Author: Oleg Korionov
Translation: Olga Kuzmina
Page 69 ( 6 pages)
Summary: One man's trash is another's treasure.
Shneller the violinist loved trash.
He would dig through the dumpsters and fish out all kinds of odds and ends to bring home – from boutonnieres to tin soldiers.
Every treasure Shneller found had some sort of defect: a porcelain doll with no arms, a brooch with a broken clasp, a cracked vase.
But if all of Shneller’s finds had been in sparkling, perfect condition, who would have thought to throw them away?
Some live off the trash business: they find things, fix them, and pass them on.
Shneller wasn’t like that. He loved the very process of it: the anticipation of the “excavation,” the “excavation” itself, and – if he was lucky – the treasure.
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