʋ ǁưƼƾƼ ƴƵƻƵ ǁǂưǀƵǎ, — ƿƾƴǃƼưƻ ƔǍƽ. — ƚƾƳƴư-ǂƾ Ǐ ƽƵ ƾǁǂưƽưƲƻƸƲưƻǁǏ ƽƸ ƿƵǀƵƴ ƺưƺƸƼƸ ƾƿưǁƽƾǁǂǏƼƸ, ư ǁƵƹLJưǁ ƿǃƳưǎǁnj ƲǁǏƺƾƹ ǂƵƽƸ. ƒƸƽƾƹ ƲǁƵƼǃ ƲƵǂƵǀ. ƝƸLJƵƳƾ, ǁƺƾǀƾ ƾƽ ƿǀƵƺǀưǂƸǂǁǏ, Ƹ ƲǁƵ ƿǀƸƴƵǂ Ʋ ƿƾǀǏƴƾƺ».

Ãëàâà II ÓÒÎÍÓÂØÈÉ ÖÈËÈÍÄÐ Ɣƶƾƽ ƣƸƽǂƵǀǁƻƸƿ LJǃƲǁǂƲƾƲưƻ ǁƵƱǏ ƽư ǀƵƴƺƾǁǂnj ǃǁǂưƻNjƼ. ƑƾƻƵƵ LjƵǁǂƸ ǁǃǂƾƺ ƾƽ ǂǀǏǁǁǏ Ʋ ƿƾƵƷƴƵ, ư ƷưǂƵƼ ƿƵǀƵǁƵƻ ƽư ƿưǀƾƼ Ʋ ƞƺƻƵƽƴƵ. ƭǂư ƿƾƵƷƴƺư LJƵǀƵƷ Ʋǁǎ ǁǂǀưƽǃ ƿƾƲƵǀƳƻư ƵƳƾ Ʋ ǁƾǁǂƾǏƽƸƵ, ƴưƻƵƺƾƵ ƾǂ ƲƾǁǂƾǀƳư.

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