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What understanding! Oh, Adam could certainly be relied on and I decided to be frank with him.

“I’d be glad (Я был бы рад) to have a pair of skates."

"Oh! Skates! Well, I don't know. You can’t skate all year round.”

That was a consideration, and I had to agree with him.

“A football would be better (Футбольный мяч был бы лучше),” he said. “But the boys will play with it; they will lose it.”

The heavy bag was killing me.

"I ... I can’t think, Adam”.

"Oh, I know what I’ll give you! It’ll please Mama.”

“Oh, thank you, Adam.” I could hardly make another step. Even in my poor clothes I felt terribly hot.

He looked at his watch. “Quick, boy. Only two minutes to go.”    •

The train was at the platform. Adam jumped into a first- class carriage, took the bag and disappeared for a moment. Then he gave me through the window a big brass (медный) calendar.

"Take it,” Adam said. “Isn’t it lovely?”

“Oh, yes, thank you, Adam,” I answered in a trembling voice.

When I came home, I went upstairs to show my present to Grandfather.

“It’s not gold, is it, Grandpa?"

.    “No,”    he    said.    “If    it’s from Adam, you may be sure it’s


There was a silence. At last he turned and looked at my gloomy face.

“Do you feel like skating?”

“I’ve got no skates, Grandpa," I said with tears in my eyes.

“Don’t be so easily discouraged. We’ll see what we can do.”

He went downstairs and fetched a big wooden box full of all kinds of old things, including skates. After looking in it for about half an hour, he finally found a pair of small wooden skates. Oh, joy! We immediately went to the lake.

Grandpa fixed my skates on and began to teach me how to skate. I was happy as I moved about on the ice.

As we walked home, Grandpa asked:

"Did you enjoy skating?"

"Oh, Grandpa, it was lovely, simply wonderful!”