Some time they were silent.
Maxim's voice: "in general, it is right. I have received answers to questions of Ekselentsa. I know now that Abalkin was not
interested in work Glumovoj that he did not intend to use it for penetration into the Museum, but I at all do not understand, it
pursued what purpose, arranging this night memoirs.
Sentimentality? A tribute of children's love? Returning in the childhood? I do not trust.
The purpose was practical. Abalkin well it has thought over and has reached, without having excited at the woman any
suspicions. After all she too obviously does not understand that it was actually. There is one more question. An unpleasant
question. It is possible to obtain on a physiognomy and quite deservedly"Majja Tojvovna, - Maxim has said, looking aside. -
tell, and than such your despair to which I was the involuntary witness in our last meeting has been caused? He has asked
also gauging, expecting explosion. But explosion has not occurred.
I was the silly woman, - Majja Glumova easy enough has told. - the silly woman hysterical. To me has seemed then that it has
squeezed out me as a lemon and has thrown out for a thresholdNow I understand: to it and really not to meI, the silly woman,
all demanded from it explanations, and he after all could not explain me anything. He knows, probably, that you search for it...
Maxim has risen.
Many thanks, Majja Tojvovna. I leave. In my opinion, you have misunderstood our intentions. Nobody wants to it harm, I
swear to you. And if you meet it, try to put some idea, please, to it this.
She has not answered.
When Maxim in an office of Ekselentsa has finished the report, Ekselents has told задумчиво:И it there and sitsWhy? Waits.
Unless it to it has appointed? As far as I understand - is not present.
The poor creature- has grumbled Ekselents. Then he has asked: - you had any new reasons? I do not know- Maxim has
said. - probably, no. I have simply thought...
In its acts any logic is felt. They are connected among themselves. It all time applies the same reception - osharashivaet the
person any statement or a question, and then listens that mutters this dumbfoundedIn my opinion, he wishes to learn
something, something about the life...
Something such that from it have hiddenekselents, he has somehow learnt that the secret of the person is connected with it.
ekselents has listened to him attentively and some time examined in an emphasis as if saw before itself something new and
Such reasons hardly will help you with work, - he has told, having kept silent. - once again I advise to you: do not distract!
What at you now on turn? Embassy golovanov? Well. Be engaged in embassy golovanov. Also come back somewhat
quicker. You are necessary to me here.
In Canada there was late night. The invisible river rustled through shurshane a rain, and directly before Maxim is wet gleamed
the easy metal bridge over which the big board in English, French, Russian and Chinese languages was shone: "people
Maxim has passed the bridge and it has appeared in wood. Wood was dense, the sky has been entirely imposed, and all this
night world seemed to Maxim grey, flat and rather turbid, as an ancient photo.