And hour before other carriage finished with a red velvet and decorated with pomegranates, hyacinths and corals has
unexpectedly driven to pavilion on the bank of Kvirinalsky lake. On doors the Latin heraldic letter "J" with an unary crown, a
sign on the princely house Justinov.9 From the carriage shone ruby vjazju, dressed in the modest dark-chestnut dress to
ankles is underlined, there was Sofia Justina. With the permission of the duke she has invited daughter Kruna, princess
Krimhildu, to make "female excursion" on Temisii, and itself was promised to be at the princess provozhatoj. Krun, without
thinking twice, has agreed: it was clever enough to estimate degree of friendly participation of the daughter of the first
minister in its affairs.
If in that morning the duke Narbonnsky knew - or at least guessed - in what truly to catastrophic consequences this
"excursion" will result, he, probably, would consider to send immediately for the blessing the daughter home, in Narbonnu,
and even to run together with it...
À now look on the left, expensive: we pass Imperial University; I have finished it ten years ago.
As if wishing to prove to the guest the validity of the words, the princess Sofia was put out from a window of the carriage
and has waved with a hand to group of the students hastening on Princely street to a complex of stocky buildings with
ionicheskoj by a colonnade.
Students, apparently, having learnt Sofia, have begun to smile, have cried out to it greetings and have waved in the answer.
Princess Krimhilda observed this scene with silent envy. It liked all these people. At once were pleasant, as soon as she
has seen them: these and others, before. They were cheerful, polite, unlike its compatriots, are pleasant in circulation,
acquaintance was easy to keep up with them - if not frightening difference of customs amorijtsev and people of the North; it,
this difference, was in the habit to be shown at the most inappropriate moment, forced to redden and, bashfully having
looked down, to recognise own ushcherbnost...
Excursion only has begun, and the princess strained as the string, a gloomy look looked out of the window. Its vestments
made a long shirt-dress of colour of the pretwilight sky, with full sleeves, and the woollen raincoat embroidered with images of
a solar disk with beams dispersing from it; the raincoat has been thrown a head, and the white scarf-barbett hardly tied round
a neck, closed not only a neck, but also a chin.
Having passed the prospectus of Astrei, the carriage has gone deep into Princely quarter. Here, in the centre of the Old
City, there were houses and palaces of the higher nobility, the most ancient patrisianskih the sorts originating from children of
the Fortunata-founder. The extensive manor surrounded with a twisted pig-iron fencing has soon seemed; in the heart of
manor towered five-floor belomramornyj a palace of antique type with propilejami and a wide ladder on the second floor. The
graceful arbour-talos with correct, in the form of a hemisphere, a dome crowned a palace.
The carriage for a short while was late before collars with heraldic letter already known to the reader "J", and also with an
owl, the family arms of the house Justinov, then gate were opened, I pass the carriage in a court yard. The carriage has
taken a detour by the gold statue of the majestic husband rising in the middle of a fountain in the centre of an extensive court
yard. The husband dressed in the Roman consular toga, stood in a pride pose, having crossed hands on a breast, and leant
the right foot against the inclined head of any bearded man in slavish torkvese. The head of the husband was crowned with
a helmet in the form of an eagle with open wings. The gold statue washed by squirts of water, has made so strong impression
upon princess Krimhildu that she has dared to ask Sofia, who this person.