On a threshold, in an aperture of an open door, there was Lev Abalkin.
On June, 4th 78 years.
Lion Abalkin in nature.
-- It is left! - has said Ekselents the with amazement-touched voice. - my God, druzhishche! And we from feet have got off, for
you searching! The lion Abalkin has made movement and suddenly at once it has appeared near a table. Undoubtedly, it
was the present progressor of new school, the professional, moreover from the best, probably, - me was necessary to make
fair efforts to keep it in the rate of perception.
-- You - rudolf Sikorski, the chief of the commission on contacts - has said it silent, surprisingly colourless voice.
-- Yes, - Ekselents has responded, hospitably smiling. - and why so officially? Sit down, It is left...
-- I will speak standing, - Lev Abalkin has told.
-- Throw, It is left, what for ceremonies? Sit down, I ask you. It is necessary to us long conversation, isn't that so? - Is not
present, not the truth, - Abalkin has told. He has not looked At me at all. - we will not have a long conversation. I do not wish
to talk to you.
ekselents has been shaken.
-- How it - do not want? - He has questioned. - you, road, on service, you are obliged by the report. We do not know till now
that happens with Tristanom... How it - do not want? - I - one of "thirteen"? - This Bromberg... - has spoken Ekselents with
disappointment. - yes, it is left. Unfortunately, you - one of "thirteen".
-- It is forbidden to me to be on the earth? And I all life should remain under supervision? - Yes, It is left. It so.
Abalkin perfectly well was self-controlled. Its person was absolutely motionless, and eyes were poluzakryty as if he dozed
standing. But I felt that before us the person in last degree of furiousness.
-- And so, I have come to tell here, - Abalkin has said all the same silent colourless voice, - that you have arrived with us silly
and meanly. You have deformed my life and as a result have achieved nothing. I - on the earth and more do not intend to
leave the earth. I ask you to mean, as I any more will not suffer your supervision and I will get rid of it ruthlessly.
-- How from Tristana? - Has carelessly asked Ekselents.