It is easy for checking up, - Mariano has told and has drawn a rectangular triangle. On two legs of a triangle it has drawn
squares and has stretched not finished drawing to the visitor.
The stranger, without looking almost, has rejected the drawing with the same indifference, as well as plane drawing. It was
visible that he hurries up to explain something the, to death to it necessary. He has pointed a finger at darkness where poor
houses of new Kanudusa should settle down, then has precisely enough represented vakejros - the local shepherd, and
near to it - a dog. Then it has shown on the shepherd and then - on itself(himself), has made it some times and has pointed a
finger upwards, at the black tropical sky. Then in the same way he has specified in identity between "dancing little men" and
- Most likely, here personal insults on inhabitants of any settlement, - were assumed by Mariano. - Now I will run behind a
tablet and at the same time I will remove from coffee fire.
It has returned, bearing a tablet, a marching coffee pot and a flat flask.
- This guy should drink, - he has told. - then we will definitively find common language.
The stranger has accepted cognac enthusiastically: has exhausted half of mug and has asked a sign still. Mariano with
doubt has twisted a head, but has poured.
Feeling that more to it will not give, the stranger has decided to prolong pleasure, it lowered forefingers in a mug, and then
serially sucked round them.
Mariano meanwhile compared the card to drawing of the visitor.
- Or it has confused, - he has said at last, - or on a place of its "galosh" there is no settlement. On the contrary, it is absolutely
deserted area, mountainous and almost impassable.
- Listen, the guy... - he has addressed to the visitor.
But "guy" has not been located to listen. With feverish speed he wrote down on paper that an enormous baobab with
savages dancing around, an ordinary pig of quite European kind, any ridiculous sarcophagus, quite comprehensible image of
Saturn. In conclusion of this fantastic gallery there was a person, the characteristic profile reminding Mashado.
- A-a-a! - the stranger enthusiastically cried out, specifying that in Mashado, on Sofi. - And! - it with force beat a palm on a
paper, Sofi then bowed, and in summary specified in it, on itself and on the sky.
- I had to go to your mulatto on a physiognomy, - mademoiselle Berzhe has told. - It was rude. I see that this fact has made
indelible impression upon our visitor. But it was not necessary to give to it of alcohol. Mariano has frowned. It was visible that
he is going to answer Sofi, but looks for the most polite form. During this moment the stranger with a wild cry has jumped,
specifying in thickets kaatinga.