Magazine for tourists

Table of contents

Kinds of tourism

Excursion (author BV Emelyanov)


1. Fundamentals Excursion

2. guided technique

3. Professional skills guide

Tunisia (author Danielle shetar Friedrich chum)

In the Sikhote-Alin (author VK Arseniev)

Michail bulgakov. the heart of a dog

Mikhail bulgakov. the master and margarita

 1. never talk to strangers
 Pontius pilate
 The seventh proof
 The pursuit
 The affair at griboyedov
 The haunted flat
 A. duel between professor and poet
 Koroviev's tricks
 News from yalta
 The two ivans
 Black magic revealed
 Enter the hero
 Saved by cock-crow
 The dream of nikanor ivanovich
 The execution
 A day of anxiety
 Unwelcome visitors
 Azazello's cream
 The flight
 By candlelight
 Satan's rout
 The master is released
 How the procurator tried to save judas of karioth
 The burial
 The last of flat no.50
 The final adventure of koroviev and behemoth
 The fate of the master and margarita is decided
 Time to go
 On sparrow hills
 Absolution and eternal refuge
Charlotte bronte. jane eyre

F. scott fitzgerald / the great gatsby

Jerome klapka jerome / three men in a boat

     Mikhail bulgakov. the master and margarita
          On sparrow hills

On Sparrow Hills

The storm had passed and a rainbow had arched itself across the sky,

its foot in the Moscow River. On top of a hill between two clumps of trees

could be seen three dark silhouettes. Woland, Koroviev and Behemoth sat

mounted on black horses, looking at the city spread out beyond the river

with fragments of sun glittering from thousands of west-facing windows, and

at the onion domes of the Novodevichy monastery.

There was a rustling in the air and Azazello, followed in a black

cavalcade by the master and Margarita, landed by the group of waiting


' I'm afraid we had to frighten you a little, Margarita Nikolay-evna,

and you, master,' said Woland after a pause. ' But I don't think you will

have cause to complain to me about it or regret it. Now,' he turned to the

master, ' say goodbye to this city. It's time for us to go.' Woland pointed

his hand in its black gauntlet to where countless glass suns glittered

beyond the river, where above those suns the city exhaled the haze, smoke

and steam of the day.

The master leaped from his saddle, left his companions and ran to the

hillside, black cloak flapping over the ground behind him. He looked at the

city. For the first few moments a tremor of sadness crept over his heart,

but it soon changed to a delicious excitement, the gypsy's thrill of the

open road.

' For ever ... I must think what that means,' whispered the master, and

locked his dry, cracked lips. He began to listen to what was happening in

his heart. His excitement, it seemed to him, had given way to a profound and

grievous sense of hurt. But it was only momentary and gave place to one of

proud indifference and finally to a presentiment of eternal peace.

The party of riders waited for the master in silence. They •watched the

tall, black figure on the hillside gesticulate, then raise his head as

though trying to cast his glance over the whole city and to look beyond its

edge ; then he hung his head as if he were studying the sparse, trampled

grass under his feet.

Behemoth, who was getting bored, broke the silence :

' Please, man maitre,' he said, ' let me give a farewell whistle-call.'

' You might frighten the lady,' replied Woland, ' besides, don't forget

that you have done enough fooling about for one visit. Behave yourself now.'

' Oh no, messire,' cried Margarita, sitting her mount like an Amazon,

one arm akimbo, her long black train reaching to the ground. ' Please let

him whistle. I feel sad at the thought of the journey. It's quite a natural

feeling, even when you know it will end in happiness. If you won't let him

make us laugh, I shall cry, and the journey will be ruined before we start.'

Woland nodded to Behemoth. Delighted, the cat leaped to the ground, out

its paws in its mouth, filled its cheeks and whistled.

Margarita's ears sang. Her horse roared, twigs snapped off nearby

trees, a flock of rooks and crows flew up, a cloud of dust billowed towards

the river and several passengers on a river steamer below had their hats

blown off.

The whistle-blast made the master flinch; he did not turn round, but

began gesticulating even more violently, raising his fist skywards as though

threatening the city. Behemoth looked proudly round.

' You whistled, I grant you,' said Koroviev condescendingly. ' But

frankly it was a very mediocre whistle.'

' I'm not a choirmaster, though,' said Behemoth with dignity, puffing

out his chest and suddenly winking at Margarita.

' Let me have a try, just for old time's sake,' said Koroviev. He

rubbed his hands and blew on his fingers.

' Very well,' said Woland sternly, ' but without endangering life or

limb, please.'

' Purely for fun, I promise you, messire,' Koroviev assured him, hand

on heart. He suddenly straightened up, seemed to stretch as though he were

made of rubber, waved the fingers of his right hand, wound himself up like a

spring and then, suddenly uncoiling, he whistled.

Margarita did not hear this whistle, but she felt it, as she and her

horse were picked up and thrown twenty yards sideways. Beside her the bark

was ripped off an oak tree and cracks opened in the ground as far as the

river. The water in it boiled and heaved and a river steamer, with all its

passengers unharmed, was grounded on the far bank by the blast. A jackdaw,

killed by Faggot's whistle, fell at the feet of Margarita's snorting horse.

This time the master was thoroughly frightened and ran back to his

waiting companions.

' Well,' said Woland to him from the saddle, ' have you made your


' Yes, I have,' said the master and boldly returned Woland's stare.

Then like the blast of a trumpet the terrible voice of Woland rang out

over the hills :

' It is time!'

As an echo came a piercing laugh and a whistle from Behemoth. The

horses leaped into the air and the riders rose with them as they galloped

upwards. Margarita could feel her fierce horse biting and tugging at the

bit. Woland's cloak billowed out over the heads of the cavalcade and as

evening drew on, his cloak began to cover the whole vault of the sky. When

the black veil blew aside for a moment, Margarita turned round in flight and

saw that not only the many-coloured towers but the whole city had long

vanished from sight, swallowed by the earth, leaving only mist and smoke

where it had been.

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