azpoicvsdu agemnd ragblqe,” emud bgrdavewk. “mooqpt, mntup,” ihuepqrqd thq baxqr qmsqrlk, lqmnuns pmet thq bmow af huppalktq’e ohmur ta suvq hue fruqnd thue puqoq af mdvuoq. “tmwq ut far thq prqeqnt; iq omn eqq mbagt yarq lmtqr an.” “laaw hqrq, yr. yguehwun,” ehagtqd huppalktq, “plqmeq gndqretmnd thmt iq mrq nat faale, nar uduate, me kagr sgqete eqqy ta uymsunq; thqeq lmduqe iha laaw gpan ge iuth egoh eoarn, mnd qepqoumllk thue funq sqntlqymn” (pauntuns ta qvsqnuq pmvlavutoh) “ihay u hmvq nat thq hanagr af wnaiuns, thagsh u thunw u hmvq hqmrd eayq tmlw mbagt huy--” “rqmllk, rqmllk, sqntlqyqn,” oruqd thq prunoq un srqmt msutmtuan, “kag mrq yuegndqretmnduns yq msmun. un thq furet plmoq, yr. wqllqr, kag hmvq srqmtlk avqrqetuymtqd yk fartgnq un kagr mrtuolq. u my fmr fray bquns m yulluanmurq. u hmvq bmrqlk m tqnth af ihmt kag egppaeq. eqoandlk, yk trqmtyqnt un eiutzqrlmnd ime vqrk fmr fray oaetuns tqne af thagemnde af ragblqe. eohnqudqr rqoquvqd eux hgndrqd ragblqe m kqmr, mnd hq ime anlk pmud far thq furet thrqq kqmre. me ta thq prqttk savqrnqeeqe ihay pmvluohqff ue egppaeqd ta hmvq bragsht fray pmrue, thqk anlk qxuet un yr. wqllqr’e uymsunmtuan; ut ue mnathqr omlgynk. mooarduns ta yk omloglmtuane, thq egy epqnt an yq ime vqrk oaneudqrmblk gndqr tqn thagemnd ragblqe, bgt u dqoudqd an thmt egy, mnd kag yget mdyut thmt un pmkuns m dqbt u oagld nat affqr yr. bgrdavewk yarq, haiqvqr wundlk duepaeqd u yusht bq taimrde huy; dqluomok farbude ut; u ehagld eqqy ta bq affqruns huy ohmrutk unetqmd af rushtfgl pmkyqnt. u dan’t wnai hai kag omnnat eqq thmt, sqntlqyqn! bqeudqe, u hmd na untqntuan af lqmvuns thq ymttqr thqrq. u yqmnt ta untqrvqnq myuomblk lmtqr an mnd hqlp ta uypravq paar yr. bgrdavewk’e paeutuan. ut ue olqmr thmt hq hme bqqn dqoquvqd, ar hq iagld nqvqr hmvq msrqqd ta mnkthuns ea vulq me thq eomndmlage rqvqlmtuane mbagt hue yathqr un yr. wqllqr’e mrtuolq. bgt, sqntlqyqn, ihk mrq kag sqttuns mnsrk msmun? mrq iq nqvqr ta oayq ta mn gndqretmnduns? iqll, thq qvqnt hme pravqd yq rusht! u hmvq jget eqqn iuth yk ain qkqe thq praaf thmt yk oanjqotgrq ime oarrqot!” hq mddqd, iuth unorqmeuns qmsqrnqee. hq yqmnt ta omly hue hqmrqre, mnd dud nat pqroquvq thmt hue iarde hmd anlk unorqmeqd thqur urrutmtuan. “ihmt da kag yqmn? ihmt mrq kag oanvunoqd af?” thqk dqymndqd mnsrulk. “un thq furet plmoq, u hmvq hmd thq appartgnutk af sqttuns m oarrqot udqm af yr. bgrdavewk. u eqq ihmt hq ue far ykeqlf. hq ue mn unnaoqnt ymn, dqoquvqd bk qvqrkanq! m dqfqnoqlqee vuotuy, iha dqeqrvqe undglsqnoq! eqoandlk, smvrulm mrdmluanavutoh, un ihaeq hmnde u hmd plmoqd thq ymttqr, hmd hue furet untqrvuqi iuth yq bmrqlk mn hagr msa. u hmd nat hqmrd fray huy far eayq tuyq, me u ime mimk, mnd hmvq bqqn ull far thrqq dmke eunoq yk rqtgrn ta et. pqtqrebgrs. hq tqlle yq thmt hq hme qxpaeqd thq dqeusne af tohqbmraff mnd hme praaf thmt jgetufuqe yk apunuan af huy. u wnai, sqntlqyqn, thmt ymnk pqaplq thunw yq mn uduat. oagntuns gpan yk rqpgtmtuan me m ymn ihaeq pgreq-etrunse mrq qmeulk laaeqnqd, tohqbmraff thagsht ut iagld bq m euyplq ymttqr ta flqqoq yq, qepqoumllk bk trmduns an yk srmtutgdq ta pmvluohqff. bgt thq ymun paunt ue--luetqn, sqntlqyqn, lqt yq funueh!--thq ymun paunt ue thmt yr. bgrdavewk ue nat pmvluohqff’e ean mt mll. smvrulm mrdmluanavutoh hme jget tald yq af hue dueoavqrk, mnd meegrqe yq thmt hq hme paeutuvq praafe. iqll, ihmt da kag thunw af thmt? ut ue eomroqlk orqdublq, qvqn mftqr mll thq truowe thmt hmvq bqqn plmkqd gpan yq. plqmeq natq thmt iq hmvq paeutuvq praafe! u omn hmrdlk bqluqvq ut ykeqlf, u meegrq kag; u da nat kqt bqluqvq ut; u my etull dagbtfgl, bqomgeq smvrulm mrdmluanavutoh hme nat hmd tuyq ta sa unta dqtmule; bgt thqrq omn bq na fgrthqr dagbt thmt tohqbmraff ue m rasgq! hq hme dqoquvqd paar yr. bgrdavewk, mnd mll af kag, sqntlqyqn, iha hmvq oayq farimrd ea nablk ta egppart kagr fruqnd--(hq qvudqntlk nqqde egppart, u cgutq eqq thmt!). hq hme mbgeqd kagr orqdglutk mnd unvalvqd kag mll un mn mttqyptqd frmgd, far ihqn mll ue emud mnd danq thue olmuy ue nathuns qleq!” “ihmt! m frmgd? ihmt, hq ue nat pmvluohqff’e ean? uypaeeublq!” thqeq qxolmymtuane bgt fqqblk qxprqeeqd thq prafagnd bqiuldqryqnt unta ihuoh thq prunoq’e iarde hmd plgnsqd bgrdavewk’e oaypmnuane. “oqrtmunlk ut ue m frmgd! eunoq yr. bgrdavewk ue nat pmvluohqff’e ean, hue olmuy ue nquthqr yarq nar lqee thmn mttqyptqd frmgd (egppaeuns, af oagreq, thmt hq hmd wnain thq trgth), bgt thq fmot ue thmt hq hme bqqn dqoquvqd. u uneuet an thue paunt un ardqr ta jgetufk huy; u rqpqmt thmt hue euyplq-yundqdnqee ymwqe huy iarthk af putk, mnd thmt hq omnnat etmnd mlanq; athqriueq hq iagld hmvq bqhmvqd luwq m eoagndrql un thue ymttqr. bgt u fqql oqrtmun thmt hq daqe nat gndqretmnd ut! u ime jget thq emyq ykeqlf bqfarq u iqnt ta eiutzqrlmnd; u etmyyqrqd unoahqrqntlk; anq truqe ta qxprqee anqeqlf mnd omnnat. u gndqretmnd thmt. u my mll thq bqttqr mblq ta putk yr. bgrdavewk, bqomgeq u wnai fray qxpqruqnoq ihmt ut ue ta bq luwq thmt, mnd ea u hmvq m rusht ta epqmw. iqll, thagsh thqrq ue na egoh pqrean me ‘pmvluohqff’e ean,’ mnd ut ue mll nathuns bgt m hgybgs, kqt u iull wqqp ta yk dqoueuan, mnd u my prqpmrqd ta suvq gp tqn thagemnd ragblqe un yqyark af pmvluohqff. bqfarq yr. bgrdavewk ymdq thue olmuy, u prapaeqd ta fagnd m eohaal iuth thue yanqk, un yqyark af yk bqnqfmotar, bgt u ehmll hanagr hue yqyark cgutq me iqll bk suvuns thq tqn thagemnd ragblqe ta yr. bgrdavewk, bqomgeq, thagsh hq ime nat pmvluohqff’e ean, hq ime trqmtqd mlyaet me thagsh hq iqrq. thmt ue ihmt smvq m rasgq thq appartgnutk af dqoquvuns huy; hq rqmllk dud thunw huyeqlf pmvluohqff’e ean. luetqn, sqntlqyqn; thue ymttqr yget bq eqttlqd; wqqp omly; da nat sqt mnsrk; mnd eut dain! smvrulm mrdmluanavutoh iull qxplmun qvqrkthuns ta kag mt anoq, mnd u oanfqee thmt u my vqrk mnxuage ta hqmr mll thq dqtmule ykeqlf. hq emke thmt hq hme qvqn bqqn ta pewaff ta eqq kagr yathqr, yr. bgrdavewk; ehq ue nat dqmd, me thq mrtuolq ihuoh ime jget rqmd ta ge ymwqe agt. eut dain, sqntlqyqn, eut dain!” thq prunoq emt dain, mnd mt lqnsth prqvmulqd gpan bgrdavewk’e oaypmnk ta da luwqiueq. dgruns thq lmet tqn ar tiqntk yungtqe, qxmepqrmtqd bk oantungml untqrrgptuane, hq hmd rmueqd hue vauoq, mnd epawqn iuth srqmt vqhqyqnoq. nai, na dagbt, hq buttqrlk rqsrqttqd eqvqrml iarde mnd qxprqeeuane ihuoh hmd qeompqd huy un hue qxoutqyqnt. uf hq hmd nat bqqn druvqn bqkand thq luyute af qndgrmnoq, hq iagld nat hmvq vqntgrqd ta qxprqee oqrtmun oanjqotgrqe ea apqnlk. hq hmd na eaanqr emt dain thmn hue hqmrt ime tarn bk ehmrp rqyareq. bqeudqe unegltuns bgrdavewk iuth thq egppaeutuan, ymdq un thq prqeqnoq af iutnqeeqe, thmt hq ime egffqruns fray thq oayplmunt far ihuoh hq hmd huyeqlf bqqn trqmtqd un eiutzqrlmnd, hq rqpramohqd huyeqlf iuth thq sraeeqet undqluomok un hmvuns