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Abstract from novel Meeting with the dream
‘An unexpected turn of the things’, a thought flashed across my mind. I curiously gazed at Oleg: again, he turned into the young man who I’d known for many years. Again, there was a glare in his eyes I’d been badly missing during our meeting of today. ‘Why not? It’s a nice idea. But I can’t say right now when we can meet. I don’t make plans anymore’, I replied easily. ‘Olga, I’ve got plenty of time this week. My wife is in Czech Republic till begin of July. We can meet any day you name’, continued Oleg as if I’d said nothing. ‘I hope, you aren’t afraid that your wife will spot you and me, are you? Anyway, we don’t do anything illegal. We’re old chaps!’ I said in a joking manner. ‘Yes, of course. But I’d love to spend more time with you, Olya. And now we have the perfect chance’, said Oleg passionately. I saw he was again under my spell. I should be careful in dealing with him. ‘We’ll get in touch on the phone later, fine?’ I didn’t want to disappoint Oleg right now. But to become the apple of discord between him and his wife, moreover, to date with Oleg behind the scenes I had no desire nor I wanted to shake his tranquil order of life. I did that a lot in the past, and it was more than enough. But those thoughts I kept for myself. At least one thing I’d learned with the experience, don’t reveal everything you bear in mind.
In the afternoon I returned home. I wanted to write an article on British food habits, based on the story I’d seen in one foreign magazine. It should become a humorous column with some philosophical reflections about the differences and similarities of nations. I planned to make it in English and Russian. But before I could accomplish my task of the day I ran into dad in the kitchen. He was baking one of his outstanding pies, that time with fish and rice, which always smelled mouth-watering, but...
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