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XN㊮ qw qwu y䊮®u ǮNh Avðwuuۊ. ǮNh SS whuu Aww wq. C ISS ruۊ.SS  ASN y䇮wTuw. Aw r S wvyr Xl  ywx A®NwTuw. ǮNh NNw cwݡ ANwT u SS wxu Nq.

ǮNhS XNS u®q Cq. N Hl S npmu. Hlw AN Nu ǮNh AwNq FgT Scъ qwoww Sr qw cwT ybzlNwuw. BS Hlw AN Scъww ǮNh yrǯXwxuw. w NǮw Nu ǮNh c ®uTq. Bu NǮw S NNw wu  c KSS tq.

ǮNhS XNS BSS Sm cSSu. N uS䚮 yuSuT, Hl ǮS NoOʢNq.

``y®, D u®u q q HXϊTN. ǮNh bwwqwu A !q rS wvyrS bw BT ! DS Awu uu N NhԊ wS vu !''Hu Byي qyxS qي.

``lw qlrي ? XN cw Niu bw. w Au D cu qw wTq A XwT 劮. bw Ǯu䰜S r uwS Hs Nu Nn. q Ay䇮 q⌵ C. Hu g԰'' Hu qy qw Byي Yuw. AT uyww yww q䌵XwS NNlw.

``DS Ǯ Nh  w uN lNTu. x cuxu Cw݅ oSN lN'' Hu qy Buqw.

``y®S qy ruNvu ww wY qlw'' Hu uy NXSl wmuw.

``uy x r䇮u w Uwq wwS qur. q Ay䇮w NXSu wm u.''

``y®, DTw u ciuu, uu  S HlN w uN. Suۊ yT .Iwu qu N ww uvu'' Hu uy qw Au®N xuw.

``uy ,x ww uw y®r m.''

``DS q yQ AvNS bw BT ! w ww Sw Avðwuu.XNmu bwu wS AywSu. Nu ǮNh Nl C KX wluu w  Ayu . ǮNh bw. A wS SS bw. DS Alw hN l ww q ww S C bw ! Auu Nvwu iSu ryuSw wvNw bwu qzޛm. ww Ayuvu NSm'' Hu uy ASYuw.

``y, q Ay䇮w ?'' Hu qy Aw Nl rT, qSq wmuw.

``y®, ww q qST yoqrيw, ww ww Nʡ XN cu N. Bu DTw yr Slu. ww qw Nuu bw AvNSwݩ DS xu®u勛 quN Su . NN Iw y䌵® Nl?'' Hu y qw A qw.

``x K뇮 qw S. Yq ! Au !'' Hu ST wmu qy NXyޡ qi wNw.

``uy, ww u w .x ww Nqu. y ww YNqu. xw S wSu ww u . xS DS uN S wvuۊ wwwݰ wOm. XN cw ǮNhS Kzޛ x ! A wxu wwSS c®Oʺq www uN qu cwu Nlmu x Nl www Nmuu BNl ww yw ¯Su Nw. DS u Ax. AvNw ww D u®u ٺqS. Euu E As www Nmuu Nm'' Hu qy wmu q®uwq Hu h uw.

wSu  . Bw  u Suu Ayޢ Au N®ڡw u wSuxS qy c, qu µ, ``Kh'' Hu u Nhw .ww uS qyxS wT Cw m Sw qvuw. K N NS T wlq. qyw w iq. BS Ku qNmS Avyru wSuww Nu qy  wvyrwT muw. uu Sr ylq wSu muw. b振RT cÛuw ! Huu qyu ScUgw Kul US Nuw Nqًq Nqً Ouw ! Dqw ðǮo yw ðN hw Nl qy Cw  BwSw hԊ. A Tlq mw XY wSuww m qSiu. ATyq Tw rSq wSu Nrهw q٩ Bmq Sryޡ Bm qw  I u ScUgw x﫰Suw. Dqw NrS NN u BwS Nu AT XwN O mw NuNl o®ﱇ u Kumu ! N NSu qyxS cu® Ou ! Avxu wSuww `vSc'u Nu XN XNr Suw.

vw Nuq wSuw ww Xq q. yX w Sw D wSu HuuS lT cÛuw ! Nhu yww Hu wSu ®h rnqwT BgyTuw !Cw Amh Nl c Ku NTq. w Hu Nou wSuww vwµSu Nlm qy Aw EqSw c®Oهw YSlq muw.

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uyxS yxS y N KuT vq. ru ǮNhw A wS xq SSw C Hu NTu. q Nʡw NNl ByٌXw mu. A Ay䇮w Nu.

``Ayd, uu u w ? D u®u w NrNTgu CuS vu۩ xw  muqSu. qN cON Iw u® ? CuS ww O Awq Nymu XN c q ǮNh  ! Ǯ󚵰 l uN vS u®u wym cu wS C C. Ǯu䰜 l Hu bwu®u Hu u ? vÇw vðwT Hu l Hu SڋS ﰊ y® Ayn NiԊw. ww qٰw q w Ax®. ElwS Hl Su wNOʢw ?'' Hu wSu Auw. yw Nʡ NqxǮՊ. Ǯ u Awq Eu Hu yw Nʡ KgT ǮNhw Hu yoqhԊ.

Ar q Ku ǮTu. w q pST ApSu LlmNmw. K Adч u xS Nu Aw Swݰ Xyޡ qi NN Nw. Slw Arw A Hu Nu H劮w wTw. yhԜb O Aw wluw wlu Ku Xu. uy uS Nu Bh Bmu Xmmw. Aw Nuq T Cww xw  NN넵N, Awq yuℵ u Cww muN넵N. Sl q Ar y䰣NT xq wlN ! BS uy Nuq wSum Cww wTN ! XN cu rS wvyrS ApSuw NuST T !K qyw S Cww NuNl uS cwݰ NuSNu Xm muw.q̊u qy AxT NuT ApSww Npuw ! Cw iu  uyw w qu Ṫq. wSw q. w vNu S ! Sw vNqN Au®Nq ! quuw cwS. r䇮S Nʡ u q Sðw Nih Au Cǯw qw wlu Sulw ST BluOʺq  qo Cwu ?

K wSu wS uw qw yr݇w Sw qT EuwN NvNl uw.

``z䇮, D vw I Ku r Cv۰ !'' Hu Sl NqYq١T Nu.

``u z䇵, ciu  HuTu.''

`` !qS !'' Hu Ar dSSl.

``ǮNh  uN lN. . . . .''

``rTN xw ® ?'' Hu Sl AXϋSl.

``Xlww HuNSu !'' Hu wSu XwSwuw.

``u¯w muSu ?'' Ar q١.

``B yoNo Tq. www Ǯ Nh Nl y䇮q Srي ww y䌵®Sw qrي .NwS Ku yqN cww lqٰu S . . . .'' Hu wSu qqluw.

``q AuN Iw ?'' Sl NqSl.

``x⺅ N vw .''

``z䇮, NuN Cuw ciu ㇮ ! u xS C us lv . A ࡮w wwS Nlu NiOmu.

``u, w wuw Nh qy u u Yχw ? w  Evq ?A Nl c BXuN ? qSS , Nr qzu  x

 S Evq ?''Hu BN yS Diu wSuww ru.

``o, w Nu w uN h m. qmST qSN w u܊T. qي S Eu c. A E q AcT d ! q mu C u䰟Su Nl q A q zS AyOrS SSu !'' Hu Sl NmqlSq wmu.

``o, Yqw whNu uN h m. q Kh ! Xu ww NiNl h m. q Kh ! Xu ww NiNl qN q AN yhﱇSN ? x SS No w q, vScu q oSN X No !'' Hu Ar Aw Eq霮w qu.

D uyrS Swlw xu All uq Euwu XNʺulq Llmu. NTq NT Br H劮w SSu. wwq wi Sl qw Slww wTu. 嚮w Aw®q  dwN T ®Oىu vTu.

Avw r䇮wݩ Squ, wqwu Nu. Nw Nuuq Ar nwݩ wmuS AAT wuqSu ۺSw q NTq. ! Awq ANqT wqwmu, bmySq mu. wvq umu. Hw Kul HwST Lmu !

``Ar, x Nw y®oT x Ku cw u !'' Hu wSu N N ONlw.

``Auu cwcwN wS x yrSNu w lrي !'' Hu Sl wSmu.

``Sl, ANxS Sq. xwS ?'' Hu wSu SNw.

``wwS ANxS q yrT ? Au r w ApS wS STw ! DS w Arه, Sl Hu Aw Sq m !'' Hu Sl xϺqT wmu.

``o ,w uN lNTu. Cwu T ﱛ N넯u ?'' Hu Ar NxN qu.

``Ar, xw qS ! w Sl vS, w ApS qGq ! D xu S xu rٰq ? xuۇuxTq quuw ?''

``DSwݰ B Nov .wwSu  ?'' Hu Sl Nu.

`` Sl, wuS wwu S ! oSN Amg wu uuw qlw. b振RT Eulw. x n muS Nw qq ww muSw凮w qlw. NrٟuS Hw q wu® wXw !'' Hu wSu ﰊSl wmuw.

``Twb Bur. qS ru. u ﱛN Au. . .'' Hu Ar qw Slw q w ru.

``Ar, xuSlu, EyT抮u wwSw u . SgԌ xu Nl. Aw x Nu l. mS y lruۊ Cwݰw NSv, mS bq S Cwݰw N ?Ar xw ww xu, Sl xw ww Aw, w yh ApSw x !'' wSu NwT rw Suw.

``L NSrي !'' Hu Sl wSmu.

`` ww N Au, N Au'' Hu wSu ≱u wmuw. B r䇮wݩ Cu r XNʺum Nu. Cs r dwu Kul Ou sNu wSu qw w凮w ulq ruw. C XNʺuu wl Anu Aq. Onu Bq. `` u bqu w xu u Nu bSlu. Cw C Nl ?'' Hu wSu NT wmu uw.

XN㚵w wuvu oQq. BS q oµ Tu. Kuu Bw vSc Iw Hru 䊮 Bw l Hn؇ u  NlNl Th. uu qSuۺq No u Sy NSq. wu qq١ qqvu Hu Nu® BSwݩ Y vNS vNh ! NiS Nu. S u uqmu ! q٢NSS uuqq ! XqS w wNhw qq.

wSu, wx Elyw u®Nl wS uw. S Alֆu Bu yluw. dwSuµuNw Cw qS p q YOu. yuu®w qSu wSu nTh Nlw. Cww lS Ar q Sl Brr ﰊSqw mu. ﰊqhԊ. uyNT ClS N uS wSu qTw Nw qw NS qSuNl Hl u wl Auw Nl T Auuw. Yylu qTwN wdѰdчT x q ! D uw Nl yuℵ ǮYq١T ``Ar, wl xw Slw Oywqw !'' Hu ≱u ru.

``q q Awu®SN. xuovu qw xS䟛 OrSNl x'' Ar Slw q rgw EuOu.

``NNwu Acwwq Norي ! AdwxS qS .Nuw rnq䊯u q ASw h u®yh m wS QwmN'' Hu Sl HXϋu. ApSww Xmwq mu XoN Aww wT wSu ww wl hw. Aw No qwN Ar q Sl S wlqxruۊ.