№265 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 265
Answerer knew. But he had to be asked the proper questions first.
The proper questions. The race which built Answerer should have taken that into account, Answerer thought. They should
have made some allowance for nonsense.
Eighteen creatures came to Answerer, neither walking nor flying, but simply appearing. Shivering in the cold glare of the stars, they looked up at the massiveness of Answerer.
"If there is no distance," one asked, "Then how can things be in other places?"
Answerer knew what distance was, and what places were. But he couldn't answer the question. There was distance, but not as these creatures saw it. And there were places, but in a different fashion from that which the creatures expected. "Rephrase the question," Answerer said hopefully. "Why," another asked, "Is there a rule of eighteen? Why, when eighteen gather, is another produced?"
But of course the answer was part of another, greater question, which hadn't been asked.
"We made it," Morran said.
"Let's get on," Lingman said. He didn't want to waste any time. He didn't have any time to waste.
"Right," Morran said. They walked together, along the dark path of the planet that was different from all other planets, soaring alone around a sun different from all other suns.
"Up here," Morran said. The legends were explicit. A path, leading to stone steps. Stone steps to a courtyard. And then - the Answerer!
To them, Answerer looked like a white screen set in a wall. To their eyes, Answerer was very simple.
"Remember," Lingman said to Morran, "We will be shocked. The truth will be like nothing we have imagined."