At the cosmodrome which has been filled in with blood-red light of Protubery and is deathly-dark blue shine of Nekridy, the
commander of the Incorporated Squadron has approached to a leader of Makomberu and has reported: landing of fighting
starprobe vehicles and emission of a landing with the subsequent mastering by the Planet of Villains have passed without a
shot; in a pursuit for had time to run the piracy ships throw the twelfth and sixteenth links of the fourth regiment of superlight
fighters-interceptors; according to the order of the World council it transfers command to a leader of Makomberu and passes
in its direct submission. Having accepted the official report, the leader of Makomber has thanked the former commander for
successful actions and has begun to dispose.
There has passed week, and the Planet of Villains has become empty. Last parties of the released prisoners including the
elements of terrible cars Iskusnika Krega revived to a normal life, have left to the native worlds - or on the starprobe vehicles
sent behind them by compatriots, or on starprobe vehicles of the Incorporated Squadron if compatriots yet had no galactic
transport. Captured pirates judged, some for especially awful crimes have sentenced to hanging conditionally, and all have
sent into exile on uninhabited planets with a severe environment: to clear away jungle, to drain bogs, to kindle ices - a word,
to be engaged in socially useful work and to be re-educated. All piracy weapon, all piracy ships (except "Black Piraji") and all
ammunition have been dumped in muzzles of active volcanoes, is destroyed and destroyed; all infinite stolen treasures are
returned owners; all wine cellars are blown up. Unfortunately, the links of fighters-interceptors sent to a pursuit of the Great
Octopus and others extremely by business carriers of reason, have returned with what: rascals had time to dive into a
subspace, and their trace has got lost. There was nothing to do on the Planet of Villains more, and the Incorporated
Squadron has prepared for returning to the Earth.
For an hour before start doctor Ajbolit has asked Athos, Porthos, Aramisa and a leader of Makombera to gather in cabin
- Has come to us it is time to leave, my dear ancestors, - he has told and has brushed away tear from a cheek. - I was glad to
get acquainted with you. Now I especially well understand, why the mankind of my time so is clever, magnanimous and
humane. In some minutes I will leave you, but I will for ever carry away with myself warmly your hands and generosity of your
- Perhaps, will glance at first to the Earth, the doctor? - Porthos has confusedly offered. - would stay for a while with us, had a
Doctor Ajbolit has shaken golovoj: - Is not present, the my dear and favourite ancestor. First, my visit to the Earth would
increase probability of undesirable influence of the future by the past.
Secondly, each second of my stay in your time manages to my contemporaries in seventeen and a half millions energy watt,
our physicists have started up substance of the whole star on this operation. And thirdly, there, in my time, my friends and
relatives, of course, had not time to become bored, after all I will return to them of all a second later after leaving, but I so
have yearned on them for one and a half millenia! I would not like to see and embrace them.
Especially the elder son - it is very similar to you, by the way...