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Holder Volcano

Member of the Uzbek Union of Writers

 

Chapter 13 of the short novel of Holder Volcano


Kissing in the fog


 

-Are you dumb, you understand, I owe him not that there is a daughter, and a life of its own! The great Chairman, comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelbakezavuch saved me when I was in his pickup truck accidentally knocked down an old woman on the road. Well, Yes, I was tipsy then, but this woman, very old, itself to blame. Instead of sitting at home, she wandered the streets in her old age. She died on the spot, died. Think? Tears hysteria, screaming, instead of thanking me for what I helped her to go to heaven, where she sought all my life. I was threatening to plant, hide in the prison for years, ungrateful creatures. But the world is still not fail the good people. One man approaches me, laughing, shaking his belly, cannot suppress his laughter. Hugged me fraternally and thanked. -Thank you, brother. I'll never forget, he says, forevermore. Finally, we are free from her, and she happens to be my mother-in-law. One summer, he says, I went on a picnic with our family. We sat, on the edge of our garden, where stood a Scarecrow, made of old clothes, all patched. Is the Scarecrow, thoughtfully looking into the distance with his eyes from under battered hats, made from buttons. His hands hang like a sausage in the Soviet era. Hair made from red straw. Flock of birds flew past our garden, for fear of thinking that living a farmer. Here I sit, means, fire frying on the fire skewers of bread sausage. Mother-in-law, he says, too, is about our canvas tents with us and eats bread sausage, unceasingly moving his false teeth. I hyperventilate as well, I think, to live in this beautiful world! Relax at picnics with members of his family plus mother-in-law!.. Then, he says, in a voice wildly cried:
-Heyheyheeeeeeey! I love you, my native land! Love your spaces, to the mysterious whisper of rain and the cheerful noise of green trees in the open wind! I like to go without an umbrella under a drizzle, soaked to the threads clothing by country road, when lightning and thunder!.. Here, he says, as if ordering around the dark suddenly appeared from the sky of all clouds, and, he says, a storm began. I'm even gladder, looking at the sky, where, he says lightning and booming thunder. Here, as it started to rain and my family members ran, back home, as there was no place to hide. Our canvas tent was demolished by the wind, members, my family fleeing. Mother-in -law, too. It is he says ran limping on one leg, still chewing a slice of toasted bread, incessantly moving jaws, like a gopher in the steppe, which, he says, feeds on plant roots. As the rain intensified and turned into a downpour. Half an hour later, water in the river rose and the flood started. Here then, I also had to run home, that is to swim against the current. I barely came to our house, which, he says already squinted to the side, from the window in a panic, shouts to my wife and my beloved children. My mother -in -law, too. She curses me, saying, you cursed caused this natural disaster. I knew that in such serious situations cannot do without the ark. Then, says he, took from the barn our large tin basin, that is, the trough in which we bathed with my wife after sex and sometimes bathe kids too. This trough we, says he, jokingly called "Titanic", and I told the members of his family, so they immediately boarded the schooner, as we need to depart from this ill-fated Harbor in the open ocean, where we can find some Pacific Atoll or a desert island for further accommodation. We sat in the ark, I too, and how otherwise? The ship's long voyage without a captain, it's still an ark without Noah. Well, we all took our seats. Here, my mother left behind since she was weighing almost half a ton. Well, where with the weight, judge, myself. The rain lashes with the wild noise of the Canadian falls of Niagara, and cry out: "cast off! To keep the rate between 60 degrees North and 19 degrees West longitude, they say, we sail! And mother-in-law mine arrived with a huge heavy square front of the Stalin era suitcase with a broken lock, without handle arm, made of plywood, and shouts, scolding me, trying to catch hold for our ship! I said, where you're going, lady! Do you see that schooner on the long voyage there is no free space?! Everyone is busy! And I'm afraid that there is not in the hold space for your huge the front of the suitcase Stalinist era, made of plywood without a handle that won't close. If we take you on Board, then overload our ship may capsize and we will sink into the depths of this raging ocean! Come from the screw! Who say?! - I shouted, waving the shovel he held in his hands, using it as a paddle. But, my mother-in-law desperately grabbed overboard my bony hands of the dead and tried to sit on the carriage, my wife all to help her. And I had, a couple of times to hit her with a paddle in the dome, well, I mean, with a shovel. My deaf belly from hard blows, and lost consciousness as a poor unsuspecting Dolphin in the coastal waters, of which the poachers hit with a baseball bat and, my mother-in-law, too, as the naive Dolphin, drowned in the raging muddy water. Finally, we managed to rid of a heavy burden, and I began earnestly to row, to sail, as they say away from sin. But, there to the great happiness of my silence, the rain abruptly ceased, and the water level began to decline. In an hour our tin boat ran aground. My mother-in-law all dirty with algae on the neck and ears is at the turn near the building of the post office, as elephant thrown ashore by a wave, while, strong sea storm. My wife ran there, the children, too. Well, I think, damn, that's not enough. Now we have to find the money for her funeral. But, there it was. You see, it breathes, his mouth wide open like a fish on the broken pieces in the aquarium, and even, he says, opened his slanted eyes. Well, thank God that you survived, dear mother I tell her happily. Then, she called in sick. Stopped eating and lost a lot of weight. Think, is it cancer? And then, in my head, was it a unique idea. I ran to the insurance company to fill necessary documents. Then went to the Bank, well, to get a substantial loan in the name of my mother-in-law, in the hope that when she dies, the state itself will pay for it, given the death of the creditor, proceeding from considerations of humanity.. I got a loan, but the mother-in-law, my instead of dying, recovered and started eating with great appetite, all of which can be eaten. It seemed that she was even much younger, gaining strength. And the interest with which I received the loan, he says, is inexorably rising. I did not know what to do. One day I caught her in a full moon in the garden, where she watched the shining Orb of the moon and read some magic spells. The time, I thought, and took twenty-five millimeter tube, and approached her quietly tiptoe back, and hit her head hard. Came the sound knocking like "Klang!" and the pipe was bent in the letter "G", she didn't even notice. Sitting and casts spells. After that, I had no choice but to strangle the mother-in-law this... well, strings of Uzbek dutar. But this way too, did not help. Taut strings of the dutar, was broken, and she, alive, smiling his toothless mouth like a sea whale. Well, today she apparently, was in the hands of an expert like you and gave tips, thank God Almighty. A man, who again and again thanked me, cries with joy. I say, not for that, man. Then I was taken to a detention center. But thanks to the great Chairman, comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelbakezavuch that he bought prosecutors and the judge, giving them a bag of public money from the Treasury of our farm "Tillaquduq", in the form of bribes, case closed, which was opened on my feature. You saw it with your own eyes that I was acquitted and freed in the courtroom. Well, now think about it, how can I refuse such a great Chairman, comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelbakezavuch when this historical figure asks to have our daughter married the son of his cousin? On the contrary, it is for us a chance to get akin with influential and wealthy people of our district. Only a fool drives away with a stick the bird of happiness, which wants to build the nest on his bad head. All point. The word of the Chairman comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelbakezavuch to me the law! I respect him more than his father! In short, I promised him. And the President, in turn, gave the word to cover all costs of the wedding by the Treasury of our farm. So get ready for the wedding. Tomorrow the matchmaker should come. See, that was no amateur. You know me. Clank, with an axe on the head and half your body here and another part there - finished his story Abduljabbar.
Hearing these words, Raheela started crying, hugging Khurshida and stroking her hair.
- Why are you crying Ah, you stupid, why are you crying instead of being happy?! - Said Abduljabbar.
- What do I do? You want me to laugh?! Why you are not consulting me, gave them the promise? I cry not for myself but for our daughter! We have to ask Khurshida whether she wants to marry the nephew of the Chairman. We have to know first how to, examine the character and behavior of the future son-in-law to know what he was doing, and then make the decision - cried Raheela.
- Shut up! Who are you all to discuss the behavior of the nephew of our dear great Chairman, comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelybakezavuch, my idol?! They are decent people! I told you, explained in human language, that I am obliged to the Chairman of the life! And you, fool, again! You see, I didn't consult her! Why do I need to consult you, say, yourself? You're a brainless mule.! It is the East, not Europe or the West, where parents go to leash their wives and children! If you don't like my actions, then good riddance! Go out there and find yourself some obedient donkey! And here I am the master! About whom our son-in-law know! The great Chairman, comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelbakezavuch told me that next week our new relatives intend to send matchmakers to ask the hand of your daughter. Said matchmakers will bring a picture of our future son-in-law, okay, numbskull?! Period! said Abduljabbar, and went out. Raheela with Khurshida wept, hugging each other. Raheela then suddenly stopped crying and took over the shoulders of the daughter, looked into her burning eyes crazy eyes wild.
- I have an idea. Here's what we do. You, daughter, go and consult with the tractor driver Sultan, and go away together somewhere. I don't want you to be unhappy. Let me kill this tyrant, an alcoholic. I have lived her in this hell and enough. I don't want you to become like me. One victim is enough! Where you’re from, live happily and freely! - blessed Raheela.
- No, mommy, I can't leave you in this hell! I don't want my father to beat you because of me! Can't sacrifice you, honey! Such happiness I don't need! I'll take the rope with soap and water and hang! - cried Khurshida.
- No! Don't even think about it. Suicide is a sin! Did you ever think about what would happen to the Sultan after he hears about you?! And I? How will I live after this?! You want me out of your mind?! Oh, God, help me and show us the way of truth! - cried Raheela.
You're right, mom - said Khurshida. Better I will go now to the Sultan and tell him everything. I have it smart and we will figure something out. Only you do not cry, okay, promise? - Raheela nodded in agreement, wiping her tears with a handkerchief. Dressed warmly, Khurshida flew into the yard and went out into the street, ran toward the fields. Khurshida was glad the weather was foggy, and she was able to escape without being shown to the villagers, who like to spread rumors. She fled, stumbling through the fog and cried on the run. Hearing the roar of the bulldozer, Khurshida ran even faster to quickly share with the Sultan the terrible news of her engagement. The sound of the engine gave her a reference point, and finally, Khurshida saw a dim silhouette of a tractor that plowed the land, lighting up the misty field with the headlights on. To run on a plowed field was difficult. Therefore, Khurshida fled, stumbling at almost every step, sometimes on all fours. Approaching the bulldozer, she cried:
Sultan, stop-easy! Slyshite, wait-her?! But the tractor driver Sultan because of the noise of the motor had not heard her screams and drove forward. He saw Khurshida only when turned to learn how there is a furrow. Saw her, he was delighted. Having stopped the bulldozer, he killed the engine and jumped out of the cabin, smiling happily.
- What winds brought You here, to the field of separation and loneliness, Oh, Mrs. Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu de La Marquise La tombala neige a pace sua e fusible manege! he said, stepping to the side Khurshida by leaps and bounds. Coming closer to the girl, he stopped smiling
- Oh, Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu de La Marquise La tombala neige a pace sua e fusible manege, why do we cry? Who hurt You? You name only the name, and I'll cut off his ears -he said.Khurshida are unable to withstand tears and with tears in her eyes, rushed into the arms of the Sultan.
- Well, do not cry, Khurshida, explain what happened? Did uncle Abduljabbar?... And what with aunt Raheela? - asked the tractor driver Sultan, embracing her and stroking her shoulders.
- No, Sultan, the situation is even worse! - said Khurshida.
- What are You? The third World or something, started? .
Oh no! Marry me! Father, it appears, promised to give me to marry the nephew of the Chairman of our kolkhoz, comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelybakezavuch. A nephew of the President, I even in a dream not seen! -cried even harder Khurshida.
Hearing this the tractor driver Sultan paused for a moment.
- Well, things... - hardly he said, then grabbed the chest:
-Oh, that my head is again spinning. Let's sit down - he said.
They sat down. Khurshida cried with my head on the shoulders of the tractor driver Sultan. And Sultan did not know what to say, and silently stared into the fog, eyes downcast. Then, taking off his cap, wiped the tears from eyes that appeared in front of him. And to suppress the bitterness in his heart, took a deep breath and, swallowing his tears, asked:
- Well, what do we do now?
- I do not know Sultan, I don't know. My mother said that we should get away somewhere. She said let your father beat me. Run daughter with your favorite guy, live freely and happily. But I don't want my father to beat her because of me. How can I be happy through the unhappiness of his mother, whom I love more than life? - continued to cry Khurshida.
- No, it's not an option. Don't cry, Khurshida. Tears of sorrow will not help. I'll think about it. Ahead we still have days and weeks, maybe months. Well, that's enough, stop crying. Let us, I'll wipe Your tears - said Sultan, and began to wipe her tears with his fingers. Khurshida grabbed the rough hand of Sultan and started kissing her.
Sultan, my dear, beloved, think. You're in my brain. I believe that you will definitely find a way out of this situation, she said. And embracing the neck of the Sultan began to kiss his face on the lips.
- Well, my wonderful, well - said Sultan, too, and passionately began to kiss Khurshida on the lips. They had a long kiss in the mist.

 

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Ўзбек халқининг севимли шоирларидан бири

Шукур Қурбон

Чинобод чироқлари


Чинободликлар адабиётсевар, санъатсевар ҳалқ.Кўхна Чинобод устоз шоир Шукур Қурбон билан, марҳум истеъдодли шоир Аҳмаджон Далиев билан, ҳофизлар Фаттоххон Мамадалиев, ака -ука Исроилжон ҳамда Исмоилжон Вахобовлар ҳамда Сирожиддин Маннонов бошчилигидаги "Сўтақўзи" сайёр театри ва Зуҳриддин Исмоил каби қатор шоир ёзувчилари, қолаверса, марҳум биринчи тоифали юрист, профессионал, ҳалол адвокат, садоқатли дўст, яхши инсон Анваржон Хайдаровлар билан ҳақли равишда фахрланади.


Чинобод соғинчи Шукур Қурбоннинг ойдин шеърларида ўз аксини топган.

Шоир олис болалигини қўмсаб, Чинободнинг тупроқ кўчаларида ўз кўйлакларининг қўйнини тупроққа тўлдириб, икки қўлини қанотдай ёзганларича: -биз дори сепар самолётлармиз!-  дея тупроқ тўзғитиб, чопиб юрган болалар образи орқали мустамлака замонларида пахта далалари устидан учоқларда заҳарли меркаптапос, пестидцид оғуларини меҳнаткаш халқимиз бошига ёғдирган ёвуз кучларга ўз исёнини ўша пайтлардаёқ жасорат ва журъат билан изҳор эта олган, дахшатли фожеа кўламини ишоратлар билан кўрсатиб беролган эди.


Одатда қинғир -қилвир йўллар билан китоблар чиқаришни,  ялтоқланишни билмайдиган, унвон, дача, қалам ҳақи талашиб, уюшма раиси билан ёқалашиб, бўғишиб юришни ўзларига эп кўрмайдиган камтарин шоир -ёзувчилар баъзан бироз четда, сояда қолиб кетадилар.Шу призмадан қараб, адолатли баҳо берилса,Шукур Қурбон ўзининг одам қайта қайта ўқиса ҳам зерикмайдиган, медага тегмайдиган, мусиқага ўхшаш лирик шеърлари билан Абдулла Орипов, Эркин Воҳидов каби шоирлардан сира кам эмас.


Унинг она ҳақида, севги -муҳаббат мавзусида ёзган лирик шеърлари, "Соғинч дорвозаси" номли шеърий туркуми ҳақиқий санъат асарларидир.


Шукур ака, яхши юрибсизми?Келин аям, жиянлар тинчми?Уларга салом айтинг.Иброхим Пайдога ҳам.


Энди ажойиб шоир Зуҳриддин Исмоил ҳақида икки оғиз сўз.


Бир нечта шеърий тўпламлар муаллифи Зуҳриддин Исмоилнинг асли касби тиш дўхтирлик бўлиб, унинг ишхонасидан тишини пармалатаётган мижозлар оҳ -фарёди, осмонларни тилка пора қилгувчи чинқириқлари бот бот эшитилиб туради.Агар Зуҳриддин Исмоилнинг мижозлар милкидан суғирган тишларини бир жойга тўпласа, дунё харитасида янги тоғ тизмалари пайдо бўлар эди.(ҳазил).


Жиддий айтадиган бўлсак, шифокор шоир Зуҳриддин Исмоил ҳам яхши шеърлар ёзади.

Унинг ҳикоялар ёза бошлагани эса, табрикласа арзигулик қувончли воқеа.


Бугун шоирнинг битта митти ҳикоясини ҳукмингизга ҳавола қиламиз.



Холдор Вулқон

 

27/02/2018.

Кеч соат 7:31.

Канада, Онтерио.

Зуҳриддин Исмоил

 

Ёмоннинг бир қилиғи

(Ҳикоя)



- Ароқни эр-р-как киши ичади,- виқор билан писанда қилди ўтирганлардан бири.

- Албатта...Лекин хотин киши ҳам ичиши мумкин, - ҳиққ, -

унинг гапини зўр бериб маъқуллади иккинчиси.

- Ошналар, тушунсангларчи, мени жигарим оғрийди, - тушунтира бошлади учинчиси.

- Ме-н-нинг туғилган кунимда ичмаган... душманим. Ичасан! Ё душманиммисан, а?

- Қўзитой - мужик, ҳиққ, - гапини икки қилганларни ём-м-он... кўради. Отиб юбор, кўзингни юмиб, - ҳиққ, - қўшилди икинчиси яна.

- Кейин қийналаман-да, қўйинглар энди, - росмана ялинишга тушди Тўлашбек.

- Вей, менга қа-р-ра. Сенга ҳеч ким билмайдиган даволаш усулини ўргатаман. Қарабсанки, от, йўқ, эш-ш-акдек бўлиб кетмасанг, Қўзитой отимни...Совлиқтой қўяман, ҳа. Шуни билгинки, ҳамма касаллик совуқдан, шамоллашдан бўлади. Иссиқни иссиқ, совуқни совуқ кесади. Ўзи.. сени ҳамма ёғинг совуқлик бўлиб кетган. Бўлмаса...хотининг тўртта ҳам қиз туғадими, дўст?

- Қўзитой бўлмаса, ҳиққ...Нима ҳам қилардинг, галварс, ҳиққ...Раҳмат демайсанми, - Ҳалим ошнаси ҳар доимгидек Қўзитойни мақташдан чарчамасди.

Орият қўзғалдими ё янги даволаш усулининг дарагини эшитиб Тўлашбекда озгина умид учқунлари пайдо бўлдими, ўша сабил бир пиёла охири томоқдан ўтди.

Кечаси билан Тўлашбек ухламади. Ухлаёлмас эди ҳам.

Чунки қарийб йигирма йилдан бери азоб берадиган ўнг қовурғасининг остидаги аждаҳо яна уйғонган эди-да. У тонггача икки букилиб, юриб чиқди.

Эртаси куни чошгоҳда Қўзитойга юзланди. Янги даволаш усули уни барибир озгина бўлсада қизиқтириб қолганди.

Кун ўтиб, саҳармардонда Тўлашбек уйи олдидаги Ташлама сойига охиста тушди. Ноябрь ойи бўлгани учун бу осон кечмади. Совуқ жон-жонидан ўтиб кетди. Аъзои бадани кўкариб, жағлари бир-бирига уришиб, юролмай қолди. Бир амаллаб, сувдан чиқиб олди-да, уйига эмаклаганича кириб кетди.

Куни бўйи ўраниб ётди. Зўрға нафас оларди. Барибир исимади, оғриқ уни тарк этмасди.

Эртаси куни яна шу ҳол такрорланди. Бироқ энди совуқ унча билинмади. Фақат сувдан чиқиши бир оз қийинроқ кечди. Яна уйига эмаклади.

Бу кеча тонг отиши Тўлашбек учун бутун бир асрга тенг бўлди. Оғриқ энди қутуришни бошлади. Тўлашбекнинг назарида дард бутун дунёдаги барча ёр-биродарларини меҳмонга чақириб, Тўлашбекнинг сабр-тоқатини синашга бел боғлаганди.

Учинчи куни саҳарда Тўлашбек бир оз иккиланди ҳам.

Оғриқнинг зўри, чеккан азоблари, орқасида мўлтираб турган қизлари ва аёлини ўйлаб, таваккал қилди, сувга тушди.

Бу сафар аҳволи янада оғирлашди. Сувдан чиқолмай қолди.

Тепада қўрқинч ила қараб турган хотини ва қизлари уни минг азоб билан тортиб чиқаришди. У юра олмади, юқорига бир қараб қўйди-да, хушидан кетди.

"Дўсти"нинг "фойдали маслаҳати" кўзлаган мақсадига етганди. Бу қийноқларга чидай олмаган бечора юрак уришдан тўхтади.

Сой сувлари қилиб қўйган ишидан бехабар ҳар доимгидан янада кўпроқ лойқаланиб, важоҳат ила кўпирганича оқишда давом этарди.

Андижон вилояти, Чинобод қишлоғи.

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Holder Volcano

Member of the Uzbek Union of Writers

 

Chapter 12 of the short novel of Holder Volcano


Cranes

 



Khurshida felt ashamed in front of the tractor driver Sultan, because of yesterday's events, when in a drunken brawl her father nearly stabbed him with the broken bottle. Oh, how he scolded how insulted, to remember even ashamed - she thought, blushing and crying. I suppose, Sultan was offended by my father and us, therefore -continued to think Khurshida. -Of course, offended. He just came to help us, and my father... What happens now? Is Sultan going to stop talking with me and go somewhere else? How can I live? Oh, Lord, make it so he left. Let us reconcile and be together again! He gave me this happiness and do not take it from me! - she thought, briskly walking in the direction of the field mill.
Meanwhile, the autumn sun was shining, dispelling the morning mists. Sad deserted fields and in the distance there were black mulberry trees, poplars and willows. On the empty fields there were no people, not a tractor of the tractor driver Sultan, except a bulldozer "Altai" at field camp, out of which protruded their feet. Apparently, the driver of the bulldozer was fixing the motor. Khurshida wanted to go to the bulldozer and to ask Sultan about the tractor, but then changed her mind for fear of rumors. She stopped, having lost the last hope to meet here my beloved man. It seemed that the world was empty as the autumn field. Would be at least one stack of cotton on the field, one would hopes on the appearance of the tractor driver Sultan in these places. All - he will not come here. He left, annoyed with my father! Oh, what a misfortune, eh? What a misfortune! It's that damn vodka is to blame! - She began to cry quietly, wiping her tears with the edge of her handkerchief. Now it was useless to look for and wait for the tractor driver Sultan in these places.
With these thoughts Khurshida wanted to turn around and go back home. But then she heard the familiar voice of her lover guy and stood rooted to the spot. She turned around and saw the tractor driver Sultan, who cried out to her, waving his hand that held a wrench.
Lady Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege! Well, where are you going, leaving me in the deserted autumn field like Leila, which left Majnun on the boundless deserts of separation in the epics of the great Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi?! - he shouted.
Hearing these words, Khurshida just roared with joy. She smiled through the tears quivering in her eyes like the morning dew. Thank God that he's not offended - she thought and ran towards the bulldozer "Altai", where stood her lover boy tractor driver Sultan. She stopped just a few steps from the tractor driver Sultan, and they shook hands, not daring to cuddle, although they really wanted to.
- I am sorry, Lady Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege that didn't shake your aristocratic white handle, as my hands are stained with fuel oil. Well, how's it going, beautiful? Why are you crying?- said the tractor driver Sultan.
- I'm happy you are not offended by my father, who had upset You in a drunken brawl, Sultan- she said, with downcast eyes..
I don't know what you're talking about, Lady Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege? What a riot, its a disappointment? Something I do not remember .First, I'm not mad. As for uncle Abduljabbar, I think he is a good man, and he was just joking. And I check, you know, with a sense of humor. So the question of any sorrow disappears - smiled the tractor driver Sultan.
Thank you, Sultan that you are not offended by my father and on us. You are truly a noble man. No, you are not a man but a heavenly angel without wings - said Khurshida.
-Well, this praise with a wide range in any gate not climbing. Even in the next life. You are exaggerating, Lady Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege. Well, what with me angel, God, even a demon will not pull - shy, smiling, the tractor driver Sultan.
- Fool-said Khurshida with a guilty smile, looking at the tractor driver Sultan from the bottom up.
- Here is the word exactly suited to my face. Yes, I the fool and, you know, I'm proud of it, honestly - said Sultan, wiping cloth soiled hands.
Then he added:
- You better help me. I just do not have enough assistant volunteer. I'll climb under the bulldozer, but will you let me help, handing me wrenches that I call. And then for the arrival of the agronomist I have to do the norm. Tractor in Park, took my vehicle tractor and told me to work on this bulldozer. In short, I have to plow
- Good Sultan- agreed Khurshida. The tractor driver Sultan climbed under the tractor, and she began to help him, bottom for him wrenches. Lying under the bulldozer, the tractor driver Sultan huffed and puffed, twisting the nuts and without interrupting conversation with his girlfriend.Khurshida felt like the happiest person in the world. She wanted always to be together with the Sultan and to help him. To live and work together. Plow on a deserted fields, wrapped in a thick autumn fog, sitting next to him. To dine with him on a foggy field at a fire, illuminating their faces in a flame, like a red silk flag.
Here Khurshida thoughts broke the voice of the cranes that flew in the sky and she screamed?
The tractor driver Sultan looked up sharply and banged his head on the crankcase of the motor.
- Well, Mrs. Lady Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege?! - he asked, coming out from under the bulldozer.
- Cranes!- cried Khurshida, enthusiastically looking at the sky, where the blade flew a huge flock of cranes, covering half the sky.
- Yes-aa-ah! - admiringly said the tractor driver Sultan, looking at the autumn sky, removing a moth eaten hat and leaning against the bulldozer of yellow color. Cranes fly high, filling the sky with their sad cries. The lovers stared at crane for a long time until they completely disappeared from sight, disappearing into the sky.
- Here, the cranes also flew to distant lands. If the whole neighborhood had become an orphan and the soul too - sighed Khurshida.
- Yes, it is a Pity that we are not born cranes. We would fly also to the South side by side, after them, like cranes freely shouting noisily, over the autumn fields, over the forests over blue bays and oceans. In the spring we would return to the Far East or here in Uzbekistan. They would live together happily, among tall grasses in the meadows performing the mating dance, flapping their huge wings and jumping on long legs and waking the silence on the deserted lawns of spring with shouts of joy. Seeing us from the Windows of their huts, lonely poets would write haiku, draining to the bottom of a sea shell with rice vodka sake and sadly munching on a snack coarse grinding.
- You look more like a poet than a tractor driver. I'm sure that if you wrote poetry, there would be no equal on the planet "Earth". Your poems translated to all languages of the world, and people would have bought your books like hotcakes. Moreover, you would have awarded the international Nobel Prize. And you would be living in peace, somewhere out there, in the Swiss Alps or in Paris or in Canada. The crowd of beautiful girls ran up to you crying and asking for your autograph. Many of them have you finished the suicide by throwing herself from the Eiffel tower in Paris -said Khurshida.
- Who am I, a poet? I'm more like a chimney sweep. And to write poetry does not have to be a poet. Conversely, do not have to write poetry to be or become a good poet, because life itself is highest poetry. To drive a tractor and work alone in the fields covered by fog is thin, my poetry, my music, my delicate Symphony! Why do I have Paris, why the Swiss Alps, when there are fields where carefree walks drunken Uzbek the wind? Why do I need a crowd of beautiful Paris girls when I have you? And the tart smell of field weeds, the fragrance of the blooming roses and olive trees of the ravines and the delicate scent of acacia, to me a thousand times nice than the smell of different perfumes and deodorants! Believe me, I seriously say - said Sultan.
- I believe You, Sultan with all my heart, and I am grateful to my fate, that I met someone like you. I wouldn't want to leave you even for a minute, but you know that I have a strict father. I thank you for what you are offended by my father and me and my mom. Okay, I went. And then my mother starts to worry about me. Because, when I came here didn't warn her about it. I'm sorry that I just have to go home and I do not have the opportunity to help you continue to be with you even apologized Khurshida.
-All right, Khurshida. Thank you for coming. I am also very worried about You. Thank God that You are alive and healthy. Give my greetings to aunt Raheela, I respect her very much. Not only is she a good woman and a great mother, because she gave birth to such a beautiful girl with a gentle soul like you - said Sultan.
They barely parted, and Khurshida went home. The evening autumn fog had thickened to such an extent that it was difficult to see anything two steps away.Khurshida lay in the dark, listening to the distant roar of a lone tractor. This is it, my lover guy Sultan works there one, leading his bulldozer through the fog, plugging deserted field. God help don't let him sleep alone and fatigue, he lost control in thick fog, fell into a deep ravine with his bulldozer "Altai" she whispered.

 

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Chapter 11 of the short novel of Holder Volcano "Falling leaves"


(Translated by author)


Chapter 11

Tears of the nightingale




Autumn came. Of the poplars, maples and willows softly falling red crimson and yellow leaves. Sometimes the leaves whirled to the sad wind, like a Golden butterfly. No, it is rather a slow dance crimson yellow leaves, which are swept away frown the janitor in the wind On an autumn Tillacuduq fields farmers collected stems of cotton called "guzapaya", uprooting them using tractors, cultivators. From the collected stems of cotton they bind the sheaves and stack them in mop, which resemble thousands of tanks on the misty field of battle, especially when thick fog enveloped the field, moving silent dull silhouettes of working people in the fog, like the souls of the dead soldiers. Already the leaves fell from the acacia-tree, which grew near a field camp. Exposing a nest of magpies, like the old blackened woven from twig baskets in the middle of thorny black branches of an acacia tree.
Makeshift field Desk workers covered with fallen yellow leaves of acacia, poplars and willows. For the field mill to the field, Khurshida with her mother Raheela stems of cotton gather the stalks and tying them into hay bales, pitch slides, to make it easier to load them in a trailer vehicle of a tractor. They work in warm clothes as it is cold. The tractor driver Sultan in those days was working on a transport tractor-trailer, taking out bundles of cotton at home, at the client's request. He sat on the edge of the field and warmed himself at the fire, where the noise of burning firewood, lifting into the air and throwing orange smoke and red sparks, like stars. He warmed himself, thoughtfully pouring into a mug of hot tea from a thermos and sipped, waiting for customers will load stem stems of cotton on the trailer of his tractor. He was in cotton trousers and a sweatshirt. On his head was a lumberjack hat, and on his feet - tarpaulin boots.
His thoughts were interrupted by the man who came out of the fog with a pitchfork in his hands. After learning his name and thinking that this man is the father of Khurshida, the tractor driver Sultan got scared, thinking, surely he learned about my relationship with his daughter? Did she and her mom betray me and that angry man came to deal with me as man to man? But when the father of Khurshida Abduljabbar politely continued the conversation, he calmed down.
- Jian (my nephew). You will carry our guzapaya (cotton stems) or You don't have time for this? If not, tell me immediately and I'll go find another tractor driver said Abduljabbar.
- I have time. Just let me drop guzapaya (cotton stems) the client will be free - said Sultan.
- Thank you, my nephew that refused. Well, I'm off then. Our cotton stems over there for the field camp - said Abduljabbar.
- Well, uncle, as soon as I can, so just go to you -promised the tractor driver Sultan.
- Uh, thank you, my nephew! (God will give you the benefit of my cousin!) - Happy Abduljabbar and he walked away, disappearing into the fog. The tractor driver Sultan also enjoyed thinking about meeting once again with his beloved. He was ready not that there free to take their cotton stems home, but even did not hesitate to become a dog Khurshida, bound in heavy iron chain rattling and to protect their yard in the night, in the cold and barking would be steam coming from the mouth, lying in the doghouse when swirled snowflakes in blizzards thicker and thicker covering trees, roads and fields.
With such thoughts he went to the side of his tractor to fit it to other stacks to create a comfortable condition for loading. The tractor driver Sultan took the loaded cotton stalks of the client at the appointed place and released returned to the field, where he waited for the family of Khurshida. The lovers smiled at each other in secret from Abduljabbar.
- Thank you, nephew that came without having to wait long. Well, started then. You, daughter, take the fork and you will serve me heaps, but your mom will put them in the trailer so that the cargo did not fall on the road - said Abduljabbar, as if dispensing work.
- Well, father, Khurshida said, taking the fork.
Then Sultan stopped her.
- No, - he said - This job is not for girls, wet bundles of cotton so heavy that they can easily break the wooden handle of the pitchfork. Give me a pitchfork, I'll help.
- Thank you, nephew. It turns out you are a noble tractor driver. So help you God, because you decided to help us! - blessed Sultan Abduljabbar.
For such conversations, they started boarding. Sultan with power lifted heavy bundles of cotton and stretched up, and his father Khurshida stacked them neatly in the trailer. When they finished, everyone was sweating from the strain. By this time, the trailer was a large heap, over which stood the parents Khurshida as on the hill. When finished, the Sultan has stuck the pitchfork in a haystack, bundles of cotton, and said:
- Uncle, aunt, sit back and hold on! The road is not smooth! Go! Khurshida"s father before you sit down, shouted:
- And you, Khurshida, let's get in the cab and go! - he said.
- All right, dad! - said Khurshida and climbed into the cab of the tractor. The tractor driver Sultan started the motor and began to slowly and gently pick up speed. The parents of Khurshida went sitting on a huge stack of cotton, swaying, like an Arabian Bedouin on a camel high. The tractor driver Sultan drove slowly, like the tortoise that the goods have not fallen to the side. Moreover, the fog made it difficult to see the road and to navigate on the road. They drove for a long time. Finally, they arrived, and the parents carefully down with huge stacks down. Khurshida is also out of the cockpit. Lifting the hydraulics of a trailer, Sultan dumped the stacked sheaves have beside the gateway. The cargo fell with a crash to the ground, thus raising the front part of the tractor. When the discharge ended well, all breathed a sigh of relief.
- Thank You, nephew- said Abduljabbar, took out the money from his pocket of his pants, and handed them to the tractor driver Sultan.
- That's the money we agreed on. You can find - he said. In order not to arouse suspicion, the tractor driver Sultan took the money and began to count it.
- Now we have to drag into the yard all these sheaves and lay down in a haystack. And for tomorrow weather forecasters promise a rain with sleet - said Abduljabbar.
- Yes? What we stand then? Dragged! I have such a principle, once started someone long enough, I will go to the end! - said the tractor driver Sultan, taking the bundle and heading in the yard.
-No, no, you, nephew, we'll figure out something. Out in the field, you helped us enough. And then you get tired, fall asleep at the wheel, and in the mist will fall into a deep ravine with his tractor. Better you take a break - said Abduljabbar.
- No, uncle, what are you saying? I'm not at all tired. I myself am a rural guy, that is not the first time I get into such situations, "said Sultan, continuing to carry sheaves into the yard.
Well, as you know, in General, I warned you, nephew. And I have to say that I cannot pay you for your help, you want to have on.
- Yes, you do not worry about the additional charges, uncle Abduljabbar. I want to help for free. As they say, of the feelings of humanity - Explained Sultan.
-Well, then thank you again, for help free, dear nephew. The first time I see such a good tractor driver as you. Apparently, the world is not impoverished, good people - he thanked the tractor driver Sultan - said Abduljabbar and told his wife and daughters, to prepare dinner, and work themselves right.
Then Abduljabbar with the tractor driver Sultan worked in silence, dragging to the yard sheaves of cotton. Then they started to build a stack on a flat clay roof of the barn. By evening they had finished work and showered. The tractor driver Sultan was about to leave, but Abduljabbar stopped him.
- No, no, Mr. Tractor driver how is it you don't know, but we have since been made. Get together for dinner and then you can go on all four sides. Come, come inside, as they say Russian, you are welcome to our hut insisted Abduljabbar. The tractor driver Sultan was left with no option but to obey the hospitable customer. Before going in the house, he managed to secretly exchange a glance and a smile with his lover girl Khurshida. He kicked off his boots at the entrance. Removing and hanging on hangers for outer clothing and headdresses, he again washed his hands and sat down on the mattress, folding his legs like Buddha, in the area of the low table with short legs, which is called Khontakta. According to the custom of the Uzbeks, Abduljabbar read a short prayer and made amine, having hands to the face. The tractor driver Sultan also joined in. On the Khontakta was a glass bowl of salad for pilaf. Here Abduljabbar stood up and said in a low voice:
- I, by the way, there's strong Russian vodka in the fridge. Let's get sloshed on the best. And it is a sin not to drink for such a meeting with a great tractor driver and a good man like You, Sultanbai. Booze up softly to my wife not noticed. No, I'm not afraid of her. Only, you know, I can't stand the crying and the tears of women, and here such meeting. The more you tractor driver, I'm a mechanic and livestock farms, that is, it appears we are colleagues - blinked brightly Abduljabbar, and added:
- And you know how my father taught me in my youth? It is often said that son, eat shit, but immediately wipe your mouth with a lump that nobody noticed what shit you eat. My father was such a wise man, uuuuuuuu... - boasted he began to laugh in a fist, shaking his shoulders.
-Yes, no, uncle, I don't drink alcohol! I'm driving and my clients! said the tractor driver Sultan, sitting near at khontakta in a Buddha pose.
- Yes, I do. You are a guest here and do not have the right to vote. I'm the host. Well, at fifty... and I Drink that Nightingale a tear for the health of the Chairman of our kolkhoz, comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelybakezavuch- said Abduljabbar and left. After a few minutes he came back with vodka and ringing in Tashkent cups in his hands. He was so happy smiling from ear to ear, his smiling mouth was reminiscent of sliced watermelon. Squatting, Abduljabbar opened a bottle of Russian vodka, teeth like a dog gnawing a bone.
Then he poured the fiery moisture into bowls, with the words "forgive us Allah," and handed to Sultan a bowl.
- Well, Sultanbay, drink the tears of the Nightingale, which untie our tongues - he said. The tractor driver Sultan would never have picked up a Cup of vodka, but took a bowl, as I didn't want to hurt the father of his beloved girl.
- Let's drink first, as they say, for our meeting. But we'll see what to drink next stack. Cheers! Come on let's go! said Abduljabbar, like the great Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin before flying into space. With these words he drained the bowl and started to eat, distorting accordion face and exhaling the air that fire will burn him inside. The tractor Sultan only took a sip of vodka and set the bowl on khontakta. He ate a salad, preprared a tomato, onion and hot pepper, while Khurshida was preparing to bring pilaf, vodka in the bottle over. But Abduljabbar was already tipsy.
- Come, take, eat pilaf, Sultanbai. Or you bring a spoon? I know, urban people are very cultural, and they eat risotto with a spoon. It is their right. But these foolish people do not know how many mouths have been using the spoon. To even think about it, is unpleasant. And the hand is their own, private, live spoonful, which was given to us none other than God Almighty! For this simple reason we are with you the second dish is always needs only hands. And liquid food we have to eat with the bread, dipping pieces in the broth. So the Great Ibn Sina, the one with Avicenna, who was born in the village of Afshana near Bukhara. Here, he said to eat food with your hands is helpful, as our fingertips are highly sensitive nerves, and they help the flow of bile acids in the stomach which ensures good digestion - he said, eat hand pilaf.
- Well, uh, when Avicenna said that, I too, perhaps, join - said the tractor driver Sultan, and he also began to eat plov with his hands. After some time, the father of Khurshida spoke again.
- You know a young colleague that I respect the Chairman of our kolkhoz, comrade Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelybakezavuch? I respect him because thanks to him I became a mechanic of livestock farms. Our esteemed President was the first to notice my performance, and, of course, my God gifted talent. He, says he, you have Golden hands, and indeed it is. Every spring I go to the pasture and shear the sheep at such a pace that seeing as I do it, dumbfounded, even American cowboys from Texas! Yes, Yes! I for hour can shear a hundred sheep, not even tying their legs. Now keep the silly sheep with a huge Gissar sheep between his legs and "Vgik! Vgik!", ready! You wouldn't believe. One day we arrived in a barn an American journalist with a video camera. He even began to agitate me.
- He said to me, Mr. Abduljabbar, what are you doing in this place? You have a talent! You must live in America or in France!
- You miserable American, what have I lost there at all?!
- He says, as it is not lost, a farmer are you, a Communist?! Would you, says he, opened a Barber shop there in the crowded New York or in bustling Paris, near the Eiffel tower and sheared'd grit, day and night dogs of billionaires! I would live like human beings. Eating, grit, layered burgers, opening your mouth to overflowing, to bite off a slice of this exotic food. I said, no, miserable American, thank you very much, do not agitate me, still I will not go there, I said, can't leave his Homeland, his native village Tillakuduq and these mountain ranges, I "m sorry. He says, okay, a farmer Communist, ay, says he, of handstand you and he drove away on a motorcycle "Irbit" the biker with the wheel, raising a cloud of dust. Well, you think You like, check normal, how can I go overseas, when the Chairman of our kolkhoz Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelybakezavuch, he trusted me with this responsible work, how to shear sheep. I'm the Chairman of our respect more than my father! His word is law to me! The Chairman of our collective farm Kokyutalov abu Salasarimsak ibn Guslvozhib Tezaktelybakezavuch, my idol, who gave me more than I asked for. And God?! I begged him to give me a son, and he gave one daughter. You know, I at night, not showing anyone the tears, silently crying, crying, from what, I have no son, the heir, of a man like you. My soul cried when you helped me, honestly. I aged twenty years, turned black from a grief! Many times I asked God about it, but He is still silent. If you do not believe, I can try to repeat this event now, in your presence - said Abduljabbar. And, looking at the ceiling, began to pray:
- Oh, my God, my God! Well, tell me, in the presence of the guest, the tractor operator Sultan that I have done you wrong, huh?! Has not diminished your wealth, if You gave me a son like this guy! This is because I do not read namaz, right?! Well, yeah, I drink. But what do I do if I am addicted to alcohol, tell yourself, God?! I'm used to it, and drink has become my habit, you know? That is, I can't exist in this world without vodka. In the morning I swear on everything Holy, promising his wife that he tied, to the cross in this set, and - for you, in the evening, without knowing it, come home already drunk, winding steps! As bewitched. It's all of that; I have no son, the heir. I'm not just for fun and of sorrow drink my God! Don't get me wrong, and in the Day of Judgment you tell your angels that they didn't leave me in the fire river, where bubbling lava! - He cried.
Seeing and hearing this, the tractor driver Sultan was confused and not knowing what to do, he began to calm Abduljabbar:
- Well, don't, stop it, uncle Abduljabbar, don't cry.
Abduljabbar stopped crying and looked up. Then, lazily licking his lips, reproachfully looked at the tractor driver Sultan.
And who are you to teach me, huh, punk! Tell me, who the hell are you?! What, strong? Cool huh?! Yes, I am now...this tool will rip your belly! - he said and suddenly grabbed an empty bottle, broke it in half, striking it on the edge of khontakta.
The tractor driver Sultan got scared and stood up.
-Yes, no, no, uncle Abduljabbar, I didn't want to teach you and... I just wanted... to... he said, cautiously looking down at the broken half of the bottle, which turned into a sharp and dangerous cutting tool.
- Come close to me, stinking tractor driver, if you are tired of living! Well, what are you waiting for, cool! Hit me! Strike! Well, good luck! Are you afraid? That is something! Now you'll never leave here alive! Pray lastly, dead!I'll wear your guts a turban on your head like a Grinch. - Threatened Abduljabbar, and, rushing to the tractor driver Sultan, he began waving a broken bottle left to right, but each time he missed. The tractor driver Sultan barely escaped the yard. Behind him ran out and Abduljabbar. The wife of Abduljabbar Raheela and her daughter were crying, shivering with fear.
-Wai, dead, help-those-Muslims! At least one of nibua-uude! Daughter, run to the neighbors, help us! I'll distract your father. - shouted Raheel.
- No, mother, to run together! I can't leave you! - cried Khurshida, running around in the yard.
Men fought to the death. Finally, the tractor driver Sultan using the method of aikido, he twisted Abduljabbar's hands and sat on it as the hunter-poacher over just to shoot wild boar.
- Bring the rope quickly! - he shouted
The mother of Khurshida brought the rope, and with her help, the tractor driver Sultan tied the hands and feet of Abduljabbar. He scolded the tractor driver Sultan was worth, threatening to kill him as soon as he had the opportunity.

 

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Chapter 10 of the short novel of Holder Volcano "Falling leaves"


(Translated by author)


Chapter 10

Letter from the afterlife




The tractor driver Sultan knew from Khurshida and reading the books that there is light at the feeling, as love, for which lovers are ready to sacrifice their lives if necessary. Looking once in the cinema the Indian film "Sangam", he silently cried, secretly wiping away tears in his holey handkerchief. But for his dog's life he never had to deal head-on with love. He only now began to feel the power of these mad ruthless feelings, which causes only suffering and constitute torture. The tractor driver Sultan lost peace, lost his head and sometimes felt like a soldier who received a concussion in the war, during the shelling and air strikes, where the howling shells. Waking up, he's usually quick to clean and on the go eating his Breakfast in a hurry in a cotton field, where Khurshida collects white gold, in a hurry to see his beloved girl as soon as possible. He can't exist without her. Here they are together again and they think that they are picking not cotton, but the white clouds in the sky.

- We collect white spring clouds in the autumn field! What a paradox! -exclaimed the tractor driver Sultan, placing the collected cotton apron Khurshida. She bent at the waist, with a slim waist, picking cotton and listening to the story of his beloved young man tractor driver Sultan.

Lady Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege, you know what I dream? Don't know? Well, you better I'll tell You. I dream to study at Tashkent State University and be in the same group as you. Oh, I would have sat beside you and looked to You before the end of lectures and during the breaks too. Also I would gladly accompanied You to the hostel in the campus and would sit, waiting for you, not leaving even at night, looking at your bright window, the lights went out. I would sit until morning hoping to see at least a glimpse of your profile again at the window, and sigh, exhausted prisionais back to the tree not to fall.Would not go from there until your classmate pours cold water from a bucket on my head through the open window. I gladly accompanied you on the path of campus, when the alleys of the maples and poplars quietly falling yellow and red leaves covering the sidewalks deserted net. We'd be walking through the falling leaves, along the line where the twists and turns with difficulty turning trams ringing their bell. We could prepare the lessons together, sitting in your room, with lighted faces by the light of a table lamp. At some point you would point up at the night window of the room and said happily: "Oh, look, Sultan, the snow is falling!" And we, going to the window, silently staring together into night snowfall, through which barely could see the road covered with snow, the dim silhouettes of houses and red Windows, street lamps, where through snowflakes pouring tired light.

It would be nice, but my father never allowed me to study somewhere away from home, Khurshida said, smiling sadly and silently continuing to pick cotton.

- You better tell me about your past, about your happy youth. I find it very interesting - said Khurshida. The tractor sriver Sultan thought for a moment then began to speak:

- Oh, Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege, I experienced grief in his youth, like when I was 12 years old, my father died. He was a pilot and an aircraft crash, when pollinated cotton fields with poisonous pesticides. The plane is a crop duster, which was ruled by my father, hit the line of high voltage power lines and exploded in the eyes of the growers who hand-harvested cotton in the field. My father, of course, ejected at the moment, but unfortunately stuck the catapult.But he still managed to jump from the cockpit and fell in hirman. At that moment my mother was at home. Hearing the roar, we thought that somewhere again Holy war. I even wanted urgently to go to the recruiting office to join the brigade of volunteers and go to the front to become a hero, fighting with the enemy who treacherously and without warning invaded our sacred land. My mother and I went outside and thought that exploded shot down an enemy aircraft "Wolf pack". People are interested in, and the children shout, the people rejoice and rejoice. The crashed pilot was not a fascist, and my poor father, the pilot of a crop duster. So I have lost my only beloved father forever. But I have always believed in the supernatural life of man. I tried to deal with their own spiritualism and to establish a relationship with the dead, especially with his father, but to no avail. Once I had a chat with one hunchbacked and lame gravedigger about whether it is possible to correspond with the dead.

- And why not? Of course, you can. For this man to be the iron will, brave heart, desire and initiative, in the end. The rest is a trick - explained humpbacked and lame and also oblique gravedigger drunk, barely standing on his feet and leaning on a shovel that won't fall down drunk, you dig them a grave. He commanded that I installed over the grave of my father to the mailbox, put the letter in the cache and to wait patiently for a reply on that light. According to the gravedigger, this process requires certain rituals associated with time of day and the appropriate form of clothing. The adept who wrote a letter to the deceased need to be wearing striped pajamas with a torn sleeves, without buttons and go to the cemetery it should night, barefoot, without a hat, preferably a full moon. I fulfilled all the requirements of the gravedigger of the warlock, installing the mailbox on the grave of my father; put the first letter in a white envelope. It turns out that when a person has a strong desire to correspond with his dead father, the fear recedes. This I experienced when I installed mailbox on my father's grave during the full moon to perform a ritual of utmost interest. Then, one night I left the house in striped pajamas, of course, with the torn off sleeves, without buttons or shoes, without headgear. It was late autumn. On high-voltage wires hummed the cold autumn wind. I'm going, so towards the cemetery, the resting place of my father and feel the second letter I have written, which was lying in the pocket of my striped pants. In the sky stars glittered, and over the horizon slowly rising full moon, illuminating the cotton fields with mulberry trees, ghostly blackened away. I quickly walked ecutives in my striped pajamas, with detached sleeves without buttons, barefoot, shivering from the cold wind. In the distance on the field, rhythmically making noise, plowed alone bulldozer "Altai". Distant sounds of a motor in the blue darkness reminded me of spring frogs, which in the warm night chorus of croaking on the edge of rice fields. When I came to the cemetery, the moon was right above me, like a powerful spotlight. Look - over into the mailbox, which I installed on my father's grave, sits a large grey owl with round green eyes and hoots. "hoo-hoo!" I shouted and my voice echoed tombstones, made of pure marble and granite. The owl gently flew away, plaintive hooting and waving their mighty colorful wings. I opened the door of the mailbox and stunned with surprise, because the mailbox wasn't the letter that I wrote to my late father, gluing expensive brands on the white envelope, and another letter in a yellow envelope. I pulled this yellow envelope shaking from excitement. Look - on the envelope, the familiar handwriting and the words. "Address: White light. To: My son the tractor driver Sultan ibn Ultan in hand"

Reading the inscription, I was not myself, and I cried. All burst into tears..

- It's a miracle! Well, father! Decided to write me a response letter from the afterlife? Well, thank you, daddy... - I cried of boiling tears in the tails of his striped pajamas.

I opened the envelope and took the letter from him. The contents of the letter I know by heart, and it is still kept in my memory as top-secret archive materials of an Enigma.

Here are the contents of the letter:

"Heartfelt greetings from the world of the dead!

Hello, son Sultanbai!

Well, how are you? How is your mother? Fellow villagers relatives all alive and healthy? If you ask me, I feel very well. We , well, those neighbors are dead, sometimes at midnight we rise from the graves , sit actives in their shrouds, and when I tell you all about my ridiculous death, the company together laughing, snapping jaws. I know that in my life I loved the festival of fear. And here we have every day a holiday, and we, the dead, scare each other slowly, with difficulty, move the gravestones, then suddenly, ran from one stone tombs to another, when a shining full moon a silent flock of bats fly over a cemetery. What would you do son, if we have no case but to walk to play hide and seek, in early childhood. There are no health problems. We do not breathe, do not eat, do not go to the toilet, and do not shave. We don't need any clothes, except for the shroud. There is no need for medical drugs. Concepts such as house, car, luxury, business, money, banks, stock exchanges, that’s all in the past for us. None of us was working. In our cemetery there is always peace.But, around unemployment. The most important thing is we're all equal. I have one friend who is in the white light, was the most influential rich man, and even ruled the country, took bribes in the large size, the oppressed people, engaged in money laundering, ferrying them to Western European banks through offshore zones, through the giant openings leaky laws of our country. And now he had nothing but his yellowed skeleton and holey rotten shroud. He previously lived with his family in luxurious bright castles in the Swiss Alps and now he's in the grave reigns dark, damp and cold. He has to be in company with disgusting worms, snakes, scorpions and nasty centipedes. Well, such a grave got to him.We're not much upset, that in our cold graves no electricity or gas. Why do the dead of electricity and gas? Son, if you don't chat away your nurse, I can open you a hidden secret. Son, you can congratulate me, because that is where I fell in love with a woman who was buried in a nearby tomb. A pretty young widow. She was even on top of yellowed skulls hanging a bunch of hair. Sometimes we sit long night on the mound of the graves, looking at the full moon and large stars on "the big dipper", sang a quiet song in unison. Solid romance! When my beloved, beauty begins to run, joyfully and loudly laughing with the moon I run after her, fearing to fall into the open the old the grave and not to step in the soft shroud of the deceased. Run once her laughing and again, her one arm fell off. And I, clumsy fool in a hurry stepped on the skeleton of her hand, like a bear crunch! And gentle bone loose of my hand sweetheart broke down. Oh, how she is, that is your poor stepmother, was crying after that... Barely calmed her... She was crying sitting on grave plate under the shining moon is not in pain no, we, thank God, do not feel pain. My beauty cried as the woman who fell from a cupboard her favorite porcelain vase and smashed it to smithereens. We called the surgeon of a trauma, which is buried too far from our graves. So he helped us. After examining the bone, it made the diagnosis "open fracture". Then he took a plate of inside-out old blackened coffin and put it in a cast broken skeleton of the brittle hands of my wife. Dead the surgeon said, well, they say, Madam, that didn't run off on your skull or jaw and stepped on them, this is not careful Mr. dead, that is your lover flatfooted with my bony feet. We're dead chorus laughed, snapping jaws. The surgeon was dead too. We thanked the surgeon for medical assistance, and went on down the trail overgrown with weeds, under the moon on the territory of our own independent cemetery. After two weeks, we got married and invited guests. The wedding came influential guests even from distant cemeteries of our independent country. Deceased presidents, Ministers, bankers, prosecutors, jailers, judges, retired generals, folk singers, policemen, pickpockets, writers, composers, priests, prostitutes scam, customs officials, artists, drivers, miners, farmers, carpenters, plumbers, hunters, shepherds, journalists, drug addicts, taxi drivers, thugs, welders, boxers, category, rope-walkers, shoemakers, combiners, moneylenders, pimps, and many others. Your stepmother was sitting in a brand new shrouds and a place of honor at the table, made of varnished planks of expensive coffins of the former officials. Guests congratulated us with the wedding and wished them success in the eternal life and gave us bouquets of carnations, tulips and roses with long stems that they were taken from gravestones. My beloved was delighted and thanked the guests, happily smelling of fresh roses. Then the guests shouted "Gorko!"(Spicy!) And our shadows that resembled x-ray, merged. Your stepmother long kisses under a bright shining full moon, sitting on a landscaped former tomb of a wealthy dead man, whose grave is covered with weeds and thorn tree. About the honeymoon, about intimacy and passionate about the knocking of bones I won't tell, because it would be not appropriate and not ethical on my part.

Here's a fun carefree life, son. Sincerely, your late father Ultenby".

- Well, how? -Asked the tractor driver Sultan, having finished his story of his late father and their happy afterlife with his stepmother.

- What a horrible but funny and sad story, my God! What a beautiful love and a free life! -Khurshida said smiling.

- Yes - said the tractor driver Sultan, continuing to pick cotton.

 

 

 

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Holder Volcano

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Chapter 8 of the short novel of Holder Volcano "Falling leaves"


(Translated by author)


Chapter 8

Moon over the cotton fields




For the tractor driver Sultan there is nothing more romantic than fall quiet hours of sunset, when the sun is setting over the cotton fields. He loved looking at a sad ball of fire the sun which is slowly sinking into the crimson cloud. Then it starts to get dark. Looking at this landscape, the tractor driver Sultan somehow wanted to cry with a swarm of mosquitoes who mourn forever gone forever day. Immersed and fields in the twilight, where workers still picking cotton, to complete the cotton harvest and to earn money for their daily bread. Most interesting is that cotton can assemble even in the dark, so as he white and it can be seen even in the dark. In the twilight fields Comptroller Abdelkasim shouts in the voice, something like:


- Hey bring the cotton! His voice is alarmed as the bird flies over fields in the evening silence. Sultan is a tractor driver with a trailer and carrying cotton on hirman, that is, to a point where the harvested cotton is sent to the dryer in the open air, under the sun. Stopping his tractor, he was with his beloved girlfriend Khurshida to carry harvested cotton to hirman. Together they folded the cotton into huge bales, barely tying the ends of the apron. When the tractor driver Sultan put the bale of cotton, Khurshida laughed.


- Why are You laughing, Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige pace of sua e fusible manege? - asked the tractor driver Sultan.


Khurshida, barely suppressing his laughter, said:


- You are very similar to the white spider, which carries its larva she said, still laughing.


The tractor driver Sultan laughed too. Then they went to the side of the Maidan where the timekeeper in the light of a kerosene lamp, which lit up his face, weighed the bales of cotton. His assistant wrote down the digits in a worn notebook with a list of names of cotton growers. Khurshida and the tractor driver Sultan was in the queue at the last place. Weighing the cotton workers on the hanging weights attached to a self-made tripod, the timekeeper, shouting loudly for all to hear:


- Twenty-nine kilograms! Next!


With these words he removed the bale from the hook of the scales and throwing it to the side kick the knee. And there are two healthy guys missed a bale with two sides, and swinging at the expense of "one-two-three" and threw it into the tractor trailer. The trailer worked two porters who emptied apron, threw it down. Blank white aprons flying in the gloom in all directions shot as swans and as the night parachutes paratroopers. Sultan with Khurshida sat on the edge of Maidan, bales, stuffed with cotton, as other workers who were standing around, slapping hands, killing and driving away mosquitoes bloodsuckers. Meanwhile, the sky lit up a distant star and the horizon beyond the fields slowly began to raise, the moon softly lighting hirman.


- What a beauty! - Admiringly said Khurshida.


- Wow!What a beautiful moon! How brightly the stars twinkle! - confirmed her words to Sultan.


- You see, over the slope shines the big dipper! - Continued to admire Khurshida- one, two, three, four... seven bright stars! They are similar to bucket! An amazing sight, isn't it, and the moon? It is round-round, as if drawn by a compass, like a bowl of Chinese porcelain! -Khurshida said, waving away the pesky hungry mosquitoes.


- And the crickets? How loud and in unison they sing! Night rings from their streets! Or is it grasshoppers sing? Honestly, I don't know much about insects. But I love their monotone chorus, and you? - asked the tractor driver Sultan.


And who doesn't like singing crickets?! This is divine music cleanses the soul by the light of the moon, said Khurshida.


Yes. I had one friend poacher said the tractor driver Sultan. He engaged in fishing crickets, put them in matchboxes and sold in the city fishermen, who used crickets as bait, fishing, stringing them on hooks of their fishing lines. Many citizens bought crickets that my friend the poacher and let them free in their apartments, where the crickets sang enthusiastically in the silence of the night, as on the lawn when the moon peeks out the window. And I think the citizens were happy, lying in their bedroom and could not sleep until I stop cricket. Romance!


So talking, they approached the scales on a tripod, made from willow sticks where the timekeeper was weighed last bales of cotton. At this time, almost all the workers went home. It was only the timekeeper and his assistants there.


- Oh, Sultan, all gone. How will I now go home in the dark alone? - fearfully said Khurshida.


- Don't you worry Your Majesty Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege. I'll take you home to this fabulous carriage with the iron horse. Just today I go to the cotton dryer place, through Your Street. What do You fear, when You humble mechanic athlete, who have long studied such martial arts as Jiu-jitsu, street fight, kung fu, Taekwondo, Muaythai, Aikido, and so on - began to calm his beloved tractor driver Sultan.


- A joke is a joke, but I in any case will not sit beside you in the cab of your tractor. Just go in the trailer warned Khurshida.


- Good - agreed the tractor driver Sultan.


Before leaving, Khurshida climbed into the trailer and lay down on comfortable cotton. She lay like an angel who is resting on white clouds. The tractor driver Sultan wanted to have the tractor engine, but the motor for some reason would not start. Heard only the sound of the starter - chgi-gigi - gigi -gigi! Chgi -gigi -gigi -gigi!


- Come on, Satan! - Sultan got angry and slapped his hand on the steering wheel. Khurshida was still drowning in cotton, as in a white cloud, and looked at the shining moon and bright stars.


- Well, what have you, Sultan?! Won't start or what?! - asked the timekeeper who just were leaving.


Lifting up the lantern, he lit the cabin.


- Yes, with the carb, something happened. Or the plugs are wet. You need to check nervously said Sultan, and added:


- You are the timekeeper, leave me a kerosene lamp. I'll leave it in the field camp. And then, as luck would have it, I don't have even a flashlight - said Sultan.


- Okay - agreed to the timekeeper and leaving the lamp to the Sultan, went with his assistant home.


The tractor driver Sultan jumped out of the cab and turned to Khurshida:


- Excuse me, Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege! I never thought that fabulous coach breaks down! Go down, need your help! Hold this magical lamp of Aladdin, and I'm in its light I'll try to fix the motor! he said.


Oh my God, what is it, huh?! My mother must have given birth to another Khurshida worrying for me. Now I'm done. Dad's going to kill me! Well, what a fool I am, eh? Why could I not go home? -Khurshida said, getting off the trailer.


Frustrated, she went to the tractor driver Sultan; he took the kerosene lamp and began to cover the open hood of tractor, illuminating his face a red light.


- Don't you worry, Khurshidabanu, everything will be fine ' said the tractor driver Sultan, digging in the motor.


This time around the burning of the kerosene lamp started flying little bugs. In the lamplight their transparent wings were glowing orange-yellow, then fiery red. To Khurshida they seemed fiery. Moths hovered around the light. After a while Khurshida began to swell hands. But the tractor driver Sultan was still fiddling with the engine.


- Well, how long there'll still be digging?! And my hands are swollen! -Khurshida complained.


- Now, Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege, be patient and don't drop the lantern, you hear?- said the tractor driver Sultan.


- Well - said Khurshida complained, holding the lamp in the other hand. Finally, the tractor driver Sultan fixed the motor and raised his head, wiping cloth stained dirty hands.


- Well, that's all he said, smiling and jumping down. And you were very impatient majesty, Mrs. Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege.


Closing the hood, he climbed into the cab, and Khurshida climbed into the trailer. Convinced that Khurshida in the trailer, the tractor driver Sultan started the engine, and the tractor smoothly went to the side of the field mill. On reaching the field camp, the tractor driver Sultan stopped the tractor and got out of the cab, carefully holding a kerosene lamp, which shone like a large precious diamond. As he promised, put the lamp on a makeshift field in the table under the acacia and wanted to repay it, when his knees buckled.


- Wow!- he groaned, leaning on the table, and sat down exhausted. Seeing this, Khurshida scared.


- Oh, what's wrong with You, Sultan! You get sick or hurt? I now! - she shouted and quickly got off of the trailer. Then he ran to rescue his beloved.


- What happened, Sultan?! Are you sick?! Do not scare me, please. Or You are joking again? - she asked, approaching the tractor driver Sultan.


- Nothing, don't worry, it'll pass. Head something spun by me, ' said the tractor driver Sultan, trying to calm the frightened girl.


Khurshida sat down next to the tractor driver Sultan and inadvertently palms of the hands touched his forehead the tractor driver Sultan to know if he had temperature. The tractor driver Sultan thought that his forehead touched the hand, Khurshida, and heavenly angel.


- Excuse me, Khurshida for what You because I was late home. Here comes a little to himself, and we'll go. I will come to your home and explain everything to your parents. I think they will understand us correctly. If anything, I'm even prepared to die defending You and Your mother from Your father!.. Oh, something I want to lie down... Can I go lie down a bit?


- Yes, of course. You, it, Sultan, don't worry about me; I'll explain everything to my parents. They believe me. Let me help you. You lie so... I mean put your head on my lap and don't be shy - said Khurshida.


Thanks, Khurshida- thanked the tractor driver Sultan adhered on the bed and put my head on my knees Khurshida.


- Do you think the temperature... God, I don't even know how to help you. Unfortunately, there is no nearby phone so I could call an Ambulance - crying Khurshida. She sat up, fending off mosquitoes with a scarf from the tractor driver Sultan, and its dense and gentle curly hair shone over the face of the Sultan as black silk half-mast the flag of love, with her eyes rolling tears.


'Don't cry, Khurshida. Even when I'm gone, don't cry. Because I'm not worthy of your diamond tears. You're not meant to grief and tears, and to smiles and happiness. Come on, smile. Oh, how I love your smile! It's like the sun illuminates my life and my inner world, my soul with joy begins to sing like a lark over the morning field said the tractor driver Sultan.


- You know, Sultan -Khurshida smiled through her tears.


- How you are beautiful, Khurshida! You have a lovely smile! That smile will heal even the most hopeless incurable disease! Here you smile, and I begin to feel healing. Yes, I feel better already, believe me, Khurshida. This is a new method of treatment in the medical world and its called smilingtherapy! Help me please; I want to raise -said Sultan.


- Yes?! Well, thank God, thank God! - Glad Khurshida, helping her beloved boyfriend up.


The tractor driver Sultan sat down. Khurshida involuntarily hugged the tractor driver Sultan and laid her head against his shoulder. On a makeshift field Desk all burned kerosene lamp, gazing at its red light face couple. Around the glow of the lantern happily flew a small light-brown beetle. Over the fields the moon is shining bright and dreamy stars glittered.

 

 


Chapter 9

Lumberjack





The tractor driver Sultan was driving his tractor on a country road, thinking about the beauty Khurshida, forgetting everything else except the steering wheel and the road.
- What a beautiful girl! What color was her hair, what hair, Oh, my God! They look like curly algae in the clear water on the ocean, on some Pacific Atoll, and the figure of her? Eyes, lips, smooth chin, Swan-like neck and white soft hands! If Khurshida will participate in the international beauty contest, I'm sure on one hundred percent that she would take the first place, and possess the title of "the most beautiful girl on the planet." I wonder if Khurshida has a boyfriend. I wonder why I did not immediately ask her. Oh, i wish this tractor go faster. Why is time as slow as a tortoise in the Galapagos Islands? On other days, the sun quickly rises over the fields and wakes skylarks, who selflessly poured a trill on an empty stomach, and there look - it's already heading into the sunset, where the plaintive buzzing mosquitoes. Oh, it's beauty slowly and silently rises like the moon softly lighting the deserted fields of my soul, reducing me crazy! As now I can work and live without her? And how loudly she laughs!
With such thoughts the tractor driver Sultan arrived at the field where the cotton harvesters in the morning started picking cotton. He stopped his tractor in a convenient place at lunchtime cotton growers bring to the weigh harvested cotton in huge bales. Sitting in the cockpit, he found the sight Khurshida, jumped from the cab and approached her. They said Hello.
- Well, mister slacker Monsieur Sultan de La Crua je'mapple a la maison general, la tge bien, merci beaucoup moi!, help me gather the cotton? Here, take my extra apron and put it on - she grinned Khurshida.
- And, of course, will help, madam Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pace sua e fusible manege - said the tractor driver Sultan, wearing the apron, so from the front it formed a pouch like a kangaroo.
- Well, how similar do I look like a kangaroo? -asked the tractor driver Sultan bouncing.
- The kangaroo arms are very short and You have long arms -said Khurshida fun and laughing loudly.
- Yes? You think? However, Madam Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege, you can climb up to my bumper and I'll ride across the savannah cotton fields, doing a two-meter jumping - said the tractor driver Sultan.
Khurshida again burst into laughter. So conversing, the lovers began to pick cotton.
Sultan, who were you before, before you got here? - asked Khurshida.
-Oh, it's a long story - started to remember about his past Sultan, not looking up from his work and continued. -I used to work in Charvak mountain nature reserve as a Ranger. I lived in a cottage on a high cliff, at an altitude of 1000 meter above sea level. In cloudy weather my hut disappeared among the clouds. Sooner from lack of oxygen I was opposes ears, and my nose was bleeding. Then gradually I got used to it. Under a high cliff, where I led a solitary life, furiously seething Mountain River, and its waves roar assailed on granite rocks, honing and polishing them to a Shine mirrors. The water in the river was so cold that my teeth instantly froze even in summer. Entering the water was more dangerous not so much because of the transience and deep-water nature of the river, but because of its icy water that freezes the feet, body and even the human brain. The amazing thing to me was that in a river with too cold water, fish lived. One evening, opening the window of my hut, I lowered a rope with a bucket into a deep well and got the water out of the river. Then I raised the bucket. Look in the bucket floats a small carp, slapping the tail on water, which splashed, glittering in the light of the shining moon! Well, wonders! - I think. For a person like me who lives in the desolate mountains, it was amazing. And on a nearby cliff lived an eagle. They were flying high, spreading its mighty wings and soared in the sky forming a large circle.
-Chyaaaaaaake!- the eagles shouted they have, proudly flying over a century of mining the rocks above the forests above the rushing river. Although they by nature were birds of prey, but they lived in their nest in peace and friendship, treated each other with understanding and respect. The eagles fed their Chicks fresh meat, when people in our country ate only bread and tea, sometimes eating the grass as vegetarians. I was jealous of eagles and white and from the heart, because they lived freely, not like other eagles that live in cells.
One day I came home from work and look in my cabin all upside down, as they say, upside down. The cause of the mess I immediately recognized. It turns out that my hut got protein. I barely drove it, hitting with a slotted spoon in the bowl and shouting. In clear weather, looking out the window of the hut you can enjoy the summer scenery. I was fascinated by the snow coated Mountain peaks, green pine forests with its original untouched form. The funny thing was that when I looked down, it seemed to me that rock where is my hut, floating in the air constantly, like a ship at sea. My head was spinning at the sight of this spectacle. In bad weather I was forced to stay at home, tightly closed doors and Windows, as the cabin could invade the clouds. In the cloudless night sit at the window and watching the moon in the vast sky teeming with a myriad of stars shimmering over the forest. Sometimes in the blue dusk I fell asleep at the window leaning on the sill. Sometimes the noise starts pouring tropical rain, and the grey wall of rain fade area. Rolling thunder, stunning the neighborhood. And after the rain it was easy to breath, filling your lungs with fresh and healthy air. After the rain, the world seems rejuvenated. In such moments, you more want to live on this beautiful planet. You see, on the leaves of grass and on the wet branches of bushes slowly crawling snails, lazily stretching out their delicate little horns on the ends of which located their tiny eyes. I love snails. They move slowly, sticking his neck out of the fragile shell. Deep in the mountains where I lived and worked as a Ranger, especially on the lawns, a lot of snails - I finished the story of the tractor driver Sultan.
-What wonderful dreams and what you have a past lyric, Sultan! - Admiringly said Khurshida.
Yeah, I can't complain. Now let me ask you one delicate question, Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege - said the tractor driver Sultan, without waiting for a reply, continued:
- Of course, I am sorry for what you are asking sometimes silly questions, like an inexperienced investigator in an investigative isolator. It's the fact that I love you, and without you I can't live not only in this world, but even in Heaven. Well, judge for yourself if I miss you after a few minutes after we parted, how can I live without you in heaven where people live forever? I love you so much that when I see You, I freeze for a moment like a wall, like the person in the picture. Answer me honestly and straight-You have a boyfriend or not? Soothe the soul of the poor mechanic, who adores you. Did you find it difficult to say two little words, Yes or no?
After hearing the tractor driver Sultan, Khurshida again blushed. She tried not to look into the eyes of the tractor driver Sultan, who waited for an answer from her on his hard inquisitive question. Finally, Khurshida said:
- You know, you are asking me very tough questions. Well, the tractor driver Sultan, if you insist, then I will have to still answer this question. Just promise me that You won't be offended -Khurshida said, his eyes downcast.
- I promise. The word of man - said the tractor driver Sultan, prepared to listen.
I don't know how to tell you...Well, if briefly, then... yeah, I mean... I have a boyfriend - admitted Khurshida. From these words the tractor driver Sultan shuddered, turned pale face from feelings of jealousy and powerlessness.
Yes? - He said with difficulty, as he had a dry throat. Although the tractor driver Sultan was quite strong and a strong guy, but there he sat from impotence on a large bale of cotton.
- Yes - said Khurshida.
- Who is he? - asked the tractor driver Sultan.
I'm afraid to say. He's so handsome, strong, clever,Khurshida started to list the positive side of her lover guy.
- Well, You cut me without a knife. Well... well, okay. So there is still having a boyfriend. Well, it's a pity that so happened. Okay by then, I'll leave so as not to disturb you. Au-revoir, Mrs Duchess Khurshidabanu Madame de La Marquise La tombala neige a pa seue pasuble manege, Au-revoir- said the tractor driver Sultan, rising, going out. But then it kept - Khurshida said.
- It's you! That is, I have no boyfriend, except for You, Sultan! -Khurshida said smiling and blushing.
-Yes?! -asked the tractor driver Sultan.
- Yes - quietly, almost in a whisper - said Khurshida.
The tractor driver Sultan full of joy he wanted to shout at the whole field that he's the luckiest man in the world, but Khurshida shut his mouth with the palm of his gentle hands. The tractor driver Sultan hugged his beloved girl tightly and kissed her on the lips, eyes, neck...
- Hurray! - he said, looking into the beautiful eyes. And she smiled through her tears.

 


 

Холдор Вулқон

Ўзбекистон Ёзувчилари уюшмасининг аъзоси

 

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Ўзбекистонда хизмат кўрсатган артист Маҳмуд Номозов ҳақида


Мен азалдан маҳаллийчиликни, миллатчиликни ва ирқчиликни жинимдан бадтар ёмон кўраман.

Айниқса "Водий -Воҳа" дея ажратган одамни шартта бўғиб ўлдириб қўйгим келади.

Маҳаллийчи бўлмаганим учунми, менинг Қашқадарёда ҳам Сурхондарёда ҳам, Самарқанд, Бухоро, Навоий, Хоразму Жиззах тамонларда ҳам дўстларим жуда кўп.

Университетда ўқиб юрган кезларим самарқандлик Абдурахмон, Зокир бахши, Луқмон каратист по Тайквандо, навоийлик Зиёд, бухоролик Нажмиддин, шоир Сокин, қашқадарёлик Муроджон, Шербек, ургутлик Очилбек(Рабғузий), жиззахлик Шавкатбек каби ва яна жуда кўп дўстларим, ажойиб курсдошларим бор эди.

Одам ажратмаганим учун ҳам дўстларим менинг ҳурматимни жойига қўйишар, бирон жойда зиёфат бўлса, мени ҳам қўярда қўймай судрашар, мен бу сафар боролмайман десам, улар, сен бормасанг, биз ҳам бормаймиз дейишарди.

Мен адабиётда ҳам шоир -ёзувчиларни вилоятларга ажратмаганман.

Жумладан санъаткорларни ҳам.

Мен барча ўзбекистонлик санъаткорларни бирдай ҳурмат қилган ҳолда, бугун Маҳмуджон Номозов шахсига тўхталмоқчиман.

Бу дунёда шундай кимсалар борки, улар гарчанд қишлоқда туғилган бўлсаларда, ўзини маданиятли қилиб кўрсатиш учун, бошқаларни алдаб, шаҳарликман дейди.

Маҳмуджон Номозов бўлса, бунинг акси.Ўзининг қишлоқда туғилганини яширмайди.Қайтанга фахрланиб, ўзи туғилиб ўсган қадрдон қишлоғи ҳақида жўшиб, ўзини унитиб, қўшиқ куйлайди.Шунчаки эмас, дурдона санъат асарларини яратади.Бу табиий ҳатти ҳаракатлар унинг ростгўйлигидан, қалби тозалигидан далолат беради.

Дўстлардан илтимос қилардимки, ўзбек халқининг энг севимли ҳофизларидан бири Маҳмуджон Номозовга менинг номимдан миннатдорчилик билдириб қўйсалар.

Мен Маҳмуджоннинг "Қишлоғим" қўшиғини қайта қайта тинглаб, маза қиламан.Ўз қишлоғимни эслаб, уммонлар ортида кўзларимга ёш келади.

Раҳмат, Маҳмуджон!

Қўшиғингиз шеърини ёзган шоирга ҳам раҳмат!

 

 

Кўнглима орзулар солган қишлоғим,

Олис олисларда қолган қишлоғим.

Келиб қоларми деб ҳар саҳар ҳар шом,

Кўзлари йўлимда толган қишлоғим.


 

(Ўзбекнинг энг ёниқ, ёрқин шоирларидан бири, раҳматли Равшан Файз ёзган шеърдан бир банд)



 

10/12/2017.

Кеч соат 5:21.

Канада, Онтерио.

 

Холдор Вулқон

Тасодифий учрашув



Шамол, сени танидим, ишон,
Бу сен, ўша далада эсган.
Ғир -ғир эсиб, ул оташфишон,
Жазирама тафтини кесган.

Ҳамқишлоқлар омонми, шамол,
Соғиндими эл мени ростдан?
Ёмон кўрма, олмагин малол,
Сенга дардим айласам достон.

Шалдирарми дарё кечуви,
Биз қўй, сигир ҳайдаб ўтган жой?
Ялтирарми дарёнинг суви,
Қўрғонласа сукунатда ой?

Чўчқахона ҳалиям борми?
Шовулларми тераклар ҳамон?
Ёлғизоёқ сўқмоқ элтарми,
Одамларни соҳилга тамон?

Балки булутларнинг тубида,
Ой сийнаси қолар очилиб.
Шаффоф шолипоя сувида,
Минг -минг юлдуз ётар сочилиб...

Кечир, йўлдан қўйдим наҳорда,
Гигант эдим, уйга сиғмадим.
Уммон орти, улкан шаҳарда,
Шамол, сени таниб, йиғладим.



25 апрел, 2014 йил.

Кундуз соат 5:00.

Канада.


Изох: -Чўчқахона деса ҳайрон бўлиб юрмаларинг.Гап шундаки Қорадарё соҳилига жойлашган қишлоғимиз четида, дарёнинг 10 -15 метр чуқурликдаги ҳайбатли жарликларига яқин жойда чўчқахона харобалари бўлар, азим тераклар ва танасига қулоч етмас толлар шамолларда шаршарадек шовуллаб ётгувчи хуторда болалик пайтларимиз, то қоронғи тушиб, тўп кўринмай қолгунча югириб, қора терга ботиб, футбол ўйнардик."Мизхаппарнинг мактублари" асаридаги Қурумбўй, Мизхаппар, Мамадиёр, Йўлдашвўйларнинг саргузаштлари айнан ўша чўчқахона харобаларида кечади.Хозир у чўчқахона ўрнида Тўхтасин аканинг фермер хўжалиги бор.

 

 

 

Дилмурод-холдоров (500x517, 14Kb)

Дилмурод Холдоров

Дилмурод Холдоров 1962 йилда туғилган. Тошкент давлат университетининг (ҳозирги ЎзМУ) ўзбек филологияси факультетини тамомлаган. Адабиётшуноснинг қирққа яқин адабий-танқидий мақолалари хорижий ва республика нашрларида чоп этилган.

Қодирийшунослик қирралари


Адабиёт деб аталмиш буюк тафаккур уммонига қўшилган ҳар томчининг қадри ўз вақтида англанмаслиги табиий. Фақат унинг нечоғлиқ қимматга эга эканлигини кузатиб турганлар ёки ҳис қилганлар билишлари мумкин. Абдулла Қодирий ижоди ҳам адабиёт уммонига ўз вақтида томган ва уммонда ўзига хос тўлқинлар ҳосил қилишга сабабчи бўлган ҳодиса эди. Салкам бир аср оралиғида ҳаваскор адабиётшунослардан тортиб, қалами тобланган мунаққидларгача барчаси томчидан пайдо бўлган тўлқинчалар залворини англашга интилдилар. Ва ҳар ким олган таассуротларини ўз ҳиссий олами кўламидан келиб чиқиб шарҳлади. Зеро, англанишга мансуб бўлган қадриятгина йиллар қаъридан эскирмай ўзининг мавжудлигини намоён қилаверади. Абдулла Қодирий ижоди мафкуравий тазйиқлар гирдобида турлича талқин қилинган бўлса-да, унинг асл бадиий қимматидан ҳеч ким кўз юмолмади. Совет даври адабиётшунослари ёзувчи ижодига сиёсий тус берган бўлсалар, мустақилликдан кейин адиб ижодининг соф бадиий эстетик томонлари талқин қилина бошланди.

Адабиётшунос Баҳодир Карим “Қодирий қадри”, “Қодирий соғинчи”, “Абдулла Қодирий: танқид, таҳлил ва талқин” каби китоблари ва бир қатор залворли мақолалари билан қодирийшуносликда янгича талқин усулларини намоён этган.

Яқинда олимнинг узоқ изланишлари ҳосиласи бўлмиш “Абдулла Қодирий ва герменевтик тафаккур” китоби нашрдан чиқдики, бу ҳам қодирийшуносликда изланишлар изчил давом этаётганидан дарак беради.

Мунаққид Абдулла Қодирий ижодининг талқини мисолида бугунги бадииятга ёндашиш концепциясига тўхталади. Абдулла Қодирий ижодига дунё адабиётшунослари томонидан эътироф этилган бадиият тамойилларидан келиб чиқиб муносабат билдиради. Шўро танқидчиларининг Абдулла Қодирий ва унинг салафлари ижодига бирёқлама баҳо берганлигига ўзининг салбий муносабатини билдиради. Бир “онг” томонидан яратилган матн бир “субъект” орқали илмий тилга кўчирилишини шарҳлар экан, “Бадиий асар матнини тўғри, ўз ҳолича, ҳеч қандай мафкуравий-сиёсий таъсирларга берилмасдан тушуниб олиш натижасида, унда тасвирланган воқеа-ҳодисалар, ҳис-туйғулар”ни англаш, мунаққиднинг асосий вазифаси эканлигини таъкидлайди. Бадиий адабиётга синфийлик нуқтаи назаридан ёндашиш, ёзувчининг мақсади ва ниятини тушунмаслик, адабиётнинг мафкуравий қуролга айлантирилиши оқибатида пайдо бўлган салбий иллатлар 30-йиллар адабиётида, хусусан, Абдулла Қодирий ижодига нечоғлиқ таъсир этганлигини далиллар билан исботлайди. Олим тўғри таъкидлаганидек: “Асарни жиддий таҳрир этишга чанқоқлик, ёзувчининг дунёқараши билан ҳисоблашмаслик, сўз санъатининг нозик ва нафис спецификасини назар-писанд қилмаслик, ҳар қандай адабий воқеликка фирқанинг сиёсий-мафкуравий позициясидан синфий ёндашиш, ўзгани хатокор, ўзни мутлоқ ҳақгўй дея тасаввур этиб, бошқага йўл кўрсатиш ва ақл ўргатишга иштиёқмандлик – буларнинг барча-барчаси вульгар социологизм иллати негизидаги бирёқлама сиёсий талқинларнинг асосий хусусиятлари эди”. Етакчи мафкура билан қуролланган тадқиқодчилар Фитрат, Чўлпон ижодига қандай ёндашган бўлсалар, Абдулла Қодирий ижодига ҳам шундай муносабатда бўлганлари бугун барчага аён.

Баҳодир Карим Абдулла Қодирий ижодига, хусусан, “Ўткан кунлар”, “Меҳробдан чаён” романларига муносабат билдирган Михаил Шевердин, Сотти Ҳусайн, Ойбек, Миён Бузрук Солиҳов, Иззат Султон каби адиб ва олимларнинг тадқиқодларига тўхталар экан, уларнинг қарашларидаги ижобий ва чегараланган фикрларни холислик билан таҳлил қилади. Адабиётга мафкуранинг кириб келиш босқичлари, шўро сиёсати ва аста-секинлик билан бадииятнинг сиёсийлашуви далиллар билан очиб берилади. “Ёзувчининг эстетик идеалини ҳам, асар моҳиятидаги нафосатни ҳам аниқ-тиниқ тушунган ҳолда, сиёсатнинг монеликлари туфайли уларни тушунтиришнинг имкони бўлмаса, албатта, ғайритабиий талқинлар” айтилишини юқорида номлари тилга олинган мунаққидлар фикрлари асосида далиллайди.

Абдулла Қодирий ижодини ҳар давр мунаққидлари сиёсий-мафкуравий посонгидан туриб талқин қилганлиги, ундан сиёсатга оид маънолар чиқаришга уринганлари ва нималарнидир кашф этганликлари ҳолда, асарнинг соф эстетик моҳиятини инкор этолмаганлари тарихий ҳақиқат. 30-йиллар танқидчилари Абдулла Қодирий ижодидан синфийлик аломатларини қидирган бўлсалар, 60-80-йилларда адиб социализм тарафдорига айлантирилди.

Мунаққидлар Абдулла Қодирий ижоди ҳақида гап кетганда, аксарият ҳолларда, ёзувчининг романларини эсга оладилар халос. Унинг жаҳон ҳажвиёти билан бўйлаша оладиган ҳажвий асарлари четда қолиб кетаверади. Баҳодир Карим Абдулла Қодирийнинг сатирик асарларига ҳам кенг тўхталади. Китобнинг “Сатирик талқин қирралари” деб номланган бўлимида адиб қўллаган тахаллуслар, ижодкор табиатидаги воқеликка танқидий муносабат таҳлил қилинади. Унда “махфий тахаллусларни қўллаш” натижасида пайдо бўлган айрим чалкашликларга аниқлик киритилади. Жумладан, “20-йилар адабий жараёнида, илмий ҳаётида фаол бўлган Чўлпон, Ғози Юнус, Ашурали Зоҳирий, Вадуд Маҳмуд каби ижодкорлар”нинг шартли имзолари натижасида “асарнинг қайси ижодкорга тегишли эканлиги”, “бировнинг асари бошқага нисбат берилиш” ҳолатлари аниқланади. “Вов” тахаллуси билан “Туркия матбуоти” мақоласини ёзган Абдулла Қодирий эмас, балки Вадуд Маҳмуд эканлиги фактлар асосида илмий изоҳланади. Олимнинг таъкидлашича: “Шу пайтгача Абдулла Қодирийга нисбат бериб келинган ва адибнинг “Тўла асарлар тўплами”ни нашрга тайёрлаш муносабати билан шубҳа остига олинган яна бир имзо бор: Шапақ махзум. Мазкур биринчи жилддаги “Изоҳлар”га кўра “Кичик асарлар”га киритилган “Лаҳми қадид”, “Ғирвонлик Маллавой”да эълон этилган “Лаҳми қадид”, “Иҳий, базмимиз тарала гижданг!”, “Жойинг жаннатда бўлсин”, “Бечора Розиқбой ака”, “Маймунларимиз” деган беш ҳажвия Абдулла Қодирий қаламига мансуб эмас. Шапақ махзум имзоси билан битилган бу беш ҳажвиянинг китоблардан ўрин олиши хато” эканлиги таъкидланади.

Баҳодир Карим адибнинг ҳажвий асарлари талқинидаги матности маъноларига эътибор бермаслик натижасида пайдо бўлган юзаки қарашлар, “ҳажвий қаҳрамонларнинг салбий эканликларини таъкидлаганлари ҳолда, Абдулла Қодирийни ҳам фақатгина янги жамият йўлидаги курашчи, социалистик жамият тарғиботчиси, эски жамият, дин-диёнатнинг ашаддий душмани” сифатидаги қарашларга янгича мезонлар асосида фикр билдиради.

Маълумки, Абдулла Қодирий асарлари методини аниқлаш 30-йиллардаёқ адабиётшуносларда қизиқиш уйғотган. 60-80-йилларда бу жараён анча фаоллашган. Олим баҳс-мунозаралар тафсилотини шарҳлар экан, давр адабиётшунослари устидан ҳукм суриб турган мафкуравий сиёсатнинг таъсирини унутмайди. У асосий диққатини баҳслар баҳона “Абдулла Қодирийнинг дунёқараши, ижтимоий фикри, қаҳрамонларининг ҳолати, тасвирлаш санъатидаги етакчи хусусиятлар борасидаги фикр-мулоҳазалар”га қаратади. Бадиий асар талқинидан кўзланган асосий мақсад ҳам шунда-да. Ижод намунасини маълум бир методга менгзаш, маълум бир назариялар қолипига тиқиштиришлар ўзини оқламаганлиги дунё адабиётшунослигидан ҳам маълум-ку!

80-йилларнинг охири, 90-йиллар бошларидаги янгиланиш шабадалари адабий танқидда ҳам бўй кўрсата бошлади. Энди санъат асарлари талқинига мафкуравий тазйиқлар остидан эмас, бевосита матн орқали ёндашиш, янгича тамойиллар асосида қараш кучайди. Мазкур китобнинг “Бадиий-эстетик тафаккурнинг янгиланиши ва қодирийшунослик” бўлимида ана шу ўзгаришларга муносабат билдирилган. Унда Матёқуб Қўшжонов, Умарали Норматов, Абдуғафир Расулов, Муртазо Қаршибой, Хайриддин Султоновларнинг талқинлари, фикрлар хилма-хиллиги, баҳсталаб таҳлилларга муносабат билдирилган. Мунаққиднинг: “Абдулла Қодирий ижоди юзасидан янгидан-янги талқинларнинг майдонга келишини, уларнинг тасдиқланиши ёки инкор этилишини, улар устида баҳс-мунозараларнинг авж олишини илм оламидаги табиий ҳодиса сифатида қабул этмоқ жоиз”, – деган фикрларидан англашиладики, олим, баҳс-мунозараларга билдирган фикрларини мутлоқ ҳақ дейишдан йироқ. Адабиётшуноснинг ҳам, талқинчининг ҳам этик савияси бунга изн бермайди. Бадиият кўнгил мулки экан, у турфаликни ёқтиради. Баҳодир Каримнинг Абдулла Қодирий асарлари талқинида санъат асарларига янгича ёндашиш тамойилларини кузатиш мумкин. Ижодкорнинг муҳаббат тасвири талқини, вақт бирлиги, асардаги замон ва макон тушунчаси, замин ва давр манзараси, шарқона одоб маданияти акс этган тасвирлар таҳлили ўта назокат билан талқин қилинган.

Баҳодир Карим китобнинг кириш қисмида герменевтика истилоҳи ҳақида сўз юритади. Герменевтика “тушуниш”, “тушунтириш” маъноларини бажарар экан, бу ҳолат бевосита матн билан боғлиқ ҳолда амалга оширилади. Матнга чуқур кираолмаслик ёки матндан чиқиб кетиш тушунтирувчини янглиштиради. Матн ижодкорнинг хусусий мулки экан, талқинчи унга кириш учун, албатта, унинг ҳасбу ҳолига разм солишга мажбур. Дунё адабиётшунослигида биографик методга қайта-қайта мурожаат қилинаётганлиги ҳам беъжиз эмас. Олим тўғри ёзганидек: “Абдулла Қодирий қаҳрамонларининг маънавий-ахлоқий дунёсини адибнинг эстетик оламидан айрилган ҳолда тасаввур этиш қийин”. Китобда адибнинг яқинлари, ўғли Хондамир Қодирийнинг “Отам ҳақида” китоби, матбуот материалларидаги кичик деталлар ҳам инобатга олинган ва ишга жалб қилинган. Айниқса, Абдулла Қодирий ижодини хорижда ўрганилишига доир маълумотлар қодирийшуносликда янгича қарашлар бошланаётганлигидан дарак беради. Эден Наби (АҚШ, Колумбия), Христафор Майкел Мурфи (АҚШ, Вашингтон), Ингеборг Балдауф, Зигрид Клайнмихел (Германия, Гумбольд) каби олимларнинг ўзбек адабиёти, хусусан, Абдулла Қодирий ижоди ҳақидаги тадқиқотларига батафсил тўхталган. “Хориждаги олимларнинг бу хизматлари ўзбек адабиётини, Абдулла Қодирий ижодини дунё адабий жамоатчилигига таништиришда катта аҳамият касб” этганлигига эътибор қаратилган.

Баҳодир Каримнинг “Абдулла Қодирий ва герменевтик тафаккур” китоби халқимизнинг маънавий мулкига айланган санъат дурдоналарининг турли даврлардаги талқинлари, уларга бугунги кун нуқтаи назаридан ёндашганлиги ва келгусидаги қодирийшунослик олдида турган долзарб муаммоларни илм аҳлига ҳавола қилганлиги билан аҳамиятлидир.

“Шарқ юлдузи” журнали, 2016 йил, 1-сон.


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Ўзбекистон ташқи ишлар вазири Абдулазиз Комилов "Фидокорона жизматлари учун" ордени билан мукофотланди.

Биз ҳам Абдулазиз Комиловни халқимиз  ҳурматига лойиқ раҳбар деб хисоблаймиз ва у инсонни сайтимиз ўқувчилари номидан юксак мукофот билан муборакбод этамиз.


Ҳурмат билан, Холдор Вулқон.

 


 

 

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Holder Volcano

Member of the Uzbek Union of Writers

 

6 chapters of the short novel of Holder Volcano "Falling leaves"


(Translated by author)

Chapter 1

Spring fields


 

Spring, birds singing in the high poplars at field mill, where the white acacia. Recently, among the thorny branches of acacia could see a nest of magpies, and now it disappeared from sight among the leaves and flowering bunches of the tree. Magpies are very smart birds. They know that boys can't climb a tree, whose thorny branches, as its sharp spiny thorns may hurt to scratch his hands and feet and even to rip their harem pants. Acacia flowers have captured the soul like Souvenirs made from pieces of white porcelain. The pleasant smell of these bunches winds spread across the field where farmers work. Khurshida worked, knocking hoe on the rocky field. It was a girl of eighteen, fair-skinned, with a dense and gentle curly dark brown hair, with a slender figure and magnificent Breasts, with hazel eyes, and clear eyes. She is so beautiful smiling coral lips, showing white healthy and beautiful teeth, that a lot of guys in the village were crazy about her. But Khurshida did not pay attention to either one of them, as she felt for him the tender feelings called love. His indifference she has increased "oppression" on the lovers. She didn't even answer your love letters that boys wrote and passed her through her friends.

Khurshida"s father Abduljabbar very strict towards his daughter Khurshida and his difficult character and behavior more like a stepfather than her own father. He often drinks alcohol and satisfied with drunken fights. But Jabbar is a good specialist in the field of sheep shearing. He works as a mechanic on a cattle farm. Repairs on the farm milking machines, automatic drinking bowls, conveyors, cleaning barns, combines, forage shredders and so on.
Although Abduljabbar is not a religious fanatic, but he strictly prohibits Khurshida to go to parties dedicated to the birthday of her classmates, which was attended by boys. Abduljabbar swore that if his daughter Khurshida will disgrace their family, he will curse. So mother of Khurshida Raheela every day insisted that she did not play with fire and was cautious in communication with her classmates and other unknown guys, Raheela knew that the class of her daughter not all girls were friendly with Khurshida. That is, some girls are jealous of Khurshida and look at her with despise, because she's pretty and many guys were in love her but not with them.

With these thoughts in mind, Khurshida continued to work on the field, leveling soil for planting cotton. She loves to work in the fields alone, as nobody bothers to think about what she wants to think. Loneliness for her freedom was like the boundless sky. Sometimes Khurshida stops to straighten her back, listening to the distant of a sad voice of an alone hoopoe which comes from Willow Grove, where the wind wanders drunk. There, in the distance, a willow grove, a cotton field, she saw an alone tractor that silently glided over the field like a ship on the surface of a green sea of cotton. Khurshida thoughtfully watched agile low flying swallows. They flew over the fields, almost touching the ground, and its white belly and wings similar to bent black daggers with sharp blades. Then again she set to work, humming a sad song about love. And the sun slowly but surely rose to the tip of the sky. Khurshida worked on the field under the scorching sun and stopped work only when on the hill, the cook Tubo shouting the beginning to entice people for lunch.

-Choygaaaaaaaaa!- she cried, and her voice flew over the spring fields, like a bird freed from its chest.

Leaving the hoe on the edge of the field, Khurshida went to the side of the field mill. Approaching her, she smelled a delicate sweet smell fragrant acacia which bloomed near the field camp, which grew tall poplars and weeping willows. At this point, of the cultivator, which stopped near a field camp, jumped a young tractor driver of about twenty to twenty five, in a worn skullcap, tall, broad-shouldered, snub-nosed, with curly hair, with a mustache above fleshy lips, a peculiarity of the guy with a green scar on his left eyebrow. It gave him the appearance of harshness and masculinity. His appearance resembled a Roman Gladiator who fought with his bare hands with hungry tigers. Khurshida had not seen this tractor driver in these parts, but I just remembered his tractor, which she just watched from afar in the cotton field. While Khurshida was removed from the branches of the mulberry tree a small pouch in which was bread, sugar, welding, aluminum spoon, and a mug with a bowl, the tractor driver was already standing in the queue at the field tin samovar, where workers were poured theirself a Cup of boiling water. Taking her mug, Khurshida poured her the tea and also got in line. Seeing her, the guy turned to look and gave up his place. Not expecting such a gentleman, Khurshida thanked the young tractor driver and kindly smiled. After a few minutes the guy started to talk to her:
- Girl, let me tell you an amazing story while we stand in line. In short, yesterday I go past this tree - beauty!- from the white acacia flowers that you can’t stop looking at. The acacia blooming was like a young bride in a white wedding dress! I stopped involuntarily admiring the unusual beauty of this tree, looking at it with delight, like a farmer who came from a distant village with a bag on his shoulders, who first saw the city. Then there was gunfire. I thought, there was a terrorist shooting at me from the machine gun. I quickly lay down on the ground, so he couldn’t fire the whole clip at me. I layer down for a while and I look, and there's a singing magpie. Well, I felt ashamed about myself. Stood up, looked around, found my dirty skullcap, shook off the dust, jammed it on my head and went on. It’s a good thing nobody but me saw it.

After hearing the story of the tractor driver, everybody having lunch amicably laughed. Khurshida too, then came their turn. But, unfortunately, boiling water ceased to flow from the samovar's tap. It turned out that the cause was the fact that in the samovar boiling water level dropped below the level of the faucet, so it stopped showering. But the tractor driver found a way out: he asked Khurshida to bend the samovar and pour the boiling water into a mug, which he set up.

- Okay - agreed Khurshida and when the young tractor driver framed his mug to the tap of the samovar, Khurshida gently bent the samovar. But then disaster struck: Khurshida accidentally dropped the samovar, and he fell over, the young tractor driver scalded with boiling water. Tractor driver, making a face from a severe burn, started to jump from the pain, leaning on one leg, pulling air into the lungs.

- Vsss -ah-aaah! Vsss-ahh-ahhhh! Ooooohhhh!- he jumped from the stinging pain and spun like a dog chasing its tail.

Khurshida started to cry, not knowing what to do and how to calm the poor tractor driver. And workers who had already begun eating, all got up from their seats, feeling for the tractor driver who accidentally scalded with boiling water. Some laughed, especially when the timekeeper Abdelkasim cried, you take off your pants and jump right into the pond!

- Oh, excuse me, for God's sake, mister! This is all my fault!.. Badly burned?! Poor!.. I don't know Your name... what your name? - Said Khurshida, crying and circling around the guy in confusion.

A young tractor driver, holding his scalded thigh, stopped for a moment and with a grimace on his face said:

- Me? A-aaaaah- ahhhh... my name is Sultan!

- Oh, Mister Sultan, sorry! I didn't want to... - said Khurshida with tears in her eyes.

-Don't worry, girl, about anything... Aa-a-ahhh-ahhh... Ahh-ahh-ahh....My leg will get better before the wedding said tractor driver Sultan, smiling through the grimace on his face, continuing to jump on one leg.
Then he asked, distorting the face of unbearable pain:
-And You? What's your name?

- Me? Oh yeah, my name is Khurshida.

-Very nice... Vsss-aaaaa-aah... Yyyyh! That's a beautiful name, like you, honestly. You, Khurshida, do not pay attention to me. Better get yourself something to eat. Its lunch time right now... - said Sultan, continuing to rely on one leg to alleviate the pain.

- No, I will not eat. Well, how am I supposed to eat when you suffer because of me? - cried Khurshida.

Here the tractor driver Sultan stopped limping and said.

- Well, Khurshida, now quit crying! After all, people are looking at us. Already released the pain, don't you worry. I have everything in order. Don’t you believe my words? Well, then I have no choice but to prove to you that I'm healthy as an ox.
Here look and, humming a tune, he began to dance, stamping their tarpaulin boots, as a dancer with great experience.

Sultan danced, whirling like a whirlwind and singing cheerful music. Seeing this, everyone around laughed as if the viewers who are watching a funny presentation of a wandering artist. Khurshida was also smiling through her tears, rejoicing that the Sultan let go of the pain.

 

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