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So I didn’t like the man. Without pre-empting events, I would still like to say at this point that the first thing I thought when I heard that Cato Hammer was dead a few hours later was that he hadn’t been such a terrible person after all, in spite of everything. ‘Don’t get so agitated,’ he said to the raging fury. ‘You create distance between people, Kari Thue. Muslims are not the same as Islamists. The world is not like that. You divide us up into —’ ‘Idiot,’ she snapped. ‘I’ve never said or implied anything of the kind.

The gossip had caught on, and was well on the way to becoming the truth. Strangers were chatting to each other. The train became less and less Norwegian as it climbed towards the high mountains. People were sharing their sandwiches and fetching coffee for each other. One person thought they knew something they had heard from someone they knew, and a girl of about twenty-five had definitely heard that somebody she went to school with who now worked in the royal protection team was actually going to Bergen this week.

It’s not just that there’s a hurricane blowing, they say the snow is worse than anyone up here has seen before. ’ He thought for a moment. ‘Freezing cold,’ I suggested. I put the glass down on the floor. Released the brake on my chair and nodded briefly to the doctor before setting off slowly. He didn’t take the hint. ‘We can go and sit over here,’ he suggested, trotting after me with two glasses of red wine in his hands in the hope that I might change my mind. ’ I gave up and parked by the window as he suggested.

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