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5 Seen through the Maybach’s tinted windows, the buildings that slid silently past them looked unreal, like the façades of a film set. In the luxury limousine’s soundproofed interior it was hard to imagine that real people actually lived behind those grimy walls, and that the pedestrians on the pavements weren’t extras, not the old man searching dustbins for bottles with a deposit on them, nor the gang of truants overturning a bag-woman’s stolen supermarket trolley. There were also some wholly unremarkable individuals battling their way through the rain, of course, but even they seemed to be living in a lost, parallel world from which Marc had escaped since taking his place in the stranger’s car.

He evidently disliked its colour. ’ He clicked the secateurs warningly at a Blue Chartreuse that was preparing to jump up on the counter. ’ Benny quipped. He watched the cat scamper off to join its siblings under a radiator. Nobody knew why Valka put up with them. He didn’t like animals. He didn’t like any living creatures, if the truth be told. He had opened the florist’s only because he could hardly declare his true sources of income to the tax inspector. And also because he didn’t want his tame rose-sellers – the poor devils who hawked their wares around the city’s bars and pubs at night – to buy their stuff elsewhere.

It was as if the professor feared he would lose a reminder of some crucial phase in his existence if he rid himself of any pieces of furniture. The ubiquitous medical textbooks and journals lying not only on the shelves and desk, but also on the window sills, the floor, and even in the log basket beside the hearth, seemed to function as a link between the heterogeneous junk. ‘Do sit down,’ said Haberland. He spoke as if Marc were still the welcome visitor he’d been that morning, when they deposited his unconscious form on the comfortable sofa whose plump cushions threatened to smother him.

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