"Boy" continued to move on the West, leaving on the right curling waves of the Smoky sea. Often shuddered, the soil from
heavy far blows fluctuated. Flaws brought clouds of a grey fog - a radioactive dust and steams. Behind horizon, having left in
the crimson sky, the monstrous column of a smoke hanging over a muzzle of a storming uranium copper terribly roared. There
were every second formed transuranidy: arose tiny nests in which prompt chain process began - the small nuclear bomb with
a trotyl equivalent in some tens tons blew up. In field-glasses the enormous cloud seemed penetrated in hundreds flashes.
The natural uranium copper in hundreds kilometres in a diameter raged and bubbled in thousand explosions.
- Interesting place, - Dauge spoke. - it is difficult to imagine that would happen, there will be no there a large quantity of the
various impurity absorbing neutrons. Continuously operating nuclear bomb in weight in hundred millions tons! It was really
terrible place. In a smoky wall mysterious lilac strips of dazzling pulsing light - vspuchivalsja sometimes flashed, the fountain of
a shone dust flied up to the low sky. Acoustic protection did not rescue from a powerful roar in spetskostjumah.
Once the heavy bluish-black cloud has crept out of a smoky wall and has swept on plain directly on the conveyor. Jumping
in the hatch. Bulls has had time to notice, how over Golconda the dazzling dark blue glow has flashed. Ermakov the
conveyor away has moved, but the cloud has caught up with it, has pulled hard. Hard blows have begun to patter on the
reservation - the cloud bore with itself fragments of a stone, a sand heap.
The arrow in the thermometer has flied up to four hundred. On the screen have begun to jump, as then, in desert, shaggy
balls of fireballs, images were deformed.
Then the screen has gone blind. Ermakov has stopped the car, and all long motionlessly sat, listening to rustles, to chirring of
counters of radiation, to blows of own heart. The cloud has left. Having got out of "Boy", they have seen its creeping away
for horizon towards a mountain ridge.