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This quantity includes 16 brief tales written by way of 16 of the main famous and promising writers within the Soviet Union at the present time.

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Is that you simply conversing— are you thoroughly under the influence of alcohol, Tolik? ” Vasily took a step, he even opened his fingers extensive, in need of in his intoxication to include Kurenkov and perhaps trade kisses available in the market within the chilly, yet as he stepped nearer Kurenkov punched him within the face. After that the struggle began in earnest. Tyurin used to be enhanced yet Ku­ renkov extra frenzied, and he fell two times yet acquired up. either their faces have been battered, either one of them breathed seriously. In his middle Tyurin nonetheless suggestion that in fact a person or different had placed Tolik as much as it and fueled his irritability, and that candy, silly, drunken Tolik was once, much more likely than now not, a stand-in. Tyurin had no malice. And the moment Kurenkov collapsed within the snow, Vasily Tyurin, spitting blood, stated: “ subsequent time you’ll be aware of larger! ” and grew to become away, heading for the door. At that second Marinka Knyazeva and Gena Skobelev rushed out to reconcile them. Alik Zimin, the host of the occasion, was once additionally with them, after all. Arriving too overdue, they have been pushed on via Shurochka’s cries. “ They’re struggling with! For heaven’s sake, pass down— they’re scuffling with! ” she yelled, sticking her head out the window. Tyurin started to clarify, notwithstanding incoherently, that he was once purely de­ fending himself, that Tolik used to be a bastard and they couldn’t be rec­ onciled on equivalent phrases. correct then and there Kurenkov jumped up and in a flash flew at him via every person status round, and punched him within the face, punched him forcefully and insultingly, actually. Vasily Tyurin raced to his vehicle. He controlled to leap in, slamming the door correct within the face of the frenzied, indefatigable Kurenkov, who had torn after him once more. Swerving sharply and spraying snow, the automobile sped around the highway; thankfully, Vasily’s sheepskin coat and his hat have been within the automobile, so now he drove to the sixteen-story excessive upward thrust at the different aspect of the line, the place Marinka Knyazeva lived. He had no­ the place else to head in that local. Marinka, understanding that he’d long gone to her position (We’ll need to end celebrating, simply the 2 of us), dashed after the automobile, wrapping a headscarf round her as she ran. So it used to be that Vasily Tyurin, a pleasant, pleased guy, disappeared from their crowd. everybody proposal he’d taken it too difficult: all types of items take place between shut buddies. Marinka Knyazeva cried a piece, yet she knew that Tyurin had meant to come back to his relations, who lived someplace within the southwestern a part of city, in or 3 weeks besides— Marinka on my own knew approximately this. She cried simply because she Antileader desired to have him again if just for or 3 weeks. yet every little thing used to be settled whilst Vasily got here via back one time for whatever he’d forgotten at Marinka’s; they spent the evening jointly, talked for a very long time— and he left for strong. an individual, Alik Zimin, it sort of feels, phoned and invited him over, yet Vasily by no means confirmed up. 2 Later it got here out that after Vasily Tyurin sped off in his vehicle and Marinka ran after him, whilst everybody, discussing the struggle, begun again upstairs to the Zimins’ to be able to proceed the celebration someway, Kurenkov didn’t decide on them.

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