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OBJECTIVE : APOCALYPSE

In id Waktrig, neter secules, ni yars, ni saats eent gnoht. Neter prever ni future eent gnohnt,
herghi, id present eet confuden con Abad. I sesi qui populeer id Waktrig ne gnohr id duren,
ed ia aziyats ios iete au id baysa os mohrt im eent pro aiwo sparn. Ighi Perennians – eet id
nam sib dahr – se pieydrwn in id plenitude os yuwent yant id instant irs gnahsa, kay naiweti
gerasce. Uper tod still Wakt regnit Chronalia, mater ias Waktprincesse ed ios Waktprince,
Chronalia, Waktrayn, quam ays dohlgs vahr appelle altro, in alyo dimension. Un nov regne
inkapiet pro iam, in alyo mund.
Quoter succeddiet Chronalia ep id Thron ios Waktrig? Maghses is brater au ia swester, is
Waktprince au ia Waktprincesse. Kad utri esiet betrusen id Abadscepter, symbol ios royal
magh. Bet kay accedde tod supreme honor, tehrbiet parkwehre uno mission ep id surface ios
Ardh, quod consistit in lures un Waktmessager prisoner im menscen. Un Messager spediht
ep Ardh kay intervene in id historia ios menscgenos, kay triumphihes Lure ed Justice. In id
Waktrig, multa legends reliet ia hog facts tim exceptional Perennians qui hieb accepten riske
ir gwit in id service im menscen. Irghi gwit, ar, sei nimen mohr in id Waktrig, sei Abad eet
ielganghens lot, quelgvonc, bayna i Perennians, decis stighes ep id surface ios Ardh smyohr
tun id menscen beurt: el bihsit merti.
Is Waktprince ed ia Waktprincesse hieb gnahn perfecti dwins, iro rlweischi eet hallucineihnd,
bet tant jects separeer i quem ir multa cheids hiebeer bihn legendar. Id liubh i spruv pro mutu
ne minter real ob to, ed kun i decis reconcilye se, gnahsit tun inter i tod tem particular ed tem
profund complicitat quod tik druv dwins kwohk kheissil.
Way, cada complicitat hieb disparihn pon id thronsuccession eet in pand, ed, tuntos, neti lit
de diles id sigh: oiter dakiet ud ia hands as Chronalia id Abadscepter. Pro to, oiter tehrbiet
ghehde lures el Waktmessager prisoner im menscen.
Chronalia hieb gwehmiht bo do id thronsall kay explie in quod consistiet tod mission. Boghi
eent ter, is brater ed ia swester, Waktprince ed Waktprincesse, parat ad aure quo ir mater
vahsit im sayge. Rect ed solenn, Chronalia dohrj in sien hands id Abadscepter quod bayghiet
oiter ye id termin tos aventure. Stahnd in id medio ios kielken grabht in id petra, ia Waktrayn
kwohk sweurghend, starnd dalgtos ad oin iom fensters qua uperspohc id Lac iom Sept
Clartats. Alnos in id bundo tos lac, ia ghianshieks ios centre ios Ardh kwohp med bfuyi furors
qua hatta wed khiek sutes, ed ia sept colors ios universe gwohl katha ex ia dubes, colorend
id surface med irisat flamboyments.
- Sehkwte me, murmurit ir mater steighend ghom id drab ye lenta stieups.
Ays purts exchangeer un bragv spect, dind, aun un werd, obedihr Chronalia quas silhouette
se smohldit lyt ed lyt in id temos. Bet, curieus-ye, kun bo bistigheer ghom ia stieupens, i
vighieb id pertu eet meg maung obscure quem id kwohk. Ighi vis ter distinct-ye, ed hieb neid
difficultat kay ghehde ghom id drab menxu, apter i, id mur ex petra lud ex id swol kay eme
tsay sien place. Id luce quod vulbh i gwohm ex un kielken os spheric forme quod ir mater
penetrit uperghangend-ye un wonk dwer. I hieb naiwo viden tod stet, hatta ne suspexeer ids
existence ed i khiek perbehrge ir staunen entrend-ye id sall. Stragn apparats qua im kwohk
besonters complexe eent dispost hol perambh i: ter eet un profusion om ecrans,
oscilloscopes, om gwayder signals ed vasyalga controlluces. Besic ant pults schowbeyna
med handdranghs ed schibers, i recognihr tri Waktmessagers: Gayok iom Suner, Hensock
iom Alokad ed Oclock iom Sell. Kun Chronalia prohp, ies interrup ir besoyns ed gwohm
salute iam Waktrayn. Sa senst vols kyi purts; visible-ye, ir surprise zalissit iam.
- Sellgumt in id Emotional Teleperception Centre, ia iey. Ste her in id schangdien ios
Rig. Tik i Waktmessagers ed ioswo hams access tetro.
Id Emotional Teleperception Centre. Eno mers i purts in id profundst perplexitat! Quod ghohd
ses kwohrn in tod kyal kay id buit perambht ab tanto mysteir?
- Her smos yugen ei surface ios Ardh, nabahsit Chronalia, pre i hieb naudht iskwes id
minst werd. Her kapmos ia emotions ed sentiments im menschi, eti im Messagers.
- Ia sentiments? Stieun i purts.
- Ya, to maght vos kwehke stragn, bet gnohte od ielgs un ses oispreuft un profund
emotion, emitt un wand quod ghehdt ses kapen sei behandmos kafi sensible

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instruments. Ia apparats yu vidte in tod kyal sont chiowdeo pro tod use. Dank ia,
ghehdmos ye quodquid instant quo spreuve i Messagers in mission ep id surface ios
Ardh: paur, joy, gvol, aytan, etc. Katha, ielgs oin niesen Messagers wehst in un critic
situation, eucmos id fauran detectend-ye id uperwaldhend sentiment el tun spreuft: id
baysa ios mohrt...
- Ed i mensci, sprohg i purts? Ghehdmos wey percepe quoschi kheissent?
- Ya, bet ne individual-ye, explicit Chronalia. Kapmos ia sentiments om meneghs au
hatta folks in ir hol. Katha seizmos ia megil movs os historia nakleusternd-ye
collective emotions. Ta emotions bihnt expresst sekwent waktcycles quom meist
intens phases ghehdmos determine. Nies makdour os gnohe Wakt in sien totalitat
nos permitt tarikhe precis-ye ta megil febers qua se manifeste ye cada tom
waurmens. Spehcte tod.
Ir mater im dik med un geste un apparat schowbeyno med un ecran ep quod se
inscripseer diagrammes om different colors. Blou, rudh ed glend lignes intercruceer mutu
unte un bfuyi mov, tracend mysterieus graphiques, i khiek desciffer, bet qua im
communier un certain achak, kamsei ta brohgen, saccadata streugs, tod implehcen
confusen colors expremient un stragno gjian.
- Eno quo kheisst, ep id surface ios Ardh, el Messager yu vahte dehlge lures, nabahsit
Chronalia. Wa anter, ia Messagerin…. Est ghi Valiocka ia Prabh prisoner im
menscen.
Valiocka ia Prabh ! Sa eet yaschi lakaben Valiocka ia Prabh ! Valiocka ia aventurerin,
fortrohct maungs do id mund im menscen kay tente triumphihes ter justice ed priebhe!
- Ah, Valiocka... kwohster Hensock is Alokad spehcend-ye ub, tem bell, tem pure, tem
ardent! Hencalstin, abgwahiem gairn lures iam ioswo!
- Nel-ye! Chronalia interrup siuk-ye. Tod mission bayght iom Waktprince ed iam
Waktprincesse!
Hensock remien silent, sien cap niterclihn, kam unis magv surpris in agos menxu Gayok
is Suner ed Oclock is Sell exchangeer un discret smeih.
- Valiocka ia Prabh wehst semloc in America, id America ios dwogimt secule, un land
quer waldht id meist vierdnic, id meist destructor passion: grehdia. Un sayv, katel
grehdia, quod emperilet idswo existence ios planete. Id dwogimt secule est in druve
tik un long sehkwen om tragedias. Tod quod menacet id mund in tod yar 1989, kun
Valiocka hat arriven ep Ardh, gwehmt ex un mahibe arme....
- Id atomic bombe! Scrier bo purts med un sam voc.
- No, iey mliak-ye Chronalia, no mien purts, id nuclear weir ne muttsiet. Leit de un
baygh different arme, quod kwehct nisbatan aunharm, bet quod ghehdiet habe tem
destructor effects: aqua!
Desconcerten, i contempleer ir mater med un perplexo spect. Aqua, un arme?
- Mensci kame kwehre weir contra mutu, nabahsit Chronalia, ed ti qui gouverne i hant ka
principal ambition enover quanto kay bifanghe ia katelst armes. Hol swoins em muallims
consecre ir energia ed ir intelligence kay aunstehge nov zariyas om nices ed destruge.
Oin tim muallims, fulan Peter Medduzz, US physiste, hat instohlt un substance quod
permitt multiplie quaytlibt aqua molecules. Med oin ghutt, ghehdt katha produce tiel oin
tonne aqua! Ed to quasi instantan-ye! Tod invention salviet ex famine turseros lands, bet
ghehdiet kathalika dribhes terrible catastrophes sei esiet nudt pro destructor ziels. Esiet
kafi vehrse tod substance do fluvs, riviers, lacs, kay provoque gigantesk saylabs.
Weidwos, id US gouvernement – kameti ceter gouvernement ep id planete – dahiet dorgv
kay procure sib id formule os un solg substance. Bet Peter Medduzz hat alya ambitions
quem id mer pehrn uns patent ibs autoritats os sien land: eiskwt follosie sien invention
kay stille sien stieurste. So wir est foll, foll ob taunay, foll ob las, foll ob domination, ed
menacet saul id gwit om centens om tusents, hatta millionen sienen samliks. Menacet
urbs, regions, hol lands. Meuct is ex un plav sem kilos tos diabolic substance do id fluv
quod tehrt un urb ed tod urb dispareihsiet unte oik minutes sub wedmasses. Ghehdt
provoque druv tsunamis ep vasya mundripas au guraghe un land kam Sveden sub id

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wed idsen lacs. Valiocka ia Prabh hat volen salve i menscens ud tod menace: way, ena
est prisonerin tos quom ia hat tentet gvehne.
Chronalia vols iter kyid ecran quod tarj do coloren diagrammes Valiockas emotions.
- Paur, nabahsit ir mater, Valiocka hat paur. Est dwerbohnden in srig ed temos, mohrt
aluet ambh iam, ed speh lyt ed lyt linkwt iam. Ne tant pro se hat paur quem pro
menscgenos, ed pro id Ardh, un Ardh quod ghehdiet ya disparihes sub id wedor: to
mayniet id fin ios planete, idswo fin os nies Rig...
- Hencalstin, tod catastrophe tehrpt ses stabht ! exclamit Hensock is Alokad.
- Yaghi, approbit Chronalia, ed vos, mien purts, bayght salve id Ardh menacen ab id
follia os Peter Medduzz. Quer wehst so wir? Ne gnohms. Nies meidapparats ne
permitte nos localise exact-ye id stet quer Valiocka est dart prisonerin. Ia magnetic
forces ios Ardh ablehnce ia wands ab qua peitmos panges geographic coordinats.
Woidam oin-ye od Valiocka est dar in Nordamerica. Quer exact-ye? Yu tehrpte
aunstehge to. I de mensci gnohnt neid de id danger quod menacet i: neter id US
gouvernement, ni alyanghen tienxia exter Peter Medduzz ed eys scharikes hat id
minst idee ios drame quod biht preparet. Ep id surface ios Ardh, Valiocka est ia saul
qua gnoht id vertat. Peter Medduzz posseddt sien wi laboratorium ed wehrct in id
megsto secret. Valiocka ia Prabh hat kjiawxieng kamyaben baure tod secret: ia hieb
tik id wakt os warne nos de tod pre ses capturen ed karcert ab i centengs ios muallim.
Yu habsiete gnohsa ios message ia hat ghohdt nos transmitte, bet preter, kleute
attentive-ye quo vahm vos berules. Id success vosters mission dependt ud to.
Quaquid siant ia talents yu posseddte ja, yu tehrpte hassile oin aun kunges: tod es
automobiliste. In ghi id America ios XXt secule, ne est baygh util sagve ghange:
gohder est sagve wehghe ed est maung vattu od yu spendsiete un wassime part
vosters mission ant id styr uns automobil. Vahm ghi pliehge kay yubo, ye vies arriven
ep id surface ios Ardh, habte biht excellent wehghers. Yu kathalika ghehdsiete repare
sem motor pannes, sei id fall wakyet. Mae bayte, yu habsiete neid effort dadwtu kay
possedde tod talent, yu buncsiete id hol natural-ye yant yu emsiete place in un carr.
Aproposs to, vahm vos uperdehe dwin importanten documenten: preter est un
wehghlicence ed dwoter est un passport. Tu, mien dugter, behrsies id nam Linda
Fodil in id druna tiens mission, ed tu, mien son, sessies kalt Douglas Blower. Ta nams
buir chust arbitrar-ye, bet ia papiers vos dahm sont asli : en vos nuntos US civs.
Ieter purt ghensit sien passport ed wehghlicence ed chohx ia med un intrigen protiokw. Ir
mater skizzit uno smeih.
- Ah ya, iey ia, io woid od magh’ kwehke stauneihnd naudhe ta minu documents, bet
sold est id mund in quod yu vahte arrive : yu tehrpte ghehde ye cada moment justifie
ter vies identitat, nimen exist sei ne hat papiers kay pruves id. Katha est progress…
Alyoject taiper : vos ho ja tolken de id grehdia quod regnet in America. Gnohte od tod
grehdia est omnipresent ed od denars sont importanter quem quant in id regard im
Americans. Also yu vahte behande un appreciable capital yu vahte dehlge sagve
manage med intelligence ed circumspection. Vahm vos dahe trin creditcarten tem
quem un ein gsienkjin summ. Med id prest carte, yu behandsiete oindem tusents
dollaren in id California Industrial Bank. Med id second, yu ghehdsiete masrafe dec
tusents dollaren ex id Maynard Investment Bank. Id trit bad vos daht un credit om
octo tusents dollaren in id Los Angeles Diana Bank. Dayir id summ vahm vos
uperdehe in gsienkjin, mikdart six tusents dollaren. Ta trigim penk tusents dollaren
vos permittsient vos procure quo yu wansiete in id druna vosters aventure.
Suaneudte ia, seighi yu gwehmiete do aue denars, id kamyab vosters entreprise esiet
aundwoi ser compromiss. Un deil tom denars vos daughsiet kay vos piutes, bet
warte : id pitu ios XXt secule, besonters in America, porct megil dangers. Mistreuste
ia hamburgers ex rat- au catmiems au ia prickelscharabs ex chemicals os dubieus
origin.
Sagvte bevide id megst prudence : mehnte de vies orm mater ! Mansiem ghi ter, in
tod sall, neid de voster secretst emotions oiskapsiet me. Vies angsta, vies paurs, vies
aunspehia instants inscripsient-se ep ta ecrans : gnohte od spreufsiem tun id sam

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biaur. Enghi vos parat ad entreprindes vies task, bet preter, yu tehrpte gnohe ia
sensta detayls qua Valiocka nos hat communien in sien message.
Ir mater im tun dik un ecran ep quod se inscripseer brohgen lignes qua, lyt ed lyt, se
transformeer do buksteivs. I purts ghohd katha lises ia informations ia Waktmessagerin, per
sem mysterieus proceddat quos buhsa ne gnohr, hieb transmitten do Chronalia. Valiocka
hieb gwaht ep Ardh kay tente incite menscens pro pace. Ia prest resultats hieb obkwohct
encouragend: ia dwo megsta stieures hieb-se gwaukanihta de reduce ir nuclearum arsenal.
Tun Valiocka ia Prabh aunstohg id monstrueus project os Peter Medduzz: guraghe sub ia
flutts un wassime part os menscgenos kay regne meis facil-ye ep i survivers. Id message
nadisvolvit ant ir okwi ed i lis med un particular attention id sehkwnd pasage quod concernit i
in prest loc:
Sei bieda mi muttiet in id druna miens implacable combat contra Peter Medduzz, gwehmtu
oin ex nosters persehkwe mien mission. I mensci gnohnt neid de id menace quod swehbht
uper i, bet ho kaurn de informe de id buhsa miens taskios semanghen i quom ho hol trust: id
nam tos wir est John Bob de Golf, est journaliste bei San Francisco Herald and Examiner.
Ho revelen ei neid de mien origins, bet ho saygen id druve de Peter Medduzz: emtu quel me
succeddsiet contact fauran con iom: “Is medusa tehrpt ses kharct”: Tod simple passewerd
sessiet kafi kay swekwehre eys hol collaboration. Voltu Div me hehlpe ad salve menscgenos
ud id desaster.

-Ois, yu gnohte nuntos tant quem ego, declarit Chronalia. Yu ghehdte fortrehce ep id surface
ios Ardh retrehve id menscen mund. Yu arrivesiete do America ep id stet quer iaswo Valiocka
hat surrect ex ia dubes nosters Rig. Est un grotte Californias, prokwem San Francisco. Vies
aventure inkapsiet dien 19 marto 1989, un tarikhe kyar mieni kerd, bet mae gnohskwte ma.
Pre id Telegeosphere dreibha vos, Oclock is Sell vaht vos betruses ein fuschwian quod vos
sessiet way indispensable in Dunia.

Oclocko ghyien tun id dwer uns coffer sgillen in id wall ed salgih tetos dwo pistols: Smith &
Wessons caliber 38 schowbeyna med un octo-gloncen danxiow. Is Waktmessager
uperdehsit ad ieter purt ein arme tem quem ein dwogim-patronen cutia.
- Neudskwte ia ye minst ops yu ghehdsiete. Est ja pior violence in id mund yu vahte
entre.
- Ed hassa in tod follenland, hencalstin! Exclamit Hensock is Alokad. Ah, yadi poittiem
abgwahe con vos, wey tri segiemos id gurgule tos Peter Medduzz!
- Yu mansiete her! Chronalia interrup. Yu de, mien purts, America skehpt vos!

Id air stayg bitwohr ant Chronalia ed iens tri Messagers. Ir silhouettes trubiesc ed swohnd ye
meger bihsit sub ir okwi un sorte os immaterialo globe: un Telegeosphere hieb just-ye skipen,
tod phenomen os centrifugal hydro – au aero – gwis quod permiss linkwes id Waktrigo kay
entre id menscen mund. Id Telegeosphere vulbhit bo purts, ed i khiss id force ios dewer
dribhes i lyt ed lyt ex id sall schalaschend id Emotional Teleperception Centre. Mox, buir
forbohrn kyid ouper ios Sept Clartaten Lac. I purts an leur-ye quayque i hieb taiper ir cap sub
id wed, ed i vis tun i sept clartats ios universe confundes se do un blindend luce; un karakh
sensation stru lyt ed lyt in ir hol corps; im bihsit impossible kwehre id minsto geste, i hieb id
pondos os ses sromiht, petrifien. I khiss confus-ye od i swohbh dalger ud mutu, dind, brusk-
ye, hol obscuriesc ed bo mers do id temos.

Ia Waktprincesse mic, dind ghnih sien lids, ed sbud lyt ed lyt, kamsei ia hieb just esen rohven
ex un gwaur ed aundrehm swehpen. Id Telegeosphere hieb taiper disparihn. Ia eet iter
movleur ed stahsit tsay lent-ye, siena muscles esend dar karakht. Lakin, ia oku
desbayaldissit ed ia retrohv aun difficultat sien adic uriende. Id platt swol ay permiss gwahe
perodh aun probleme. Oik instants serter, ays okwi se hieb swohdta dia luce ed ia contemplit
tun un surprindend spectacle: un stragno calive ant quod turs linen hangend ud un viel
stieusit ep id leizd os uno smulk strad. Nieb id calive, ia kieusit un kwekwlen machine: ia
gnohsit tod genos woghen, ay hieb esen diken kips tos in id Waktrig. Tod eet quod i mensci

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kiel un automobil. Tod ay kwohk anter glewost. Eet taungh, rudh, ornen med chromes pior
lamper sekwent ays gust, ed bilhassa, eet cabriolett, quo sollit kwehre ids wehghen meg
amater. Id vido tos wogh wehnih iam stayg bunge id talent as automobilistin ays mater hieb
ay permitten hassile ed ia gwahsit prosch id calive. Spehcend-ye tetro clauser, ia dyohrc tri
naftpumpes ed ia ghieb tun od id stet eet un service-station! Ia ne ghohd trehvus dohbrer pro
sien start ka automobilistin! Ia trohcit kyid entratsdwer ios station ed stus id giam, bet nimen
antwohrd. Ia wohrt id klink: tod eet perchint. Un tabell pact med un ventouse dik: “cluden”. Ia
vols tun kyid wogh ed chohx id proscher. Uno smulk schild quod eet snict apter id windschib
attraxit ays attention. To eet script:
Pehrntu
BUICK SKYLARK 1953
Sell general stand – braiks revisu
1000 dollars

Mil dollars: id pris eet kemall ed zowngschie ia tohrb un wogh, tun, id dohbrest eet ghende
tod. Id nao eet od wohs nimen kay pehrne id ay. Ia gir id service-station con id baygh illusor
speh od trehve semanghen bet id stet eet desert. Kun ia gwahsit pri ia vesters qua turs ep id
viel, ia hals kay chehxe ia. Ia prest constatit od eent siuk, dind dishieng ia. Eent ter un
pantalon ex rudh sukno ed un blouson, rudh kathalika, quod bohr id mark « Texaco » ep id
frontgep. Per curiositat, ia probit id blouson : id dohbh iam exact-ye. Eti, eet practic : dank ids
multiple geps, ia ghehdiet sniges tetro sien quant roubes. Ia enduit dind id pantalon : idschi lit
ay daumost-ye. Iaghi decis conserve ta dwo vesters abandonend-ye siena : seller eet ghi
due sekwent id weidos im menscen, ia vergeihiet katha se kauihes inutil-ye. Ia ghens dind
mil dollars ex id bask ays mater hieb ay daht ed giowit id “pehrntu” schild ud id windschib ios
wogh. Ep ids regv, ia inscripsit “pohrnt” med un kalem ia hieb kwiden prokwem oin iom
naftpumpe, dind snig id schild ed ia banknotes subter id dwer ios service-station. Ia addih
kathalika 30 dollars pro ia povestis: minst-ye, ay ne ghehdiet ses mambhen esus nehoneste!

Katha vehsend, ia Waktprincesse contemplit sien inikas in id schib ios service-station. Sei
talg eet id mode ios dwogimt secule, tehrbiet fuschioue id! Se consolit sib saygend-ye od
eent practic vesters ia ne biey sauke! Taiper, id moment hieb gwohmen os installe se ant id
styr ios Buick ia hieb just kaupen. Pre abwehghe, ia chohx ia ieu neid. Ia hieb snict sien
pistol in un inner gep ios blouson ed id patronen cutia in alyo. Chunke ia hieb un kalem in
sien hand, ia brug to kay signe sien creditcartes ep id ciautaung tolp. Pre startihes id motor,
ia lis attentive-ye ia indications ays passport ed ays wehghlicence bohr:

Nam: FODIL
Prenam: Linda
Gnahn dien: 22 september 1966
In: San Diego (California)
Profession: Sokarin
Adresse: 1, Ferry Street (San Francisco)

Sokarin: un gadabo profession quod ay permittiet justifie sien presence quasi querlibt. Nimen
eestaunt incontre un sokarin in ia meist inexpecten stets. Pos eucus esber ta quant
istikhbaras, ia tour id daghcleich ios wogh spehnd-ye id motor startiet aun probleme.
Ed id motor biwohrg : id kwohk perfect-ye suaardeht. Apparent-ye, ia hieb kwohrn un manafi
kaupend-te tod wogh! Eet id prest ker ia Waktprincesse wohs ant un styr ed, lakin, vasya
ciferinstruments ay kwohk familiar. Ia hieb neid difficultato de recognihes ia differents blats
ios ciferpult ed ia kieu besonters od id tank eet plen. Id ghirchange eet automatic, quod
kwohr meis facil ays task. Ia enghirit id drangh ed accelerit pos sleuvs id handbraik. Id wogh
gwahsit perodh tun mliak-ye ed ia birollit unte id strad. Yeji id position ios sol, ia trehciet
westworts nawehghend-ye holseid, quod sollit bringhes iam do San Francisco. Lakin, ia ne
gnohsit kam distant ia wohs ud id urb, ed dat id strad eet desert, ia khiek sprehge de sien
itner. Ob prudence, pre wehghe meis oku, ia probit ia braiks ios wogh: ay kwohkeer functione

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dohbro, iaghi miegh accelere aun baysa. Id wogh eet amat wehghtu ed ia emsit plaisure de
rolle katha sub id sol. Eti, ia sedds eent comfortable, quo wiezd neid. Pos begwahvs un
decen maylen, ia dyohrc un schild quod dik id direction kye San Francisco ed, oik minutes
serter, ia arrivit ad un ozdghabel quod ay permiss birolle unte id interstate 80, un weur
autostrad quer woghs eent mult, bet id kwehlen eet dehnend. Un nov schild gnopih iam od
San Francisco eet tik circa trigim mayls dalg: iaghi arrivit tetro mox. Dikstolbs behrnd id ciffer
55 eent disposen regular-ye engwn id autostrad. Lit to de un kadamlimite? Eet probable; yed
ia hieb id pondos os se sehlke rollend-ye 55 mayls per hor oku. Ays ped griblit iam: ia druve-
ye wohn premes id accelerator kay ghehde meis rapid-ye ad San Francisco.
Lakin, hatta conservend-ye un constant speud, ia Waktprincesse tohrbit payn circa dwogim
minutes kay nake ia suburbs os San Francisco. Kun ia dyohrc ye id prest ker id enorm
extens ios urb quetos id ak iom nehbskrehbs surrexit, ia remien ghyahnd unte un instant.
Naiwo ghi ia hieb ja contemplet id architecture ios dwogimt secule ed tod vision desconcertit
iam. Viden dalgtos, kwohk od neti eet in id urb id minst rewos ed ia hiebit prest-ye id pondos
os naiwo ia ghehdiet snehge do tod conglomerat ex bricks, beton ed glas. Menxu ia observit
id megaurb, ia hieb liven sien ped ud id accelerator ed insistend klaxoncutts cliengh apter
iam kay incite iam ad wehghe meis oku. Yeji id dikschild pri quod ia hieb just gwaht, ia wohgh
prosch Oakland Bay Bridge, un dwoetage ed oct mayls long stalbrigv. Bet kay ihes unte id, ia
tohrbit preter payghe 75 cents uni employeiti dar chanabetter ob ia ne hiebit piengs.
Considerend med un exasperat spect id dec dollars banknote ia ei dahsit, is obsokit
derdernd-ye in sien cassa ed consens ay retropayghe 9 dollars ed 25 cents med un rarzend
geste. Tun ia birollit unte id brigvo quod spiend uper San Franciscos bukht. Id vid perambh
eet schungjin ed, sei ne habiet habt un plehtu mission, habiet passen libter oik feriahevds in
id ihatta. Ocolo id brigv, ia birollit unte id via quod duxit kyid centre ed ia likwit katha id
autostrad kay penetre bad id urb. Ia mox wohgh unte un angh strad. Un schildo dik: 5to
strad. Ia narollit katha tiel Market Street unte quod ia gwahsit ep un corto distance pre
oblique levtro do Powell Street. Senter eet un bergwntkleitu avenue quod duxit ei akro os oin
om San Franciscos multa clins. Id kleitu eet hatta tem bergwnt quem ia dieum an ays wogh
vahsit ghehde bestighes id, bet id V8 ios Skylark wohrg daumost-ye ed ia udglohm id caust
aun difficultat. Ia rollit katha unte un pwolhor ed kieu tun in sien retrospecule un wogho quod
sohkwit iam claus. Lyt pior claus, hatta, sekwent ays gust, ed ia accelerit kay pites auge id
distance inter bo vehicules. Bolt-ye, id Skylark ghohd eme lyt kadam, bet idschi sehkwnd
wogh accelerit ed narollit iam claus. Eent dwo wirs eni, ed apparent-ye, se interesseer de
iam. Oiter hatta dik iam med sien fingher. Eno ne eet beghspaceihnd, pos to, kad ne eet
grund kay swurghes? Kam woide? Stayg, id sehkwnd wogh likwit sieno massaf ed tentit
udperodhe iam. Samtid-ye, is wir seddend nieb iom wehgher znieyc iam halte.
Id talent as automobilistin ias Waktprincesse est ya real, bet ia ne volit se riske ad bunge id
in ta kleituta strads med un wogho quos braiks eent revisu. Iaghi vohrt meis prudent parke se
engwn id trotuar ed skehpte od ies dwo wirs quoy persohkweer iam gwohm ay explie quo ies
voleer. Ir wogh hielt just pre aysu ed is wehgher se precipitit kyid Buick yungend-ye sien
hands, un weur smeih ep sien lips ed, ep sien lige, un khwanxiwajkh.
- Un Skylark 1953! Is exclamit. Eiskwneum oin pon tem diu! Som collectioniste awen
woghs, kaupo id ud vos gsienkjin! Iey is gwehmend-ye knigves ep id dwer. 2000
dollars, dehbht to vos?

Dwo mil dollars menxu ia Waktprincesse hieb kaupen id wogh po tik mil dollars, eno tay
kwohk uno manafi! Taiper ia eet in San Francisco, ia ghohd eme taxis skehptend-ye procure
sib alyum automobil. Is collectioniste buit nravihn ob ia acceptit eys behd. Ay uperdehsit un
bask banknoten ed ia sals id Buick, ei linkwnd sien place. Samtid-ye, eys sokwi qui hieb
mant in alyo wogh snohg ant id styr tos ed, oik instants serter, bo woghs abrolleer unte
California Street. Iaghi hieb kworn un mil dollars benefice aun se strakihes: Gratulations! Ia
habiet haben sell chances de kamyabe sien gwit sei ia habiet deciden page in America! Bet,
pro id moment, leitiet anter de mehne de ays mission ed ia entrit un journaldukan kay kaupe
ter id San Francisco Herald and Examiner, id journal pro quod orbiet John Bob de Golf, is wir
ia tohrb contanges in hol urgence. Dat tod dien eet mingo, ia dohlg primes ia divers idafas id

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journal pors ad sien leisers pro id hevdend ed ia sielg id dukan con un pondost masse os
druckt papier! Per curiositat, ia glaz different articles, bet ia kieu neid interessant. Scribe tant
aunzawk pages, eti publie ia, kam un gawazdos ! Ia lakin trohv quo ia iskwit : id adresse ios
San Francisco Herald. Ia bureaus wohs in Montgomery Street quetro un taxi brigh iam oku.
Ays entren in id hall ios bina ne buit nedyohrct: iaghi spects convers kyam, ed ia hieb id
baygh nett pondos od semject os ays apparence surpris.

Observend-ye i oik anghens present in id hall, ia Waktprincesse kieusit od ays povesti ne
dohbh semquayt. Eet aundwoi ob to od ia eet spohcen ab staunprotiokwa. Ia lakin
jiaujieungit kaue neid ed ia stiup gwaukan-ye prosch id contor apter quod sess ias mejbanins
maimour med primes i visitors.
- Eiskwo vide John Bob de Golf, mohld ia Waktprincesse med un peremptor ton.
Ia gwenaka quam ia Waktprincesse hieb just wohkwt kwohk bfuteing.
- Hat eys moto un panne? Sprohg ia mejbanin.
- Eys moto? Stieun ia Waktprincesse
- Ne ste yu garagistin?
Ia Waktprincesse tun ghieb ma ays vehsmen kwohk stragn in tod loc : eet vehsend un
uniform es employeit os service-station! Ia tehrbiet trehve alya vesters ye meist rapid!
- Ne gnohm an eys moto hat un panne, eiskwo tik vide Poti de Golf in hol urgence,
jawieb ia Waktprincesse med un glewosto smeih.
- Hieb... Hieb yu mulakat? Swurgh ia mejbanin.
- No, saycte ei simple-ye is medusa tehrpt ses kharct. Is pretesiet.
Ye cid ker, ia gwenak khiek perbehrge sien hayriene. Ia ghyahsit unte oik instants.
Mutawajkhend, ia mejbanin sprohg iam Waktprincesse de ays nam dind oisghens id receptor
uns telephon teipend-ye ep oik touches uns claviature.
- Poti de Golf? Ia iey pos un instant. Est ter un gwenak garagistin namen Linda Fodil
qua volt vide vos. Me hat sprohgen kay vos saygo od “is medusa tehpt ses kharct”.
Ia Waktprincesse ieur un voc ruses in id receptor.
- Vos.... vos yeiso iam? Gohd...
Ia gwenak enhieng dind vols kyam Waktprincesse smeihnd-ye med un taraghen protiokw.
- Poti de Golf skehpt vos. 8im etage. Bureau 812.
- Dank, antwohrd ia Waktprincesse. Ioghi ne som garagistin, gwahm un maskbal…
Okwivid-ye, ia mejbanin iey iam Waktprincesse un foll bet ia ne bad gnohsit kweter eet
dangereus au ne. In id dwoi, ia viensch tik oin : neti diles con iam. Est ghi rohmt od ia vis iam
Waktprincesse entre id lift quod duxit iam do id 8im etage. Bureau 812 ne eet pior difficil
trehftu. Idso dwer eet ja ghyanen ed un wir ia supposit ses John Bob de Golf gwahst prosch
iam.
- Sellamat, miss, yu volat vide me? Hoyd est wakea id dien.
- Id dien quos ?
- Iam negnohten quas vole vide me de iom medusa. Ste yu druve-ye garagistin ?
- No, no, gwahm vide vos de Valiocka.
- Oiter ject ne diweidt alter, kieu de Golf. Ma iblis un tem bell pieg quem yu greddt in
tod pumpiste vehsmen ?
- Un mer hasard. Yu sieyg hoyd est id dien iam negnohten quas vole sprehge vos de
iom medusa?
- Un gwen me hat telephon’ minter quem oin hor pre. Ia volt ghate me kay sprehge me
de Valiocka. Aproposs, quetos gnohte yu iam ?
Ia Waktprincesse hiebit previs id question ed hiebit preparet un antwehrd.
- Valiocka est mien pwolswester, sigwrit ia. Hams iam sam mater, bet different paters.
Eet ghi tik un pwollugh: ne eet Chronalia, Waktrayn, mater vasyen Perennians? Ia exchangit
un glanez con de Golf: eet un seducend wir, quayque is buit lyt at sekwent ays gust. Sollit
ses payn ater quem quargim, au quargim-penk, bet kun anghen gwohm ex un Rigo quos
habitants remien abad-ye yun, eet ter un iete quod kwohkit canonic… De Golf ay smih :
apparent-ye, isschi pohnd seducend iam…

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- Habte yu haben khabars de Valiocka nuper? Interrogit is.
- No, est chiowdeo kay budes vos de ia od som her. Qua est sa gwen qua volt sprehge
vos de iam?
- Smad preter redehe lyt aurdhen in to hol, propos de Golf. Valiocka ghi est vies
pwolswester ed vos hat bahn de...
- De Peter Medduzz, iom wir qui menacet pace in id mund, aun id mund gnoht to,
resumit ia.
- Ed credeihte yu tod storia?
Tod question desstabilisit iam Waktprincesse. Ia mohm prefect-ye Valiockas message.
Scripsit: “Ho kaurt informe de id buhsa miens task semanghen in quom ho mien hol trust. ‘Is
medusa tehrpt ses kharct’: tod simple passewerd sessiet kafi kay swekwehre eys hol
collaboration”. Api, eno John Bob de Golf, ka “hol collaboration”, inkiep expremes dwois de id
hakikia os quo Valiocka hieb saygen!
- Credeihm semper quo Valiocka mi sayct, antwohrd ia med un dwighen protiokw.
- Ego de som meg minter convict! Valiocka est un idealistin, ed so Peter Medduzz un
megalomaniak foll! Ud un scientific vidpoint, impossible est credihes id existence tos
pretenden substance quod multipliciet quaytlibt aqua molecules.
- Ye id nevdemt secule, anghen ne habiet meis credihn de nuclear energia, kieusit ia.
- Aundwoi, men sei un solg substance existiet, ghehdiet ses producen tik in un
vanguardia laboratorium. Api, id laboratorium tos Peter Medduzz ne eet kafi
suaschowbeyt kay permitte tod genos experimentation.
- Quer wehst tod laboratorium? Sprohg ia.
- Est clus pon six munts, id local buit pohrnen uni fast food zangir quod hat installen ter
un restaurant. Sei to vos interesset druve-ye, yughi maghsiete edde ter un
hamburger. Est in Bridgeway, id magno strad os Sausalito, uno smulk urb ocolo id
Golden Gate Bridge. Id stet est kalt id Bay Burger. Sei yu gwahte id, vos vanscho sell
appetite, yu wansiete id...
- Yu ne habte bad mi sayc’ qua est ia gwen qua vos hat phon’ nuper, insistit ia
Waktprincesse.
- Poittiem vos antwehrde od un journaliste hat perfect-ye id rect os gwupes secret id
identitat sienen informators, bet pos to, chunke tod hol affaire kwehct interesse vos
meg meis quem me, gnohte od ciam anghen se hat mohldt med id nam Laura
Pushbey ed od me hat daht mulakat ye 17 saat 30, in kamer 529 os hotel Galmard, in
Colombus Avenue. Ia phonit nami Valiocka ed volit bahe mi de iam.
- Ed eiskwte yu gwahe tod mulakat?
- Yando, daumo an ho suakwohr’ de lance me do journalisme. Kad habiem sollen
chuses semject meis rahatend, un smulk job ne strakeihnd samt dohbro salair, editor
mathalan. Ighi editors ne orbate mingos... Eti, habiem seller manen domi, hoyd. Id
actualitat est destull maigher, ed Peter Medduzz ne me interesset meis quem el Loch
Ness tannin, bet gwahsiem lakin tam Laura Pushbey pro cada hasard…
De Golf hieb kwohken sympathic ye preter vid ay Waktprincesse, bet tod desinvolture is
izhier kam per plaisure irritit iam besonters: sekwent ays mayn, Valiocka hieb druve-ye sfallto
de eys conto.
- Sei yu ne vos interesset de Peter Medduzz, yu maghiete minst-ye kaure de Valiockas
beurt. Est eys prisonerin ! declarit ia Waktprincesse med un destull broisk ton.
- Quod lehcte yu ? stieun John Bob de Golf.
- Valiocka est prisonerin os Peter Medduzz ! repetih ia.
- Quod vos mayneiht to ?
Weidwos, ne lit de bahe ei de id Emotional Teleperception Centre quos instruments tarj id
gjian as Valiocka iam Prabh.
- Ho sell raisons kay credihes to, se contentit ia med antwehrde.
De Golf remien unte un instant silent, neti sagvend mehne quod.
- Quando habte yu viden Valiocka ye id senst ker ? sprohg ia.

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- Minter quem un munt pre. Ia se pariet ad linkwes San Francisco, bet pre abgwahe, insistit
kay mi betruses quo ia wois de Peter Medduzz. “In id fall sei un bieda mi wakyet” ia iey.
- Ed yu ne habte crediht quo ia vos sieyg ?
- Dehlgo itirafe od, ye tod moment, ia hieb quasi kamyapt me convinces. Ia kwohk tem
swekwr! Dind, mehnend-ye de to lyt serter, mi ho saygen od tod storia eet absurde. Ho dehn
hol to ep id conto aysios imagination... Est tem lust in ays sohgna...
- Ays sohgna? Se indignit ia Waktprincesse. Valiocka, un sehgnerin ?
- Ya, ia sehgnet, sehgnet de pace, swesgenmenos, liubh. Wey ghiet unte un samghat
organisen ab un pacifiste movment. Eem ter kay kwehre un reportage, hams beprienten…
wey revis mutu plurs… Io pohnd meg seducend iam… Ed dind ia abgwahsit.
- Ed nun, yu habte myohrsen iam !
- No, pruv est od vos preimo ed vahm gwahe vide tam Laura Pushbey kay ia mi baht de
iam...
- Gwahm con vos!
- Ma ne? Katha vidsiemos an quo sa gwen sayct confirmet vies baysas.
- Sei yu habiete id pruv od Valiocka est druve-ye in ia hands os Peter Medduzz, esiete yu
parat ad mi bringhes vies hehlp kay tente retrehve iam ? sprohg ia.
- Maghses... Sei to ghehdt kwehre un gohd reportage... antwohrdit de Golf, med un pensive
protiokw.
Tod reaction akiep indigne iam Waktprincesse: also, so wir in quod Valiocka ia Prabh hieb hol
trust mehnt preter de id reportage is ghehdiet kwehre abpaurskend-ye iam, menxu ia est
probable-ye in mortal danger? Ah ya, wakea, ays mater sieyg prabh: grehdia druve-ye
animet menscens in id America ios XXt secule!
- Quer habitet yu in San Francisco? Sprohg is journaliste.
- Ne ho bad adresse, ho just arriven, antwohrd ia med dusdumos.
- In tod fall, emte ghi un kamer in hotel Union Square, in Powell Street. Staht dwo
stieups dalg hetos ed id stet est khauris. Dashiell Hammett, is autor om detectiven
romans, nistigh ops tetro ye id tid kun is orbiet ka detective bey Pinkerton agence, est
id ideal stet quando anghen hat, kam yu, un romanlik spirit...
Tod reflexion exasperit iam, bet ia decis ne antwehrde ei.
- Ed bilhassa, mutavehste, addih de Golf, spehm yu ne vahte gredde in pumpistin
vehsmen unte id hol dien. Aproposs, habte yu un wogh?
- No.
- Tun vansiem vos ye 17 saat 15 in id hall ios Union Square, comgwahsiemos vide
Miss Pushbey.
Ye tod instant, iaghi Waktprincesse sriens iom journaliste ed likw id bina ios San Francisco
Herald. Eet 4 saat posmiddien, quo ay liess id wakto kay sib trehve alya vesters pre gwahe
eme un hotel kamer. Chiowdeo eet lyt dalger uno mier magasin ghyanto mingos ed in quod
ia vahsit ghehde kaupe quo ia wien.

Med oin sienen creditcartes, ia Waktprincesse kurihsit un rogv, un pair om lietern schous ed
un handsack, ed xubh id pumpistin vehsmen do id presto sreupbak pri quod ia gwahsit.
Un taxi brigh iam ant ays hotel. Id stet eet primav, pictoresk ed comfortable. Ia stiejer un
kamer po 60 dollars; eet taiper 5 saat, ia hieb id wakto kay rahate lyt pre John Bob de Golfs
arriven. Ia ghohd smauter TV: id luckern installen in ays kamer ay permiss recepe quardem
TV-canals, quo ay dahsit id cheus inter quardem detectiven series samilk in quant points,
intersegen ab rigoreus-ye identic reclames. America eet id land os diversitat. Un quardel hor
serter, ia Waktprincesse stighit ghom do id hotel hall. John Bob de Golf eet ja ter.
- Ah, yu habte klas normal vesters, is kieu. Id uniform im pumpisten os Texaco ne aut
charm, bet yu habte lakin meg seller style in urbvehsmen. Smad gwahe, miss
Pushbey skehpt nos.
Ia Waktprincesse sohkwit de Golf qui hiebit parken sien vehicule lyt dalger. Sayct vehicule
eet uno moto schowbeyno med un side-car. Id machine ay kwohk surprindend ed id staunen
os ayso spect ne hieb skapt iom journaliste.

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- In San Francisco, est dohbrer rolle ye moto quem ye wogh, is iey, est meis practic
kay snehge. Albatta, id “side” ne est uns meg gadab ghesoren, bet id minst-ye permitt
habe hamrahsa.
Iaghi se installit in id gondel reservet al passager menxu de Golf birid sieno moto. Rolle
katha do id aykwo swol hat neid meg rassurend, ia hieb id pondos od, ambh iam, quant eet
bulander ed uperkih iam. Bet, pos oik minutes, ia vipohnd id experience glewost ed se swohd
dia tod aunsam transporto zariya. Ne eet bad penk saat trigim kun de Golf pierk sieno moto
prokwem id hotel Galmard. Oik instants serter, bo entreer id hall ed stigh do id penkt etage
pos sprehgus iom receptioniste kay mehlde ir arriven ad miss Pushbey. Kamer 529 wohs in
id bud uns dikhliz, sem stieups dalg ud un naudhsalgen. De Golf stus id dwer quod buit
ghyanen quasi fauran. Laura Pushbey eet un blond gwenaka quas greis ed prominent okwi
kwohk pior miera pro ays lige ed ay dahr un protiokw os perpetual consternation. Vidend-ye
od John Bob de Golf ne eet saul, ia hieb prest-ye uno mistrust reaction, bet kun is journaliste
ay explicit od Linda eet Valiockas pwolswester, ia gwenak istirahiet ed entrihsit i in un kamer
quos banal kjiagju. Ia Waktprincesse kieu Laura Pushbey hieb kaurto reandame id dwer
apter i. I tri sess ghom ambh un sofra ep quod stahr tri glasa ed oik botels. Laura im proposit
scharab, quo John Bob de Golf acceptit libter, hatta med un gaman diutis in sien specto kun
is constatit id whisky ia anac ei eet un pur dwodemat malt. Ia de Waktprincesse se contentit
med un tomate juce.
- Kam ho ja sayct to ad vos per phon, sekwent Valiockas radhs ho contagen vos,
declarit Laura Pushbey. Way, quo ho ad mehlde vos hat neid baygh plaisant.
Ia Waktprincesse sprud aurnd-ye tod wehkwos: kwe hieb wakyen bieda ad Valiocka iam
Prabh?
- Prest-ye, gnohte od bungo id profession chemistin. Unte baygh diu, ho est – ed dar
som – un collaboratrice os professor Peter Medduzz... Credeihm od tod nam ne est
vos negnohn?
- Yaghi, Valiocka mi hieb ja tolc’ de iom, antwohrdit de Golf.
- Gnohte yu quer est Medduzz ? exclamit ia Waktprincesse.
- Ya, Est baygh dalg hetos, ed Valiocka est eys prisonerin.
- Quod ? scricit de Golf.
- Medduzz hat biht… Bad, smad sayge od eys mental tula hat esen meg affect, unte ta
senst tids…nabahsit ia gwenak. Hoid, kehnso neti poitte remane silent de eys agsa:
so wir est dangereus...
- Bet quer est is ed ma dart is Valiocka prisonerin ? interrogit is journaliste.
- Ia riskit deuysihes eys projects… Monstrueus projects, mumrmurit Laura Pushbey.
Ho… ho gwohmen kay budes vies hehlp… Ste is saul qui ghehdt age, mi hat sayct
Valiocka. Hat in vos hol trust, bet tehrbmos kwehre oku!
Hol trust! Sei ia gnohiet med quod desinvolture de Golf bahsit de Valiocka, ays trust
abpleukiet kshiuu-ye!
- Vahm vos sayge quanto gnohm, nabahsit Miss Pushbey, bet warte: Peter Medduzz
es staur, meg staur, ed eys centengs tyehgve neid.
Ye tod moment, semanghen stus id dwer.
Laura Pushbey gwahsit prosch id dwer ed sprohgit quel est ter.
-Vos bringho un telegramme, iey un voc apter id grind.
Ia gwenak dehsit sien ok protiev id spionca pro chehxe an lit druve-ye de un postalion au un
employeit ios hotel. Ye id sam moment, uno mulayim udstehnen cliengh, kam tod producen
ab un compresst air pistol. Bet lit tun de uno meg meis katel arme: Laura Pushbey, gvaltic-ye
retroject, emiss un heulen ed collapsit ep id moquette, sien lige cruorpayk. De Golf ed ia
Waktprincesse klieup ub. Is journaliste rusch ep iam gwenak ahocktu ghomi ed ia
Waktprincesse ep id dwer ia aunperchinih fauran. Id dikhliz eet tuich, bet ia ieur hastic
stieups dexter quem se, apter id naudhsalgen. Med oik jambens, ia niek tod dwer quod clus
tod access, slahsit ghyanen id ed se lancit ei persehkwen al assassin.

Id naudhsalgen uperspohc id branddrab quod duxit uni ghehrd apter id hotel. El assassin as
Laura Pushbey hieb emt un wassime perodhia dia iam Waktprincesse: eet ja ep id dwot

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etage. Ia nisturd ia stieupens quarn-ye bet, in sien hast, ia lips oin ed lusit sien equiliber. Ia
kwohr un gvolic fall, bet, kleunda tik sien courage ed sien sense os dohlg, ia continuit id
persehkwen.
Id disposition ios brandrab ne permiss ay Waktprincesse strehle : ia leipsiet sien tarja. Ud
sien gon, el asassin hieb neid chance kay hihes iam. Kun ia arrivit niter ia stieupens, ia mohn
ia ghohd folossie sien arme kay halte id curs al feugnic, men tel tour ye id kantun ios bina ed
ghohd joine id strad. Unte id fraction secunde kun ia hieb dyohrcen id gastalt al assassin,
semject hieb enfallen iam: el menscis kwohkit skimbhes, quo ne stabh al curre eti meis oku
quem ia. Kun ia arrivit ep sien roig ep id trotuar, el assassin hieb enghulfen do un BMW
parken prokwem id hotel ed stiertit brusk-ye. Id wogh rollit ghom Colombus Avenue ed
disparih lyt-ye dalger. Ia ne hieb haben hatta id wakt os bespehce id immatriculationsadadh!

- Unte! Oku! Tun cricit un voc.
Eet John Bob de Golf. Reidend sieno moto, is hieb elant-se ei persehkwen ios BMW ed
znieyc ay skande do id side-car kun rolliet pri iam. Ia ghohd aun difficultat prinavaxe id
vehicule pre John Bob de Golf reaccelerit. Oik instants serter, id BMW eet iter in vid. Stayg,
id tor dextro do Grant Avenue.
- Gwaht kyid chinese quartier, commentit de Golf, clihn ep sien guidon. Vaht pites luses
nos in ia dukangatvas.
Is journaliste birollit ep sien roig unte Grant Avenue. Id BMW ne hieb maung perodhia
protiokw id moto. Un kwehlen embarasse habiet esen kafi kay De Golf ed ia Waktprincesse
habient ghohden navaxe id auto. Way, woghs eent rar ed id avenue pau chepran. Pos
passevs dwo strads, id BMW obliquit brusk-ye dextro kay pites disparihes ex ir vid. Bet John
Bob de Golf eet un handug wehgher ed is ghohd tournes kathalika do id gatva quer id wogh
al assassin rusch. Eent taiper in plen chinese quartier. Id chossee eet angher ed mult
passants occupeer ia trotuars. Ye tod ker, id BMW tour levtro, semper sohkwt ab id moto
quod hieb neter lust - ni gaissen – id minst inch plor. Stayg, un pickup, salgend un aula,
birollit unte id strad, just ant id BMW. Tod xlichit kay vergihes id, bet, dribht ab sien elan,
stighit ep id trotuar ed volvihsit id keday uns fruitveneg. Lakin, to ne nilentit id wogh.
Nadrahsit, menxu, impedihn ab id pickup, John Bob de Golf buit dwighen nilente. Tod giutayo
buit kafi kay id BMW emsit perodhia.

Ia Waktprincesse tyohgv strehle ep id vehicule ob id mier numer presenten passants. Bet id
BMW buit taiper extervid. Ia ghohd lakin lises ids immatriculationsadadh quod John Bob de
Golf, ka dohbro journaliste, niscripsit kaur-ye: CASH 22 California. Eet id saul indice quod im
restit. In quant fall, i neti hieb ject ad kwehre her ed, menxu is biedan tajir quos keday hieb
est volviht swohng sien peungst invoquend-ye vasyens dragons os sien vatan, de Golf
abstiert.

- Vos propono un glas, iey John Bob de Golf parkend-ye sieno moto engwn un trotuar
os Sutter Street. Naudhmos to druve-ye !

Is journaliste duxit iam Waktprincesse ei dwogimprest etage ios Sir Francis Drake Hotel, in id
bar ios Starlite Roof quod schohnk sienims clients un aunsam vid ep id urb. Bo sess ghom
prokwem un glasleuxmen ed hangjoweer scharab. John Bob de Golf kwohk spruves un
predilection pro pur malt whisky, bet ia se limitit ep sien gon ei fruit juce.
- Tun, ste yu taiper convict od Valiocka est in danger ? sprohg ia iom journaliste.
- Cadanghen esiet de, antwohrdit de Golf.
- Quod eiskwte yu kwehre ?
- Mien kasseb : ho chiowxiowt un assassinat, skeulo tolke de id mienims leisers.
Dehrjmos ter un golden reportage ! Tehrbmos sehkwe tod affaire tiel id end. Fikert od
trehvmos id cleich ios enigma : kam un scoup !
Wakea, so wir eet incorrigible ! Tik id material aspect iom jects interessit iom ! Neid
idealisme, neid kerdelan ! Bet pos to, zowngschie, ia habiet idealisme pro dwo: John Bob de
Golf ay eet util, od is ieg per personal interesse hieb grund-ye pau importance.

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- Ho sammeln oik elements qua vahnt vos interesse, declarit de Golf pos sorbus un
wassime dwodel siens whisky. Prest-ye habte yu vis id lige ios assassin ?
- No, rekohgnit ia.
- Ego de ho viden id ! Ye id moment kun io sielg id hotel kay vos hehlpe persehkwe
iom, stighit in sien wogh lyt dalger. Habte yu kaut od is skimbht?
- Ya.
- Yed, is currt oku! Eys de lige est caracteristic : eys spalv est rudh, erudhmen, un teug
ed turgescent nas, yani, un drehnknic lige. In quant fall, leit de un professional os
crime. Eys arme eet schowbeyno med un swonpneiger ed is hat tohrben tik oin
glonce kay gvehne Laura Pushbey. Bet ho trohven semjec’ quod ghehdiet obkwehke
interessanter. Spehcte tod.
De Golf salgihsit ex sien gep uno miniature photoapparat.
- Eet in id sack as Miss Pushbey, is iey.
- Ed yu habte haben id wakt os obsoke ays sack ? stieun ia Waktprincesse.
- Professional reflexe. Vidend od eet neti kwehrtu pro iam, ho fauran ghyant ays sack
pro glanzes in id pre id arriven im hotel employeits. Ne eet maung eni, just pauk
denars ed hatta neid identitatspapier. Punor, id photoapparat mi hat kwohken
interessant ed ho decis ghende id con me pre stighes ghom unte id lift kay gwehme
joine vos.
Wakea, so journaliste suareieg oku, eet un precieus allieit !
- Est un film eni id apparat, nabahsit de Golf, vahms antplehce id bey journal yant
habsiemos zapohn nies glas. Un lytil senst ?
Ia Waktprincesse nel-ye wohn pohe un dwoter fruit juce, bet John Bob de Golf kwohk meg
wane alyo whisky ed ia decis udnove sien scharab kay hamrahe iom.
- Ho un rafik in id police qui ghehdsiet nos sayge quel id BMW bayght ; hat access ibs
immatriculationsdatias vasyen vehicules Californias, nabahsit is journaliste pos
yeisus hangjow ei barman. Kwehrsiems to hol bey journal. Ah, yadi Laura Pushbey
habiet haben id wakt os sayge nos lyt meis pre dake un glonce in ays ok…
De Golfs bahsa eet wakea schockend, bet fin-ye seller eet ne dahe ei attention, sonst, ia
Waktprincesse habiet passet id miersto siens wakt se indignend-ye de eys wehkwos.
- In quant fall, oin ject est sure, Peter Medduzz, ed Valiocka con iom, hant likwn id
region os San Francisco, kauihsit ia. Est takriban id saul util information ia hat ghohdt
dahe nos.
- Ya, ia sieyg prabh od i centengs os Peter Medduzz tyehgve neid. Miser bint! Ne eet
druve-ye jamile, bet ia hieb charm.
Med sien spect os hakime ed smeihnd veut pwarn, John Bob de Golf ne dahsit id pondos, ye
prest vid, os habe un tem cynic spirit. Yed, yant is bahsit...
- Gwehmte ghi, reicmos id journal, propos is reporter tuichend sien dwoter whisky.

Id bar i hieb likwn ne eet baygh dalg ud id San Francisco Herald ed i rik id minter quem dec
minutes serter. De Golf betrus fauran ei laboratorium id kaur os antplehce id film mathmount
in Laura Pushbeys photoapparat. Dind, tsay in sien bureau, is phonit sien police “rafik” kay
budes ud iom id nam ios suter ios BMW immatriculen CASH22. Bad, consultend ia archives
ios journal dank id computerminal installen in sien bureau, se strohngit ad kwide sem
informations dayir Laura Pushbey. Bet senters nam prohp neidloc.
- Eet previsible; chemistins rar-ye occupe id frontpage iom journals, is commentit. Un
whisky ?
Ia Waktprincesse declinit id behd. De Golf kwohk decept, quo ei ne stabh sib schehnke un
double pur malt scotch in oin iom mult glas wehsend in id kyal. Unte circa dwogim minutes,
bo tolkeer de jects qua ne hieb direct sibia con id mission ias Waktprincesse, dind
semanghen stus id dwer: uno messagepwarn gwohm bringhes ia antplohct photos.
- Bravo ! Yu habte kwohrt oku ! exclamit John Bob de Golf med un giughint protiokw.
Lit de sword ed albh photos os mediocre qualitat, bet kafi kay enderkwites ia liges ed objects
ep ia. Id prest clischee kwohkit kipes un laboratorium : lit de un mier kyal in quod eent
installet vasyalg apparats quos function i ne gnohr. De Golf ne eet experter quem ia

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Waktprincesse de scientific schowbey ed ne vis meg ka quod quant ta instruments ghohdeer
daughe.
- Ho un rafik diplomet in physique-chemia, sprehcsiem iom, promissit is journaliste.
Wakea, quod habiet ia Waktprincesse kwohrn aun John Bob de Golfs « rafiks » ! Ep id dwot
photo, eet enderkwiten un sorte grotte quod ghyahsit ep id flank uns ghyor. Hol perambh, id
landspect eet besnigvt ed eet kaun in aptergrund un dense forest.
- Ne un baygh vessel stet ! commentit de Golf. Sollent ses urxi in tod grotte !
Idschi trit photo hieb est emt in uno sneigv landspect. Id dik un plavdrom ep quos bors eet
construct un hangar. Eet dyohrcen, stopen ep id drom, un dwomotor plav, dwo helicopters,
uter sulky ed alter large. Kun ia Waktprincesse vis id lige ep id quart photo, ay kwohk od ays
kerdo zabiet : ia hieb just recognihn Valiocka iam Prabh ! Quayque ays traits eent tiret, ayso
spalv pall, quayque ia kwohk maigrihn, ia conservit tod tem particular beauteit quod hieb
maschourihn iam tem quem ays exploits in id Waktrig.
- Ah, ne hat baygh khauris mine, vies pwolswester, kauih de Golf, qui siegv semper
trehve id tohrpen werd !
- Ta photos deike id stet quer ia est prisonerin ! exclamit ia. Ia wehs’ semquer in tod
sneigv landspect ! Tehrbmos ye cada cost woide in qualg region ta clischees buir
emen !
- Aundwoi in Canada, au id nord iom Uniet Stats, antwohrd is journaliste. Nibo sia meg
dalger… Bet skehpte, sont alya photos. Oh! Spehcte ! Is wir ter est Laura Pushbeys
assassin ! Ed alter est Peter Medduzz isswo !
- Ste yu yakin de ?
- Mutlak yakin ! Valiocka mi hieb diken un photo os Peter Medduzz kay io ghehda
recognihes iom sei necessar ! Est is ! ed so drehnkniclige brute, est is BMW-wir !
Ep id clischee, Peter Medduzz, un penkgimat quos stehlbend mantu ed lytil sword okwi, dubt
in ir torms, dohrj un sorte schturmbunduk is assassin as Laura Pushbey kwohk observe med
id megst interesse. Dar eent dwo ceter photos: uter kip un ghehrd in quod eent parkta dwo
enorm semianhainghers. In id perodhgrund, eet dyohrcen id front os un sportwogh. Uper id
dwer uns bina quos leper fassade prohp un tamkha ep quod se inscripsit in taungh buksteivs
id nam G.G.Hunskoop, sohkwt ab id mention: transporters. Bad, kun is vis id senst photo,
John Bob de Golf emiss un rughat.
- Ajaban ! exclamit is, reverend Montrainer !
- Quis es’ so ? interrogit ia contemplend-ye id bfuxiong lige uns wir quos clar ed rar
kays, exorbiten okwi ed sardonic smeih.
Is wir stahsit nieb Peter Medduzz qui ei dik un cylindric objecto kwehkend kam un granate.
- Yu ne habte aiwo klun de Ray Montrainer ? stieun is journaliste, in antwehrd aysi
question.
- No.
- Daumo druve-ye quetos yu salcte ! Reverend Montrainer est gnoht in hol California.
Est oin tom evangelical pastors quoy se sayge yisen ab Div iomswo ed preche in id
television sprehgend i telespectators kay spende pro iens kay stehme ir wastah.
Kowpt katha millions dollaren assurend od Apocalypse gwehmt mox ed od est wakt
os prepare sien atmen pro id Sensto Judcement!
Wakea, America eet un stragno land! Budes denars in Divs nam, kam un heresie! Bet ia ne
eet ter kay judces id US gwitweidos, tik ays mission importit.
- Peter Medduzz ed Montrainer com, tod storia interesset me semper meis! Kheisso
gwehme id scoup miens gwit! declarit John Bob de Golf. Saycte, habte yu vis tod
wogh, ep alter photo, addihsit is journaliste deikend-ye id sportwogh.
- Ya, ed tun?
- Est un Lamborghini. Un smulk italian clenod quod sollet vale circa 160 000 dollars !
Verslyn sualeit bi G.G.Hunskoop.
- Yu gnohte tod corporation ?
- No, bet ids adresse sollet ses retrohft facil-ye. Id immatriculationsnumer ios
Lamborghini se enderkweit nett-ye: esiem curieus vide quel id bayght !

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Ye id sam moment, id frid ios telephon udcliengh. Kehnsend-ye yeji ia antwehrds ios
journaliste, eet is police “rafik” qui hieb dact id iskwt malumat. De Golf brug to kay sprehge
iom kay istifsare del suter ios Lamborghini.
- Ids immatriculationsadadh est DOOM 89, is iey.
Is journaliste remien silent unte un instant, kleund quo ei sieyg eys rafik, dind is emiss iter un
rughat.
- Ajaban ! Es yakin ? Wakea… ! No, neid… Tib lehcsiem to sem dien ! Salut!
De Golf enhieng.
- Pro id BMW, est kam io mohn, is nabahsit, ia platskas eent fals. Est neid samlik
immatriculation registern in id Stat California. Dayir id Lamborghini, punor, mien rafik
gnoht id: hat nuper protocoliren id ob kadamexcess. Gnohte yu quom id bayght?
- Peter Medduzz ? riskit ia random-ye.
- No. Ray Montrainer ! Ajaban, is repetih, smos ep un baygh mier cutt ! Vahm istifsare
de tod transport entreprise. Cras aghyern, gwahsiems kwehre tetro un smulk tour,
quod maynte yu de ?
Paurske un ighnosstart bei entreprise G.G.Hunskoop ? Enum ay kwohk judicieus, condition-
ye jects lit oku.
- Yu saycte prabh, ne tehrbmos kunges, approbit de Golf. Biwehrcsiemos yant cras
aghyern. Entrim, io vos invite ad diner nibo yu habte seller ad kwehre ?
Ia Waktprincesse hieb sem scrupule ad se sines invite ab tom person qui bevis libter
taymania dia Valiocka, menxu sa prois in id bund siens prison, bet, pos to, habiet est inutil se
beghsihes meje ed ia acceptit id behd.
- Perfect, kamte yu ostris ? sprohg is journaliste ?
- Ho naiw ess sem, confess ia.
- Also, est id moment kay plehe tod kowngbayku. Dehrjte, ghendte ia photos, vahm
dehe ia negatives in salv loc.
De Golf duxit iam dind do un restaurant klut ob id qualitat idsios khayxien, id Pacific Heights
Bar & Grill. Ia ostris ia gus eent delicieus ed ia gwohm hatta do drehnke un glaso Pauillac
Château Gaillot 1981 – John Bob de Golf pretens rudh bordeau tohrb ses drohnken con ia
ostris, quo mieghit kwehke stragno ye prest vid, men vasya gusts eent in id nature ! Id air
change hieb lakin exhausen iam, ed San Franciscos polluen atmosphere khiek kwehre fit
iam. Iaghi buit masrour de rikes id hotel quetro de Golf wohgh iam circa ye 10 saat vesper
pos ay proponus in vain gwahe eme un senst glas. Tod vesper hieb est amat ed is journaliste
ne habiet mancto charm yadi habiet esen lyt minter kustakh ed lyt yuner... Tsay in sien
hotelkamer, ia glaz ye un senst ker ia photos de Golf hieb ay betrusen, dind nierc in un agitet
swehpen, ne zadrehmend de Valiockas aziyaten lige, dwerbohnden ia ne wois quer, in un
greis ed glehdjic landspect...

Ye id aghyern, ia Waktprincesse oisbud ye 7 saat ed se preparit pos hangjowus uno snidan.
Ye precis-ye 8 saat, John Bob stus id dwer aysios kamer. Is vohs un motorreider trakh ed
bohr un helm sub sien brakh, tem quem un plastic sack.
- Ho kamyapt! Ho trohft id adresse os G.G.Hunskoop ! mohld is start-ye. Tehrpsiems
kwehre un lytil itner: est in Novato, un smulk urb circa dwogim-penk mayls norder
quem San Francisco. Ed woidat yu quel id entreprise bayght ?
- No, antwohrd ia.
- Id Kyrk ios Apocalypse ! Est id nam id religieus communitat os reverend Montrainer
behrt. Braters George ed Gary Hunskoop quoy jusiey prever id corporation buir
touchet ab grace ed hant apterlikwt quant ir maals ei Kyrk ios Apocalypse kay se
consecre uni gwit om prehgen ed kionku skehptend-ye id Sensto Judcement. Katha,
vasya indices concorde: ne gnohm quod reverend Montrainer deilt con Peter
Medduzz, bet spehm druve-ye od eucsiems to mox. Entrim, kladte ghi tod.
De Golf salgihsit ex id plastic sack alyo motorreider trakh, un holcap helm ed un pair bauten.
- Credeihte me, es’ srig in id side-car quando anghen rollt ep id strad. Eti, dank id helm,
nimer ghehdsiet nos recognihes. Ob vos mehldo od smos paursken.

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- Paursken ?! exclamit ia.
- I employeits os hotel Galmard hant daht nies description im policeagents qui soke de
Laura Pushbeys maurdh.
- Kad skeuliems gwahe tolke ?
- Nel-ye, tehrbmos prevst resolve id hol affaire, sonst, leuso mien scoup. Ne esend-ye
weitwodd in un maurdh storia ghehdsiem budes un salairaugen ud id jusay os mien
journal. Punor, sei ghehdo demonstre od Montrainer est implien in Laura Pushbeys
assassinat, dehrjo id article ios secule, ia tirages auge ed mienschi salair. Tehrpt ya
ses gwiven, no ?
Tod itiraf hayranih iam : also ghi, eno quetro hieb arrivet menscgenos ye tod end os dwogimt
secule ! Lit tik de denars! Sei ia ne habiet haben uno mission plehtu, ia habiet abrict fauran id
centre ios Ardh, id Waktrig, kay sprehge sienu mater yeistum iam do un zaman kun esiet
meis kaurto de id progress menscen quem de ir contocorrent!
- Kwehrte oku, kladte tod trakh, insistit John Bob de Golf.
Pos keungus sem instant, ob indignation tem pnig iam, ia vikwohr. Ed chunke de Golf bevis
un solg cynisme, ia decis imite iom: ia folossiciet iam hin is ay esiet util, bet ia gweupiet in
mento tik sien wi objective – lures Valiocka – aun kaure semquayt de eyso “scoup”. Eihntu
bei Diabel, is, eyso journal ed eyso “scoup”! Entrim, ia passit do id balnyakyal kay bivehse id
motorreider trakh.
- ah, aproposs, id BMW buit retrohven, yarlay, lancit de Golf apter id dwer ios
balnyakyal. Eet abandonen do Market Street, prokwe id Civic Center. Mien police
rafik mi hat mohld’ to todeghern. Evident-ye, ne eet id minst indice eni. Est sigwra un
wogh quod buit klohpten sem wakt pre, dind vapsen ed redehn do kwehlen con un
fals platska. Est un classic trick. Ghehdte yu vehse vies trakh?
Iaghi suaghohd chunlke ia hieb just clus idso zipo pre schoue ia bauts.

Sem instants serter, sien helm ep sien cap, ia Waktprincesse emsit place in id side-car
menxu is journaliste birid sieno moto. Id weter eet bell ed San Francisco sub id sol ay kwohk
fresch ed kweiter, bemadhen ab un gwayder mlyieke. Ah, yadi ia habiet haben id wakt os
kwehre lyt tourisme ! De Golf snohg handug-ye bayna ia woghs qua empediseer ia kleituta
strads ed arriveer mox in vid ios Golden Gate Bridge, un brigv dar longer ed pondoster quem
tod unte quod ia hieb entren San Francisco. Id Brigv ios Golden Dwor ! Oino mayl long, sept
cent penkgim peds uper id marnivell, meis quem penkgimat: iblis, id bell over ! Kun id moto
birollit unte id Golden Gate, ia bliegh John Bob de Golf ob habus id gohd idee os ay bringhes
un trakh: un ghi martos wind blahsit quod habiet sromiht iam ob srig sei ia ne habiet habt tod
protection. Id vid eet schungjin: levtro, id Pacific Ocean desployit sien piruza dubes tiel id
horizont, dextro, navs quom deumend camins slid enpace-ye ep id still wedor ios San Pedro
bukht. Muadeb dia id kadamlimite, John Bob de Golf gwahsit unte autostrad 101 aun udlites
ia fatidic 55 mayls per hor ed arriveer ad Novato oin pwolhor serter. Id entreprise
G.G.Hunskoop wohs exter id urb, ep id leizd uns pau chepranios niebstrad. Prudent, is
journaliste pierk sieno moto apter un bunge, schalascht ud eventual spects.
- Ed nun, smad gwahe vide lyt proscher quo kehle ia Hunskoop transports, murmurit
John Bob de Golf trehdend-ye ghom.
Ia Waktprincesse salgihsit id side-car ed sohkwit iom journaliste. Progreddend bo
schalaschen ab ia drus qua lizd id strad ye tod stet, gwahr prosch uno mur apter quod
stieusit un vast ed lyt decrepit treb quod i hieb ja vis part-ye ep oin iom photos emt ab Laura
Pushbey. Id portal quod duxit ei strad eet kaur-ye clus: impossible passe unte; punor, i ghohd
glanzes epter id dun; John Bob de Golf eet holghi in aukat os ayre iam ep sien hands. Iaghi
chus un stet quer id brem uns dru ay permissit skulkes ed glohmber tiel id culmen ios mur
med id hehlp ios journaliste. Ia tun revis id ghehrd quod kip ep id photo. Ia dwo
semianhaingher onwoghs eent kathalika ter ed un swoin emporbatern eet kladend dieks do
oiter. Sei ia sualohg, eent six in hol katha besic; oin ex iens, qui ay dik sien regv, attraxit meis
besonters ays attention: is dahsit wehlens ad alters ed kun is ghieng, ia kieusit od is skib.
Stayg, is wir vols: is hieb id caracteristic lige ios drehnknic ia hieb viden ep oin iom photosed
in quom John Bob de Golf hieb formal-ye recogniht Laura Pushbeys assassin ! I ne hieb

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tohrpto diu kay retrehve eys ighnos ! Apparent-ye, ies wirs quoy klied id onwohg hieb ens ir
besoyn.
- Gohd, smad gwahe ter ! lancit tun Laura Pushbeys assassin, Mike, chald id motor,
ego de me installe in id anhaingher. Seller est od io sia vis ye minst possible, in tod
tid. Kwehct od dekhschato gwenaks ! Eti, hina ho tod ka hamrahsa ! is addih med un
rhalise gleih seizend-ye un botel whisky posen ep id ubgwader ios onwogh.
Is skimbher stigh do id anhaingher ed clus ia dwers apter se menxu un yuwent quos long
albhlond kays ed vreiksterpletwos vahsit se installe ant id styr ios onwogh.
- Saycte, bistrako, susurit tun John Bob de Golf qui tohl bolt-ye ays vyige in id pam
sienen yuct hands.
- Sell khabar, yu poitte slembhes, ia antwohrdit ei in uno murmur.
Ia skans ghom ed curs kyid moto znaycend-ye ei aptergwehme iam.
- Quod est id programme ? sprohg is.
- Yu sehkwte id onwogh quod vaht salge pos un instant. Laura Pushbeys assassin est
in id anhaingher.
Ia skiend in id side-car ed med oik werds ia narrit ei quo ia hieb vis ei journaliste qui remien
parat ad starte yant id semianhaingher prehpiet. Payn hieb ia terminet sien narn kun un
torubow cliengh. Id portal os G.G.Hunskoop ghyahsit ed id pondost radiator sayp surrexit.
Oin iom wirs znieyc ei choffeur od id strad eet leur ed id enorm vehicule birollit unte id
chossee nordworts.
- Bell biest! Commentit John Bob de Golf. Un Peterbilt 359, octdem kwekwls ed much
ekwenerces sub id capot !
- Skehpte od hant zaghyanen id portal pre starte, recommandit ia ei journaliste.
- Gohd, chef !
- Ed zagoilte me, kad yu wehnsiete ses minter mynder mox !
Taiptro, ia hieb lassen id initiative ad John Bob de Golf, bet nun od id stand bihsit perileuser,
iaswo darm-ye emskwit ia jects in sien hands. Id portal ios entreprise G.G.Hunskoop hieb
just zaghyahn, is journaliste lancit tun sieno moto ep id strad ed sohkwit distant-ye id
semianhaingher quod narollit nordworts, kye Santa Rosa. Id kwehlen ne eet baygh dense bet
de Golf pliohg nespekent quant sines passe oik woghs inter id moto ed id onwogh, nib is
choffeur reperit i in sien retrospecule. Circa penkdem mayls dalger, id semianhaingher
viaghiebel kyid nordeust ed joinit un perfect-ye desert niebstrad. Weidwos, i eent dar apter,
bet ye cid ker, id absence alyen woghs visiblerihsit iro presence. Hatta tem visible quem dwo
mayls dalger, un strehlcutt sprohng stayg: uno smulko ghyahsa in id cauddwer ios
semianhaingher hiebit permitten ad Laura Pushbeys assassin dyehrce i. Recogneihnd-ye id
side-car quod hiebit persohkwt iom ye id predien kun is mwaungsousit ant id styr ios BMW, is
ne kung strehle kay abghende i ud se.

Is assassin kamyieb hihes John Bob de Golf, bet eys vurnos buit neglectible ed is gohd
nastyre id moto aun difficultat. Ia Waktprincesse constatit tun od id strad skip un levtro
kehmb. Un skeirpaund, kathalika levtro, ghyahsit in uno smulk bosc. Sei, ep sien alter bors,
tod paund yug id strad, ghehdient, unte id, gaines grundo dia id onwogh, maghses hatta
uperhole id nawehsend-ye schalascht ud glonces. Bet, sei lit de un chorsokak, auter id
paund lit kyalyo direction, i riskeer luses id semianhaingher ud vid.

- Oku ! Levtro ! hulit lakin ia Waktprincesse ad de Golf.
So obedihsit aun kunges ed lancit id moto unte id skeirpaund. Eet un ardhkeli quos sanscha
ploro rauk-ye ordil id side-car, bet, baygh noroc-ye, id remien epweghil tiel sien bors, yani tiel
id stet quer id joinit… id strad ! Bravo ! Ays intuition hieb est gohd ! Eti, chance smihsit im:
idghi onwogh rollit pri i ye id moment kun i wieust ex id smulk bosc. Med un remarkable
handugia, John Bob de Golf birollit unte id chossee ed ghohd nawehghe id moto ep id levter
gon, parallel-ye ei semianhaingher.

Vidend-ye id moto in id retrospecule, is choffeur ios semianhaingher accelerit. Id staur motor
ios Peterbilt 359 emiss kam un baub menxu ein stolb swordo dum gwohl ex ieter vertical

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auspuffaul disposen ep bo gons ios kayut. Quayque id onwogh hieb emen kadam, idso
choffeur ne miegh spehe distance id moto ios journaliste ed, un instant serter, id side-car
ghohd ad id hoge ios levter dwer. Taiper od i hieb esen reperen, neti lit de pites sehkwe id
semianhaingher, im restit tik tente stope id kay pites capture Laura Pushbeys assassin. Ia
Waktprincesse tun klieup ub, skans ep id ubgwader ios kayut ed ghyien id dwer. Bet id sam
moment, is choffeur styrit brusk-ye levtro, se strehngend-ye katha abghende id moto ud se.
Ia tohrb ye cada costo styre seid id direction, sonst, id side-car vahsit passe sub ia rots ios
mastodont ed ia ed de Golf esient truden ab id enormo masse. Iaghi empug id bund ios styr
ed traxit kye se med sien hol nerce. Is de choffeur nawohrt kyalter direction.

Ia Waktprincesse kamyieb styre seid, bet id onwogh hieb hurt id side-car. Id schock abpuls id
moto levtro ed id collision con id semianhaingher bihsit nevergible. Nespekent sien quant
efforts kay pites se lures, John Bob de Golf kienk id beumper ios semianhaingher, id moto
buit xubhen perodh ed, unte un fraction secunde, is journaliste esiet trudt, nibo ia ghehdiet
trage id styr alnos dextro.

Bre ! Eet tid ! Ghehdend-ye trehpe id styr dextro, ia Waktprincesse hieb vergiht ad John Bob
de Golf un dekhschatic ! Is journaliste hieb lakin kwohrt un spectacular fall de quod ia ne
gnohsit kweter is salgiet aundamn auter ne, bet, pro id instant, ia dohlgit kaure pre quanto de
sien wi beurt ! Is choffeur ios onwogh hieb ghi salgiht ex id guantgrind un pistol quod is
visible-ye folossieskwit contra iam. Ia de hieb sien dwo hands ep id styr ed ay eet ghi
impossible udkarkasche sien arme barwakt. Id saul kwehrmen kay se salve consistit in sizes
id runc ios choffeur kay stambhes ei trehpe sien arme ep iam.

Un strehlcutt sprohng, bet noroc-ye ia Waktprincesse hieb kamyaben ablehnce id luf ios
pistol ed id glonce tohr id windschib aun hihes iam. Entrim, id semianhaingher hien
naobliquen kyid rlwotou ios strad, ids rots stigh id taluss ed id nadrahsit poldskeir. Id kayut
buit scutten ab takans, quo stabh ei choffeur ziele ep iam. Seller, sub id effect iom scussa, id
pistol skiep eys hands ed fiell ghomtro. Taiper, ia hieb kamyapt repulge iom choffeur levtro ed
snehge ep id sedd. Ia hieb katha un stabler position quod ay permiss controle dohbrer id
situation. Vidend od ia hieb upergihn, is choffeur tun ghyien id dexter dwer ed tentit skape. Ia
de pit stope tod balstohmen onwogh, bet ids masse eet tem quem id operation ne sualit.
Isghi choffeur se hieb elanen extro ed ia ieur iom emitte un gvolheulen menxu ia grip id styro
treudend-ye med sien hol nerce id braikenpedal. Oik instants serter, id semianhaingher
stahsit bad still. Un strehlcutt cliengh tun ed ia ieur id caracteristic turobow ios moto ios
journaliste. Ia skans ghom, just barwakt-ye kay vide id moto, aun idso side-car, uddrahe ep id
strad. Staht ep id medio ios chossee, John Bob de Golf, pistolghesor, strohlit plurs kyid, bet
aun hihes sien tarja. Id onwogh hieb stopen circa cent yards ud id strad, apterlinkwnd ia
deuba pehrks tracen in id movil dighom ios agher ab sien octdem kwekwls. Uno nayv lyohg
lyt dalger: eet tod ios choffeur. Is biedan hieb esto trudt peitend-ye skande unte ghang ed ne
restit maung ex iom. John Bob de Golf, punor, kwohk aundamno. Is curs kyam kwehrnd-ye
megil gestes, pistolghesor.
- Is skimbher ! scricit is, cortanem, arrivend-ye ad ays hoge. Is skimbher hat klohpt
mien moto ! Noroc-ye od ho kamyaben aunarmihes iom, sonst subeihiem id sam
beurt quem Laura Pushbey !
- Quod hat exact-ye wakyen ? sprohg ia.
- Ho bifallen ud moto quan id onwogh me hat hurt. Noroc-ye, io hieb neid brohct mems,
bet id side-car buit rohven ab id schock. Tun, uter dwer ios anhaingher buit ghyant ed
is drehnkniclige skimbher hat skans ghom swehngend-ye un pistol. Hat ruscht ep me
tehrgend-ye me bet ho lambhen eys arme pre is hieb id wakt os folossie id.
- Gratulations ! Est un bell exploit !
- Som champion om jiu-jitsu ed aykido, gvrenduit is journaliste. Punor, som baygh smal
de pistolstrehlen, is addih perischan-ye. So hat kamyapt skape me ed makar io strohl
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id moto ed fuges. Med alya werds, Laura Pushbeys assassin hat endergwohmen ed
ego neti ho moto ! Ne briliant tod resultat !
Gwehmte, tehrbmos bilures id strad ed kwehre disparihes id cadaver ios choffeur.
Sonst, el wehgher ios prest proigwehmend wogh gwahsiet dahe alerte ed est seller
od ne hams ad tolke con id police. Noroc-ye od id ihatta est desert !
Ighi se hiest gwahe ghende ub quo restit ex id side-car, yani uno smulko kowp truden schrot,
ed perbohrgeer id in un drubunge pos kaurus de rehve id immatriculationsplatska pro id
vrack bihsit impossible identifietu. Dind, transporteer id cadaver ios choffeur apter id onwogh
kay id khiek ses viden ud id strad.
- Yant nies reiken do San Francisco, gwahsiem declare id klehpt miens moto bei
police. Bet ne saycsiem quo druve-ye wakyit. Pretendsiem od io hieb parct id engwn
un trotuar ed od hat disparihn. Spehm od is skimbher ne habsiet pior dusduct id...
- Skehptend-ye, smad gwahe lyt quo wehst in tod onwogh, propos ia trehcend-ye kyid
caud ios anhaingher.
- Gohd idee, approbit de Golf.
Uter dwer eet ja ghyant ed stigheer intro. Id anhaingher hieb est gadabiht kay permitte ei
skimbher safer samt uno minimal comfort. Uno matrass lyohg ep id podloga nieb un storm-
lanterne quod diffus un luce kafi kay beluces tiel id bud ios vehicule. Kieur un talkie-walkie
abandont ep id matrass : is choffeur ed is assassin remien katha in permanent contact. Id
botel is nergven hieb ghens con se eet taiper pwoltuich, quo manthih maung de id absorption
imkan os idso suter. Id reste ios anhaingher eet occupet ab dieks qua, weidwos,
chohxskweer proscher. In id prest, trohveer un refrigerator, in id dwot, un lavmachine, in id
trit, duilseugs. Vasya ghi dieks mathmouneer woikapparats qua kwohk baygh innocent.
- Ah, ter est large-ye kafi kay installe un woik, bet ne vido druve-ye quei hol to nos
bringht perodh, commentit is journaliste.
Ghyanend-ye alter dieks, aunstohgeer iter duilseugs ed dar dwo lavmachines. Id capak ielgs
diek bohr id inscription “KIM” tracet med kreid.
- Kim ? est un dienkia braindmark ? sprohg ia.
- Ne sekwent mien gnohsa, antwohrd is journaliste.

Ia Waktprincesse khiss od ta apparats kohl semject ed ia volit ses sure de.
- Eiskwiem demonte oin, iey ia.
- Ne ho alats, antwohrdit John Bob de Golf.
- Kad sont sem in id kayut ios onwogh ?
- Gwahm vide.
Is journaliste stighit ghom id anhaingher ed rik un instant serter con un alatpeti.
- Ho trohft tod in id guantgrind, is iey.
Ia ghens un scruvwehrt ed biorbiet. Pos oik minutes, ia ghohdit demonte id blech uns
lavmachine ed ia aunstohg eni plur schturmbunduks in enderdeils handug-ye dispost vice id
motor quod hieb est oistract.
- Armen torg ! exclamit de Golf, visible-ye giughinen. Lyt imaginet tod khabar in
frontpage: Nies reporter aunstehct un armen torg organiset ab un corporation
bayghend reverend Montrainer ! Med un affaire kam tod, mien bayga est kwohrn !
- Yu khacte mehne de alyo quem vies contocorrent ! exclamit ia med un exasperat ton.
Ed, preter, yu habte aunstohgen khich. Ego ho haben id idee os demonte tod
machine !
Vexet, is journaliste swigh. Ia ghens tsay sien scruvwehrt ed, ye tod ker, demontit un
duilseug: eni eet kohlt... un granat !
- Est un druv arsenal ! ia exclamit.
- Zinhaar, auro un wogh ! scricit stayg John Bob de Golf. Ne tehrbmos ses trohft her,
con ta quant armes ed un cadaver nieb id onwogh ! Gwehmte, smad rusches nos
schalache apter ia drus !
Fauran, bo skans ex id anhaingher ed fug.
Pre id wogh prohp, ia Waktprincesse ed is journaliste hieb habt id wakt os tupes apter id
drubunge quer i hieb likwn id vrack ios side-car. I vis tun gwehme un Oldsmobile quod

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nilentit, dind hielt ye id hoge ios onwogh. Tri wirs sielg id wogh, revolvers in ir peungst. Ia
Waktprincesse ed John Bob recognihr iens fauran: toy hohlp ad klade id semianhaingher kun
i observeer quo wakyit in id ghehrd os G.G.Hunskoop. Quants tri stahr unte sem instanto
still, observend id ihatta, dind, constatend od id via eet leur, dwo ex iens precipiteer se kyid
onwogh menxu is trit mien prokwem id wogh kay wakhe.
- Div ! Hant nicen Mike ! scricit oin gangster aunstehgend-ye id cadaver ios choffeur.
Is ed eyso scharike se hiesteer trabsporte id cadaver do id anhaingher quos dwers ies fauran
zaghyien.
- Emo id styr ! iey oin iom wirs. Tu, gwah joine Sam.
Is wir stigh do id kayut ios onwogh ed stars id motor menxu eyso scharike rikit kyid
Oldsmobile. Id semianhaingher hieb nel-ye payss ob sieno smulk poldskeiro drahsa ed
abgwahsit iter bolt-ye, abgeirend weur-ye pre birolle tsay unte id chossee. Idschi Oldsmobile
abgir ed mox bo woghs ihr dalger, dispareihnd pos id niebst wehnd.
- Also, iey tun John Bob de Golf, hant recuperen ir onwogh ed, wey, wehsmos in plen
rur aun moto ni wogh ! Sollems ses penk au six mayls dalg ud id prest urb, quo maynt
od vahms ghange unte dwo wassime hors pre trehve un transport wassila !
- Tun, smad tetro, instet nos lamente de nies beurt, jawieb med philosophia.
Salgend ir kulk, joineer id strad ed ghiengeer kye Novato.
- Is skimbher hat sollen se precipite ep un telephon kay maune sien rafiks, declarit de
Golf. Noroc-ye od ne nos hant viden ! Daumo druve-ye quod so halwghen hat kwohrt
ex mien moto !
- Quo me intriget est tod werd “KIM” tracen med kreid ep ia dieks, ia iey, daumo quod
maynt.
- Okwivid-ye, mien moto ne vos interesset ! Weidwos ne est vies ! se indignit is
journaliste.
- Katha, biht aunstohgen un armen torg instohlt ab leuds qui ne keunge nices un gwen
srigsrehg-ye ed yu, quanto yu kaurte de, est vies moto ! exclamit ia Waktprincesse.
- Sei minst-ye esiet un autobus ligne ep tod balstohmto strad ! urng John Bob de Golf.
Mi est horror ghange ! Ed zowngschie, nun od hant recuperet ir onwogh, kam volte yu
bringhes id pruv tos torg ?
- Tehrbmos sehkwe ub id ighnos.
- Kam kwehrsiete yu ? interrogit is journaliste. Noster saul startpoint est id entreprise
G.G.Hunskoop.
- Chiowdeo, kad id solution wehst ter. Tehrbiemos rikes kwehre un tour ter.
- Yu scherzte ? Quando vighapsient od hams demontet ir apparats ed aunstohgen ia
armes, prekaursient. Gwahe tetro esiet se xubhes do id wolfmuk.
De Golf ne bahsit ghaw. I dohbh ses prudent.
- Tehrbiemos minst-ye pites aunstehge quo maynt « KIM » : to maghiet ses id nam
semanghens, au os un stet, suggestit ia Waktprincesse.
- Gnohm neid urb quos nam inkapt med « KIM », sigwrit is journaliste, ed sei est id
nam uns anghen, sont tusents leuden qui se kale Kim. Pro id instant, in quant fall, id
meis urgent est trehve un transport wassila ! Ne eiskwo od passems nies dien
greddend-ye in id rur !

Kam John Bob de Golf hiebit previs id, i tohrb takriban dwo hors kay joine Novato. Arriven
tetro, eent exhaust ed turstic ed is journaliste inkiep suggeste ay Waktprincesse eme un glas
in id prest incontren bar. Ia acceptit libter, ed menxu is drohnk delectation-ye un double pur
malt, pohsit uno mier orange juce quod refitih iam lyt. Kun i hieb zasorpt ira respective
scharabs, i sprohg iom barman an gnohsit id adresse uns garage quer ghehdient trehve un
wogh. I hieb nassib : oin ex eys prients eet garagiste ! Im dikit quer trehve id ed i trohc tetro
strax. Is garagiste kwohk lyt surpriden vidend-ye arrive dwo anghens vehsend un mototrakh,
ein integral helm sub iro brakh, ed qui iom sprohg an is habiet un wogh im pehrntu.
- Neti volte yu moto ? sprohg is.
- Ya, est lyt katha, antwohrd ia. Tehrbiems un rapid wogh, ne pior mier ed uns kemall
pris. Habte yu tod in magasin ?

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Quayque kadam eet strict-ye limitet ep ia strads Americas, i ghi nieudh un vehicule kafi staur
kay ghehde se lever ad eventual persehkwens: seller eet ne eme id risk se leusihes ab un
wogh meis rapid quem iro.
- Ho quo yu eiskwte ! exclamit is garagiste. Gwehmte !
Duxit i prokwe un sword sportwogho quos pur ed mumtase lignes qua seduxeer iam
Waktprincesse fauran: eet id bellst wogh ia hieb aiwo viden pon ays arriven in id mund ios
XXt secule.
- Est un Maserati Indy, model 1975, declarit is garagiste. Maximal kadam : 160 mayls
per hor ed un motor quod tournt kam un quartzhorloge. Mae peitte trehve seller alyer,
est id gohdst manafi os hol California !
- Ids pris ? sprohg ia contemplend id wogho con wehnos.
- 15 500 dollars, mohld is garagiste. Valt sigwra quars meis, bet mi ste sympathic...
- Ed hassa est quardemat, kauih John Bob de Golf.
- Gleihskwte yu ? Est kam nov ! protestit is garagiste. Eti, yuswo vahte vide to.
Is ieyr id capot, wohrt id daghcleich ed tournihsit id motor. Todghi kwohk in perfecto stand ed
ids regular sneurd ay inspirit trust.
- Bell mecanique... murmurit de Golf neukend-ye med un approbatoro protiokw.
- Id ghendo ! declarit ia med un aunjawab ton.
Kay bahe ver, ia ne hieb resist id attract uns tem bell wogh, ed esdi id ay kwohk lyt dorgv, to
ne eet grave ! Chunke ia tohrb un automobil, est seller od id plaisit iam ! Id bayat operet, ia
se installit ant id styr ios Maserati menxu is journaliste gwohm sedde nieb iam. Id wogh stiert
fauran ed id sielg id garage kay birolle unte id chossee. Id wogh eet comfortable, staur,
silent: wehghe id eet un rar plaisure ia vahsit ghehde smage plen-ye.

- Gwahiem gairn kwehre un tour in id Bay Burger, propos ia Waktprincesse ad John
Bob de Golf.
- Kayghi ? antwohrd so med un surpriden protiokw.
- Yu habte mi ya saygen od Peter Medduzz hieb sien laboratorium ep tod stet, no ?
- Ya, bet to eet six munts pre. Nun est un restaurant ed neid meis.
- Lakin eiskwo passe tetro, ye cada hasard.
- Sei yu volte… antwohrd is journaliste plectend-ye, bet ne est un baygh interessant
stet !
Sausalito eet uno smulko kurort oct myls norder quem San Francisco. Dank John Bob de
Golfs indications qui suagnohsit id urb, i trohv aun difficultat id Bay Burger, uno miero
restaurant specialisen in kshiuuchifan. Pos parkus id Maserati prokwe id xitu, ia penetrit
hamrahn ab iom journaliste un vasto sall quer plur decens clienten mejeer ex carton scatules
mathmounend diverse khassiat anons quos buhsa kwohk ay difficil ad determine. Ia glaz
ambh se: id decor eet impersonal ed aun id minsto charm. Ia gwahsit dind prosch id contor
apter quod uno Mexican quos sombre spect eet fallsisen ep un plastic stol.
- Quod emsiete yu ? sprohg is Mexican stahnd-ye ub med effort. Hoyd vos radho id
Fishchikencheeseburger au id Megasuperjumboburger, un specialitat ios dom.
Ia hangjowit uno Megasuperjumboburger po quar dollars.

Oik minutes serter, is Mexican brigh ay Waktprincesse un tanghu carton scatule. Eni, ia
aunstohg un genis sandwich constituet ex dwo fels uns albhid ed moll dvan inter qua hieb
esta dispost plur lyeghers ex selplamper hacken miems, embelliset med truden gumbs ex
tomat, waraks ex ulg salat ed tursen cepels. Id hol eet pregen med un rudh sauce quod sru
engwn ays finghers yant ia siz id ject. Ob curiositat, ia dohnk eni ed...
- Asafa... declarit ia, incredule.
- Io vos hieb yed saygen od un solid appetite est tohrpt kay edde her, kauih John Bob
de Golf, qui de hieb habt id mensdeh os hangjowe neid.

Ia Waktprincesse susurit ad John Bob de Golfs aur od ia vahsit kwehre uno smulk
inspectionstour ed ia trohcit kyid tualette linkwnd-ye iom sedde. Ia sielg id sall ed sohkw un
dikhliz. Ia gwahsit pri id dwer quod dahsit access kya lowters, bet ne uperghieng id ed

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natrohc seid. Ye id bud ios dikhliz, ia kieusit un dwer ep quod un tabell dik: “PRIVAT”. Ia pulsit
mlyak-ye id grind, quod pors neid resistence, ed penetrit un cucin quer un penkgimenat wir,
un albh colpak ep sien cap, preparit ia infernal pitus ex qua ia hieb gust uno mustra. Is wir
eet gwiwotic ed bohr uno smulk angh ed bengu moustache. Aurend-ye iam entre, is vols, con
un khaschen protiokw.
- Qu’est-ce que vous me fichez là, vous? iey is in franceois ed med un pau maedwn
ton.
I weikers ios Waktrig hieb un particular ghab dia bahsas : ia ne eet un exception ex id reul ed
franceois eet pro iam un familiar lingua. Holghi naturelika ia antwohrd in Voltaires bahsa :
- Excusez-moi, j’ai dû me tromper. Je cherchais les toilettes.
- Ah ben ça, par exemple ! Une Française ! exclamit is moustacheit. Ah ben ça, ça fait
plaisir ! C’est pas souvent qu’on en voit, des Français, dans la région ! Ah ben ça, ça mérite
de boire un coup ! Tiens, j’ai un petit rosé de Provence de derrière les fagots, c’est mon
beau-frère qui me l’envoie directement de là-bas. Parce que le vin de Californie, c’est pas
pour dire, mais on s’en lasse, pas vrai ? Ca fait longtemps que vous êtes dans le coin ?
- Heu… Non, pas vraiment, antwohrd ia, lyt storgnet ab tod stayg ed volubil cordialitat.
- Oh, vous verrez, vous vous y habituerez ! sigwrit is wir. C’est pas désagréable par ici,
surtout question climat, le seul ennui, c’est les étrangers. Ah ça, vous ne pouvez pas faire un
pas sans en recontrer un. Encore, les Américains, ça va, mais les autres là, enfin bon, je ne
suis pas raciste, mais quand même, les négros, les hispanos, tout ça, entre nous, c’est pas
toujours du joli monde… Ils sont dangereux ces gens-là, surtout pour les femmes. Méfiez-
vous des bronzés, c’est un conseil !
Ia Waktprincesse buit abstauniht ab tod logos. Kam un deception ! Ia spehsit med sien hol
kerd od eysi samlandans ne eent kam so vulgar ed grancen porcule. Sams quem dahnd-ye
leur curs ad sien rakakel, is wir hieb salgihn un botel vin is enderghens auncorce.
- Allez, on va trinquer au pays, is iey.

Nespekent id repulsion so gamayd ay inspirit, ia Waktprincesse acceptit id glas is ay tens. Is
liv tun sien wi glas ed lancit med un joking mubalarha:
- A la France !
Ia drohnk un slung ios pembid liquid ays glas mathmounit ed... tod infam scharab hieb
effects dar mahiber quem id Dega-Cola. Is de Franceois tuichit sien glas med oin schtoss,
clacih sien dingv blosk-ye dind scricit:
- Ah, c’est du chouette ! Il s’y connaît mon beau-frère ! Ah, le rosé de Provence, il n’y a
que ça de vrai ! et à part ça, qu’est-ce que vous faites dans la région ? Vous êtes de
passage, ou vous venez vous installer ?
- Je… Non, je cherche… le… l’homme qui était propriétaire de cette maison avant
qu’on n’y installe le restaurant… balbiel ia, dar alnos volwt ab id schock ia hieb just-
ye subiht.
- Quoi ? Le savant ? Vous le connaissez ?
- Heu… un peu…
- Ah ben alors, ça, ça tombe bien, parce qu’il a laissé tout un fourbi, là, que j’ai
retrouvé un jour au fond de la cave ! Si vous pouviez lui rapporter tout ça, j’en serais
bien débarrassé ! Parce que lui, il est parti sans laisser d’adresse !
- Et où se trouve ce… ce fourbi ? spehsit ia, plena med speh.
- Ah ben, venez, je vais vous montrer ça. Mais finissez donc votre verre, qu’on s’en
reprenne un petit !
- Je… Non merci, je suis au régime… balbiel ia.
- Ah là là, les femmes ! scricit is Franceois. Toutes des petites natures ! Enfin tant pis,
ça en fera plus pour moi ! Allez suivez-moi, on va jeter un coup d’œil au bazar de
votre copain.
Rohmen ob ghehdus vergihes drehnke id mathmoun siens glas, ia sohkwit iom wir qui iam
duxit do un endergrund beluct ab un neon tube ep id quod eent kowpen vasyalg raym
objects. Is vien tun un diek wogwnt sub un pile om carton scatules ed dehsit id in ays hands.

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Pos ponus id ep un tabourett, ia ghyien id ed aunstohg eni schikwans, pipettes, tubes ed
stikels. Apparent-ye, eet neid her baygh interessant, men quel gnohsit ?
- C’est calé, comme matériel, hein ? kauihsit is Franceois. En tout cas, moi, ça ne me
sert à rien, alors je vous le laisse bien volontiers. Si vous pouvez le rendre à votre
copain, ce sera beaucoup mieux pour tout le monde.
Is wiro sprohg an ia volit “encore une petite goutte”, bet ia refusit polite-ye ed sriens, sien
diek sub sien brakh.
- Quod est tod ? stieun John Bob de Golf vidend-ye iam rikes katha klas.
- Gwehmte, vahm vos explie, ia antwohrd.
Ia dribh iom kyid Maserati ed ei narrit med oik werds kam ia sib hiebit procuren id diek, dind
ei descripsit quo id mathmounit.
- Ed credeihte yu od oik veut duilic schikwans vahnt nos hehlpe kay retrehve id ighnos
os Peter Medduzz ? interrogit is, skeptic.
- Tehrbmos neglege neid, jawieb ia.
Pos kaur-ye skladus sien lwon in id coffer, ia emsit tsay sien place ant id styr menxu is
journaliste gwohm sedde nieb iam.
- Ed nun, iey is, quetro wey ?
- Smad rikes San Francisco, nos est tid os ijmale id situation, sigwrit ia Waktprincesse.
Ed naudhsiemos vies quant “rafiks” kay nos hehlpe.
- Facil, vasyi orbate bei journal, antwohrdit John Bob de Golf.
Eet circa middien kun uperghiengeer iter id Golden Gate Bridge, kye San Francisco, ye tod
ker. In-kap, ia repassit per sien hotel: iaghi tohrb mutavehse. Albatta, id motorreiderin trakh
pors vantages quando anghen siefer in side-car, bet urbi, id ieusit elegance ed discretion.
Iaghi revohsit sien adic vesters, dind wohgh de Golf do sien hem kay is mutavohs ep sien
roig. Hielteer dind bi un armuriar kay kaupe 50 patrons i dil inter mutu. Bad, i rik id bina ios
San Francisco Herald and Examiner, pierk id Maserati prokwem, kieup oik sandwich ed stigh
do id bureau ios journaliste.
Taiper, id moment hieb gwohmt kay kwehre id balance iren aunstehgens.
- Sont dwo jects tehrbmos woide, declarit ia Waktprincesse ad John Bob. Preter: quer
buir emt ia photos yu habte aunstohgen in id sack as Laura Pushbey ? In quod region
Americas au ios mund, in quod precis stet ? Dwoter-ye: quod maynt id nam “KIM”
tracen ep ia dieks id semianhaingher transportit ? Som yakin od to est important.
Ia resalgih ia photos ex sien gep ed strohc ia ep id scribtable. Tod quod kip un besnigven
landspect con id entrat uns grotte interessit hol besonters. Ia habiet kamen woide kathalika
quer wohs id plavdrom quod eet ep alyo photo. Bad, id kwiter ios laboratorium, con ta
mysterieus machines, intrigit iam: Ka quod ghohd hol to daughe ?
- Pro ia dwo senter photos, est semanghen her qui ghehdsiet maghses nos istikhbare :
un redactor nam’ Jeff Nardem qui gnohsit kam sien gep vasya srig regions ios mund.
Is ne tehlt gvrens ed yant hat oik feriadiens, gwaht spende ia in sneigv, wind ed
srigos. Dayir id laboratorium, io vos hieb tolcto de oin ex mien prients diplomet in
physique-chemia; is duct id scientific rubric ios journal, gwahsiems consulte yant
habsiems viden Jeff Nardem.

Is namto Nardem occupit un bureau apank in id bud uns angh dikhliz. Un teremut voc muticit
un « Naam, quod dar ? » kun John Bob de Golf stus id dwer. Entreer tun uno micri kyal quer
eent kowpt piles papieren in instable tula qua menaceer ye cada moment collabe. Apter un
scribtable sess un buchest person quos rhaddeb mu hieb semject refrigerant. Spehcend ub
ud sien scribmachine, is observit iam med un kyehrsen ed sokar specto quod ay dahsit
anateina. Au kad eet id atmosphere ios kyal quod kreusih iam katha : regnit ghi un glehdjic
srig due un air conditionen apparat quos thermostat eet rult ye id ghemsto temperature.
- De Golf ! To me habiet staunihn ! bieub Jeff Nardem. Impossible habe pace unte penk
minutes in tod beghsgramaten ten !
- Naudhiems tien lumens, antwohrd is journaliste aun se formalise de id hakara. Spehc
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- Quod has tu iter invent kay wazde mien gwit ? se indignit is buchest brohmar. Ne ho
id wakt ! Ho dec pages ad rewrite pro id gastronomic rubric ! Toy imbeciles hant
sokskwn de besmeurtu vursta ed hant confuden ia pur pork vursta con
lyekwrntvursta ! Quants jahil ! Qua sont ta photos ?
Nardem consens glanzes ia clischees. Vidend od lit de sneigvkwiters, is kwohk relaxe ed id
skizze os uno smeih beluc unte un instant eys rundic lige. Dind, stayg, spohcit ub kyam med
un furor wajkh.
- Ne ghehdte yu clude id dwer, no ? grumel is. Yu entreihte id warm air ios dikhliz, est
dusbohr !
Ia kieu tun hayran od swoidgutts perleer ep id chol os Jeff Nardem: yant id temperature niek
dec centigrades, ey eet pior warm !
- Nagwivend-ye dayim in hamam temperatures, yusmee vibihsiete virid plantes,
mensci ! kerieun is buchest. Wakea, tod planete est pior warm pro me ! Sem dien,
sessiem retrohft grillet kam un vurst in un barbecue ! Gwahte ghi clude id dwer, instet
spehce me med ta okwi es dwerghippopotam !
- Mae sweurghte, est semper katha, ay susurit John Bob de Golf ei aur menxu gwahsit
clude id dwer.
- Also, qua sont ta photos ? nabahsit Nardem.
- Tib rekalt semject, tod stet ? interrogit is journaliste.
Is buchest brohmar spohc attentive-ye id clischee keipend id plavdrom ed eys lige stayg se
beluc.
- Ajaban, est id aerodrome os Bella Coola ! is scricit.
- Quer est id ? sprohg ia, ye batend kerd;
- Mehms tu, quando volim wehde iam Canadian ? Tam qua kwohr ghyorkleiunias ?
lancit Nardem ad John Bob de Golf aun kaure de antwehrde aysi question. Sem dien,
ia me duxit do Tweedsmuir provincial park. Hiebam pluct tetro med un sulky plav
quod hieb lans in Bella Coola. Mehmo, eet in plen winter, id weter eet ideal: minus
dwogim penk grades, sneigv quantloc, vasya sreumens ed lacs eent frohsen...
- Ed est in Canada, id park os Tweedsmuir ? interrogit ia.
- Weidwos, jawieb Nardem med un honnic ton ed plectend-ye. Ne habte yu aiwo klun
de Tweedsmuir ? To ne wehst sub ia tropics, ne est plus quargim in skadh ed neid
palma est vis ter !
- Ed est… Quer est, exact-ye ? sprohg timid-ye John Bob de Golf, baynd-ye visible-ye
provoque un ira crise ios buchest.
- In Britisch Columbia, genis jahil ! antwohrd Nardem, med un assassin spect. Circa
penkgim mayls ud id westcaust inland. Sei sagvs dar lises nespekent tien mier iete,
trehfsies to in quodgvonc atlas !
- Ed, eh.. un urb au village quos nam esiet, au inkapiet med KIM, vos rekalt to
semject ? addih ia.
- KIM ? repetih Nardem med un pensive protiokw. Est un stet quod est kalt Kimsquit,
sixgim mayls norder quem Bella Coola, bet est druve-ye un deskwiden loc.
- Maynte yu od alter photo, tod quod keipt id entrat ios grotte, habiet est emt in tod
region ? sprohg ia.
- Est kheptenn possible, sigwrit is buchest. Kimsquit est perambht med ghyors ed
grottes ne manke in id region !
- Vasya elements concorde ! exclamit ia. Ter tehrbmos persehkwe nies sok !
- Quod ? yu gwahte Kimsquit ? Gwehmo con vos ! scricit Nardem.
- Nel-ye, tib ne est id wakt, jawieb John Bob de Golf, tu dehlcs rescribe un article ed
zowngschie, has dwo yars chitay in tien orbat ! Hayte, gwehmte, smad linkwes iom
eysims vurstims, addihsit is wehkwnd-ye iam.
- Mi buit permittenover in pace, habiem io ne eme tod hol chitay, genis hydrocephalus
sclavtajir ! lancit Jeff Nardem menxu is journaliste ed ia Waktprincesse likw id bureau
pos recuperevs ia photos.
- Khauris person... kieu ia, zaghyanus id dwer apter se.

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- Ne hat lik kay se maimourihes med ia ghem besoyns ios joyrnal ; ob to est gwupt.
Sonst, diu pre, is habiet est yist gwive bim Eskimos ! commentit de Golf.
Passeer dind bei massoul ios scientific rubric, uno meg maedwner yuwent qui im dik od ia
apparats keipend ep id photo ios laboratorium dieugh ordinar-ye ka traite certain ruyds kam
cobalt. Id clischee, lakin, ne eet kafi netto kay is ghohdit dahe meis precisions. Taiper, i rik
John Bob de Golfs bureau. So se precipitit fauran ep sien pur malt botel ed sib schohnk un
double dose.
- To hehlpt ad reflecte, is iey, kam kay se justifie. Volte yu oin ?
- No, dank, gweupskwo mien idees clar, jawieb ia med un tono nuancen ab ironia.

Weidwos, ia Waktprincesse hieb kaurn de ghende con se do de Golfs bureau id diek is
cokwo ios Bay Burger hieb ay daht.
- Smad vide detayl-ye quod est eni, propos ia.
- Sekwent mien mayn, khich, jawieb is journaliste, yu ne vahte fiker od Medduzz hieb
maghen linkwes quodgvonc compromittend ?
Ia salgihsit ielg ein iom objects mathmount ab id diek edghi quant ta poders kwohk tuich,
ploisko un schikwan in quos budmen hieb drosnet oik bartha cristalls. Ia vohrs oin pichen
tom cristalls ep un schid albho papier ed chohx ia.
- Tehrbiems endersokihes to, ia iey.
- Kayghi ? antwohrdit de Golf. Kad est tik isern gaslimos, neid meis.
Ia pos id schid papier ep id scribtable ed tens id hand kay kape un loupe ia dyohrc ep alter
bors ios meuble. Se clihnend-ye, ia volvih tun id glas whisky is journaliste sib hieb schohnct.
Id alcohol spohr ep id scribtable ed saylieb id schid papier.
- Ah, neclever ! se indignit John Bob de Golf. Un octdemat pur malt !
- Excuset me, io ne hieb viden yu hieb likwt vies glas...
Stayg, ia se interrup. Iaghi hieb just constaten od ia cristalls hieb dissolwto do alcohol ed od
un druvo flott whisky sikwit ghomtro. Eet kamsei ia hieb volviht ne un glaso sontern un butt !
Kun bad tod druv torrent alcohol se exhieus, id hol surface ios moquette quod covohr id
podloga eet bemadht ab tri finghers pur malt whisky. Un odor ia kohns irrespirable, quayque
id ghohsd kwehke delectable ad sems, hieb strun id hol kyal ed hatta id hol etage.
- Bet quod.... Quod hat wakyet ?.... balbiel John Bob de Golf, abstauniht.
- Yu neghi ghapte ? exclamit ia, uperexciten. Ta cristalls ! Est id produc’ quod Peter
Medduzz hat instohlt ! Id substance quod permitt multiplie quaytlibt aqua molecules !
- Ne est aqua, bet whisky, observihsit is journaliste.
- In whisky est aqua ! Ed med id simple contact tom cristalls, id volume os aqua hat
augen in muhim proportions.
- Tun, est tik aqua... iey John Bob de Golf, visible-ye decept. Restent alyi cristalls ?
- Ya, ho likwt sems in id budmen ios schikwan.
- In tod fall, tehrbmos endersokihes ia.
Id wehwos aysias mater regwohm fauran do ays ment: “Tod invention salviet ex famine
turseros lands, bet ghehdiet kathalika dribhes terrible catastrophes sei esiet nudt pro
destructor ziels”. Quo ia gnohsit de menscens, ed hassa de i menscens ios dwogim secule,
incitit iam do prudence. Endersokihes ta cristalls ? Habiet est incurre id risk od semanghen
lambh id formule in sien wi interesse. Sei mathalan militar chefs gwehmient do gnohe id
existence uns talg product, ne dwoi od folossicient tod ka arme kay kjiawkiange id stieure irs
land. Humanitar neuds esient tun meg oku myohrst... Solg buit id vidpoint ia expos ad John
Bob de Golf in antwehrd eysi suggestion.
- Ed mien scoup ! scricit so. Yu ne vighapte ia denars yu leuseihte me, con vies sell
sentiments ! Ego ne gwivo ex id scheisouk ! Ob vos, tehrbo mi rekaupe un moto ! Ed
med qua denars, plais ?
Tod genos om reactions neti surpris iam. Ia se hieb viswohdta dia id grehdia im menscen ed
ia ghohd alnos antplehce arguments ex sam buhsa:
- Sehgnet id scoup yu habsiete, ye id dien kun kamyapsiems retrehve Peter Medduzz
ed deuysihes ia crimes is plant con id probable complicitat os reverend Montrainer.

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Sehgnet de id klewos quod sessiet voster kun sessiet wois od dank vos, un terrible
catastrophe buit vergihn. Ed bilhassa – bilhassa – sehgnet de ia muhim denar summs
yu ghehdsiete trage ex tod hol affaire kun id moment habsiet gwohmt ! Yu sessiete is
meist maschour journaliste iom Uniet Stats – maghses ios mund – yu sessiete inviten
quantloc ed ielgs, denars vos sessient daht…
De Golf reflex un instant. Ays wehkwos kwohr sien itner in eys ment.
- Ed yu ? Yuschi volsiete ir lwondeil, io fiker ? sprohg is med un vagh-ye suspeceus
protiokw.
- Hol quo me interesset est Valiocka, antwohrd ia. Valiocka yu ne volat credihes. Yed,
hams just haben id pruv od Peter Medduzz hat kheptenn kamyapt instehle sien
extraordinar invention. Per chance, hat myohrsen tod schikwan in un kantun linkwnd-
ye sien prever laboratorium: eet id element quod me mienk pro convinces vos !
Sams tolkend, ia kieur sniges id schikwano mathmounend ia cristalls do sien gep.
- Estu. Valiocka sieyg prabh, recognihsit is journaliste. Ed yuschi...
Ye tod moment, id dwer buit ghyant ed un wir entrit id bureau, wabernd in id whisky quod se
infiltrit lyt ed lyt do id moquette.
- Ed tun ! Quod wakyet her ! exclamit is novgwehmer. Yu organiset makals in vies
bureau taiper ! Odort whisky in id hol dom !
- Io vos presente mien redactor in chef, ay iey simple-ye de Golf.
Dind, wehkwnd alter, is addih:
- Kwehro un sok de gloistragers pro trehn moquettes. Id meist recent invention est
profumet med whisky. Volte yu un glas ex ?
Surpris, is redactor in chef stahsit un instanto still, ghyahnd, dind, trehvend neid antwehrdtu,
salsit id bureau slahmend-ye id dwer.
- Smad rikes nies affaires, declarit ia, tehrbmos eme decisions.
Pro me, jects son simple taiper. Laura Pushbeys photos deike id stet quer Peter
Medduzz se hat installet pos linkwus San Francisco. Eys laboratorium wehst
semquer in id ihatta os Kimsquit ed tetro tehrbmos gwahe kay retrehve iom.
- In Kimsquit ? swurgh John Bob de Golf. Gnohte yu id temperature tos region ? Ed
prest-ye, ham ghehdte yu ses tem categoric ? Quel sayct vos od Peter Medduzz
druve-ye gwahsit tetro ?
- Reflecte: Laura Pushbey eet eys assistentin. Lambht ab mentangst, ia decidt khanye
iom. Kay masnadhe ia revelations ia se parat ad kwehre de iom, emt photos ios stet
quer Medduzz teupt: in id ghyor, aundwoi eni un grotte is hat gedabihes. Emt
kathalika un clischee ios aerodrome os Bella Coola quod daught probable-ye ka
startbase kay joine id secret laboratorium. Idschi laboratorium keipt ep un photo.
Quod est makht ter ? Id fameus substance quod permitt multiplie aqua molecules,
weidwos ! Laura Pushbey emt yaschi photos iosswo Medduzz ed eysen schakires,
besonters ios wir qui bihsiet ays assassin, tem quem os reverend Montrainer.
Montrainer qui est meis au minter suter os G.G.Hunskoop, un entreprise de quod
Miss Pushbey volt dikes id hat un important rol in tod hol affaire, quo expliet ia se hat
strohnct photographie ids local.
G.G.Hunskoop est id kerd uns armen torg quos Peter Medduzz est is beneficiar,
nabahsit ia Waktprincesse. Ep id photo quer stahthamrahn ab iom skimbher,
Medduzz dehrjt un schturmbunduk. Ed quod hams wey aunstohgen, in ia
lavmachines ed refrigerators id semianhaignher transportit ? Schturmbunduks ios
sam type ! Ed quod eet id destination tom armes ? “KIM” yani Kimsquit. Quei ta
schturmbunduks ed ta granats dohlg serve ? Hams ad aunstehge id ! Ed
aunstehcsiems id in Kimsquit, ed neid alyer !

John Bob de Golf kwohk semper meis convicen ab ays arguments. Is klu iam silent-ye, quo
est sell signe, ed hieb hatta tyohgvt momentan-ye sib schehnke un whisky.
- Ter hat Peter Medduzz installet sien chefquartier, sieyg ia Waktprincesse dar, ter
preparit is sien diabolic projects, ed hassa... Hassa ter est Valiocka prisonerin,
Valiocka maigrihn, exhaust, marloub, Valiocka quam dehlgmos rehve ye cada cost ex

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ia noghs tos foll criminal. Seighi ghehdmos lures iam, yu dehrjsiete id meis’
sensational scoup vosters carriere ! Mehnte de id weitwoddia ia ghehdsiete bringhes:
“Eem prisonerin in id secret base ios foll muallim !” Ia lehcsiet in exclusivitat quanto ia
gnoht, de iomswo Medduzz, betschi de reverend Montrainer qui financet aundwoi ia
malefic entreprises ios muallim dank ia dons spens ab i fiders ios Kyrk os
Apocalypse ! Fikert id schungjin scandal yu ghehdiete katha exploite !
- To esiet pior bell... murmurit is journaliste qui kwhk ja sehgne de id article is scribiet
de un talg topic.
- Eti, ti leuds sont assassins, mae myehrste to. Sehgnet de iam miser Laura Pushbey
qua hat payght med sien gwit id decision os vos revele id vertat. Ia ne hatta hieb id
wakt os nos bahe, way ! Ed sehgnet de id tentative os assassinat quos weyswo hams
est victims ! Credeihte me, tehrbmos age aun skehpte. Age, yani abplukes kye
Kimsquit !
John Bob de Golf relex unte un instant. Ays arguments kwohkeer convincus iom, bet okwivid-
ye, semject sweurgih iom.
- Kad yu saycte prabh, iey is bad, esiem kheptenn tamam kay sehkwe vos quetrolibt
sudworts, westworts au eustworts. Bet nordworts... Sehgnet de id srig quod sollet
regne in Kimsquit !
- Esiete yu un dusrig reporter ? insinuit ia med ironia.
- Albatta ne ! exclamit John Bob de Golf. Bet lakin, id srig…
- Ghendsiems con nos pur malt whisky kay warme vos, promiss ia. Hayte, gwehmte,
vahms istifsare de ia jihases kay gwahe tetro, ed fortrehcsiems possiblest aus.
Is journaliste kung dar un instant, dind se gwaukanih bad.
- Estu, is iey, smad gwahe Kimsquit, bet sei aiwo ne bringho tsay scoup, yu mi
payghsiete to dorgv !
Payghe, semper payghe... I mensci eent wakea meg grehd. Id essential, lakin, eet od is
journaliste hieb acceptet sehkwe iam. Aun iom, ia habiet haben difficultat ad attaque direct-ye
Peter Medduzz. Med eys hehlp, ia khiss kafi nert kay parkwehre sieno mission. Boghi likw id
journal kay gwahe un saferagence. Albatta, ir vol os trehce do un steto tem apanko quem
Kimsquit surpris lyt, bet, lakin, ielganghen eet leur os spende sien ferias querlibt... Kieupeer
ghi dwo airtiquets kye Vancouver, dind dwo alya kye Bella Coola. Tetro, ghehdient gwahe
Kimsquit per helicopter au per quantplorwogh, sekwent ira preferences. Id plav kye
Vancouver startiet ye id posdien ye 13 saat. Iter abpleukient ud Vancouver ye 16 saat ed
arrivient ad Bella Coola ye 17h30. Ud Bella Coola, tehrbient circa trigim minutes kay nake
Kimsquit per helicopter, au tri hors per wogh. Vidient ep stet quod transport wassila
respondiet dohbrest ir naudhs. I tohrb dind un schowbey adaptet iri mission: nahals, switers,
capitoneit blousons, skipantalons, scaubauts, delt, solbrils, guants, rucksacks, saydknifs ed
seilrolls. Id qualitat ios material esend essential, ia ne spohc id masraf ed pieygh un total
facture om 1800 dollars. Ta divers kaups hieb im emt wakt ed buit meis quem 6 saat vesper
kun ta buir khatem. I rik tun id journal kay lagher ter ir material ed ia brug to kay glanzes id
senst posmiddien edition. Un notice in inner page attraxit ays attention: tolkit ghi de reverend
Montrainer. So hieb just mohldt in-kap os posmiddien is wehkwiet sien fiders ye id posdien
ye 9 saat aghyern ep sien adic TV canal.
- Spehcte ghi, iey ia ad John Bob de Golf deikend-ye ei id article.
- Tya, tya... murmurit is journaliste, daumo ya quod Montrainer hat tem important ad
sayge kay kwehre un special irsal... Tehrpsiems klustres iom.
- Gohd idee, kamiem ya vide iom proscher, pon id tid yu bahte mi de iom !
- Aym iom personal-ye un swindler, kam eti quant eys samliks qui pretende preche id
Sell Wehkwos ed kaurnt tik in druve de bihe richer detriment-ye i kamers os
obscurantisme. Smad retrehve mutu cras aghyern ye 8 saat quargim penk herswo,
comsmautersiems id irsal.
- Entrim, iey ia Waktprincesse, eiskwiem ya rahate lyt. Volo ihes aus in lict.
- Gohd idee, approbit John Bob de Golf, bet, preter, vos duco ad diner.
- Ego vos duco, retificit ia. Preter ob yu neti habte moto ed ho wogh ; dind ob est neid
grund od wirs semper eme id initiative. Gwahsiems id restaurant io siem chuses !

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Is journaliste kwohk lyt taraghen, bet is khalal viacceptit.
- Estu, is iey, me sino duce quetro yu volsiete, bet vos mauno, mien stomak est fragil,
tehlo tik ostris !
Pos consultevs un guide iom restaurants os San Francisco, ia decis gwahe diner bei John’s
Grill, un restaurant os Ellis Street quod conservit zahir-ye id mehmen os sieno maschoursto
prever client : iom scriptor Dashiell Hammett. Ter, bo mejeer wohnic Wellington ostris ed
schieta filetes farcen med crabe ed garids. Ia pieygh dind id rechwngo gsienkjin-ye ed
hamrahsit John Bob de Golf tiel eys hem. Pos to, ia regwahsit kye sien hotel. Ne eet baygh
facil parke sien wogh in id ihatta : ia tohrb wehghe id Maserati do un parking lyehgend
penkwe minutes ped-ye dalg ud id hotel, bet tod smulko ghango ne desplaisit iam: id vesper
eet bell ed ia ne pigher de ghehde sayrane lyt unte ia strads os San Francisco quer id noct
hieb lent-ye gwohmen menxu se illumineer ia fensters iom doms ed ia reclame fanus. Ia
khiss wal, istirahat, ed ia observit con glewos ia excentric vehsmens em certain passants qui
kwohk salge seid un exotic carnaval. Dind stayg… Un wogh hals pri iam ed ia visit surrege
ex id dwer un hand armet med un pistol. Tod wogh ! Eet un greis Oldsmobile ! Tod ia hieb ja
waurmen-ye dyohrcen tod sam aghyern ! Noroc-ye, ia hieb habt un dohbro reflexe: ia hieb
fauran parvolgen kay mwaungsoue in id opposen direction. Per chance, i passants eent
kathire ed ia hieb kamyaben endermerge in id menegh pre is pistolner hieb habt id wakt os
premes id trigher. Bet isschi siegv reage oku: is hieb just-ye stight ex id wogh ed persohkwit
iam. Unte tod instant, is khiek hihes iam ar eet pior leuds inter iom ed iam, bet lyt dalger eent
i ghangers rarer ed ia esiet in overt. Oin solution: tournes brusk-ye dextro in un skeirstrad ed
endergwehme do id bar quos fanus ia dyohrc lyt distant. Kun ia ghohd ant id entrat ios xitu,
un glonce stris pri ays aur, noroc-ye aun hihes iam. Ia hieb tik id wakt os enghulfes intro : ter,
ays persehkwer ne deursiet strehle ep iam.

Ia Waktprincesse hieb esen suainspiren dund-ye katha, ar, in tod deluxe bar, “dohbro
vehsmen naudhen”. Ays rogv esend baygh elegant, ia buit primen maedwn-ye ed ay buit
proposen sedde claus un meja. Bet ia pretens habe mulakat con semanghen in id bud ios
sall ed ia abihsit fauran kyid tualette. Ter, ia reperit un dwer quod dieughit ka naudhudghang.
Ia ghyien id, curs unte un dikhliz ed arrivit in un aula quetro duxit alyo dwer quod permiss
penetre id front bina. Ia begwahsit alyo dikhliz ed wieust in un strad parallel ad preter. Ia
gnohsit kafi id quartier, taiper, kay ghehde ad id Maserati unte un apank itner aun ays
persehkwer ghohd retrehve iam. Ia stiert tun kam un dewer ed gwahsit se loge in un novum
hotel ep alter bors ios urb. In tod novum hotel, ia tohrb masrafe 80 dollars pro id noct. Ia
phonit fauran John Bob de Golf kay ey narre quo hieb wakyen; ay proposit herbehrge iam bi
se, bet ia declinit id invitation : ia khiss alnos in securitat in tod hotel.
- Yu, punor, warte, ei riedh ia, ne esiem surpris an vos preparent kathalika un nov cutt.
- Neid danger, mien bina est suaguardet ed ho un penkpoint pancersclud, is antwohrd.
Eno rassurit iam. Vienscheer sell noct ad mutu ed gwahr do lict.

Ye id posdien, eet exact-ye 8 saat 45 kun ia Waktprincesse puscit id dwer ios bureau os John
Bob de Golf in id sedd ios San Francisco Herald and Examiner. Is journaliste absorpsit se in
un gigantesk atlas desployt ant iom.
- Tun ? Habte yu kamyaben swehpe lyt nespekent ta quant emotions ? inquisihsit is.
- Kam un angel, antwohrd ia. Quod studyet yu med tant application ?
- Un map ios region os Kimsquit. Tod mi kwehct khauris, ka stet, gwehmte ghi glanzes.
Ia gwahsit prosch ed se clihsit uper id atlas. Is journaliste hieb ambhstricht med uno molive
un deil ios westcaust Canadas, ep quod ghohd ses lisen ia nams Bella Coola ed Kimsquit. Id
kip ios relief dik od ghyors ed sreumens eent kathire in id ihatta. Eet trohft punor neid
agglomeration ed hol kwohk baygh dispopulet.
- Pusten ed glehdjic akros, commentit de Golf, firschen aundwoi ab winds nordtos ed
westtos, neid village, neid refuge, ne id mminst bar ep id horizont, kyeno kurort
vahms abplukes !
- Ne exspectet yu ferias ? jawieb ia.

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- Albatta ne, bet Peter Medduzz habiet minst-ye maghen chuses un milder climat. Un
cofie ?
- Libter.
John Bob de Golf ay schohnk un tasse uns karag, fade ed tepid scharab : eet US cofie, uno
national specialitat nimen hieb aiwo kamayaben imite in alyo land ios mund. Med un frad, ia
pohsit oin slung, dind pos tsay id tasse suaspondend-ye neti touche id. Un TV-apparat stahsit
ep uno smulk table in un kantun ios kyal. John Bob de Golf stahsit ub ed gwahsit schalte id.
Poisseer smauter prevst-ye un long sehkw om reclamen films, dind un presenter mohld od
reverend Montrainer vahsit mox tolke. Oik instants serter, prohp ep id ecran un lige ia gnohsit
ja ob vidus id ep un photo: tod uns penkgimenat wir, quos clar ed rar kays, exorbitet okwi,
sardonic smeih.
- Kyarsti fraters, kyarstas suors, id tid hat gwohmen, declarit inkaptos reverend
Montrainer. Peinds nosters Kyrk se forakwtnent ad combate nos, bet Div se parat ad
kyase i. Gnohntu ti qui hant fid in id wehkwos nosters Poti: San Francisco hat biht id
nov Sodom ed San Francisco gnohsiet mox id Apocalypse ! Is Poti hat baht sieni
sloug, eys sloug est her ant vos pro mehlde id azab: id nov Sodom ne keuncsiet
adone sien fawngtawngs ! Quando Divs ira steurdsiet ep id urb ? Cras ? Poscras ?
Quel ghehdt sayge id ? Is Poti est saul judce !
- So wir est foll ! exclamit ia Waktprincesse. Ed Peter Medduzz est eys schakire ! Orm
Valiocka ! Ia sollet maung paytte !
- Scha ! Kleute id sehkw, riedh John Bob de Golf.
- Skehptend-ye od id azab riawdalsa, nabahsit reverend Montrainer, vahm oistrage in
id retraite is Poti mi hat assignen. Ghehde i prabhs tod urb dar contet skape id deluge
! Div aurtu mien wehkwos : gahaptu i !
- Id deluge ! scricit ia. Peter Medduzz hat aunstohgen id jihase os multiplie aqua
molecules ed Montrainer tolc’ de deluge ! Volent kharke San Francisco !
- Hayte, yu disaumte ! de Golf interrup. San Francisco est un mier urb, un gigantesk
tsunami esiet tohrpt kay submerge id.
- Kad to vaht ubgwehme. Fikert od Peter Medduzz, dank sien invention, ghehda auge
sensible-ye id wed volume ios San Francisco bukht : id catastrophe bihiet tun
nevergible ! In quant fall, tehrbmos gnohe quer wehse tod fameus “retraite” de quod
is reverend hat tolken. Eet id irsal layv, ne ?
- Ya.
- Gnohte yu quer sont ia TV studios ?
- Weidwos.
- Tun, smad gwahte tetro !

Aun skehpte id antwehrd ios journaliste, ia se precipitit kyid dwer znaycend-ye ei kay se
spudes. De Golf apterdrahnd, ia se hiest joine id Maserati parct prokwem ed stiert fauran.
- Tun, quer est ? sprohg ia iom journaliste.
So ay dik id itner. Id bina quod schaliesch ia television studios quer muss id irsal os reverend
Montrainer wehst hol prokwem id journal ed ia buit ep stet pos oik minutes.
- Vaht sigwra salge aptos, assurit John Bob de Golf. Ter tehrbmos skehpte iom.
Sehkwnd eys indications, ia pierk id Maserati ep id caud ios bina. De Golf sieyg prabh: ia
recognih strax, ep un place ios parking reserven im exployeits ios TV-canal, id Lamborghini
immatriculet DOOM 89 ia hieb ja waurmen-ye vis in photo.
- Vahmos skehpte iom her, propos ia, yant is salcsiet, besehkwsiems iom.
I tohrb ne diu skehpte. Oik minutes serter, reverend Montrainer, perambhen ab yuwens in
complet jaquet, sield unte un schibdwer ed trohcit kye sien wogh. Id sulouk iom yuwens eet
prect med un joking obsequiositat quod smihih iam : eent aundwoi fiders ios Kyrk os
Apocalypse, gwohmen hamrahe ir veneret pastor. Montrainer stigh saul do sien wogh quod
abrollit mox menxu eys tarafdars dientoweer deferent-ye; hin eys wogh hieb dispariht pos id
wangwl ios strad. Ia ne hieb lust wakt : yant id Lamborghini hieb likwt id parking, ia hieb
lancen sien wi wogh kay persehkwe iom. Montrainer emsit id direction ios Golden Gate

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Bridge ed sielg San Francisco. Ia mien ye wassime distance apter iom mae is kieusit id
Maserati in sien retrospecule. Quants rolleer katha un certain wakt unte id autostrad 101,
dind, ye id hoge os Santa Venetia, id Lamborghini entrit stayg un salgconnection. Noroc-ye,
ia hieb vis id barwakt ed ia viaghiebel ep sien roig. Montrainer rollit tun unte uno
nordwestwort niebstrad dind accelerit lyt sien speud. Her, id kwehlen eet meg minter dens ed
ia biey an Montrainer reperit iam: Maseratis ghi eent rar ed habiet est baygh stauneihnd an is
vis iam ne. In fact, oik mayls dalger, id Lamborghini se elien brusk-ye ep un gonstrad. Ye tod
ker, id maneuvre eet clar: is reverend pit luses iam. Eyso staur wogh hieb litteral-ye klaupen
perodh ed sei iaswo ne habiet esen ant id styr uns bolid, is ne habiet habto pau difficultat kay
distance iam. Id strad unte quod rolleer taiper eet dar minter chepran quem id prever ed neid
obstacle stabh ay wehghe proscher id Lamborghini. Nun ghi od Montrainer hieb repert iam
Waktprincesse ed John Bob de Golf, neti eet necessaro remane discret. Contrar-ye, dohbrer
eet navaxe iom : ighi habient kamen habe un lytil conversation con iom... Dumbend id
accelerator honn-ye ia kadamlimites, rolleer proscher id Lamborghini claus quod i mox
wohgh. Lyt dalger, un innocent automobiliste rollit enpace-ye styrnd un kienkiu saloun. Id
Lamborghini uperholit id ye hol speud, inslahsit brusk-ye ed yis id grov. Enum eet baygh trist
pro iom miser wehgher, bet i ne hieb id wakto kay kaure de eys beurt : i tohrb tente prest-ye
stope Montrainer, quo esiet pau aisic. Ye sem distance, un curve skip. Montrainer, honnend-
ye cada prudence, iter accelerit.

Ye id precis moment kun id Lamborghini birollit unte id curve, ia Waktprincesse udvic brusk-
ye dind udslahsit dextro, heurtend id caud os Montrainers bolid. Forwohghto dextro, id
Lamborghini pindukit, ids wehgher khiek redehe idso direction seid ed i buir in dohbro stand
kay salgihes iom id strad.

Schungjin ! Un nov styrcutt ias Waktprincesse dextro vafiet extrehpe id Lamborghini quod
sielg id strad, instus un sayp ex brozdh isern viel, dind vahsit ende sien drahsa in un seinstog
pos leusus divers elements siens carrosserie, pati id capot. Ia de ghohd passe id curve ed
halte lyt dalger. Id Maserati ne hiebit pior paytten ob id schock, tik id front dexter pterg eet lyt
dlast, bet eet aun gravitat. Se precipitit fauran kyid Lamborghini – au quo restit ex id. John
Bob de Golf sohkwit iam ed bo gwahr prosch reverend Montrainer. So hieb est niterplagen
ab id cutt, is bohr un plaga ep sien chol bet ne kwohk grave-ye vurnen.
- Oku, smad brunges to kay obsoke iom ! lancit ia.
In un gep os eyso jaquet, i aunstohg mox un quars plohct papier. I glaz id oku : lit apparent-
ye de uno map quod im kwohk destull confus. Ia snig id do sien gep kay chehxe id jixay-ye
lyt serter.
- Kad tehrbiemos se spudes, suggestit is journaliste. Est seller od ne siams trohven
her. Habiems difficultat ad justifie nies presence.

Is journaliste hieb sayct prabh : inutil kunges her diuter. Boghi se hiest kyid Maserati quod
stiert fauran. Ia hieb suact, ar un instant serter, ia dyohrc in id retrospecule id wogh reverend
Montrainer hieb yisto do id grov in-kap ios persehkwen. Id wogh stopit ye id hoge ios
Lamborghini ed dwo robust wirs stigh tetos swehngend-ye ir peungsto kyam : aundwoi od ies
hiebskweer uno smulk tolk con iam... Ia hieb lakin neter wakt ni wehnos im kwehre tod
plaisure ed ia press id accelerator kay rolle dalger meist oku.

Circa dwogim minutes serter, i hieb riken John Bob de Golfs bureau ed bo chohx id map i
hieb ghenden ex id gep os reverend Montrainer. Enderkwiteer ep id plur color glois ed lignes
qua kwohk habe neid maung sense. Men de Golf emiss stayg un exclamation:
- Spehcte ! is iey. Ter, kwehkent ghyors, her un rivier ed ta alter lignes kwehkent kam
strads, auter wehghs. Comparet con id atlas : kwehc’ kam un map os Kimsquits ihatta
!
Is journaliste bahsit prabh. Observend-ye attentive-ye id map ios atlas ed tod ios reverend,
constateer enfallend similitudes inter bo.

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Quant ta colors kipen ep reverend Montrainers map kwohk prevst-ye destull confus, bet i
kieu nespekent quant od tri lignes ablit, ud un sam point kay adduce ad tri different stets.
Comparend-ye con id map ios atlas, constateer od id startpoint correspons id aerodrome os
Bella Coola. Id prest tom lignes eet rudh, id dwot blou ed id trit glend.
- Tod est sigwra un plan quod permitt trehve id base os Peter Medduzz, assurit ia ei
journaliste. Spehcte ta tri lignes : quants skape id aerodrom Bella Coola. Oin ex ia
sollet adduce ad id ten ios muallim.
- Ya, bet qualg ? sprohg is journaliste.
- Kay woide id, kafi est suaobserve id region ed pites retrehve id entrat ios grotte quod
keipt ep id photo emen ab Laura Pushbey.
- Suaobserve id region ! Kam to ! Tehrbiems begwahe decens maylen in sneigv ed srig
kay paurske un hypothetic grotte !
- Probesiems ia tri routes kipen ep id map. Oin ex ia est aundwoi id dohbro.
- Con vos, hol kwehct semper simple !
- Kun hams emt ia airtiquets, ne hatta behansam tod document yed eems parat ad
fortrehce. Tun, itirafte od est un progress, pon ghes !
- Naam, kamlibt.... admiss de Golf. To saygen, de plav, est wakt uddrahe do id airport,
sei ne volmos lipses id !
To eet un gohd sense wehkwos !

Bo ghens ub ira rucksacks in qua i hieb aurdehn vesters ed material, dind likw id bureau. In
id dikhliz, incontreer uno smulk brilen wir, un tasse cofie in eys hand, qui kwohk besic.
- Hayte, gohd, ker gwehmt mien redactor in chef, muticit is journaliste.
- Ah, de Golf ! exclamit is wir, yu arrivet opportun-ye, fikert od reverend Montrainer hat
just haben un woghaccident. Kwehct od est vurnt.
- Grave-ye ? interrogit is journaliste.
- No, un simple plaga ep eys chol. Yu vahte mi kwehre un reportage de to straxst, veut
prient ! Volo vasya detayls ed un interview ios reverend pro id edition tos vesper.
Kwehct od un duswehgher hat yist iom ois-strad. Neid chance, nimen ghohd kaue id
immatriculationsadadh ios wogho quod hat provoquet id accident.
- Baygh gohd, de Golf interrup.
- Pardon ?
- Katha, is journaliste yu dehsiete ep id affaire ghehdsiet bunge sien talents es
detective peitend-ye retrehve sayct wogh.
- Bet est yu quom dehm ep id affaire, de Golf ! scricit is redactor in chef.
- Yu suavidte od fortrehco do ferias, jawieb is journaliste deikend-ye sien rucksack.
- Do ferias ? Men, men...
- Mehmte : ho oin feriahevd chitay emtu quandolibt. Yuswo sieyg to mi sens’ munt.
Tun, emo mien hevd af hoyd. Ed vanschte mi khauris ferias, wano ia !
Niem ob stupor, is redactor in chef mien gwohzden ep stet, ep id leizd os apoplexia, menxu
bo gwahr dalger kyid lift.
- Chance est od nimen hat kaut id adadh ios Maserat, commentit John Bob de Golf
menxu id cabin brigh i ghom do id grundetage.
- Kad habiemos sollet gwahe interviewe Montrainer, iey ia tun, ne gnohnd pior an is
journaliste hieb act prabh refusend-ye tod waurmen.
- Yu scherzte ? Gnohm Montrainer. Ye tod saat, hat sigwra sollet linkwes id hospital ed
ne se sinsiet tem facil-ye interviewe. Eti, quo hat wakyet yarlay preuft od smos
reperen. Neghi est id moment os age med ouvert lige.
De Golf sieyg prabh. I tohrb change neid de ira projects. Gwahr ghi id airport quetro arriveer
un pwolhor serter, ieurdh id Maserati ye id longduren parking ed ihr registrihes ir gapack.
Weidwos, ne eet question eme id plav armet med ir pistol, ne uperghangient ia securitat
controls. Snigeer ghi ir armes do ia rucksacks qua saferient in id kladreus. Restit spehe od
doaners in Vancouver ne habient id idee os obsoke ir gapack... Bo stigh do id plav ye 12 saat
45 ed abpluk ye 13 saat 30. I hieb tik oin pwolhor chitay dia id previs horplan, quo ne eet

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maung in America. I ghohd se kehnse noroct ! Pos un aunprobleme pleuk, i lans do
Vancouver.

Id waurn eet greis uper Vancouver kun ir plav lans ep id drom ios airport. Seuy menacit ed id
temperature eet meg minter mild quem in California. Eent ter tik in transit, bet tohrbeer passe
unte id kumruk. Ir de gapack eet registern tiel Bella Coola. I anac ir passports uni duaner
quel chohx ia kaur-ye. Ta formalitats kwohk ay Waktprincesse baygh irritant, bet parihsit od
adams prihr ta schikans qua comspers ir gwits.

Pos leisus ielg page iren passports ed iskwehrus an xihr ghi reiktiquets, is duaner consensit
sines i gwahe.
- Ma vole i tant od hams un reiktiquet ? stieun ia Waktprincesse menxu ia trohcit kye
steighdwer ios pleukios kye Bella Coola.
- Hant paur de wild immigration, explicit John Bob de Golf. Canada est tik un vast
squalid ed mortal-ye plictic verstep dehnksrig unte nev munts in yar, bet ids habitants
fikernt od cadanghen sehgnet gwahe se installe ter definitive-ye. Ego de tehrbiem ses
payghen meg kyar kay io accepte gwive her ! Spehm eti od nies mukam ne duresiet
meg diu : credeihte me, ne est yakin-ye ob plaisure sei dehm mien peds in tod land !
- Oin meis raison kay ende meist oku ! Yant Valiocka sessiet leur ed Peter Medduzz
neutralisen, reicsiems California, promiss ia.
- Ah ! California... murmurit John Bob de Golf, med un ja nostalgic ton.
Id plav quod duxit i do Bella Coola est un dwomotor samt un decen placen in quod buir lyt
scutten ob id dusweter, bet arriveer nespekent hol neempedisen ep id smulk aerodrome.

Khiek ses sayct od Bella Coola eet un enchantend loc… Lust bayna ia ghyors, id village pors
neid particular attract ed ne yakin-ye ter habiet ia Waktprincesse spenso sien ferias ! Id
aerodrome, in quant fall, suacorrespons id photo Laura Pushbey hieb emen, iaghi eet sure
de ses ep id dohbro ighnos. Bo gwahr id bureau ios aerodrome ed sprohg un employeit quod
eet id dohbrest wassila kay ihes do Kimsquit. Is wir kwohk stauniht : touristes eent rar in id
region ed Kimsquit ne eet un meg chepran kurort ! Kam to hieb est im dict bey saferagence,
Kimsquit ghohd ses nact auter per helicopter au per quantplorwogh. Id stajer uns helicopter
pro tri diens costit 10 000 US dollars. Eet neid woghstajer service in id ihatta, bet is employeit
ios aerodrome hieb chiowdeo un swelion garagiste qui ghohd im pehrne un Toyota “Land
Cruiser” po id meidic summ 5000 US dollars. Weidwos, id safer esiet longer per wogh, bet
dat id dusweter, kad ne eet meg prudent venture uper id ghyor in helicopter. Pleukseid,
ghohd ses arriven ad Kimsquit unte circa oin pwolhor menxu tri wassime hors esient tohrben
kay rolle tetro in wogh. Entrim, kieupeer in id magasin ios village un jixay map ios region ed
spieja pro tri diens.

Fin-ye, ia Waktprincesse chus kurihnes id Toyota ios swelion ios employeit ios aerodrome po
5000 dollars. Id vehicule eet in dohbro stand, ed, aun prisaugen, eet hatta schowbeyno med
un canoe fixet ep id stoya. Ia hieb kwohrt uno manafi ! Emseer place eni id wogh ed stiert.
Nespekent ia warm vesters i hieb endut, lyt kruseer : id temperature difference dia California
eet wakea meg kheissas !

Ia Waktprincesse decis linkwes Bella Coola sehkwnd-ye id nordwort itner ios map os
reverend Montrainer. Prest-ye, id steigh ne kwohk im pior difficil begwahtu, bet, circa
penkdem mayls dalger, i wohs face un immens ghyor i vahr dehlge uperwehghe unte un
angh pertu in bergwnt kleitu. Rollend perodh samt mil precautions, i ghohd ye pwolhoge ios
ghyor, bet un dussurprise exspectit i : id pertu stopit brusk-ye, im banend rolle dalger, ibo
falle do un precipice. Im restit tik oin : rikes pod id ghyor in retroghir, dind wehghe tsay do
Bella Coola kay chuses alyo direction.

Rekwehre id itner in retroghir ne eet ja un plaisure partie, bet id khakst vahsit dar gwehme.
Payn ghehdus pod id ghyor, un ghi sneigvstorm surpris i ed im bien gwahe perodher. Pos un

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intizar quod im kwohk auntermin, id sneigv bad zafiell, bet dohlgeer lures id steigh med
lopats kay id Toyota ghohd passe, quo leusihsit i uno muhim wakt. Kun bad i niek Bella
Coola, eet ja noct ed im buit dwight swehpe in id wogh tiel id octent. Emseer lakin id wakt os
edde lyt : eet minst-ye to !

Ye tod ker, likweer Bella Coola unte un nordeustworto steigh. Albatta, tod wehgh hieb neid
uns autostrad, bet i ghohd rolle perodh tem dohbro quem smal bayna ia drus ed buska.
Rolleer diu geirend ghyors, dind biwohgh unte un paund quod stigh engwn un rockic
eminence. Pos un long udglehmen, i ghohd ep id akro uns plateau ed nakwohr ir itner,
semper nordeustworts. Pos begwahvs plur mayls, arriveer ep id leizd uns precipice. Kay
nake ir destination, tehrbient uperwehghe tod obstacle. Way, eet neid brigv in vid.
Consultend ir jixay map, constateer od eent neti dalg ud ir ziel. Ighi tohrb ye cada cost
upergwahe tod precipice, sei lakin nakwohrskweer ir itner in id sam direction. In id budmen
ios precipice srusit un rivier kathalika dict ep id map. Api, tod rivier arrivit prokwe ir
destination, ed dat i behiend un canoe, ghehdient sehkwe idso druna linkwus ir wogh. Sei,
punor, voleer druve-ye passe id precipice med id Toyota, oin solution : rolle retro, eme kadam
ed skande swehbend-ye uper id tuicho spehnd-ye od arrivient ocolo aun pior damno.

Ira rucksacks ep ir omsa, i brigh id canoe ghom tiel id rivier ed dehr id awed. Id strohm eet
kshiuu ed id nauk difficil ad maneuvre, bet i ghohd nespekent hol begwahe plur mayls aun
damno. Pos uno meander, lakin, wohseer stayg face un enorm perwnt quod stieusit in id
medio ios sreumen. Tod gir id perwnt ep ieter gon: levtro, id wed enghulf do un temost grotte,
dextro, id kwohp do skeumend rapids inter id perwnt ed id flank uns ghyor.

Med un kreptic paddelcutt, direxeer id canoe levtro ed wohseer sub un rockic akmen quos
stens repercuss id behngos iom rapids in un infernal kwalay. Eet tem deusko quem im buit
impossible vide quetro gwahr ed unte oik instants, i hieb id pondos os ne salgient gwiv tod
srehdend temos. Mox, lakin, i dyohrc un luceghyahsa lyt dalger : id riviero brigh i tsay sub
leur waurn ! I hieb upergwaht id obstacle aun damno ! Ghohdeer taiper nakwehre ir itner tiel
ir destination i niek bad oin hor ed oin pwol serter. Yeji ir hissabs, i wohs oik centens yarden
ud id point quetro adduxit id glend ligne. Apparent-ye, tod point lyohg ep id akro uns ghyor
quod uperkihsit id rivier. Uno mildkleitu steigho quod dub do un pusinos permiss arrive tetro
aun difficultat. Ighi lans ep id ouper, traxeer id canoe ep id ghom, dind i bighieng unte id
wehgh. Kieur od eet tohgen med murdar sneigv ed kawt med dwo deuba parallel weghyas
qua dik od vehicules rolleer unte frequent-ye. Spehcend-ye proscher, constateer od ta
weghyas hieb est likwt ab gussens. Quod genos machine begwahsit katha tod wehgh ?
Mysteir... Schowbeyni med ira rucksacks, i ghieng tiel id bors ios steigh ed arriveer in un
sorte os smulk sneigvtegen cirque perambht ab rockic montays. Id flank alyos ghyor, hoger,
stieu ye sem distance. Kohlt apter drus, observeer attentive-ye id ihatta ed stayg, ia
Waktprincesse emiss un exclamation:
- Spehcte ! scricit ia deikend med un fingher id flank ios hogios ghyor. Tod grotte ! Id
recogneihm ! Est tod quod keipt ep id photo emt ab Laura Pushbey !
Neid dwoi eet possible : i hieb aunstohct id entrat ios ten os Peter Medduzz ! Lit taiper de
penetre tetro, quo esiet aundwoi tem difficil, hatta meis, quem ghehdus hetro.
- Quod kwehre nun ? interrogit John Bob de Golf.
Ye id sam moment, i ieur un blosk os motor ed viseer surrege ex id grotte un gussenwogh
schowbeyno med un transparent coupel. Id machine trohcit kyid steigh i hieb just sohkwt: eet
id waurmen os age, sonst naiwo !
- Oku ! Hehlpte me ! lancit ia wehkwnd-ye iom journaliste.
I hieb repert un block perwnt kafi mier kay stambhes ei wogh passe. Yungend-ye ir efforts, i
ghohd rollihes id do id medio ios wehgh just pre id machine adgwohm. Kaur-ye kohln apter
drus, im restit tik skehpte. Id wogh prohp ed stahsit still ant id perwnt. Trans id transparent
coupel, enderkwiteer ia gastalts im dwo menscen qui sess eni. I vohs anoraks ed cucullas
qua stabh distinge ira traits. Uter mensc ieyr un gon ios coupel ed se extraxit ex id machine.
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iom. Pos nuktevs med oik stehntora rhugats sien infructueus tentatives, is znieyc sieni sokwi
imdadhe iom.
- Tod iblis perwnt hat sollen se lues sub id vyige ios sneigv, is iey. Ed vyeict ifrat gwaur !
Alter gwohm tun hehlpe iom ad desplace id perwnt. Alnos besic ob ir besoyn, ies ne ieur iam
Waktprincesse ed John Bob de Golf gwahe prosche iens ed uperfalle iens, ir saydknifs in
hand. Ies dwo wirs ne eent lakin novices. Quayque ia Waktprincesse vurn id thorax os sien
duschman ed John Bob eyso jamb, to eet nekafi kay schaungzane iens ed toy siz ia
saydknifs ud ir yeusmens. I tohrb un longo katu kay nices iens.

- Oku ! Smad klade ir vesters, lancit ia Waktprincesse ad John Bob de Golf.
Is journaliste hieb ghapt ays plan ed kwohk approbe id ar is enderghens fauran oisdue iom
wir is hieb just gvohnen. Ia kwohr lika med sien wi duschman ed oik instants serter, bo wohs
vehsend ia povestis iom dwo wirs quom cadavers i begriebh sub id sneigv. Ia cucullas
perborhg ir liges, quo permiss im likes dar dohbrer ira rols. Bo sess taiper in id gussenwogh.
Ays talent as automobilistin ay permiss ghabe fauran kam id wohrg ed iaghi pilotit id aun
difficultato tiel id entrat ios grotte
- Ed nun, est quitte au double, murmurit ia volgend-ye kye John Bob de Golf.
- Quod tehrpt ses kwohrn kay habe un scoup ! kwohster is.

Uperwohghen id soyl ios grotte, rolleer unte oik decens yarden, dind wohs face un glato
stena. Ne sagvend quod kwehre, ia Waktprincesse exchangit con John Bob de Golf un
interrogator spect. I ieur tun un stup grohm : id stena slid gontro, leurnd id pertu. Semanghen
im hieb ghyanen ! Ia press prudent-ye id accelerator ed id wogh bientrit un immens balma
beluct ab flottluces. Uno metallic gjankiau schowbeyno med un isern layter hieb esen
gadabihn ye midhoge ed permiss accedde dikhliz dohlft in id ghianshiek. Id stet evoquit un
desaffecten mine. Ia pierk id wogh nieb dwo alya samlik vehicules, dind znieyc ad John Bob
de Golf salge id machine menxu un barbut wir quos jovial protiokwo gwohm prosch.
Weidwos, likweer ira rucksacks eni id wogh.
- Ja tsay ? stieun is barbut. Buit id yaghd gohd ?
- Ed kam ! antworhd ia. Gwehm vide.
Intrigen, is wir gwohm prosch. Entrim, John Bob de Golf passit apter iom ed niterplieg iom
nett-ye dank oin tom jiu-jitsu kjiboen quos secret is xih. I diem dind ir victim med id seil i hieb
ghens con se ed stohmbohnd iom. Un oku glanez perambh im permiss repere uno metallic
dulap in quod i dwerbohnd iom barbut.
- Spehm ne sbeudsiet pior aus, iey ia.
- Mae bayte, med id kjiboen ho kwohrt ei, hat skap’ pro oct hors uns aundrehm
swehpen, sigwrit is journaliste.
Ia trohv in id dulap un ball teug schnur ia decis bifanghe.
- Tod maght ses semper util, declarit ia sneigend-ye id do id gep siens anorak.
Ighi hieb kamyaben se introduce do id base os Peter Medduzz aun se reperihes : eet ter uno
muhim vantage i tehrbient pites conserve possiblest diu.

Ia flottluces qua beluc id balma permiss explore id aisic-ye. Way, aunstohgeer ter neid
interessant, ploisko id dwer os quo kwohk ses uno maallift. Quetro duxit id ? Ne vahr
manthes id taiper, id ghi dwer eet andamen ed vain eet pites ghyane id, dat id robustia ios
sclud quod dier perchint id. I ghi hieb neti alyo cheus quem udglehme id layter quod permiss
accedde id gjankiau. I ghohd kwehre to aun difficultat, bet kun arriveer ubtro, i wohs face dwo
wirs quoy winsaluteer i. Sub ir cucullas, ies iey i iens dwo bandits i hieb nicen oik minutes
auser.
- Tun ? Quod habte yu nos bringhes dohbro ad meje ? interrogit uter. Lopatar, kes au
grizzly ?

Ia Waktprincesse ed John Bob de Golf attaqueer iens wirs per surprise, kay neutralise iens
aun strehle. Unstohns ghi habient daht alerte ed captureihient i baygh oku. I hatta niterplieg
iens tem kiest-ye quem ies ne sa-sbud. Med id schnur ia Waktprincesse hieb kaurn kay

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ghende con se, ia diem iens solid-ye, stohmbohnd iens med ir wi vesters ex qua ia dohr oika
kentha, dind kohl iens sub id gjankiau, ep un stalen plak fixen ad dwo metallic balwngs.
Taiper, i ghohd nakwehre ir itner. Levtro kam dextro, id gjankiau adduxit un dikhliz quos tik id
entrat ghohd ses vis.

Ia Waktprincesse ed John Bob de Golf vigwahr perodh ep id gjankiau levtro, dind penetreer
un dikhliz dohlven in id ghianshiek ed consolidet ab masnadhs. Diendowngs hangend ud id
tavan circa ielg dect yard beluc id loc. Mox, id dikhliz wohrtit brusk-ye dextro, dind continuit
seid. Ye perodher i gwahr, ye meis i ieur ia echos uns conversation quod kwohk mutte lyt
dalger. Stiupeer proscher prudent-ye ed kieur tun un enderghyanen dwer : apter tod dwer
conserveer plur anghens. Quayt exact-ye ? Dwo, tri, meis ? Impossible sayctu.
- Gohd, ego gwahm bringhes pitu ay prisonerin, est chifansaat, iey un voc.
- War mae te sines seduce ! lancit semquis.
- Neid danger, antwohrdit preter voc. Zowngschie, credeihm ya od is Sasquatch plaist
iam meis quem ego !
Tod gevat slur un generalo gleihmen, dind un stieupblosk dik od semquis gwahsit prosch id
dwer.

Kaur-ye skeulkend in id skadh uns enorm vertical balwng, ia Waktprincesse ed John Bob de
Golf vis un wir salge qui bohr un tepji. Is wir tour levtro dind gwahsit perodh seid-ye tiel id
olan id dikhliz skip orientend-ye se brusk-ye dextro. Yant is bandit buit extervid, i brug to kay
gwahe perodh ye wolfghang tiel id angule ios passage. Glazeer tun remanend-ye kohlt apter
id siman ios mur ed vis iom wir tournes levtro kay bighange unte alyo dikhliz. Ir besehkwen
continuit katha per un druv meirong hin is bandit hielt ant un gwaur staldwer clus med un
sclud activet med un sorte os styr. Uno monstrueuso seso stahsit ant id dwer. Pwolmensc,
pwolkiep, eet minst-ye oct peds buland ed sollit ses septa cent punds gwaur.
- Ghyan id dwer, Sasquatch, wohl is bandit.
Docil, is monster dostrig to. In ielg eysen gesten eet gvaess un kyudost nerce ed med id
megst aise is wohrt id styr ios dwer kay disblocke id sclud. Traxit dind kye se id teug stal
grind linkwnd-ye un ghyahsa just kafi weur kay permitte ei wir passe.
- Ad meja ! lancit is bandit.
- Ne som hungric ! antwohrd un ster voc.
Un voc ia Waktprincesse suagnohsit ob ja aurus id in id Waktrig : eet ghi tod as…. Valiocka
iam Prabh ! Ays kerd bibiet kam kay se rumpes : ia hieb retrohven iam Waktmessagerin !
Restit taiper lures iam, quo esiet pau facil.
- Kweter ste hungric auter no me importet pau, nabahsit is bandit. Mi est paygh’ kay
vos bringhes un chifan, id vos bringho, est quant. Ed sell appetite lakin !
Un instant serter, is wiro reprohp. Is monstrueus creature reclus fauran id dwer sehrnd-ye id
styr med sien hol forces. De Golf ed ia Waktprincesse hieb kamyapt snehge do un gwirlielce
quod perbohrg i ud id spect ios bandit kun is stiup tsay. Enderwaurgend ir anem, i vis iom
passe pri i, dind gwahe dalger unte id dikhliz. Ia skohpt od id blosk eysen isern takouns ep id
petreus grund hieb swohndt in ia dubes ios ghyor, dind se clih kye John Bob de Golf.
- Tehrbmos mulak salgihes Valiocka ex tod cell, susurit ia eysi aur.
- Habte yu vis id pletwos ios khauris yuwent qui guardet iam ? antwohrd is journaliste.
- Ho un idee, murmurit ia Waktprincesse. Mehmte yu id mathmoun ios schikwan ho
bright tsay ex id Bay Burger ?
- Ia cristalls qua sreueihnt whisky ?
- Exact-ye.
- Ed tun ?
- Sei ghehdmos sorbihes iom monster ia, id hol wed ex quod eys corpos est composen
vaht auge in volume ed sprehncsiet litteral-ye.
- Ed kam eiskwte yu sorbihes iom to ? Prehgend-ye iom polite-ye ?
Ia hieb in sien gep uno smulk pack biscuiten os cylindric forme quod ay hieb esto daht in id
Vancouver plav. Ia ghens oin ia foss med sien onkh ed vohrs ia cristalls do id kathakwohrn
torm. Ia yis dind id biscuit pod iom creature. Is monster, meg noroc-ye, ne hieb un kafi

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antslohnken intelligence kay daume quetos tod leckereit gwohm; se contentit med ghende id
ub, nuses id, dind sorbe id unte oin schtoss. Un instant serter, is mastodont ghyien
consternat okwi, bikwies, commencit suffoque, eys gventer swohl, dind eys cap ed eys
memsa, ed vicollapsit ghomtro, anem sect. Is dar emiss oik pnigen kharkhars qua, per
chance, eent pior slab kay dahe id alerte, ed bad se immobilisit, in rigor mortis, sien lyungs
ed ceter organs kharct ab id wed siens wi corps.
- Oku ! smad spehde, iey ia med khafi voc.
Ia se precipitit kyid dwer ed pit wehrte id styr quod lohnc id sclud, bet eet tem sohrt quem ia
khiek. De Golf imdiedh iam ed ye id trito tentative, menxu bo eent nercexhausen, i ghohd
bad-ye diswogwne id styr. I kamyieb katha ghyane id dwer ed penetreer un cell quos murs ex
bare petra, belucen ab neontubes. In un kantun ios cell, Valiocka ia Prabh sess ep un
laghercrovat, sien chifan post ghomi nieb iam. Vidend-ye bo entre, ia Waktmessagerin se dik
prest-ye abstauniht, dind, kun i liv ub ir cucullas, ia se xubh litteral-ye ad... John Bob de Golfs
coll !
- John Bob ! Tu ! Oh gnohsim tu gwehmies... murmurit ia, quasi dakruend.

Pro sayge hol, ia Waktprincesse eet alnos hayran ! Okwivid-ye, Valiocka ia Prabha spruv dia
John Bob de Golf sentiments qua lit trans mero prientia. Yed, kun ia Waktprincesse hieb
ghaten iom ye id prest ker, is journaliste manifestit un aunsam reticence dia id idee os
khalasse iam. Is hieb traitet iam un idealistin, hatta endwoind id realitat os quo ia hieb ei
revelet de Peter Medduzz, ed ena Waktmessagerin fallt in eys brakhs preimend-ye iom kam
un salvor menxu ia hieb tohrpto desploye tresurs os persuasion kay sehlke iom hetro ! Kam
un injustice ! Orm Valiocka, sei ia gnohiet od de Golf hieb inviten iam Waktprincesse ad diner
in San Francisco spehcend-ye iam med mliak okwi ! Sei ia aumiet is wir ia preimt katha eet
tik un frank halwghen ! Aunbayga Valiocka, ia kwohk tem slab, tem pall ! Noroc-ye od i hieb
arrivet barwakt-ye kay lures iam ! Ia Waktmessagerin, interrumpend stayg sien effusions vols
kyam Princesse.
- Indeulcte mi, Princesse, ne salutevs vos med id hol dulgen namos...
- Princesse ? exclamit de Golf. Katha kals tu tien pwolswester ?
- To… to est un adet inter nos, se hiest « Linda » ad antwehrde. Ia me kalt Princesse,
ego iam kalo Excellence ed wehkwmos mutu med « yu »…
- Goil familia ! Io ieum yu eete excentrics, bet ne tiel tod nivell !
- Io… Io neti spehsim revide vos, vibahsit Valiocka.
- Tehrpt ses sayct od ne buit facil arrive hetro. Un wassime dose heroyisme est tohrpt
kay ghehde !
Is, heroyic ? Menxu is sohgnit tik de kwide un baygh lucrative scoup med un gamiene os
porcule neusend un trufel !
- Bet, ed is Sasquatch… Kam habte yu kwohrn kay… ? sprohg Valiocka dyehrcend-ye
id cadaver ios monster per id enderghyanto dwer.
- Mayns iom pithecanthropus qui guardit id entrat ? Ne hams haben pior difficultat kay
abghende iom ud nos, gvrenduit is journaliste. Kam kals tu iom exact-ye ?
- Iom Sasquatch. Est is abominable Sneigvenmensc os Nordamerica. Anthropologs
hieb ja aunstohgen eys ighnos, bet nimen hieb aiwo kamyapt capture un specimen.
Peter Medduzz, is, hieb ghohden to per hasard ed hieb dohmt iom kay kwehre ex iom
un fidayi sloug. Is biedan creature eet beghaben med un extercommun nerce, bet eys
intelligence ne udlit tod al chimpanzee. Ed nun, saycte mi kam habte yu kwohrt kay
arrive hetro.
Ia Waktprincesse ay resumit tun sien khaters – ne udwekwnend-ye id cynisme ed id grehdia
os John Bob de Golf.
- Orm Laura, kwohster ia Waktmessagerin. Ia eet enliubhen dia Peter Medduzz ed
obedih iom blind-ye. Tiel id dien kun, horrifien ab eys monstrueus projects, ia hat
deciden obstahe ia. Ia gwohm confide bi me – eem ia saul gwen her – ed ho ay
radhen contanges te, precis ia wehkwnd-ye John Bob de Golf. Way, Hicboum is
Akmak wois kathalika de to !

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- Hicboum is Akmak ? stieun ia Waktprincesse.
- Lauras assassin. Est katha lakapt. Guraght tant alcohol quem quasi semper forslunct.
« Boum » est id blosk is kwehrt skmibhend-ye. Also, kun is gwehmt prosch est auren
: “hic, boum, hic, boum” En id orgin os eys lakab. Eys katel follia ei hat valt ses
kathalika kalt “is Akmak”.
- Ed reverend Montrainer, quod rol act is exact-ye ? interrogit is journaliste.
- Financet ia paurskens os Peter Medduzz dank ia denars is sammelt in id nam siens
kyrk. Entreprise G.G.Hunskoop ei daugh’ ka schumwl kay organise un armen torg
inter San Francisco ed her. Armes sont wohghen per onwogh, dind per nav, un
enpace trawler – minst-ye in apparence – quod bayght Medduuzz ed gwehmt plues
do un pordem, oik mayls dalg hetos. Armes sont dind bright per helicopter tiel id
base. Sont khaliban schturmbunduks ed granats special-ye modifien kay ses chargen
med Medduzzin.
- Medduzzin ? Quod est tod ? sprohg ia Waktprincesse.
- Est un metall Peter Medduzz hat aunstohgen in tod ghyor. Wehsmos her in un awo
mine dohlft ab goldpaurskers quoy naiwo kwideer her id minsto nucel. Punor, id
metall in question abundet her. Kam buit Peter Medduzz brighen ad kwehre tod
aunstehgen ? Ne gnohm ed ne importet. In quant fall, hat kamyaben instehle un
chemic traitement quod ei permiss trage ex tod metall un substance multiplicatil
quaytlibt aqua molecules. Ia schturmbunduks transformen do quo is kalt
« schturmmedduzza » sont chargen med Medduzzin tem quem med un smulk aqua
proviende quos molecules daughent ka munitions. Ta armes ne strehle glonces,
sontern projece druv aqua torrents. Oik « firtinas » esient kafi kay kharke dec au
penkdem anghens. Ia de granats, strohlen do un lac au un sreumen, ghehdient
provoque catastrophic saylabs. Tosmed hat Peter Medduzz decis abstriches San
Francisco ex id map.
- Quod ? scricit ia Waktprincesse.
- Id trawler quod daugh’ kay transporte ia armes hetro hat ka nam “Doomsday”, id
“Judcement Dien” : Medduzz kalt id katha ar ud tod nav sessient lohnct ia prest
Medduzzin granats. Explodsient in id wed ios bukht ed un gigantesk tsunami
destruxiet tun id urb kharkend-ye id sub un colossal wedmasse ! Peter Medduzz hat
un maraz liubh om mar ed navs : volt kwehre ex id planete un immens ocean quer
vasya emers ghoms habsient disparihn sub id wedor, ploisko ta ghyors qua
remanient eys hemport ed sedd os eys magh. Montrainer ed is hant id conviction od
Div hat kyust iens kay realise eys ultim objective : id Apocalypse promitten ab ia
Scriptures. Un Apocalypse quod emiet id forme uns nov deluge ! Tik survivient nauts,
ed i mensci passient tuntos ir gwit ep navs.
- Asafa ! murmurit John Bob de Golf, sincere-ye terrifiet.
- Tehrbmos age aun luses wakt, declarit ia Waktprincesse. Gnohte quer wehst
Medduzz ye tod moment ?
- In sien laboratorium, antwohrd Valiocka, ter spendt is id mierst os sien wakt.
- Ed quel guardet id laboratorium ?
- Hicboum ed ies penkwens.
- Ies penkwens ?
- Penk biedans quoy hant gnahn niem ed idiot ed quens Medduzz hat gostprimen. Iom
obedeihnt blind-ye, quaque sont druv plagelpwarns pro iom ep quens is sateiht sien
iras ed caprices.
- Dehlgmos tente hol, declarit ia Waktprincesse med un grave ton. Smad vane
Medduzz in eys ten, tehrbmos ye cada cos’ stambhes ei realise sien projects.
- Yu saycte prabh, approbit Valiocka. Gwehmte, gnohm quer wehst id laboratorium.
- Ne esiet seller fuges ed... inkiep de Golf.
- No, ia Waktprincesse interrup iom, ne est wakt leustu, sehkwte nos !
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- Miser biest, murmurit ia Waktmessagerin glanzend-ye id cadaver ios Sasquatch. Men
kad tehrbiet ses sayct miser mensc ? Id grance est yando tem imprecis inter mensc
ed animal.
Ne eet id saat pro philosophia, lakin, ed ne kungeer discutte de id profund buhsa ios
monster. Valiocka ia Prabh guidit i aun hesitation per un implohca om dikhliz quer, aun iam, i
se habient forghanct yakin-ye, ed oik minutes serter, vergeihvs kaure-ye bihe repert,
ghohdeer pod un weru drab quod duxit uni double dwer quos plabs eent ghyant. Id loc eet
desert ed ghohdeer ghi stighes id drab dind uperghange id dwer aun damno. Penetreer tun
un vast kawernt quos albh murs ed quos grund covohrno med flises kathalika albh.
- En id entrat ios laboratorium, susurit Valiocka deikend-ye uno metallic dwer gadabihn
in uter mur ios kawernt. Gnohm id code quod permitt ghyane id, gwehmte...
Ia gwahsit prosch id dwer ed schiekel un code ep un claviature enbaudht in id wall. I ieur
fauran uno mulayim click ed id dwer enderghyahsit. Ghohdeer tun snehge ein do un dikhliz
quod kohmb in S. Eet ia Waktprincesse, taiper, qua emsit id cap ios trio ed iaghi dyohrcit pre
alters id vast laboratorium ia gnohsit ja ob vidus id ep id photo emt ab Laura Pushbey. Ia
machines qua ay hieb kwohcto tem mysterieus eent ter, still ed glehdjsrig. Id particular forme
ios dikhliz ay permiss observe id loc aun ays presence buit kaun. Katha ia enderkwit in id
bud ios sall, un wir seddend in un strehbstron. Is hieb cort, plat, canut kays, smulk hilat okwi
ed lips tem teun quem ia skip kam un horizontal schramm inter sien vreg nas ed sien
gsietaumantu. Is vohs un marineblou pullover, un beige pantalon ed schous quom tegu
cauchouct swauls. So wir, ia gnohsit iom kathalika, ia hieb ja vis eys lige ep alyum iom
photos as miss Pushbey : lit de Peter Medduzz in person !
- Hicboum ! scricit is. Gwehm prosch !
- Ya, Mayster, antwohrd un voc.
Ia Waktprincesse percepit tun un caracteristic blosk : tod quod un skimebhgwayt emiss.
« Boum, boum, boum ». Ia ieur kathalika un forslung: “hic, hic, hic, boum, hic, boum...”. Un
instant serter, Laura Pushbeys assassin prohp in id vidcamp ias Waktprincesse.
- Hicboum, has iter drohnct ! nabahsit Peter Medduzz.
- Ya, Mayster, antwohrd is skimbher.
- Gohd, ielg hat ia plaisures is stahalt ! Mien sessiet vide disparihes San Francisco in
oik hors ! Quod est id position ios Doomsday ye tod instant ? Woidst tu id ?
- No, Mayster.
- Id Doomsday wehst exact-ye trigim milia apo Cape Flattery, ye id nordwest ak iom
Uniet Stats. Dar lyt patience ed naksiet San Francisco. Tun, quod wakyesiet,
Hicboum ?
Ye tod instant, Peter Medduzz clackih sien finghers.
Fauran, prohpeer penk wirs quom rigoreus-ye identic liges, quom tuicha starens, ghangend
apter mutu kam robots. Ies penkwens ! Peter Medduzz siz un schturmbunduk post ep un
table ed trohp ids luf ep iens penk wirs still ant iom, stip ed silent.
- To wakyesiet, Hicboum ! scricit Medduzz premend-ye id trigher.
Un druv wedtorrent gwohl stayg ex id luf ios schturmbunduk, firschend litteral-ye iens
penkwens quoy fiell ep mutu, tohnct ud cap ad peds. Semper silent, ies ne hieb react, se
sinend saylabe aun id minst protest.
- Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! Kharct ! Kharct ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! AAA... AAAchoum ! San Francisco
sessiet kharct ! bihul Peter Medduzz, Staygen lambhen ab un crise om sternues.
Saylaben, submergen, guraghen ab id wedor ! Tien ghi Mayster hat decis katha,
Hicboum ! Tien Mayster, Mayster quanten vos ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! AAAA.... AAAAchoum !
Is mayster, aurte yu ?
- Ya, Mayster… Hic ! antwohrd is skimbher.
Id spectacle tos megalomaniac foll kraghend ed sternuend alternative-ye menxu eyso
centeng forslug lamentable-ye eet sams glible ed affligend. Sei ias Perennians ed John Bob
ne intervenient mox, lakin, affliction vahsit uperwehnde.
- Gwahte vos turses, ies Penkwens ! wohkwit Peter Medduzz iens penk wirs quoy
obedihr fauran, linkwnd id sall med ir mecanic stieup om taat sclavs.

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Baygh noroc-ye, sielgeer unte un gondwer, quo vergihsit od John Bob ed ias Perennians buir
aunstohgen.
- Ne volo od kholt lambhna iens ! exclamit Medduzz volgend-ye kye Hicboum. Som un
sell mayster !
- Ya, Mayster… Hic !
Ia Waktprincesse exchangit un specto con John Bob de Golf aun naudhe bahe kay prete
mutu : i tohrb intervene taiper ! Valiocka, med uno neuken, dik ia eet parat ad joine i, bet ia
Waktoprincesse ay znieyc mane in id dikhliz. Iaghi ne hieb arme ed ayso stand os sliebe ne
ay permiss drehde tem mahibe duschmans. Med un hand geste, ia Waktprincesse dahsit id
signal ios attaque ed se precipitit tun eni id laboratorium. Ia hieb salgihn sien pistol, menxu
John Bob de Golf swohng sieno knif. Senter vahsit drehde Hicboum iom Akmak quiswo hieb
sizt un khandjar : per chance, is ne hieb gvond ep se.

Noroc-ye, John Bob de Golf ghohd nices Hicboum iom Akmak menxu ia Waktprincesse
vurnit mortal-ye iom foll muallim.
- Aman ! an Peter Medduzz in un kharkhar menxu cruor dohn flutt-ye ex eys ghyahnd
vurnsa.
- Stopte fauran operation Apocalypse ed vies gwit sessiet gahapt, antwohrdit ia
Waktprincesse.
- Est Hicboum mohrt ? sprohg is foll muallim wehrtend sien cap kyid cadaver ios
skimbher.
- Est ghi mohrt, ed yuschi vahte sei yu ne stambhte ei Doomsday parkwehre sieno
mission !
- Vosghi gwahsit Laura Pushbey vide in San Francisco ? Estu balstohmt ! muticit
Medduzz. Bet io hieb endervohrt vos. Naiwo habiem io credihn vos kabil kay arrive
hetro... Io vos iey mer...
- Zatolcte ed kwehrte quo tehrpt ses kwohrt kay stope id Doomsday, ia interrup iom.
- Ter, murmurit Peter Medduzz deikend-ye med un geste un pult gadabihn in un kantun
ios laboratorium ed ep quod eent ardeht handdranghs, butons ed controlluces
- Permitt tod pult communie con id Doomsday ? interrogit ia Waktprincesse.
- Ya, vahm...
Medduzz pit stahe tsay, bet eet pior slab pro to ed de Golf et ia Waktprincesse dohlg stehme
iom kay bringhes iom tiel id pult. Ter, is dusagen muallim clihsit un handdrangh. Un rudh luce
buit fauran daghen ed biblinxit.
- Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! scricit tun Peter Medduzz, retrehvend fauran sem energia. Is Mayster !
Som is Mayster ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! AAA... AAAchoum ! Is Mayster, aurte yu ? Immediat
samghat ! Quants ep id deck ! Id nav biht sinct ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! Yu ne salcsiete gwiv
hetos ! Udleitsiemos nies objectives, som ghi is Mayster ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! AAAA...
AAAAchoum !
Is bisohngv dind med un brangh voc:

Hisse id seghel, hisse naut !
Piern est id land, hog est id waurn
De wind neid paur, de wed nied paur
Hisse id seghel, hisse naut !

Id senst werd blus in un forslung : Eet eys ramak.
- Noroc-ye est mohrt, ne habiem ghohden tehle aure iom sehgnve oin meis secunde,
declarit John Bob de Golf ka daunoskhutbah.
Tun hieb Valiocka ia Prabh entren ep sien roig id laboratorium ed joint i. Vidend id
handdrangho cliht ed id rudh luce quod nablinxit, ia bihsit stayg pall.
- Mien Div ! Id autodestruction mecanisme ! iey ia med un anxieus voc.
- Quod maynte yu ? exclamit ia Waktprincesse.

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- In penk minutes, id base sessiet submergen ab id wedor. Medduzz hieb concepen un
mecanisme permittend destruge sien ten sei aiwo jects gwehmient do duswehrte. Un
charge os Medduzzine os colossal stieure vaht mox explode in id wedreserve. Id
ghyor sessiet litteral-ye fordribht ab un gigantesk torrent ! Tehrbmos fuges ! Gwehmte
?
Quants likw id laboratorium currend-ye. Way, ies penkwens, attract ab id talasch, hieb
vigwohmt vide quo wakyit. Dyehrcend ia cadavers irs Mayster ed os Hicboum iom Akmak,
bidrahr fauran apter i.
- Sehkwte me ! scricit Valiocka, gnohm id itner !
Currend leusend-ye ir anem, i wohs tri minutes serter ep id gjankiau gadabihn in id balma
quer eent parct ia woghs quom transparent coupels. I se sis quasi falle niter id layter quod
permiss nake id swol. Lit taiper de habe gohd reflexes !

- Est un helicopter ep un platforme, flank-ye ios ghyor, scricit Valiocka.
- Oku ! Tehrbmos lambhnes id ! antwohrd ia Waktprincesse.
- Ghehdmos auter gwahe unte id maallift au exter id ghyor kay nake id plateforme.
Precipiten stieups im dik od ies penkwens stahr taiper ep id gjankiau.

- Smad salge hetos ! exclamit ia Waktprincesse. Passesiems exter !
- Tehrbmos eme un wogh, in tod fall, antwohrd Valiocka.
- De Golf, gwahte ghyane id dwer ! Wehgho id wogh ! lancit ia Princesse ei journaliste.
Sa se precipitit kyid prokwemst wogh ed klieup intro. Dind ia tensit sien hand ad Valiocka pro
hehlpe iam ad stighes ep ays roig. Entrim, is journaliste enderghens ghyane id dwer quod
dahsit access ei balma. Ies de penkwens hieb sizto schturmmedduzza ed schiauihr ep id
wogh un wedmenegh ud id gjankyau. In id wogh, ia Waktprincesse trohv un
schturmmedduzz ed un charget machinepistol.

Med sept firtinas, ia Waktprincesse kamyieb gvehne vasyens Penkwens ! Eet tid, seighi
habient nastrohlen ep iam quant ta wedcascades, id motor ios wogh habiet est vikharct.
Baygh noroc-ye, ia ghohd starte ye id moment kun John Bob de Golf hiebit bad kamyaben id
dwer ios balma. Is journaliste skans do id wogho kun tod gwahsit pri iom ed quants wieust
sub id leur waurn, quo im buit brungost. Id ghi confinen atmosphere ios prever mine inkiep im
ses pesant.
- Gwahte unte id steigh ed tournte dextro, iey Valiocka, id platforme quer id helicopter
stahsit wohs circa un centen yarden dalg.
Id wogh eet ghesoril ed im permiss begwahe aun difficultat id sanscha plor quod duxit ei
platforme. Tod buit mox in vid ed ia Waktprincesse immobilisit id wogh ant id helicopter. Un
wir armet med uno machinepistol tun stieusit ant i.
- Quod volte yu karls ? sprohg is, persuas od is dil con centengs os Peter Medduzz.

Ia Waktprincesse gvohn iom med un firtina ios machinepistol ia hieb ghens. Id senst obstacle
hieb esen eliminen ed quants ghohdeer taiper eme place in id helicopter. John Bob de Golf
se installit ant id styrpult ed stars ia rotors.
- Spehdte abplukes ! lancit ia Waktprincesse ei journaliste.
- Ia motors tehrbe chalde, antwohrd so.
Noroc-ye, id helicopter hieb serven pau wakt pre ed oino minute serter, circa, id ghohd
abplukes. Menxu is airnav lud, quants viseer stayg un gigantesk wedtorrent gwehle ex id
flank ios ghyor. Id autodestruction mecanisme hieb wohrct : wed tonnes schiieur in ia dubes
ios mine, kharkend hol sub ir pertu. Id secret base os Peter Medduzz buit destrugen ed id
Medduzzin quod eet stockt vahsit dissolve in tod colossal saylab. Id ghyor, taiper, rohn. Per
vasya spalts ios ghianshiek, id wed gwohl ed fiell in cascade tiel id dal. Eet un grandiose
spectacle quod segit ir anem ed, unte oik instants, quants tri remien silent menxu id
helicopter pluk dalger.

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Weidwos, ia Waktprincesse hieb ghens con se in id helicopter id machinepistol ed id
schturmmedduzz qua ei esient util kun i habient retrohft id nav. John Bob de Golf suagnohsit
id geographia iom Uniet Stats ed oin hor serter, id helicopter uperpluk id region quer id
Doomsday navigit. Id weter eet kweiter ed i hieb neid difficultat ad repere ia navs qua pohrk
id ocean ender i. Is journaliste reduxit id altitude menxu ias Perennians scruteer id surface
ios wed, peitend dyehrce id trawler. Per chance, Valiocka gnohsit id Doomsday ob ja vidus
iom ankern prokwe id base os Peter Medduzz ed stayg, ia emiss un crie :
- Ter ! Est cid !
- Preparet vos ! iey tun de Golf.
Id helicopter plukit ghom kyid nav ed oik minutes serter, quants vis id nam « Doomsaday »
inscriben ep id scrock. Iaghi hieb retrohven id trawler os Peter Medduzz ! Nauts, ep id deck,
spohc ub kyid helicopter ed credihr prest-ye diles con centengs os Peter Medduzz gwohmen
joine iens pro sem mysterieus raison. Tun, ia Waktprincesse siz id machinepistol ed firschit id
deck med un staur wedjet. Surpris, sems iom nauts buir projecti ghom, bet alyi swohng strax
machinepistols ed strohl ep id helicopter. De Golf eet lakin mahir ed ghohd vergihes ia
firtinas. Ia de Waktprincesse nasaylieb id deck ios nav ed uperdehsit id machinepistol ad
Valiocka pro ia imdiedh iam. Kapt sub un crucestrehl om druv glonces ed wedtorrents, ies
nauts fiell pos mutu. Sems ex iens buir precipitet uperbord, alyi collapseer ep id deck, nicen
nett-ye. Mox, nimen eet eti in vid ep id Doomsday ed de Golf reduxit dar id altitude kay
sklade Valiocka ed iam Waktprincesse ep id deck. Sa reghens tun id machinepistol ud ia
hands ias Waktmessagerin ed se precipitit kyid luko quod permiss accedde id enderdeck.
- Entrim, steighte do id pilotkayut ed peitte halte ia machines ! cricit ia ad Valiocka.
Ia coborit uno smulk drab ed wohs tun in un druv arsenal : un batterie canonen eet installen
ter ed granats eent kaur-ye dispost in dieks ardeht engwn ia tabiques. Granats charget med
Medduzzin !
- Slembhte vies arme ! cricit tun un voc apter iam Waktprincesse.
Slembhes sien arme ? Sigwra no ! Ia contrar-ye hieb id darm eiskw os alege ! Per chance, ia
stahsit face un okwn quos glas ay permiss vide quo wakyit apter iam. Id voc ios wir qui hieb
just wohlt iam ne eet ay negnohn; id lige quos inikas ia enderkwit ay rekiel kathalika semject.
Eet ghi tod os... reverend Montrainer !
- Ho sayct : slembhte vies arme ! repetih lent-ye senter.

Bet is ne hieb id wakt os strehle : buit gvohnen ab id firtina ios machinepistol ias
Waktprincesse, volvend bayna ia granaten dieks. Gwehmend prosch iom, ia constatit is dar
gwivit. Srohtit sien lips ed ia genuit prokwem iom kay aure eyso senst wehkwos.
- Div... ne hat volen... is mumrmurit med un voc aun timbre. Id Apocalypse... ne
muttsiet... In id lastreus... In id lastreus... Id cleich... In mien gep... Mien Div...
Indeulcte mi....
Is emiss tun sien ramak, redehnd sien atmen ei Div quos is volit ses prophet. Ia contemplit
unte un instant eys ficten lige, dind obsokit eysa geps po id cleich is hiebit bahn ay de. Ia
trohv id mox ed trohcit kyid lastreus, menxu Valiocka gwohm joine iam.
- Ho halten ia machines, iey ia Waktmessagerin. Quod eiskwte yu kwehre taiper ?
- Vahm preter glanzes in id lastreus, antwohrd ia Princesse.
Apterghohngen ab Valiocka, ia stighit ghom isern stieupens ed hielt ant uno metallic dwer
claus quod un tabell dik : Lastreus n° 1. Ia introduxit id cleicho do id sclud ia activit mliak-ye,
baynd-ye un kapan. Neid abnormal ubgwohm, lakin, ed ia wohrt id klinko quod permiss
ghyane id dwer. Ia puscit tun id grind ed penetrit id lastreus. Id temos quod regnit ter ay
permiss tik enderkwites un gastaltem lyehgend ep id swol. Ia gwahsit prosch : el anghen quel
strohc ter eet diemt ed stohmbohndt, bet conscient, ed spohc iam med un hayran protiokw.

Ia Waktprincesse buit ep sien roig hayran ! Ia ghi hieb just recognihn... sien brater ! Ia giowit
ud iom eyso stohmbande ed tohm eys diemens, dind hohlp iom ad stahe tsay.
- Quod kwehrs tu ter ? ia sprohg iom.
- Ho pit sinkes tod balstohmt nav, bet me hant capturen pre ! antwohrd is Waktprince.
Quer est Montrainer ? Ho un conto ad panges con tom halwghen !

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- Eys conto est ja pagen ed skeulies bilax ses schakir dia iom !
- Schakir ? se indignit ays brater. Ed ob quod ?
- Is mi hat mohlden tien presence in id lastreus. Sei is ne mi habiet saygen ject pre
mehre, tun habies tu schimmeln her pro aiwo.
- Gwehmte, intervenit Valiocka, tehrbmos nos spudes, ne maghmos mane abord diuter.
- Yu saycte prabh, Excellence, bet quod vahmos wey kwehre ex id Doomsday ?
- Hiebim bright explosives abord kay sinkes id, iey ays brater.
- Bet sei sehnct, id Medduzzin vaht strues in id mar ed provoque un catastrophe,
observih ia Waktprincesse.
- No, neid danger, sigwrit is Waktprince, id Medduzzin est poderbohndt in granats. Lyt
ed lyt, ta sient rustes, bet id diabolic substance niet strues unte oin schtoss, siet
dissolve lent-ye aun provoque mier sketha, megst-ye volns meis akster quem ordinar-
ye. Tando ia granats ne explode, neid baytu.
- Ed quer sont tien explosives ? sprohg ia.
- Ne sollent ses dalg. Ho adgwohmen hetro payn oin hor pre.
I ghi pieursk ia explosives ed trohv ia aun megil difficultat. Lit de uno smulk bombe controlt
med un radio-système.
- Id bombe dehlct ses placet protiev id scrock ed sleursiems id detonator distance-ye, explicit
ays brater. Un franceois mersor qui hat draukhten in Nov Zeland qui mi hat docen id
technique. Katha, un torm se formesiet in id scrock ed id nav sehnksiet.
Ia Waktprincesse placit id ijadh ep un stet kafi piern ud ia granats kay ne provoque ir
accidental explosion, dind ia stigh tsay ep id decko ghendus con se id distance-control quod
permiss oislures id detonator. Id helicopter eet dar ter, in stationar pleuk, ed quants tri stigh
tetro med un seil trohven ep id nav ed quos bors i hieb lohnct ei journaliste. Valiocka stigh ka
prest, dind in Waktprincesse ed bad ays brater.
- Hey, yu habte naudht wakt, plensit John Bob de Golf.
Bet kun is vis prehpe iom Waktprince, se interrupit ed palliescit.
- Ah, her yu ste, yu, genis corsan ! scricit ays brater, eroudh ob ira.
- Quod ? yu gnohte mutu ? stieun ia Waktprincesse.
- Ioghi hieb gwohmen vide tom gredin kay budes eys hehlp, bet is hat kwohrt quant,
bilax, kay kwehlpihes me !
- Hayte, mae este neprabh ! protestit is journaliste reaccelerend-ye kay eme altitude.
- Neprabh, ego ? Halwghen ! Noroct od ste pilotend ! Sei ne bayiem od id helicopter
crascht, vos dahiem id kyasen yu stahalte ! tohrg is Waktprince.
- Reman tranquill ed smad ses anter besic med spranges id Doomsday, iey ia ei.
Ia direxit tun id distance-control kyid nav quod wohs taiper lyt distant ed ia press id knop.
Strax, i vis un flamme gwehle ex id flank ios trawler. Tod stayg crengit ed sohnk lent-ye do id
mar menxu id helicopter pluk dalger kyid caust. Medduzzin eet khatem. Nimen aiwo
aunstehgiet id aforiset substance, nimen ghehdsiet nudes id pro jenchi au criminal ziels –
qua eent ops ia sams. Ia Waktprincesse vols dind kyom journaliste.
- Also, yu habte pit likes double jeu, ia ei sieyg.
- Double jeu ? Ego ? Menxu pon id start, est con vos ed tik vos ho deciden gwahte tod
aventure ! Yant ho vis vos, yu habte seducen me…
- Kam ! exclamit Valiocka, scandalisen.
- Mayno : eys qualitats as action gwen me hant seducen, precisit is journaliste pro iam
Waktmessagerin.
- Noroc-ye od is eet con te, ironisit ays brater, sonst naiwo habies kamyapt lures
Valiocka !
- Mae peit farebie ! se indgnit ia Waktprincesse. Ego ho kamyapt id mission, ego
daxiem id Abadscepter ! Eti es nuntos prohgen kay me kale Majestat !
Ays brater swigh ed se ahockit in un wangwl : suagnohsit od ia sieyg prabh, bet is tehrbiet lyt
wakto kay accepte sien marloubia !
- Quod est tod storia os Scepter ed as Majestat ? stieun is journaliste.

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- Oh, yu, silence ! jawieb is Waktprince. Zowngschie, yu naiwo ghapsiete ject de
noblesse !
- Bad, minst-ye, yu dehrjte voster scoup, taiper ! lancit ia Waktprincesse med un
skoptic ton.
- Ya, eiskwo monete id ! antwohrd senter, med un satisfacen protiokw.
- Id nao est od est neid ad monete, kauih ia iom. Id base os Peter Medduzz hat esen
submergen ab id wedor, id Doomsday lyehct ep id bund ios ocean ed ploisko nos, est
nel surviver kay narre quo wakyit !
- Io gnohm, antwohrdit de Golf, bet ne eiskwo scribe un journal article : vahm narre id
storia sub forme os roman ed magho vos garantie od sessiet un best-seller !
- Wakea, ste incorrigible, kwohster ia.
Valiocka gnohsit un grotte, ep id caust ios Stat Washington, quod permissit joine id Waktrig.
Also ia sprohg iom journaliste kay sklade i tetro aun ei revele, weidwos, iro druv destination.
- Quod eiskwte yu in tod kwiden stet ? interrogit de Golf, surpriden od iskweer lande in
pleno nature, prokwem un grotte quod ne hatta hieb touristic interesse.
- Kammos rur, antwohrd ia Waktprincesse med un spoctic ton.
- Sekwent yu volte... Zowngschie, est tid od landmos, id tank est quasi tuich.
Ouin quardel hor serter, id helicopter liend in un deserto stet prokwem quod i dyohrc un
grotte.
- Est ter, im sieyg Valiocka. Gwahte id, vos joino.
- Ghehdmos vos skehpte, propos ia Waktprincesse.
- No, prefero yu abgwahte preters, insistit ia Waktmessagerin.
- Adieu, grehdic scribach ! wohkwit ays brater iom journaliste. Spehm vies roman
gwahsiet direct-ye id peisel !
So ghieng dalg-ye kyid grotte ed ia Waktprincesse sriens kathalika John Bob de Golf, med
un lyt meis winlik weidos, lakin, ar nespekent eys maraz gust om denars ed eys mank om
scrpules, ia hieb iom vipohndt sympathic. Habiet hatta esen seducend sei habiet est yuner...
Buit dind id roig ias Waktprincesse kay ghange kyid grotte apterlinkwnd-ye Valiocka iam
Prabh hamrahn ab iom journaliste. Ia penetrit id grotte apter sien brater ed mox, dwo
Telegeospheres formeer se qua dribh i do ia dubes ios Ardh. Kam ye ielg safer, bayaldisseer
ed kun i sbud, i hieb rict id Waktrig. Enderkwiteer tun id silhouette irs mater qua stahsit ant i,
rect ed solenn.
- Hat Valiocka arriven ? sprohg iam ia Waktprincesse.
- No, antwohrdit Chronalia, neti reicsiet...
- Kam ? scriceer med oin voc is brater ed ia swester.
- Valiocka hat succubhen oin iom mult khiterts qua harbe id menscen mund : passion.
- Passion dia quel, oh Div ? stieun i.
- Dia iom wir ia ne se hieb ghohden gwaukanihes linkwes.
- Quod ? Tom gredin de Golf ? exclamit ays brater.
- Ia meidapparats ios Emotional Teleperception Centre sont formell : Valiocka est
enliubhen… Neti revidsiems iam. Bet tu has lakin kamyaben tien mission, mien
dugter, ed id Abadscepter bayght te. Tu de, mien son, te namo Waktmessager, kay
taye Valiocka. Gwehmte, mien purts, id ceremonia os cronen ias nov rayn vaht
mutte…

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Script ab James Campbell, c. éditions Gallimard 1989
Tarjen ab O.Simon, 2009

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