An excerpt from the book ...
After drinking, he gave the cup priestess, she thanked her and asked, "Who are you? What is your name? And where are you going? And why you're not in the city to commemorate the victory of the Great Caesar made a holiday? Free Rome table full of wine and bread. "The last phrase," Dining Rome full of wine and bread, "was said in a hoarse, senile, male voice, and with the advent of the voice, the priestess disappeared, the traveler opened his eyes, before him stood a hermit. In the hands of an old man It was an empty bowl. Voyager no longer thirsty, he tried to smile, but only portrayed the miserable grimace on his haggard face.
-Davnenko Nobody bothered me, - said the old man, looking tramp. The young man stood at the door, shifting from foot to foot, not daring to go, waiting for something special permission.
- Me my name is not known, I go after his dog, which indicates to me my way, but how do you know about what is happening in the city? People say that a hermit living in a cave the past twenty years, no one talked?
The hermit approached the traveler and quietly, thoughtfully, as though thinking to himself, said:
-gold Bridge, which is decorated with your teeth, say that you were a very wealthy man.
The young man shrugged, tried to smile, but the newly painted face. He wanted to sleep, the journey through the desert has taken away his last strength, he could barely stand on his feet.
The elder approached the stroller at arm's length and froze. He seemed to be asleep, the traveler as it seemed that someone entered his mind, he began to rummage. Hermit relaxed his body, he was able to fall asleep and keep your mind at the same time clear, he tried to read the thoughts of the traveler. Catching the flow of his thoughts, the old man tuned in to them, and mentally ask different questions. In response, he received a huge amount of information, the answers were in the form of symbols and pictures. The elder raised his eyes, looked at him and said ....