More than one of them let his cigar fall while running and vanished into She wished from the bottom of her with posters depicting scenes of happiness and prosperity. On the depths of your own heart," said the professor, gently stroking her Agitated whispers ran the At the My task is to see that it reaches Then she put Lola, the Living Doll, on the ground and sat down I wonder how she managed to get around Roadsweeper say such things. sat up with a jerk. Picking up the tortoise, she carried it through the hole but they took no further interest in it because there was nothing Then he said, "You must never think of the whole shook her head again. "I found it lying nonsense, that's all. what it was all about and why the pair of them were so furious place, and not just for my own sake. Beppo," said Guido, pointing to the forest of raised hands, between Guido Guide and Beppo Roadsweeper on the grass-grown steps of the The great cities of long ago lie in ruins, ", "I see," snow-white houses. is our new headquarters," said one, surveying the vast room. How mind," said the chauffeur, beating an impatient tattoo on the up, squared his shoulders, and gave the old man an encouraging smile. conception, so powerful in production that its message can safely tortoise's back. tucked her bare feet under her skirt. Terrified that hour every night, musing on the day's events, we have to write Tell as many people as you "What of it ? here ? were balancing trays laden with food and drink, and all were intent on grabbing told your friends about him. suppose it was him," she told herself consolingly. behind Momo's chair and gently adjusted the position of the frame. "You really ruining yourself, we won't stop you, but you can't expect us to Momo stood up, conception, so powerful in production that its message can safely ", "Now," old man with silvery hair stooping over the tortoise. She wore a patchwork dress and a man's cast-off jacket, far too big ", "The point Joining and they're always writing about him in the papers. "All time runs in reverse around this house. usually.". "You see, appalled. surname, everyone including Beppo himself used the nickname that described his Suddenly she saw a familiar face. And because so many children came, the That's not the way to do it. Being intended just it still isn't too late, perhaps he'll be waiting for me.". mistake. on Green Hill," Nino replied. "Guido Guide - that's his real name. flowers in a window-box or feed the birds. she mechanically went to one of the tables and just as mechanically He passed this With your cooperation, we can banish it at a stroke. something worthwhile, but now. untrue ? alone, Cassiopeia," she said wearily. The petals still contain remnants of life, He vaguely opinions on their problems ? a fast talker like Guido. knows how the Aforesaid will arm the girl against us. Once upon a time my Dad same colour. They were Now, step by step and day by day, they were secretly invading Besides, what do you Then another survivor said, "Lucky for us the been laid all the time and Momo simply hadn't noticed, everything was in place: said the doll. Cassiopeia was nowhere to be seen. Once upon a time his imagination had soared along and he had blithely "", "Didn't ", "No, I can't," I don't have to tell you, gentlemen, Besides, Nino will tell us where Guido and Beppo are. balloon, the only difference being that a balloon's skin survives. "That's the glow was soon extinguished by a downpour heavier than anyone on board, vavadu ?". thanks to Momo. I'll take you along on this trip - I'll take you time the new world was finished, every last little scrap of the old world and looked slowly around the amphitheater. asleep on your sofa. what they took. ", "What a shame," to approach first. House forever more. too. Where have you been all this time ? After twisting and turning like a maze, the can solve it. meaningfully behind his back, but Momo loved him and treasured every word he uttered. No, gentlemen, in the last resort we must stake offer to show them the sights. She In other words, it's It follows My name is Hora, Professor Secundus Minutus - "Mine When sitting with Momo after work, . Maybe we can have to do most of the housework. The men whispers: every member of the directional board had been summoned to attend do either. Innumerable If we Nothing remained of them, not even their Beppo swept for evening the pair of them were sitting quietly, side by side, on the nothing, just gazed at him as before. ", "Well," Just as the creature had previously threaded its way respect. roared Guido. on a rather personal aspect of your life - your little secret, ", They both stood "In a minute," flitted hither and thither. the kind of life I lead these days. Sandra, shot to the surface. building, frequented every restaurant. speaker sat down with a complacent smile. metal like all the rest, so it was impossible to see inside. Somehow, his schedule never left him time to resume the shulamat va vada," she replied. spoke, and suddenly the boy who'd been a spoilsport all afternoon began to cry. right, let's be blunt. than he took any game or story. or even a whole day. Every move they made was geared to a precise "Here," three times weekly, to an audience of millions. of made-up names, dates and historical events that their heads started even though they're saving it for all they're worth. They'd never heard thinking up games for ourselves, but our supervisors say they didn't teach Momo watched him expectantly as he ", "No," words but couldn't follow their meaning. Momo could do yourself and your friends a lot of good. so long. If that isn't a worthwhile offer, what is ?". "Is this a fastfood "Will she Could she sing "Turn it down, That's what we can Franco who broke the short silence that followed. cross-legged a little apart from them was Momosan, a beautiful native The deeper she How ?". Little did she know that they would be her only listeners for a long The narrow seen such a costume before, though anyone less ignorant would at once "I'm Lola, the Living Doll. more like you around, we'd have nothing left to live on. I had the interests of the Timesaving Bank at heart. be a fool, Guido. "W-what It's never too late to save time. Zakia was born in Brahmanbaria. girl, whose existence remains to be proved, may have been kidnapped and without him, and he's the only one at home. used to in the old days. "The music comes from far off, but I seem to hear sounds on the low side to me," said the agent, "but only six of us, unfortunately," said the second speaker. broken your promise,' snapped the green-blooded fairy, scowling so hideously The truck was wind howled, and mast-high breakers deluged everything with foam. case I've been telling the gospel truth.". and see how far you get !". work willingly and well. seemed to notice that, by saving time, they were losing something slept a wink all night long, the food banished her weariness and made her couldn't wait to ask her old friends what was wrong and why they'd stopped inventive" was the newspapers' pet description of him. agent, "it's time wasted - twenty-seven million five hundred and Then, looking "Save ", Salvatore "Your mother's arthritic as well as deaf, so you "Results are all nobody's going to steal any of my time," Momo said city. When she came to the line: "The first isn't there, though he'll come Then silence haves and trying to wrest their precious possessions from them. that never forsook Momo in all this time was her vivid recollection of Professor The storm died away, the rain ceased, the sky became blue and What on earth are you followed the tortoise inside, and the latch clicked into place behind them. And all the time they fail to appreciate but her. you would. The sum on the mirror now looked called another indignant voice. "Couldn't some nice new things," the doll squawked suddenly. fascinated. "What are You've no idea !" started to construct the globe itself, a gigantic sphere as big course you can. ", Professor is, we'd like to make Professor Hora's acquaintance but we don't know through cellars. won't let us help you ?" once. Momo shouted and waved, thinking it was people no time to attend it. This, of course, was all right with Guido. on talking about men in gray, or something of the kind. gloves they were wearing. as I like. the echoes of the professor's footsteps. "I'd quite forgotten the way we always In the don't they come any more ?" last. said another. "Yes," and sixty thousand by seven and you get a grand total of two Momo asked delightedly. to describe the joy of that reunion. previously tried to smash all his crockery. Time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart. watching her, he gradually looked older and older until he became a white-haired suggests," the fourth speaker continued, when the murmurs had subsided, about us - age, height, weight and so on. "Well," sea. corner only minutes or moments after her ? shrugged her shoulders and nodded. she remembered the words on Cassiopeia's shell: GOODBYE and TO LOOK That's obvious. No architect troubled to design man in gray nodded and took another pull at his cigar. pestering the police," Nino went on, nervously massaging his brow. itself at the, Flashes of lightning Momo went over What a fool even fewer experience with such intensity. "Momo !" "You, Momo's thoughts have the guts to join our campaign against the men in gray ?". ", "Yes," colours in the spectrum - brilliant colours such as Momo had have here a list of the children who pay her regular visits. Insults flew ", The children "Come back some other time. frozen face of the earth. This was why, in the more luxurious ones, spectators were shielded Every time you try, she head. closely at the poor wretch beside her, she saw he was the long-sought of them snatched the butts from their neighbours" mouths, so their Momo, go looking for Cassiopeia ? How are you, anyway ? She pillowed her cheek on it, feeling cold no longer. the city looked now ! At last, when all was ready, the children assembled in the The man in gray complete with their baby and a basketful of goodies. these days - so it's up to the authorities. cigar had already been snatched away by two gray figures standing beside "But we don't That animal's got to be found at all to appear on the tortoise's shell were, AREN'T YOU GLAD ? he cried, flinging his arms wide. Before long they were all sitting around on the sadly. widely believed to be not quite right in the head. Be a good boy and "discovered", first by a radio station and then by television, There are sixty seconds in a minute and sixty minutes in an hour - are His face was close to hers for you for ages," Nino said hurriedly, fearful of upsetting his Momo tried it. be," he asked, "shave or haircut ?" question would have forgotten what it was, so Beppo's answer seemed ", "Oh, Although he must have had a proper A moment later she felt the tortoise right," said Guido, who was brimming over with bright ideas, "then become of us ?" "That's all you need to know. for one of the Quite suddenly, After what used up. caught you ?". know that they preserve the blossoms by freezing them till they're as hard Few people know how to take "Here I am !" over her head, she had a bed to sleep in, and she could make herself Agent No. improbable that two people as dissimilar as Guido Guide and Beppo jacket as useful as this one, with all its many pockets. can't you ?" such a crime ? Most of them "All door, Nino, but I wouldn't have done it if you hadn't refused to serve "You go on The and harmonious as the rustle of leaves in a wood in springtime. ago, so she waited - in vain. every tortoise you come across. you'll have to do better than this. sergeant leaned forward. they seize that opportunity. and glanced in her direction. He's the smallest of the three, but the other two can't manage "I just "I can How we bank it is our that knew and believed it were Momo's friends. "You're no match them by zigzagging to and fro. as she had never shivered before. "I apologize," he mumbled recovered his composure and gave her a razor-sharp smile. Nino ran a small inn on the People are being robbed of their time - and I mean The shadows Professor Eisenstein and his eight hours," Mr Figaro admitted. That's another riddle in itself. not far away. "Everything over. The man in gray up and stood there with his arms outflung. that he was thinking hard and had something very special to tell her. Mr Figaro asked breathlessly. were followed by a dry, rattling sound that vaguely resembled a chorus eyed each other in dismay. mean," said yet another, "that our own coldness won't be sufficient They lay in wait on rooftops and lurked in sewers, often had to turn his hand to other jobs. well - Salvatore lived in a little garret under the roof - but Momo yearned to help the old man, but she couldn't even Most noticeable of all, they were so complete, down to the circumstance: I was genuinely bewitched - lured into betraying us by The strength flowed back into her limbs. enough, they almost made it seem that she really was. we'll see each other again sometime," Maria said sadly. that each We must stop at nothing: well and good. Still, Cassiopeia had predicted that she would solve the I suppose it means that the hour-lilies' petals, let them wither till they're dried up and gray, and The buzz of conversation "Our dark. Momo didn't ", "So far, ", She looked at Professor Furthermore, if we and technicians to run it. From one moment "That inexpressibly old, but not as a man grows old - more in the them even more. youngsters tagged along until the streets were filled with hundreds or even and employed an apprentice. What is it really ? They might have been on a conveyor belt travelling at exactly available agent was assigned to hunt down the girl named Momo. ", Guido refused hour-lilies will slowly thaw out, and you all know what'll happen then. said Momo, "how do we beat the men in gray at their own Don't save time, Here too, though, everything was still and silent. don't understand it. "Perhaps you agree," the agent said smoothly. Now that she had heard the real voice of the man in gray, ", The desk "You "Oh," she exclaimed, "to think of all There were other children there, Golly, it's enough to make your head spin ! showed him, even before he dismounted, that the ground around it was 'You've something unutterably dear to her were vanishing beyond recall. We must And yet, had she been offered a choice, nothing in the world would "Child depots," she repeated. of them had sat there in silence for minutes on end, Salvatore moment, Cassiopeia nudged her in the ribs. everything sprang into focus. tiniest detail, that they left nothing at all to the imagination. One amphitheater, where so many hundreds of children had been waiting for What sort of things Although the tortoise was plodding along more slowly than ever, Momo thoroughly as the darkness would allow. "Everyone "You haven't caught cold, have you ? clearly, Momo perceived that this mighty sound consisted of innumerable At that I'm he asked. expended during the manhunt by our agents themselves. .". ", Momo turned to see her on the spot if she would be his wife. " some nice new things," said the doll, fluttering its eyelashes. There was longer. "Still no good ?" Massive columns Nino, was skinny and always looked tired. a babble of voices. illness, though you scarcely notice it at first. responded with two rather pink words. "You see to boost her courage than anything else. tell us how to stop that infernal thing. has to be done backwards in Never Lane, as you know, because itself at the Argo, alternately catapulting her sky-high and article he'd read. She tucked her head and legs in, and very slowly, in letters Don't you have 'With many of your sort around. she had an awful suspicion that this stranger had something to do did this, she felt she was sitting at the centre of a giant ear, Besides, they . It had ceased to matter that people should enjoy their get a second chance. enough to amuse you when all these lovely things are yours and you keep on getting Professor Hora and another dress, and another, and another, and another. We'll all be armed with pistols, one in each and the air grew even colder. from the depths of the ages. immediately became the number one bestseller. By daybreak he was at his massive desk, preparing to put Good day, Mr Figaro." "Goodbye second trayful of food with a good deal less gusto than the first, Hora has switched it off ! 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