Sitting at the head of a large dining table, Bernard looked at the audience. To his right sat the relatives of his line, left the line of his wife. Many of them, working in his empire, it took quite high and responsible positions. Finishing of wine glasses and wiped his lips with a napkin, Bernard quietly turned to the man sitting nearby. – David, you already know the results of the expedition in the desert? David is his Korvell nephew and head of department to find and develop new fields.
– Yes, of course. The result is almost zero. However, the search area was very small and may be worthwhile to expand it. But after the earthquake and hurricane Few would agree to continue to work there. In saying this, David knew that his uncle had never renounced the goal. A distinctive feature of Bernard had perseverance and stubbornness, so he always sought her.
So David prepared in advance to the conversation. He gathered all the necessary information and had to its credit several proposals to address the problem. – It is necessary to know how often they occur earthquakes and hurricanes – Bernard said, waited until it was filled with a glass of wine. – According to statistics, this is the first earthquake in the area. Hurricanes, too, such power had not been observed. As in other areas of the desert, there are dust storms, but this phenomenon is more seasonal in nature. 'Experience: Member guy' – thought Bernard, nodding approvingly at the answer. – A state in which the maze after a disaster? – At the interval, where rescuers were working and archaeologists, there is no damage. A in the side aisles after the incident, no one went. I think that in future it is possible to use the labyrinth as a shelter from dust storms. – Do you want to continue the search? – Smiling, said Bernard. – This is my uncle, you decide. Impossible to force people to work in a dangerous area. They may only be interested in, and this additional cost. And yet known, they will pay off someday, or not. By the way, recently I was introduced to an eccentric, designer and inventor. He has a head full of all sorts of fantastic projects. But to realize, as always, not enough money. He assures us that can design a car for prospecting in the desert. It will be capable of pass through hundreds of tons of rocks, sifting and sorting it into different factions. – Well, – after a pause, said Bernard .- Let it be a preliminary drawing and cost estimates, and then we'll decide what to do next. Korvell looked at the large grandfather clock that stood against the wall. A three-hour scheduled meeting of Economic Council. We have to check and edit the report, prepared by his secretary. After reading the prayer, Bernard went to his study.