By Isaac Asimov
6 hommes se réunissent une fois par mois, dans le même eating place. A journey de rôle ils invitent une personne qui a une énigme policière à leur proposer, sachant que cette tierce personne n'a pas l. a. answer. Il s'agit le plus souvent d'un problème qu'il a ecu dans leur vie.
Tout au lengthy du repas, les 6 veufs noirs discutent, établissent des hypothèses, pointent les faiblesses de ces dernières, échafaudent des théories.
Durant tout ce temps, Henri, le maître d'hotel, les sert, débarasse, suggest les liqueurs, mais surtout, écoute, en silence et en toute discrétion.
A los angeles fin, vous avez deviné qui trouve los angeles resolution. Elle est logique, argumentée, implacable.
Pas de grandes aventures, pas de robots, pas de house opéra, mais un Asimov tout en finesse à découvrir ou re-découvrir.
Originally titled "Banquets of the Black Widowers" (1984)
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Randall decided to stop for one on draught before returning. Presently he found himself explaining to the proprietor just why the reform amalgamation would never turn out the city machine. He recalled, as he left the place, his original intention. When he got back to their apartment, laden with beer and assorted cold cuts, Cynthia was up and making domestic noises in the kitchen. " He kissed her before he put down the packages. " VI "Not really. But I would rather you had left a note. " "Suds and cold cuts.
Randall conceded that it did things for her dressing table. "If you want a glass like that, honey, I'll get one for you. But this isn't ours. I suppose I'd better call up somebody and tell 'em to take it back. " "They took it off, I think. " He grinned at her indulgently. "You like it, don't you? " It was a beautiful mirror; the silvering was well-nigh perfect and the glass was air-clear. She felt as if she could push her hand through it. He went to sleep, when they turned in, a little more readily than she did-the nap, no doubt.
Ten minutes of standing and looking at her with nothing more constructive to do than biting his nails left him too nervous to continue the occupation. He went out to the kitchen and removed a bottle of rye from the top shelf from which he poured a generous three fingers into a water glass. He looked at the amber stuff for a moment, then poured it down the sink, and went back VII into the bedroom. She was still the same. It suddenly occurred to him that he had not given Potbury the address. He dashed into the kitchen and snatched the phone.
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