Не могу не поделиться щастем. Читаю "Dirk Gently" дальше и дохожу до места, когда Ричард приходит в гости к профессору, а там начинает твориться нечто странное и устрашающее. В конце приведённого ниже куска со мной был припадок.
The door opened and Reg walked calmly in.
"It's all right, it's just a horse in the bathroom," he said quietly.
"A horse," repeated Richard.
"Yes," said Reg.
Richard went out and looked up the stairs and then came back in.
"A horse?" he said again.
"Yes, it is," said the Professor. "Wait — " he motioned to Richard, who was about to go out again and investigate — "let it be. It won't be long."
Richard stared in disbelief. "You say there's a horse in your bathroom, and all you can do is stand there naming Beatles songs?"
The Professor looked blankly at him.
"Listen," he saud, "I'm sorry if I… alarmed you earlier, it was just a slight turn. These things happen, my dear fellow, don't upset yourself about it. Dear me, I've known oder things in my time. Many of them. Far odder. She's only a horse, for heaven's sake. I'll go and let her out later. Please don't concern yourself. Let us revive our spirits with some port."
"But… how did it get in there?"
"Well, the bathroom window's open. I expect she came in through that."