At times the sender, apparently, took a great interest and forgot, to whom he addresses: the letter contained concrete
measures under the international control over an atomic energy or the angry requirement to punish responsible for "heinous
crime" as though sick fishermen were members of parliament or ministers.
Consciousness of that their destiny excites hundreds and thousand people, gave to patients of professor Udzuki vivacity and
confidence of recover, did not allow them to run into despair. "You not one in your trouble! All world grieves together with
you!" - they read in letters.
motouti saw, how thawed and the despair in the sunk down eyes of captain Odabe as cheerfully laughed disappeared and
slapped hands together become thin, similar on bezborodogo old man Homma. Even sendo Totimi, indifferent to everything,
except money, and that quickened and stopped the infinite arithmetic exercises when the attendant with mail came. And if all
mankind knew, how many pleasure and hopes letters give to fishermen of "the Happy Dragon", management of
communication of Japan would appear, possibly, in very difficult situation.
"... In any way it is impossible to despair. Certainly, your illnesses are still insufficiently studied by medicine, but the condition
of a modern science and diligent diligence of doctors allow to hope for the happy end. The main thing - not to lose courage.
Remember that the best doctors in the world are ready to offer you the services. So, we wish you the prompt recover. Strong
we press your hands.
On behalf of democratic association of women of Denmark... "Motouti has accurately enclosed a leaf in an envelope, has
hidden the letter in a bedside table and has again leant back on a pillow. In chamber it was stuffy, strongly smelt as
medicines and then. Behind windows there was a warm August rain. Fast transparent streams flew down on glass. Speak,
even in these pure droplets particles of illness, a flour and death contain. To think of it it would not be desirable. Mechanic
Motouti has pulled a bed-sheet to a chin and has covered eyes.
Now nobody would learn in it the noisy, cocky guy who half a year altercated with sendo onboard "the Happy Dragon"
back. For these heavy, painful months its muscles have dried up, the skin became flabby, hair have thinned. The person has
accepted a deathly grey-yellow shade, chubby lips have shrivelled and have faded. Mother coming from Koidzu, was
kneeling at its headboard and hid the person in a pillow not to see that has made with her son damned "heavenly ashes".
But has changed not only appearance of the mechanic. The monotony of a hospital life as is impossible more promoted
changes and other order: at Motouti has become a habit to think, compare, analyze. At first he without restraint swore,
considering itself in a mirror, released poisonous jokes to attending physicians, scolded Narikava which have not paid to
fishermen yen for fatal flight. (Having referred to the losses in this flight, the owner of "the Happy Dragon" was limited to that
has graciously forgiven to victims harch and the overalls, given out for a season.) then there has come a breakdown, apathy.
The aggravation of illness at radio operator Kubosava has worked on Motouti, as well as on other patients, the most
oppressing image. However Kubosava has recovered from the first attack, and all have cheered up. Letters have started to
come. Much in them was not clear to the mechanic, and he began to read newspapers. Before he read only detective
magazines and releases of comics.