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MODAL VERBS SOME THEORETICAL DATA 3 1. CAN (could) Meaning 1: ability The baby can already walk.

. / I cant !eak "ngli h. / Can you i#agine the circu# tance $ / %he cant hear you but he can ee you &ery well. Past reference: could and be able to ' in the ca e o( be able to) there i re(erence to a single successful event. Co#!are: I could talk to #onkey (a a rule). & . I wa able to talk to #onkey (once). Ability can i (re*uently u ed with &erb o( !hy ical !erce!tion: e.g. Can you (eel the beat o( thi #u ic$ / I cant #ell anything containing &anilla without tarting to nee+e. %o#eti#e ) thi u e o( ,can i re tricted to sporadic ability: e.g. %he can be *uite na ty (at ti#e / when he like ). / -e can be a nui ance) you know. Meaning .: permission Can / could I go to !lay$ (,could ha in thi ca e a present &alue) Past reference: could and might ' -e aid you #ight/ could go out and !lay. Meaning /: possibility (u ually !re(erred in negati&e / interrogati&e conte0t ): 1ho could be uch a coward$ / The train cannot arri&e at i0. A((ir#ati&e entence will (re*uently e#!loy may in tead o( can. -owe&er) both the e &erb can a!!ear in an a((ir#ati&e conte0t) but ha&e a lightly di((erent #eaning. Co#!are: -e #ay be here to#orrow. / -e can be here to#orrow. 2( the e two entence ) the (ir t e0!re e #ore theoretical !o ibility. 1hen u ed in negati&e conte0t ) can will e0!re impossibility. Past reference: only negati&e ' %he cant ha&e done a thing like thi ) it not like her. .. MA3 (#ight) Meaning 1: permission May I co#e in$ Co#!are to: Might I co#e in$ ( econd entence i #ore !olite) Co#!are to: Can I co#e in$ (the &ariant with ,#ay i #ore !olite and (or#al) Past reference: -e aid you #ight go (or a walk. Meaning .: possibility ,#ay e0!re e weaker !o ibility than that e0!re ed by ,can: -e #ay be #art) but he wont (ool #e. Negation: cant ' -e cant be eriou (it i i#!o ible that he i eriou ) #ay not ' -e #ay not be eriou (it i !o ible that he i not eriou ) A !er"s #it$ #$ic$ it is co%&'e : !o ibly) well) a well ' 3ou #ay well know what you want) but that doe nt #ean you will get it) too. / -e #ight a well not co#e to the cla e 4 he ki!!ed too #any already. Past reference: -e #ay ha&e een that #o&ie already. / They #ay ha&e been in lo&e at o#e !oint or another. Progressi!e: -e #ay be lee!ing now) dont wake hi# u!. Meaning /: ability (&ery in(re*uent) ob olete) ' 5ice #ay grow tall in war# countrie . /. M6%T Meaning 1: obligation 3ou #u t be back by ten oclock. / Mu t I an wer all the e *ue tion $ / I( I #u t do it) I will. / Mu t you #ake that dread(ul noi e$ / I( you #u t) then by all #ean . 7o out ide8 ( arca tic tone) / 9a enger #u t not #oke. (i#!er onal tone u ed in notice ) Thi #eaning #ay be weakened to advice, invitation: 3ou #u tnt #i thi how. It great8 3ou i#!ly #u t &i it Margaret) hell gi&e you #any ti! on the late t new in (a hion. Past reference: had to ' -e e0!lained that he had to lea&e oon. #u t (in indirect !eech only): -e aid he #u t ee to the new arrange#ent . Negation: #u t not (!rohibition) interdiction): 3ou #u tnt !lay with (ire) it &ery dangerou . need not / dont ha&e to (lack o( nece ity): 3ou neednt light the (ire) it war# in here./ They dont ha&e to lea&e o oon) there enough ti#e le(t. Exercise: Negate the (ollowing entence: 3ou #u t !ay that (ine.
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Meaning .: probability ( tronger than possibility) but weaker than certainty): I( it i a bird) then it #u t ha&e wing (deduction). / 3ou #u t be &ery #art to know o #any thing . / -e #u t be your age) a (ar a I can re#e#ber. Past reference: #u t : ha&e : !a t !artici!le: -e #u t ha&e #ade her li(e unbearable) the &iciou brute8 / 3ou #u t ha&e le(t your handbag at the theatre) go and get it back. Negation: ,cant/ couldnt ' -e #u t be here / -e cant be here. Exercise: Negate the (ollowing: -e #u t be &ery #art. / They #u t ha&e gue ed the truth by now. Progressi!e: It ten oclock o he #u t be ha&ing a bath and #aking the #o t o( it. A !er"s #it$ #$ic$ it is co%&'e reg%'ar'(: ine&itably) need ) o( nece ity) nece arily ' Anyone who ay thi #u t ine&itably and o( nece ity be wrong./ Need #u t when the de&il dri&e . ;. %-26<= Meaning 1: obligation (but weaker than that e0!re ed by ,#u t) ' 3ou hould go now. / 2ld (riend hould kee! in touch and hel! each other. / 3ou hould be a ha#ed o( your el(8 Past reference: hould : ha&e : !a t !artici!le ' 3ou hould ha&e hel!ed your #other. Negation: 3ou hould not tell your ecret to tranger ) it wi er that way. Meaning .: probability (al#o t nece ity) howe&er it weaker than that e0!re ed by ,#u t) ' -e hould be in bed by now. Co#!are: -e #u t be ea y to talk to. / -e hould be ea y to talk to. Past reference: hould : ha&e : !a t !artici!le ' -e hould ha&e arri&ed at hi !lace by now. Negation: cant / couldnt ' -e hould be ea y to talk to. / -e cant be ea y to talk to. Progressi!e: -e hould be lee!ing by now. >. 1I<< (would) Meaning 1: volition 1ill you clo e the door$ (weak willingne ) / I will go to the dance and nothing hall to! #e. ( trong willingne ) / I will write to#orrow) I will. (!ro#i e) Past reference: would ' Although he didnt like the idea o( going on a blind date) he aid he would #eet that wo#an and gi&e it a chance. Negation: will not / would not ? -e wouldnt li ten to what I a# aying. / -e @u t wont li ten to #e. / I wont go to that !arty) I wont. Meaning .: probability A lion will attack when hungry. / 2il will alway (loat on water. / Aoy will be boy . / That will be the !o t#an. / Accident will ha!!en. / Thi roo# will eat a #any a .BB hundred !eo!le. Past reference: 1hen they were younger they would go out dancing and !artying and then would co#e back ho#e. The ne0t day they would do the a#e and the day a(ter. (narrati&e) literary tyle) Negation: The door i#!ly wont o!en. / The car wont budge. (re tricted nu#ber o( e0a#!le ) C. %-A<< ? volition of the speaker / sub ect of the sentence ' I hall go there) co#e what #ay. / -e hall be #ine. (un!lea ant tone) threat) etc.) / Thou halt not kill. / 3ou hall obey #y order . Past reference no Negation: -e hall not lea&e thi roo# be(ore he eat hi dinner. D. N""= (& . to need) Meaning 1: necessity ' re!re ented by negati&e and interrogati&e conte0t : -e need ha&e no (ear. / Need I ay #ore$ / They neednt look (urther than their own grou!. Past reference: need : ha&e : !a t !artici!le ' 3ou neednt ha&e aid thi ( o why did you$) Meaning .: probability (&ery rare) ' I need look changed) (or I&e been through #uch u((ering. Modal EneedF i !laced in o!!o ition with the le0ical &erb Eto needF) which i #ore (re*uently u ed) ince it beha&e like a nor#al) regular &erb (u e do ' u!!ort and ha all the ten e o( the indicati&e well re!re ented)
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Exercise! Identi(y #odal tructure in the (ollowing: 1e neednt tell #u# about it. / 3e ) he doe nt need to know. / =id they really need to lea&e$ / They had needed the #oney o they robbed the bank. / Need you bother #e e&ery #inute o( the day$ / They aid they needed the ca h) o they worked o&erti#e. Co#!are: a) *ue tion : Need he co#e to#orrow$ (No) he neednt.) to: Mu t he co#e to#orrow$ b) negation: 3ou neednt co#e i( you dont want to. (I allow you not to co#e) & . 3ou dont need to co#e) I (eel better. (it i nt nece ary (or you to do o ' #ore i#!er onal) G. M2=A< "H95"%%I2N%: a) -AI" T2 / -AI" 72T T2 Meaning 1: obligation -e ha to do all the work at the o((ice. / They ha&e to ad#it they were wrong8 / -e got to tell her be(ore it too late8 (a #ore i#!erati&e tone than with Eha&e toF) Past reference: -e knew he had to tell the# the truth be(ore the !olice arri&ed. Negation: -e doe nt ha&e to lea&e i( he doe nt want to. / 3ou ha&ent got to do thi i( you dont want to. & . 3ou dont ha&e to do it i( you dont want to. Meaning .: probability There ha to be a way out o( thi #e . Past reference: -e had to ha&e !a ed the e0a#ination by (our. Negation: cant (i#!o ibility) =i((erence between M6%T and -AI" T2: -AI" T2 tend to be u ed (or general tate#ent : I ha&e to (eed the baby (i&e ti#e a day. M6%T and -AI" 72T T2 are e !ecially u ed (or !articular occa ion : I #u t/ha&e got to (eed the baby now. It been crying (or an hour. b) 267-T T2 Meaning 1: ethical/moral obligation (#ore e#!hatic than %-26<=) ? -e ought to be (riendly otherwi e he wont #ake new (riend . / 3ou ought to think care(ully be(ore co##itting your el(. Past reference: -e aid he ought to lea&e. / 3ou ought to ha&e thought about it (ir t8 / %he knew all the trick in the book) o he ought to ha&e known he would retaliate. Negation: 3ou oughtnt to !ick your no e in !ublic. Meaning .: probability %he wa clo e to hi#) o he ought to know hi#. Past reference: It *uite late) he ought to ha&e arri&ed by now. Negation: no c) A" T2 Meaning 1: obligation or constraint 3ou are to be back by #idnight. Meaning .: probability "assumption# %he to co#e any day now. / The li(e that i to co#e. Past reference: They were to ha&e been #arried la t week. / I u!!o e that wa to be) #y dear. Re!ision E)ercises: I* Insert t$e a&&ro&riate +o a' for+: 1. That child i only i0 and JJJ.to !lay the &iolin *uite well. .. 1e ha&ent decided where to go (or our holiday thi year 4 we JJJ. tay at ho#e) or we JJ..go abroad. /. There i no chool thi a(ternoon) o JJ.go wi##ing. ;. <ook at that cloud4 it JJJrain at any #o#ent. >. JJ..you ee that kylark$ C. The car wont tart. 1hat JJ.be wrong with it$ D. I dont know !erha! the tank JJJbe e#!ty. G. It J.be. I (illed it u! ye terday. K. 3e ) but there JJJ.. be a leak in the tank. 1B. I u!!o e o4 and) o( cour e) the !etrol JJ.&ery good. 11. My brother JJ.co#e to "ngland ne0t year i( he JJ..a((ord to. 1.. I think he JJ.. !a the e0a#ination4 he JJJcertainly write good e ay when he trie . 1/. The trouble with air tra&el in winter i that your !lane JJJ run into (og. 1;. -e JJ.(write) to #e8 I( o) hi letter JJ..!robably arri&e to#orrow. 1>. I i#agine that their !lane JJ.be taking o(( at thi #o#ent4 i( o) we JJ.e0!ect the# to arri&e in two hour ti#e. 1C. JJyou row$ I( o) weJ..go on the ri&er. 1D. =ont be o certain8 All the boat JJJ be booked. 1G. I( the boat are booked) youJJha&e to think o( o#ething el e to do. 1G. -e J.. run tre#endou ly (a t4 do you think he JJ..beco#e an 2ly#!ic cha#!ion one day$
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1K. -e J.. do) i( he JJ..(ind a good trainer. .B. %he wa o tall that no oneJJ.belie&e that he wa only ele&en. .1. %he call it a $esamtkunstwerk) whate&er that JJJ#ean. ... 1hen he wa a tudent) he JJ.. !eak Italian (luently. ./. =id you think he JJJ(orget to co#e$ .;. -e JJJ beco#e 9ri#e Mini ter one day. 3e 4 and !ig JJ.(ly. .>. I( youJJ.a((ord a 5oll ?5oyce) would you buy one$ .C. I( you lean o hea&ily again t that (ence) it JJ.. colla! e. .D. 1hen it to! raining) we JJ.go wi##ing. .G. 2nly %hake !eare JJJJ create uch a character a 5o alind. .K. -e told u we JJ..be able to get eat (or the concert. /B. =o you really think youll win the !ool $ 3ou JJ.be #ad8 /1. A car a o!ulent a that JJ..co t at lea t >BBBB L nowaday . /.. Ae *uiet) !lea e8 1hyJJJ.you talk o loudly when he trying to e0!lain$ //. That #an JJ.. think youre a (ool) talking to your dog like that. /;. 3ou JJtru t her4 it your only chance. />. I( you JJ.wa te o #uch ti#e getting dre ed) no wonder we hall be late (or the !arty. /C. %he a &ery nice girl) but he in i t that he J.. !ractice inging in her bath. /D. I cant think why o#e !ainter (eel that they JJ..alway tri&e a(ter originality. /G. ChildrenJJbe een) not heard) aid the Iictorian . /K. 3ou JJnt #i thi (il#4 it a #a ter!iece. II* Re#rite t$e ita'ics %sing a +o a' !er": a) %he found it within her capacity to !a the e0a#. b) 3ou are under no obligation to go to the !arty. c) %as he got your permission to lea&e early$ d) &t is ust about possible that the train will be on ti#e. e) &t is your duty to read thi book. () 6nder the !re ent ta0 y te#) we are all obliged to (ill in co#!licated (or# which are outside our comprehension. g) 'he only possible conclusion is that he got lo t. h) & wonder what the explanation is of what ha!!ened$ i) I( you hadnt wa ted o #uch ti#e) it would have been possible to attend the #eeting. @) I dont know what ha gone wrong4 it is, I u!!o e) (uite possible that hi car ha broken down. k) &s it really necessary to nore like that$ l) )e had the opportunity to play tenni ye terday) but we didnt. #) That a !ity4 it would have been a good thing if you had taken ad&antage o( the chance. n) %he has the unfortunate habit of picking her teeth in !ublic. o) I( you dont co#e to chool regularly) he aid) & insist on doing e0tra work at ho#e. MODAL VERBS: OBLI,ATION AND NECESSIT.* M%st o/ M%st "e oing 2ra K./B) la birou. A: 7eorge are un ochi &MnNt. %e !une cN are o (ire Ongro+itoare ne&a tN? a. A: APa o (i. Alt(el cu# e #ai alegea 7eorge cu ochiul &MnNt$ A: 9robabil cN Oi aruncN cu lucruri On ca!. =a) da) a ta trebuie cN e OntM#!lN. 2ra K./B !.#. Qa#ilia care locuiePte cu un eta@ #ai @o decMt 7eorge Pi oRia lui e te acu# la #a N. =e u aud Ri!ete. %oRul: Ce?o #ai (i Pi a ta$ %oRia: " (a#ilia de u . 9robabil ca iar e ceartN. %oRul: %e ceartN$ Irei N !ui cN e bat. (%e aude un trigNt de a@utor). %oRul: 9robabil cN oRul trigN du!N a@utor. Iar o (i aruncMnd ne&a ta cu lucruri On el.

0* s$o%' o s$o%' "e oing s$o%' $a!e one s$o%' $a!e "een oing Ieri) On ti#!ul @ocului) !ortarul no tru cred c?a Onnebunit. I?a &enit ubit ideea N e odihnea cN Pi ?a aPe+at !e iarbN On (aRa !orRii. Nici #Ncar nu ?a o tenit N e ridice On !icioare cMnd a atacat echi!a ad&er N. Ar (i trebuit N (ie On !icioare cMnd echi!a cealaltN a atacat. Ar (i trebuit N (ie On !icioare cMnd a &enit #ingea Pi ar (i trebuit N Oncerce ?o o!rea cN.

TMnNrul doctor 9. ?a O#bNtat. 9artea #ai !roa tN e cN toc#ai intra On ala de o!eraRie cMnd Pi?a a!rin o RigarN. ToatN lu#ea e ui#itN. Si doar Ptie bine cN toate ace te lucruri unt inter+i e. Ar trebui N !oarte #a cN Pi N nu (u#e+e. T%ituaRia) N!tN#Mna a taF e te o e#i iune !o!ularN On Anglia. Un (iecare N!tN#MnN) trei !er onalitNRi di cutN o !roble#N de intere general. 5edactorul: 2a !eRii noPtri din acea tN N!tN#MnN unt do#nul Va#e Alack) #ini tru On actualul cabinet. =? l %!encer Aeau#ont) e0!ertul !artidului de o!o+iRie On !roble#e econo#ice Pi dra Mary <o&ely) cuno cuta noa trN creatoare de #odele. Untrebarea noa trN e te: Cu# OPi !oate Marea Aritanie O#bunNtNRi ituaRia econo#icN$ Ce !Nrere a&eRi) do#nule Alack$ V.A.: Ar (i trebuit N recunoaPte# cu ani On ur#N cN trebuie N e0!ortN# #ai #ult. aPadar) de ce tNteau lucrurile aPa de !ro t cMnd a# &enit noi la !utere$ 9entru cN ar (i trebuit N e0!ortN# #ai #ult decMt i#!ortN#. =e aceea !artidul no tru ?a concentrat !e !orirea e0!ortului Pi reducerea i#!ortului Pi de aceea ituaRia noa trN e te #ult O#bunNtNRitN On !re+ent. 5edactorul: Si du#nea&oa trN ce credeRi) do#nule Aeau#ont$ %.A.: 9Ni) On !ri#ul rMnd nu unt de acord cu ni#ic din ceea ce a !u do#nul Alack. %ituaRia nu era aPa de !roa tN cu# !Nrea cMnd a# !lecat de la !utere. CMnd au &enit ei la !utere au &orbit #ult !rea #ult de !re cMt de gra&N e te ituaRia. N?ar (i trebuit N (acN aPa ce&a. oa#enii Pi?au !ierdut cu totul Oncrederea On lira terlinN. 9e cMtN &re#e noi) cMt a# (o t la !utere) a# (Ncut e0act ce era bine N (ace#: a# Oncercat N #enRine# Oncrederea con u#atorilor On lira terlinN. /. Vill ie e ade ea cu Aert) !e care Ol iubePte) dePi tatNl ei ocoate cN Aert e un nei !rN&it. Acu# cMte&a +ile i? a Pi !u lui Vill) (oarte categoric: TURi inter+ic N te #ai &e+i cu indi&idul Nla.F Vill Pi Aert unt acu# a!roa!e de ca N) On #aPina !ort a lui Aert) care conduce cu #are &ite+N. Vill: Aert... ###... nu cre+i cN ar trebui N #ergi #ai Oncet$ Aert: %N #erg #ai Oncet$ =e ce &rei N Oncetine c$ =oar nu Ri?o (i (ricN. Vill: Aert8 <i#ita de &ite+N e te de CB k#) iar tu #ergi cu cel !uRin KB. Aert: A cultN) Ri?a# #ai !u de o utN de ori N nu #N Rii de &orbN cMnd conduc. Nu #N !ot concentra. Si nu e ne&oie N?#i !ui cMt e li#ita de &ite+N. Nu?#i !lace N?#i !unN ni#eni cu# N conduc. " #aPina #ea Pi Ptiu eu ce N (ac. Mai tMr+iu) On (aRa ca ei lui Vill) Aert Pi Vill au (o t !rinPi de !oliRie Pi au (o t a#endaRi !entru e0ce de &ite+N. Vill: <a N) Aert) e #ai OntM#!lN Pi neca+uri de?a tea. AtenRie acu#) N nu (ace# +go#ot. Tata nu trebuie N Ptie cN unte# aici. ;. %N!tN#Mna trecutN) 7eorge ?a !o#enit Ontr?o #are OncurcNturN. 9ro#i e e N e ducN la logodna !rietenului Nu &ineri. Si dintr?o datN ?a tre+it in&itat On aceeaPi earN de On uPi directorul (ir#ei. Acea ta l?a !u !e 7eorge Ontr?o #are dile#N: trebuia (ie N?Pi de+a#Ngea cN !rietenii) (ie N riPte N?Pi o(en e+e !atronul. ? %unt cu totul On !o#) i?a !u el do#niPoarei %u+y) ecretara. N?a# nici cea #ai &agN idee ce?ar trebui N (ac. ? Mda) a!robN dra %u+y. MN te# cN dacN e &orba de reguli de co#!ortare On ocietate) nu !rea #N i#t On largul #eu. %N!tN#Mna trecutN a# (o t in&itatN la un cocktail !arty Pi ti#! de douN ore n?a# (o t in tare N #N hotNrN c cu ce ar trebui N #N O#brac nici On ru!tul ca!ului. ? =a) (irePte) !entru o (e#eie a ta e !roble#N greu de re+ol&at. Ia N?l Ontreb Pi !e Nae. MNi NNiRN) n?ai !utea N #N lN#urePti tu$ Ce cre+i cN ?ar cu&eni N (ac$ ? =a) e ca# OncurcatN ituaRia. "u unul) cMnd unt Ontr?o OncurcNturN Pi nu !ot deloc N #N hotNrN c) la N treacN o noa!te Pi iau hotNrMrea a doua +i. ? Nu?i rea ideea) dar) &e+i tu) a+i e @oi Pi trebuie N rN !und la cri oarea Pe(ului chiar On du!N a#ia+a a ta. ? Atunci nu e decMt un ingur lucru de (Ncut. =N cu banul. Ca!) #ergi la logodnN) iar dacN e !a@urN te duci la Pe(. >. ' Aduci) 7enico) ce&a din butoiul Nla de RuicN) N #ai de+gheRN# oa#enii NPtia. Tu n?ai au+it cN au &enit !ecial Pi trebuie N aibN treburi On e#nate$
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?9rieten) +i e el) toc#ai !rieten n?aP !utea +ice cN?i unt4 On N e un o# care are #ulte dara&eri !e dru#uri) trece de !e la cMrciu#N Pi nu ?ar cu&eni N #a tric cu el. ?APa8 nu ai &oi deci N te trici cu el8 7rNi ca# On bNtaie de @oc co#i arul) care nu#aidecMt i#Ri cN acea ta e Ontrebarea cu care &a !utea N?l coatN !e 7hiRN din Nrite. =ar ce (oloa e ai d?ta din aceea) dacN nu te trici cu el$ ?Qoloa e nu !rea a#) rN !un e cMrciu#arul) darN &eRi OnRelege cN aP (i !utut N a# !agube) dacN #?aP (i tricat cu el. W...X ?=o#nule co#i ar) +i e el aPe+at) nu te Oncrunta la #ine) cN nu ai !entru ce. aPa e te) a# !ri#it e#nele tur#elor lui <icN) !entru ca N !ot !une dacN trec !orci (uraRi din tur#ele lui !e la han) cN cMnd #i?a dat !orci !e care !utea# N?i bNnuie c) n?a# &enit aici N &N !un d?&oa trN. =ar nu ?ar cu&eni N?#i aruncaRi #ie &orba a ta) ur#N el luMndu?Pi a&Mnt) cNci dacN e aPa) eu trebuie N &i?o arunc d?&oa trN8 =acN n?aRi !utut N curNRaRi dru#urile de oa#eni rNi !MnN acu#) atunci ar trebui N rN#MneRi cel !uRin dre!Ri Pi N nu?i nN!N tuiRi !e aceia care tot d?&oa trN Oi lN aRi On trM#toare. Ui !Nrea rNu lui 7hiRN cN ro tePte ace te cu&inte Pi) chiar atunci cMnd le ro tea) e #u tra !entru ele) cNci Ptia cN?l &or u#!le !e co#i ar de #Mnie4 On N el nu e !utea tN!Mni) trebuia N dea odatN !e (aRN gMndurile) !e care le !urta e atMta &re#e On ini#a a) trebuia #ai ale acu# cMnd era de (aRN Pi 9intea) care nu &roia N?l #ai a culte. Co#i arul e (Ncu roPu. %i#Rea cN?i &ine N ridice #Mna a u!ra lui 7hiRN. ?UnReleg) +i e el) tN!Mnindu? e. Nu te?ai Onto&NrNPit cu <icN decMt de trM#torare. Mie !rea !uRin O#i !a N de ce te?ai Onto&NrNPit4 de tul cN Ptiu cN trebuie N te !un On rMnd cu el. 9oRi N?#i !ui dacN <icN a tat ingur toatN noa!tea$ ?Nu) rN !un e cMrciu#arul. 9uRin du!N ce ?a On erat a &enit la el un o# cu o #uiere. Toc#ai #N culca e#. ?Si o#ul acela) n?ar (i !utut N (ie oare 5NuR$ ?N?aP !utea N @ur. %tNtea# la (erea trN Pi e !oate N nu au+it Pi N nu (i &N+ut bine. OntrebaRi lugile. "le ar trebui N Ptie #ai bine. (Ioan %la&ici ' *oara cu noroc) 1. Un !ital #N &i+itarN Ontr?o +i I.N Pi Clara Pi O#i adu erN (lori. "&itMnd N e uite la #ine) dar nu !entru ca ar (i cre+ut cN unt bolna&) (NrN N e0cludN On N Pi acea tN i!ote+N (On ace t en Pi el Pi Clara ?ar (i !utut !o#eni (NrN &e te On ituaRia #ea4 ei Pi$ 9uteai (ace ce&a$...)) I.N OncercN N #N di tre+e !o&e tindu?#i en+aRionala PedinRN care a&u e e loc On AucurePti Ontre ti#! Pi !e neaPte!tate Ontre criitori Pi I.C. .. CMt de !re bNtrMnul +i#bru) e !oate !une cN ochiul lui &ulture c nici nu le +Nri e Pi chiar dacN !ri&irea a e or!i e o cli!N a !ura lor) nici #Ncar o cli!N nu e Ontreba e cine unt) cu toate cN On ti#!ul unor (e ti&itNRi Pi rece!Rii cu !rotocol re trMn de igur cN a&u e e !rile@ul chiar N chi#be cMte&a cu&inte cu ele. /. =a$ Chiar aPa$ criitorul nu #ai crie On liniPtea biroului Nu (NrN N (ie a@utat de ecretarul general al 6niunii$ Ar trebui atunci N?l !unN N e#ne+e Pi el !e co!ertN) nu#ai cN atunci ar (i nece ari &reo cMte&a ute de ecretari generali) unul !entru (iecare criitor. ;. ' Nu e !oate N acordaRi atMta i#!ortanRN unui ecretar al 6niunii) toc#ai du#nea&oa trN care unteRi un atMt de cuno cut criitor. >. 2r) a ta era !ri#a PedinRN de ace t (el la care lua !arte. UntMi cN nu trebuia N?#i de+&Nlui gMndirea inti#N Pi N a(ir# cN a# (o t o#at N Rin acea con(erinRN. Al doilea) nu trebuie N !un eu de !re #ine cN #?a# co#!ro#i acce!tMnd. C. TA!NrN?te) dacN !oRi) dacN nu) (N?Ri e&era autocriticN. 9une #Mna Pi (N?Ri un !uncta@ Pi N nu OndrN+nePti N nu te ridici Pi N te O#!aci cu criitorii. CN ai Ptiut N le do&edePti cN nu #ai !ot a&ea Oncredere On tine. Nu &reau) +i e =.) (NrN N urMdN) N?#i !un cenuPN On ca!. U#i dau de#i ia. Nu ORi dai de#i ia) +i e I.C. ardonic. Iei (i dat a(arN Pi catN N re(lecte+i a u!ra ace tei nuanRe. Iei (i dat a(arN oricu#) dar tot trebuie N?Ri (aci o de#nN autocriticN. N?o N !ui cN eu te?a# Ondru#at N ne de+i#(or#e+i i te#atic Pi N crii articole de (ond de !re (al e !roble#e. D. ANtrMnul +i#bru) a(abil) dNdea din ca! OnRele!t) cN nu e bine) +icea el) N ne (MPie# Ontre noi) obPtea criitoricea cN trebuie N rN#MnN unitN... G. "l a&ea) de igur) #aPinN Pi Po(er. Qoarte bine) dar ar (i trebuit totuPi N e ocu!e !uRin Pi de autobu+ele noa tre) gMndii eu !e dru#) cMnd i#Rii cN unt obo it Pi cN #i?e (oa#e... n?o N !ot N #erg !e @o de !ildN la iarnN) Pi atunci...
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K. %!une?i che tia a ta din !artea #ea. 9e ur#N a(lN Pi tu un lucru care !oate ar (i trebuit N (ie !ri#ul lucru !e care trebuia N?l a(li) dePi eu Ptiu cN (ilo o(ii unt curioPi Pi Ptiu totul de !re lu#e) alt(el de ce dracu ?ar #ai lNuda cN unt (ilo o(i$... 1B. =ar !oate cN ar trebui N alung acea tN ob e ie a ordinei cli!elor) (iindcN) iatN) dacN la 2raca) Ontr?o di#ineaRN) aP (i luat din &a ul lui inocentul (ir de (loare care a!Nru e !e biroul #eu Pi !ur Pi i#!lu l?aP (i aruncat (a# a&ut ace t i#!ul ) dar #i ?a !Nrut (NrN en ) de ce N arunc o (loare) ce rNu !oate N O#i (acN un boboc roPu de tranda(ir4 acu# O#i !un cN !utea# N?l !N tre+ Pi N alung doar uge tia lui !oeticN) &ino&ata intru+iune a #Minii care Ol !u e e acolo)) atunci On N ?ar #ai (i !utut chi#ba ordinea cli!elor e0i tenRei #ele. Untr?ade&Nr) doar atunci. QiindcN) #ai tMr+iu) +ilele) orele) cli!ele OnlNnRuirN trMn ) Pi nicNieri nu #ai a!Nru !entru #ine &eriga de (NcutN au #ai labN care !utea (i ru!tN) Pi liberul #eu arbitru) libertatea #ea) N rea!arN Pi N ie din @ocul ha+ardului. APa i#Rea# eu atunci) cN nu #ai era !o ibil. 11. =o# !ro(e or) &?o !un) orice (iinRN u#anN dacN trebuie N #oarN) trebuie ?o lN N# N #oarN) indi(erent cN e co!il) adole cent au adult. 1.. %e !oate ca tu N nu (i &N+ut On #ine decMt ceea ce a# re !ingNtor. ToRi a&e# On noi ce&a care tMrnePte re!ul ia) dar nu uita cN Pi &irtutea !oate (i re !ingNtoare !entru un ticNlo . 1/. Un alte !NrRi lucrurile e &or (i !etrecut Ontr?un (el #ai u#an. %?ar (i !etrecut$ Cine Ptie$ 1;. ... cu# ?o (i du ea Nraca On baie inguricN Pi !NrN itN de toRi Pi Pi?o (i !u Pnurul de halat de gMt... TIt ee# &ery odd)F aid Maria) Ethat you hould be taying at ho#e in tead o( Qanny.F EI a# ure he ought to be &ery #uch obliged to you)F added Vulia) ha tily lea&ing the roo# a he !oke (ro# a con ciou ne that he ought to o((er to tay at ho#e her el(. EQanny will (eel *uite a grate(ul a the occa ion re*uire )F wa "d#und re!ly only) and the ub@ect wa dro!!ed. Qanny gratitude) when he heard the !lan) wa in (act #uch greater than her !lea ure. %he (elt "d#und kindne with all) and #ore than all) the en ibility which he) un u !iciou o( her (ond attach#ent) could be aware o(. Aut that he hould (orego any en@oy#ent on her account ga&e her !ain) and her own ati (action in eeing %otherton would be nothing without hi#. The ne0t #eeting o( the two Man (ield (a#ilie !roduced another alteration in the !lan) and one that wa ad#itted with general a!!robation. Mr . 7rant o((ered her el( a co#!anion (or the day to <ady Aertra# in lieu o( her on) and =r. 7rant wa to @oin the# at dinner. <ady Aertra# wa &ery well !lea ed to ha&e it o) and the young ladie were in !irit again. "&en "d#und wa &ery thank(ul (or an arrange#ent which re tored hi# to hi hare o( the !arty and Mr . Norri thought it an e0cellent !lan) and had it at her tongue end) and wa on the !oint o( !ro!o ing it) when Mr . 7rant !oke. S1B21NCTIVE AND MODALS 1. Ul &N+u atunci) !arcN !entru !ri#a datN) !e "gor Pi un &al (ierbinte de drago te o !Ntrun e. .. ' Ce (aci On du!N a#ia+a a ta) duduie %anda$ ... OntrebN el. ? URi &oi cere N te On oRe c On !arc) N te &Nd !ictMnd) !u e (ata. /. Cu un a e#enea #odel) nu e !utea (ace decMt o ca!odo!erN) &orbi liniPtit "gor. ;. 9e coridor) e Onde au oa#enii) trNbNtea !retutindeni rN u(larea lor adMncN) #iro ul cN#NPilor lor) +&Mcnirea a#eRitN a Mngelui. TNu#ai de n?ar Once!e @a(ul...F e cutre#urN "gor gMndind. >. "gor Once!u N e (rN#Mnte. TTrebuie N #N hotNrN c acu#) re!ede) OPi !unea el On(iorat. Trebuie N #N hotNrN c ca N?i #Mntui !e toRi...F C. 5adu 9N@an e#Nna acu# cu d?l Na+arie Pi nu OndrN+nea N e a!ro!ie de el) nu OndrN+nea nici #Ncar N?i &orbea cN) ci Ol !ri&ea doar On ochi) che#Mndu?l cu !ri&irile lui) i#!lorMndu?l N &inN) ca N?i #Nrturi ea cN #area !ri#e@die care?l aPtea!tN. D. =octorul (Ncu cMRi&a !aPi) atent N nu e lo&ea cN de ra#urile @oa e) care atMrnau rN ucite) !lePu&e) a!N ate !arcN de o greutate ne&N+utN. G. Ar (i &rut N (ugN) dar #Mna #icN Pi rece a %i#inei i e agNRN de braR) a#uRindu?l. K. Qe#eile celelNlalte erau totuPi dornice N?l &adN !e Andronic la lucru. 2rice ar (i (o t) chiar o glu#N) dacN e un !rile@ !entru Andronic N (acN ce&a intere ant) N Oncea!N acu#... 1B. %?ar !utea (ace !entru cMte&a cli!e liniPte$ OntrebN el. 11. Ai N te duci de!arte) Po!ti Andronic) ai N OnoRi !MnN On in ula din #i@locul lacului Pi ai N rN#Mi acolo) a cun . Nu care cu#&a N aud cN #i?ai iePit din cu&Mnt. Si N nu #uPti &reun o#.
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1.. =?l %olo#on OPi a#inti cu groa+N cN Ontreba e) cu !uRin Onainte) cine #ai bea o ca(ea. 2are ce ?a OntM#!lat de atunci$ A# !u ca(elele N (iarbN) le?a# er&it) le?au bNut !oate... 1/. =ar cN!itanul ManuilN tre Nri. 7la ul (etei era chi#bat Pi !oate nu ?ar (i cu&enit N o la e ingurN toc#ai acu#. ? Nu cred cN e bine N &N culcaRi toc#ai acu#) do#niPoarN) !u e el blMnd. %N nu &i aRi urMt la noa!te... 1;. <i+a e dePte!tN a#eRitN) ca du!N o lungN !etecere. Ane&oie OnRelegea unde e a(lN Pi On ce O#!re@urNri ador#i e !e @u#Ntate O#brNcatN) laolaltN cu atMta lu#e. 1>. Totul e !utea OntM#!la acu#. 9a eri de aur ?ar (i !utut de !rinde din ra#urile acelea ador#ite Pi ar (i !utut?o che#a !e nu#e. 1C. Ar (i trebuit N re+i te) N?i !unN necontenit cN ea e #oartN) iar el e &iu. 1D. %e !li#ba iarNPi cu !aPi largi) rit#ici. TTrebuie N #N tre+e c o datN) OPi !u e el. =acN dor# cu ade&Nrat) atunci nu e !oate N nu #N tre+e c.F 1G. Trebuie nea!Nrat N #N duc) e a!NrN ea o#noroa N. 1K. Nu &oia N e OntoarcN) nu cu#&a N ru!N (irul acelor !ri&iri Ongro+ite Pi !arali+ate. .B. "gor au+ea cu# bate ini#a (etei. Au+ea) On acelaPi ti#!) rN u(larea grea a do#nului Na+arie. %i#te Pi el) !oate chiar &ede. Inutil N?i #ai a cund ce&a de?aici Onainte. .1. A# !rice!ut cu# tau lucrurile Pi unt hotNrMt N?l !rind Pi N ter#in. Mi?e #ilN de bieRii oa#eni. =ar nu #ai !ot cN!a acu# de liota lor. ? Ce ne (ace# noi$ Pi !lMng (e#eile) e trag de !Nr. Ce ne (ace#) do#nule o(iRer$ ... ' "i bine) nu #erg. ' "la) te Ontreb OncN o datN...$ 7MndePte?te bine ce (aci. ./. 2 N &N dau !e toRi a(arN) cN nu unteRi buni de ni#ic. Ia N +icN eu trebuie N #N ocu! Pi de (leacurile a tea... cN n?a# altce&a de (Ncut$ (Mircea "liade ' -uvele) Mo a' !er"s re!ision a) Berenger ( !eriat): " Ontr?ade&Nr !Nrerea du#itale$ Nu unt alcoolic. (%e Ondrea!tN cNtre oglindN) e e0a#inea+N.) Nu cu#&a ... (duce #Mna la obra+) OPi !i!Nie (runtea !rin !an a#ent). Nu ?a chi#bat ni#ic) nu #i?a (Ncut rNu. D% ar : 7lu#ea# doar) Aerenger. Te tachina#. Ie+i totul On negru) bagN de ea#N) ai N de&ii neuroa tenic. CMnd ai N?Ri re&ii cu totul din e#oRie) din de!re iune) cMnd ai N !oRi N iePi N u#bli !uRin la aer) ai N te i#Ri #ai bine) ai N &e+i. Ideile du#itale negre e &or !ulbera. Berenger: %N ie $ =a) &a trebui. Mi?e tea#N de #o#entul N ta. 9e e#ne cN a# N?i OntMlne c. Ia trebui N dau ochii cu ei. D% ar : Nu atacN. =acN?i laPi On !ace) te ignorN. Au chiar o anu#itN inocenRN naturalN) o anu#itN candoare. =e alt(el) chiar eu a# &enit la du#neata !e @o Pi n?a trebuit N #N (ere c On nici un (el. =u!N cu# &e+i unt Ontreg. Berenger: Nu#ai cMnd Oi &Nd) !e #ine #N rN colePte. " ce&a ner&o . Nu e (urie) nu. 2#ul nu trebuie N e On(urie. Quria te !oate duce de!arte. =e (urii #N !N+e c) dar #N trMnge ce&a la ini#N. D% ar : 9MnN la un anu#it !unct) ai dre!tate N (ii i#!re ionat. =ar nu e ne&oie N e0agere+i. N?ai u#or) N ta e cu urul du#itale. <ucrurile trebuie luate uPor) !ri&ite cu detaPare. Berenger: MN i#t olidar cu tot ceea ce e OntM#!lN. Iau !arte. Mi?ar (i i#!o ibil N rN#Mn indi(erent. D% ar : Nu e bine N?i @udeci !e alRii) dacN nu &rei N (ii @udecat. Si !e ur#N dacN ai ta N?Ri (aci gri@i !entru tot ce e OntM#!lN) nu ?ar #ai !utea trNi. Berenger: MNcar dacN ?ar (i OntM#!lat On altN !arte) Ontr?o altN RarN) Pi a# (i a(lat din +iare4 a# (i !utut di cuta liniPtit OntM#!larea) a# (i !utut di cuta che tiunea ub toate a !ectele ei) Pi trage cu obiecti&itate conclu+ii. %?ar !utea organi+a de+bateri acade#ice) la care N (ie in&itaRi a&anRi) criitori) @uriPti) (e#ini te) artiPti. Si o#ul de !e tradN) de igur. 9robabil cN ar (i (o t intere ant) !a ionant) in tructi&. =ar cMnd ePti tu On uRi !rin de e&eni#ente) cMnd ePti !u dintr?o datN On (aRa realitNRii brutale a (a!telor) nu !oRi N nu te i#Ri &i+at direct) ePti ur!rin cu !rea #ultN &iolenRN) ca N?Ri #ai !oRi !N tra Mngele rece. "u unul unt ur!rin . =e cMt&a ti#! nu?#i !ot &eni On (ire. D% ar : A# (o t Pi eu ur!rin ca Pi du#neata) dar a trebuit N #N obiPnuie c. Berenger: " neOndoielnic cN ai un i te# ner&o #ai echilibrat decMt al #eu. Te (elicit. =ar nu gN ePti cN e tri t$
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D% ar : N?ar trebui N cre+i cN iau !arte rinocerilor. (Noi +go#ote ale rinocerilor) care trec de data a ta ub cadrul de (erea trN din (aRa cenei.) Berenger (tre Nrind): =in nou8 6ite?i din nou8 Nu?i ni#ic de (Ncut) nu !ot N #N obiPnuie c. 9oate cN grePe c. =ar) (NrN &oia #ea) #N !reocu!N Ontr?atMta) OncMt nu !ot N dor#. D% ar : Ia un o#ni(er. Berenger: Nu?i o oluRie. CMnd !ot dor#i e Pi #ai rNu. Ui &i e+ noa!tea a# coP#aruri. D% ar : 6ite ce On ea#nN N !ui totul la ini#N. %?ar cu&eni) +Nu) N (aci un e(ort !entru a de!NPi acea tN cri+N. =acN lucrurile tau aPa) On ea#nN cN nu !ot (i alt(el. Trebuie de ci(ratN cau+a ace tui (eno#en. Berenger: "i bine) eu nu &reau N acce!t ituaRia a ta. D% ar : Ce &rei N (aci$ <a N autoritNRile N reacRione+e din !ro!ria inuiRiati&N8 <a ur#a ur#ei) #N Ontreb dacN #oral#ente) ai dre!tul N te a#e teci. =u!N !Nrerea #ea) n?ar trebui N?Ri !ier+i ca!ul !entru cORi&a care au hotNrMt N?Pi chi#be !ielea. Nu e i#Reau bine On a lor. %unt doar liberi) Oi !ri&ePte. Berenger: 5Nul trebuie #ul din rNdNcini. ("ugen Ione co ' 5inocerii) b) TI9YT"%C6 (bNtMnd i#!acientat din !icior Pi Ontreru!Mndu?l): "i8 %N lN N# (ra+ele) nene CaRa&encule8 A tea unt bune !entru gurN?ca cN... "u nu unt o#ul !e care d?ta N?l !oRi O#bNta cu a!N rece$... %!une) unde N (ie) bNrbNtePte: ce &rei de la #ine$ (%e ridicN (ierbMnd.) CAZAI"NC6: Ce &reau$ Ce &reau$ Stii bine ce &reau. Ireau ceea ce #erit On oraPul N ta de gogo#ani) unde unt cel dintMi... Ontre (runtaPii !olitici... Ireau #andatul de de!utat) iatN ce &reau: ni#ic altce&a8 Ni#ic8 Mi e cu&ine. ...Alege?#N !oi#Mine) On #o#entul cMnd &oi (i !rocla#at cu #a@oritatea cerutN... On #o#entul acela &ei a&ea cri oarea (cu #ultN cNldurN)... !e onoarea #ea8 TI9YT"%C6 (a!roa!e N i+bucnea cN): 9e onoarea ta$... Si dacN nu !ot N te aleg$ CAZAI"NC6: 9oRi. TI9YT"%C6 (!ier+Mndu?Pi cu#!Ntul din ce On ce): Si dacN nu &oi$ ' [i cN nu &oi N te aleg$ CAZAI"NC6(OndMr@it): Trebuie N &rei. TI9YT"%C6 (de?abia tN!Mnindu? e): 6iRi cN nu e bine N te @oci cu un o# ca #ine a t(el. Nu) nu. Nu &oi N te aleg8 CAZAI"NC6: Trebuie. Ia trebui N &rei) dacN Rii cMtuPi de !uRin la onoarea... TI9YT"%C6 (i+bucnind): Mi+erabile8 Nu Ptiu ce #N Rine N nu?Ri +drobe c ca!ul... MiPelule8 Trebuie N?#i dai aci cri oarea) &a trebui N?#i !ui unde e cri oarea... ori te ucid ca !e un cMine8 c) TI9YT"%C6 (cu !NlNria Pi haina de oraP &ine din tMnga) e ur!rin la &ederea lui [aharia): Cu# e !oate$ Ai iePit Onainte de de@un$ Ce e$ T5A-ANAC-": " co#edie) #are co#edie) QNnicN) tai N?Ri !ui. (Ui (ace e#n N?l e0!edie+e !e 9ri tanda) 95I%TAN=A (re!ede): Mai a&eRi ce&a N?#i ordonaRi) coane QNnicN$ TI9YT"%C6:...Nu uiRi de ce?a# &orbit. Trebuie N a&e# de+legarea i toriei cMt #ai degrabN. Nene [ahario) e lung ce ai N?#i !ui$ Nu #i?ai !utea !une la de@un$ T5A-ANAC-": N?ar trebui N a(le VoiRica... " co#edie #are) QNnicN. TI9YT"%C6 (uitMndu? e la cea ): Atuncea) treci 7hiRN) !e la nenea [aharia !?aca N Pi la N?i &orbN coanei VoiRichii ' n?ar (i bine nene [ahario$ ' N (ie aPa de bunN N nu e u!ere dacN o# OntMr+ia de la de@un... a&e# ce&a !oliticN de &orbit Ontre bNrbaRi. d) 95I%TAN=A: =?&oa trN PtiRi #ai bine ca #ine... aPa e !oliRaiul: tatN N?Ri (ie trebuie N?l ridici$ Ul ridici8 N?ai ce?i (ace: e #i ie. =e aia ((oarte rugNtor) #N rog N ordonaRi. CAZAI"NC6: U#i !are rNu) 7hiRN) cN #ai tNruiePti cu cu+ele tale... AdicN noi nu Pti# cu# #erge !oliRia$ (%entenRio ): Untr?un tat con tituRional un !oliRai nu e nici #ai #ult nici #ai !uRin decMt un in tru#ent8 Nu braRul care lo&ePte) &oinRa care ordonN e de &inN... "u chiar a# cri un articol On !ri&inRa a ta. Nu Ptiu dacN l?ai citit$ 95I%TAN=A: Trebuie N?l (i citit) coane Nicule: eu ga+eta d?&oa trN o cite c ca "&anghelia totdeauna4 ca N nu &N uitaRi la #ine ... (#i terio ) altele a# eu On u(letul #eu. =ar n?ai ce?i (ace: (a#elie #are) renu#eraRie #icN du!N buget... CAZAI"NC6: Si On (MrPit... Cu# ar (i !o ibil #artiriul) dacN n?ar e0i ta cNlNul$ Ai !utea N?i !ui doa#nei Trahanache cN a# &enit. 9oRi N?i adaugi chiar cN #N grNbe c N #N Ontorc On te#niRN unde #?a
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aruncat di+graRia du#neaei. (%ingur) Un (MrPit ca!itulea+N...A#abilul QNnicN trebuie N (acN &enin de #oarte... atMt #ai bine !entru #ine8 URi !ierde #inRile) atMt #ai rNu !entru el. (I.<. Caragiale ' 2 cri oare !ierdutN) e) 5adu 9etre cu. Vurnal a) CMnd ORi dai ea#a clar de #alurile Ontre care &a trebui N curgN e0i tenRa ta Pi cN niciodatN nu &ei !utea iePi dintre ele) te On !Ni#MnRi ca Pi cMnd Ri?ar (i rN Nrit deodatN On (aRN o nNlucN (iroa N Pi de neocolit Pi?Ri trebuie Ontr?ade&Nr o !utere #ai #ult decMt obiPnuitN ca N nu?Ri !le nea cN ini#a) !e care arNtarea de tinului Ri?a atin ?o cu #Mna ei rece) ini#a care de aici Onainte &a locui) Pi ace ta e te un #i ter !e cMt de adMnc) !e tot atMt de Ptiut) !ie!tul nNlucii) !NrN indu?l !e?al tNu. 6#bra de tinului) u#bra u#brei. b) 9louN Pi a tN+i. 9o tul ?a dat) dar nu &oi !utea a(la a ta decMt !e la !atru Pi regret) !entru cN dacN aP (i Ptiut #ai de&re#e) n?ar #ai (i trebuit N (ac !e la unu un dru# inutil !rin !loaie) !MnN la ANnea a ? de unde #?a# Ontor ) nu?i &orbN) ca# indi !u ? cu# de tul de indi !u ) nu?i &orbN) a# !lecat. c) =e?aP (i !utut nN!Mrli8 =e?aP !utea arunca On (oc !antalonii acePtia) chi#bMndu?i !e unii curRi8 =acN On locul !anto(ilor aP a&ea niPte andale8 d) =u!N Qilocolul lui Aoccaccio) gN e c I toriile (lorentine ale lui Machia&elli. Nu e !oate #ai #are contra t) Pi nici #ai #are a!ro!iere. Miron Co tin al no tru ?ar cu&eni inclu On aceeaPi (a#ilie) Pi e !oate #ai #are. Si !loile ?au ter#inat Pi iarba crePte) Pi la Po ea trebuie N (i On(lorit de@a niPte arbuPti cu #ici (lori galbene Pi curMnd nu &a #ai (i ne&oie N !ort lodenul. e) 9loile au trebuit N contenea cN Pi cerul e curNRN) aPa cN e !oate &edea cN !o#ii au On(lorit Pi tot oraPul e !lin de +a#bile) (lori cNrnoa e Pi RigNnePte colorate) On N care) cel !uRin !entru #ine) au acea tN &irtute de a !ro&oca Idei) cNci de 9aPte) bi ericile unt !line de +a#bile) Pi !ar(u#ul lor) cMnd Ol i#t) (ecundea+N ituaRii) !re chi#bMndu?le On Idei. () J%unt trei #ici !ie e de !reci+ie) care trebuie c nea!Nrat citite O#!reunN. %?ar cu&eni N (ac ce&a a e#NnNtor) !entru a aPe+a lMngN &irtu ) genio) Pi raRiune o a !atra #odalitate. Acea ta ar !utea (i o Ontre!rindere de &iitor) !entru atunci cMnd &oi (i bNtrMn Pi nu &oi #ai (i obligat N (ac ni#ic. g) Maho#ed: "l +ice EU#!NrNRia oto#anN e !er(ectN din !unct de &edere #ilitar) dar PubredN din !unct de &edere ocialF J CN unte# un i#!eriu (or#at !rin ane0iuni Pi u Rinut !rin abieJ =acN #i?a cN!at &reo idee) ai &oie N #N corecte+i) 9aPa din Iidin. 9aPa: Au (o t niPte i#!le uge tiiJ oricine le !utea (ace. M: 2ricine le !utea (ace) dar ni#eni nu le?a (NcutJ Nu#ai tu ai a&ut cura@ul N #N critici ? Pi ce?#i !are rNu) e cN toc#ai !e tine te?a# (or(ecat8 9: Nu trebuie N &N necN@iRi din !ricina a ta) <u#inNRia Ioa trN) nu (ace ni#icJ M: 5e!etN) te rog) care au (o t !unctele de acu+are) adicN ce?ai &N+ut tu grePit On !olitica #ea din %oare? A!une$ 9: Nu?#i !ot a#inti) <u#inNRia Ioa trN. M: "Pti #ode t) 5adule8 9aPa #ai u Rine cN noi n?a# !utea obRine o &ictorie hotNrMtoare a u!ra &alahilor) !entru cN ei ar a&ea o tacticN !e care noi ar (i trebuit ?o tudie# #ai #ult) Pi care ar !utea N ne (ie (atalN. 9: Un ce con tN) #N rog) acea tN tacticN$ M: Ai !utea N ne !ui) 9aPN din Iidin$ 9: =acN U#!Nratul Traian ar (i lN at ce&a cri de !re ca#!ania lui On nordul =unNrii) ne?ar (i (o t #ai uPor. A# (i a&ut do&e+i. =ar aPa) unte# iliRi N dibui#. M: AdicN) tu cre+i cN noi nu &o# (i On tare N (ace# ce?a (Ncut Traian$ Cu alte cu&inte) !oate n?aRi OnRele : du#nealui e te O#!otri&a ace tei ca#!anii8 Si ?ar !utea N aibN dre!tate) du!N de (NPurarea ulti#elor e&eni#ente. "l #ai u Rine cN #ult #ai bine ar (i N o!ri# ar#atele la =unNre Pi N lN N# N On(lorea cN cultura #u ul#anN On RNrile gata cucerite.

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