Chuye^.n Do^ng Da`i
 

Lo+`i que^ go'p nha(.t do^ng da`i
Mua vui cu~ng ddu+o+.c mo^.t va`i tro^'ng canh
 

(NGUYE^~N DU)

 

 

 

CU. PHAN KHO^I\... BA'O MO^.NG!
 

NGUYE^N THANH
8/20/2001 - SAIGON USA NEWS

 


 

A'c thay vu. tru+o+?ng Hoa`ng Co+
DDi.nh bo? chie^'n hu+~u bo+ vo+ trong tu`!
(Tho+ Nguye^n Thanh la`m theo the^? "Bu't Tre`")

 


 

NHU+~NG CHINH PHU\...
XA^'U SO^' NHA^'T LI.CH SU+? VIE^.T NAM!



Sa'ng thu+' Ba?y 18 tha'ng 8 na(m 2001; mo^.t ddo^`ng nghie^.p ba^'t tha^`n ghe' tha(m cho bie^'t ca^`n pha?i ddi Sacramento dde^? gia?i quye^'t co^ng chuye^.n trong vo`ng mo^.t tie^'ng ddo^`ng ho^`, va` se~ tro+? ve^` San Jose lie^`n ngay sau ddo', ro^`i ru? Nguye^n Thanh to^i ddi theo cho+i cho co' ba.n do.c ddu+o+`ng xa dde^? anh ta ddo+~ co^ ddo+n va` buo^`n ngu?, rie^ng to^i se~ ddo+~ nhu+'c dda^`u sau nhie^`u tua^`n le^~ vie^'t ho+n chu.c ba`i ba'o qua' da`i vo+'i no^.i dung qua' muo^.n phie^`n\. Nghe cu~ng co' ly', va` nha^'t la` vo+'i ba?n ti'nh tro+`i sinh hay nhe. da., Nguye^n Thanh to^i ddo^`ng y' ro^`i ke'o ba` xa? ddi theo ngu+o+`i ba.n, dde^? hai vo+. cho^`ng co' di.p ro+`i xa vu`ng kho^ng khi' ddang ngo^.t nga.t tu+` ho+n ca? tha'ng nay\.

 

Trong chuye^'n ddi kho^ng du+. ti'nh tru+o+'c na`y, Nguye^n Thanh ba^'t ngo+` ga(.p mo^.t ngu+o+`i quen kho^ng tha^n, dda~ mo^.t la^`n tu+` Hoa Ky` tro+? ve^` la.i Vie^.t Nam, hoa.t ddo^.ng cho^'ng co^.ng, bi. chi'nh quye^`n co^.ng sa?n Vie^.t Nam ba('t va` giam tu` nhie^`u na(m! Te^n tuo^?i cu?a ngu+o+`i na`y ne^'u no'i ra cha('c ha^`u he^'t mo.i ngu+o+`i Vie^.t Nam o+? ha?i ngoa.i dde^`u bie^'t\.

 

O^NG TA TUY\...


...kho^ng pha?i la` ddoa`n vie^n cu?a MA(.T TRA^.N QUO^'C GIA THO^'NG NHA^'T GIA?I PHO'NG VIE^.T NAM, go.i ta('t la` Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ Minh, “ni'ch nem” la` Ma(.t Tra^.n Kha'ng Chie^'n, ta^'m bi`nh phong cu?a dda?ng VIE^.T TA^N (xin quy' ddo^.c gia? ddu+`ng lie^n tu+o+?ng dde^'n dda?ng TA^N VIE^.T, nguye^n la` tie^`n tha^n cu?a dda?ng Co^.ng Sa?n DDo^ng Du+o+ng, cha dde? ra dda?ng Co^.ng Sa?n Vie^.t Nam sau na`y), dda.o die^~n va` la` cha ddo+~ dda^`u cu?a ca'c to^? chu+'c Lie^n Minh Vie^.t Nam Tu+. Do, Ho^.i Chuye^n Gia, DDoa`n Thanh Nie^n Phan Bo^.i Cha^u, Tuo^?i Tre? Le^n DDu+o+`ng, Tha('p Sa'ng Nie^`m Tin...;

NHU+NG NGU+O+`I NA`Y\...


...dda~ ga(.p go+~ vi` o+? tu` chung nhie^`u na(m vo+'i ca'c tu` nha^n go^'c ddoa`n vie^n cu?a MA(.T TRA^.N bi`nh phong cu?a dda?ng VIE^.T TA^N (mo^.t la^`n nu+~a, xin quy' ddo^.c gia? ddu+`ng lie^n tu+o+?ng dde^'n dda?ng TA^N VIE^.T, nguye^n la` tie^`n tha^n cu?a dda?ng Co^.ng Sa?n DDo^ng Du+o+ng) va` co' qua' nhie^`u “ni'ch nem” va` nhie^`u to^? chu+'c ngoa.i vi no'i tre^n!

 

Ba(`ng mo^.t gio.ng dda^`y ba^'t ma?n va` khinh mie^.t, ngu+o+`i cu+.u tu` nha^n la^~m lie^.t na`y dda~ ke^? cho Nguye^n Thanh to^i nghe nhu+~ng no^~i kho^? ddau, thie^'u tho^'n, be^.nh ta^.t, ta`n ta., va` tuye^.t vo.ng cu?a NHU+~NG TU` NHA^N GO^'C DDOA`N VIE^N cu?a MA(.T TRA^.N co' nhie^`u “ni'ch nem” kha'c nhau no'i tre^n\.

 

Nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i ddu+o+ng kim tu` nha^n na`y; cu`ng vo+'i NHU+~NG CU+.U TU` NHA^N GO^'C DDOA`N VIE^N cu?a MA(.T TRA^.N dda~ ddu+o+.c pho'ng thi'ch nhu+ng co`n ke.t ta.i Vie^.t Nam, kho^ng ddu+o+.c ddi ra ngoa.i quo^'c, vi` kho^ng co' quo^'c ti.ch cu?a dde^. nhi. quo^'c gia; dde^`u la` nhu+~ng ddoa`n vie^n tie^`n phong qua? ca?m, ngay tu+` buo^?i ban dda^`u so+ sinh, cu?a to^? chu+'c nhie^`u ngu.y trang va` tai tie^'ng MTQGTNGPVN\. Ho. dda~ tru+.c tie^'p tham gia va`o co^ng cuo^.c kha'ng chie^'n tu+` o+? “chie^'n khu Tha'i Lan”, hay bie^n gio+'i Ha. La`o, hoa(.c co^ng ta'c dda^'u tranh trong quo^'c no^.i; dda~ tha^'t tra^.n hay tha^'t the^' sa co+ bi. Vie^.t Co^.ng ba('t giam tu` dda`y kho^? a?i nhie^`u na(m! Va` ddau ddo+'n thay! Ho. HOA`N TOA`N BI. “CO^' Y'” CHO^'I BO? VA` LA~NG QUE^N bo+?i “va`i la~nh dda.o” MA(.T TRA^.N QUO^'C GIA THO^'NG NHA^'T GIA?I PHO'NG VIE^.T NAM va` dda?ng VIE^.T TA^N\. Ho. la` NHU+~NG CON NGU+O+`I KHO^'N KHO^? NHA^'T THE^' GIAN! Ho. so^'ng trong ho+`n tu?i, ua^'t ha^.n va` bo+ vo+, gio^'ng nhu+ nhu+~ng linh ho^`n cu?a nhu+~ng lie^.t si~ chie^'n hu+~u - ke^? ca? chie^'n hu+~u chu? ti.ch cu?a ho. - dda~ che^'t, cu~ng trong ho+`n tu?i, ua^'t ha^.n va` bo+ vo+; vi` sau khi vi. quo^'c vong tha^n ma` vong linh ho. va^~n co`n hoang mang, kho^ng ro~ vi` ly' do gi` la.i bi. ca^'m kho^ng ddu+o+.c xa'c nha^.n suo^'t ho+n mu+o+`i bo^'n na(m da`i! No'i the^m mo^.t la^`n nu+~a cho chi'nh xa'c:

 

HO., NHU+~NG LIE^.T SI~ - VA` NHU+~NG TU` NHA^N HAY CU+.U TU` NHA^N - GO^'C MTQGTNGPVN VA` DDA?NG VIE^.T TA^N, LUO^N CA? PHO' DDE^` DDO^'C HOA`NG CO+ MINH, CHU? TI.CH SA'NG LA^.P CU?A HO., LA` - NHU+~NG CHINH PHU LIE^.T SI~ KHO^'N KHO^?, XA^'U SO^', BA.C PHA^.N, TU?I HO+`N, VA` UA^'T HA^.N NHA^'T - TRONG HA`NG HA`NG LO+'P LO+'P CHINH PHU LIE^.T SI~ SUO^'T DO`NG LI.CH SU+? MA^'Y NGA`N NA(M BA^'T KHUA^'T, LA^~M LIE^.T, CAN TRU+O+`NG, VA` HA`O HU`NG CU?A DA^N TO^.C VIE^.T NAM\?

 

Ngu+o+`i cu+.u tu` nha^n la^~m lie^.t na`y cho Nguye^n thanh to^i bie^'t, ke^? tu+` khi ddu+o+.c pho'ng thi'ch va` tru.c xua^'t ve^` la.i Hoa Ky`, o^ng ta dda~ nhie^`u la^`n nha('c nho+? ca'c ca^'p la~nh dda.o cu?a nhu+~ng con ngu+o+`i co`n ddang ke'o le^ kie^'p so^'ng kho^'n kho^? nha^'t tra^`n gian ddo', ra(`ng:

 

“Ha~y ti`m ca'ch tie^'p te^' va` giu'p ddo+~ ca'c ddoa`n vie^n MTQGTNGPVN va` dda?ng VIE^.T TA^N cu?a ho., vi` nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i na`y dda~ lo+~ da.i nghe theo lo+`i ho. ddi kha'ng chie^'n, hoa(.c ve^` la.i co^ng ta'c ta.i quo^'c no^.i, va` bi. sa co+ trong tay gia(.c! NE^'U KHO^NG VI` TRA'CH NHIE^.M THI` CU~NG NE^N VI` NHA^N DDA.O MA` LA`M!”\.

 

The^' nhu+ng\... “va`i la~nh dda.o” MA(.T TRA^.N QUO^'C GIA THO^'NG NHA^'T GIA?I PHO'NG VIE^.T NAM va` DDA?NG VIE^.T TA^N dda~ tha?n nhie^n TU+` CHO^'I THI HA`NH CA? TRA'CH NHIE^.M LA^~N NHA^N DDA.O!

 

Nhu+~ng ddie^`u ddu+o+.c vie^'t tre^n dda^y, hoa`n toa`n do Nguye^n Thanh tha^.t su+. ti`nh co+` chi'nh tai mi`nh nghe ke^? la.i tu+` mie^.ng cu?a mo^.t ngu+o+`i, dda~ tu+` Hoa Ky` tro+? ve^` Vie^.t Nam hoa.t ddo^.ng cho^'ng co^.ng, bi. chi'nh quye^`n co^.ng sa?n Vie^.t Nam ba('tÝ giam tu` nhie^`u na(m, va` bi. tru.c xua^'t tro+? ve^` la.i Hoa Ky` sau khi ma?n ha.n tu`! Nguye^n Thanh to^i cha(?ng nhu+~ng kho^ng he^` the^m tha('t ba^'t cu+' mo^.t chi tie^'t na`o, ma` tra'i la.i, co`n to'm ta('t va` gia^'u bo+'t mo^.t so^' chi tie^'t dde^? giu+? ki'n ly' li.ch cu?a ngu+o+`i cu+.u tu` nha^n la^~m lie^.t ddo'\. Tuy ra(`ng Nguye^n Thanh kho^ng he^` nha^.n ddu+o+.c su+. ye^u ca^`u pha?i giu+~ ki'n ly' li.ch cu?a ngu+o+`i ke^? chuye^.n, nhu+ng tu+. y' Nguye^n Thanh to^i dda~ “ca^?n ta('c vo^ u+u”, dde^? tra'nh kho?i pha?i chu+'ng kie^'n the^m mo^.t ma`n “sa't nha^n die^.t kha^?u”, va` cu~ng dde^? kho?i pha?i nga^.m ngu`i nhu+ dda~ va` ddang nga^.m ngu`i cho so^' kie^'p cu?a vo+. cho^`ng Tu' Rua-Le^ Trie^'t va` DDa.m Phong cu`ng nhie^`u ngu+o+`i kha'c nu+~a!

 

Nguye^n Thanh cu~ng u+o+'c mong ra(`ng, ddu+`ng vi` ca'i ta'nh\... to` le cu?a mi`nh la` hay nghe dda^u ke^? ddo', khie^'n cho vi` ca^u chuye^.n thu+o+ng ta^m va` ba^'t nha^~n na`y ma` pha?i bi. ngu+o+`i ta tha'ch thu+'c ra tru+o+'c die^~n dda`n co^ng lua^.n, ma^'t co^ng Nguye^n Thanh to^i pha?i la`m phie^`n dde^'n mo^.t Kinh Kha tho+`i dda.i, mo^.t ngu+o+`i tu+`ng que^n ma^'t ha.nh phu'c cu?a rie^ng mi`nh, dda~ mo^.t la^`n tro+? ve^` vo+'i u+o+'c mo+ vie^'t la.i trang li.ch su+? co`n thie^'u nhu+~ng do`ng Da^n Chu? va` Tu+. Do cho Da^n To^.c\. Va? la.i, ta'nh Nguye^n Thanh to^i kho^ng thi'ch ddo^i co\.

 

DDo^`ng tho+`i, Nguye^n Thanh cu~ng tha^`m ca^`u Tro+`i kha^'n Pha^.t cho kho^ng vi` mo^.t chuye^'n rong cho+i cuo^'i tua^`n xa? ho+i, ma` pha?i va'c “xi` li'p binh ba'ch” ra tru+o+'c ba to`a quan lo+'n, trong mo^.t vu. “Ma(.t Tra^.n TO^.I DDO^` DA^N TO^.C kie^.n ba'o chi' - la^`n thu+' hai”!

 

Vo^ phu'c dda'o tu.ng ddi`nh! Me. Nguye^n Thanh va^~n thu+o+`ng no'i ca^u na`y khi co`n sinh tie^`n cho ddu+'a con co' ma'u me^ la`m ba'o tu+` nhu+~ng nga`y co`n tho+ nghe\. Thu+a Me.! Con kho^ng que^n lo+`i Me. da.y, nhu+ng nhu+ mo^.t ngu+o+`i bi. “ma('c dda`ng du+o+'i”, tai con ddang nghe va(ng va(?ng tie^'ng ai\... nu+?a nhu+ thu'c giu.c nu+?a nhu+ nha('c tuo^`ng:

 

"NE^'U ANH KHO^NG NO'I! AI NO'I?"
"BA^Y GIO+` KHO^NG NO'I! BAO GIO+`?"\.

 

oOo

 

Hai mu+o+i bo^'n na(m sau
Ti`nh co+` dda^'t kha'ch la.i ga(.p nhau

 

Sau mo^.t chuye^'n rong cho+i ra kho?i tha`nh pho^', ddi.nh xa? ho+i nhu+ng cuo^'i cu`ng\... “ho+i” thi` chu+a xa? he^'t ma` khi' ua^'t thi` la.i cha^'t the^m dda^`y! Nguye^n Thanh va` “ddo^`ng bo.n” tro+? ve^` khi ma(.t tro+`i mu`a He` va^~n co`n ru+.c ro+~ cho'i chang, nhu+ co^' nu+o+'ng the^m cho cha'y khe't ca'i Thung Lu~ng Hoa Va`ng ddang trong ho^`i bi. cu+o+`ng ha`o a'c ba' qua^.y\... tan na't to+i bo+`i! Xa lo^. 680 nghe.t cu+'ng ddu? mo.i loa.i xe, cha('c pha?i ca^`n co' mo^.t tra^.n cuo^`ng phong tho^?i bay ddi bo+'t va`i nga`n xe mo+'i tha^'y ddu+o+.c ma(.t ddu+o+`ng! Mu`i kho'i xe, mu`i xa(ng, mu`i khe't na('ng, ho`a cu`ng mu`i vi. dda('ng cay cu?a ca^u chuye^.n thu+o+ng ta^m ve^` “nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i tu` nha^n cu?a lu+o+ng ta^m” co`n la?ng dda?ng trong dda^`u, la`m cho ba^`u kho^ng khi' trong xe the^m a?m dda.m ra^`u ra^`u! Ba ngu+o+`i chu'ng to^i tre^n xe cu`ng “nga^.m ba'nh cam” im la(.ng kho^ng no'i chuye^.n vo+'i nhau suo^'t mo^.t qua?ng ddu+o+`ng da`i\. To^i ddoa'n ca? hai ngu+o+`i kia, ba` xa? to^i va` ba.n to^i, cu`ng ddang nghi~ ve^` mo^.t chuye^.n\... nhu+ to^i! Cuo^'i cu`ng ngu+o+`i ba.n to^i, ta'c gia? cu?a chuye^'n ddi xa? ho+i nhu+ng ba^'t tha`nh, le^n tie^'ng tru+o+'c:


“Anh Nguye^n Thanh a`! Ca^u chuye^.n ma` anh vu+`a mo+'i nghe ho^`i na?y la` ca^u chuye^.n ma` to^i dda~ tu+`ng nghe ha`ng ma^'y chu.c la^`n ro^`i\. Cu+' mo^~i la^`n ga(.p nhau la` anh ta la.i ddem ca^u chuye^.n ddo' ra dde^? no'i\. To^i nghi~ la` anh ta, tuy kho^ng pha?i la` ngu+o+`i thuo^.c MTQGTNGPVN, nhu+ng vi` so^'ng ga^`n, tha^'y ro~\... hi`nh a?nh thu+o+ng ta^m, kho^'n kho^? va` tuye^.t vo.ng cu?a nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i ddoa`n vie^n MTQGTNGPVN trong bao nhie^u na(m da`i tu` to^.i, ma` kho^ng giu'p ddo+~ gi` ddu+o+.c cho ho. sau khi ve^` la.i Hoa Ky`, bo+?i su+. pha?n bo^.i va` quay lu+ng mo^.t ca'ch ta`n nha^~n cu?a nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i ddang la~nh dda.o MTQGTNGPVN\. Do ddo', anh ta bi. a'm a?nh na(.ng, ne^n he^~ co' di.p ga(.p ai la` anh ta ddem chuye^.n ddo' ra no'i cho vo+i bo+'t trong lo`ng!”\.

 

To^i tra? lo+`i:
“DDo' la` no^~i kho^? ta^m, la` nie^`m ba^'t ha.nh, va` cu~ng la` ma^`m mo^'ng de^~ ga^y nguy hie^?m cho ba?n tha^n cu?a mo^.t ngu+o+`i thuo^.c loa.i “l’homme qui en savait trop”, tu+'c “ngu+o+`i bie^'t qua' nhie^`u” nhu+ng\... ba^'t lu+.c! To^i vu+`a xo't xa cho nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i co`n ddang o+? trong tu` be^n kia bo+` Tha'i Bi`nh Du+o+ng, nhu+ng cu~ng vu+`a lo cho an nguy cu?a ngu+o+`i cu+.u tu` nha^n o+? be^n na`y bo+`\. DDo+`i anh ta dda~ tan ta'c qua' nhie^`u ro^`i!”\.

 

To^i ve^` dde^'n nha` khi pho^' chu+?a le^n dde`n\. Do.c ddu+o+`ng ca^u chuye^.n tro^i qua nhie^`u dde^` ta`i, nhu+ng du+ a^m ca^u chuye^.n ve^` nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i tu` bi. la~nh dda.o cho^'i bo? kho' phai! DDoa.n ddu+o+`ng kho^ng da`i, nhu+ng xe cha.y cha^.m va` khi' tro+`i oi bu+'c, ne^n du` trong xe ma'y la.nh mo+? to^'i dda ma` va^~n tha^'y me^.t nhoa`i\. Ba` xa? to^i su+'c kho?e chu+a hoa`n toa`n bi`nh phu.c sau mo^.t tai na.n xe ho+i mo+'i tro+? ve^` tu+` ddi.a ngu.c, ngu+o+`i dda`n ba` lu'c na`o cu~ng tin cho^`ng mi`nh la`m ddu'ng, ddi tha(?ng va`o pho`ng ta('m go^.i ro^`i le^n giu+o+`ng ngu? la^'y la.i su+'c\. To^i ru+?a ma(.t cho ti?nh ta'o dde^? ngo^`i va`o ba`n computer, ddi.nh bu.ng se~ ba('t dda^`u vie^'t Chuye^.n Do^ng Da`i cho so^' ba'o ma` quy' vi. ddang ca^`m tre^n tay, so+. ca^u chuye^.n mo+'i ddu+o+.c nghe\... dde^? la^u cu+'t tra^u tha`nh bu`n!

 

Mo^.t con cu ngo'i tu+` dda^u xa` xuo^'ng dda^.u tre^n lan can ngoa`i hie^n tru+o+'c ba`n la`m vie^.c cu?a Nguye^n Thanh to^i, bo^~ng nhie^n ca^'t tie^'ng ga'y co^ ddo+n va` tra'i mu`a\. Tie^'ng cu ga'y la`m cho to^i nho+' dde^'n hai ca^u ca dao thu+o+`ng nghe nhu+~ng ba` me. con ru tu+` ho^`i co`n nho?: cu ke^u ba tie^'ng cu ke^u, cho mau dde^'n Te^'t du+.ng ne^u a(n che`! Ro^`i tu+` chu+~ Te^'t trong hai ca^u ca dao na`y, ca'i ky' u+'c loa.n xa` nga^`u cu?a to^i la.i lo^i ke'o to^i ve^` vo+'i ma^'y ca^u tho+ cuo^'i trong ba`i tho+ Xua^n tuye^.t die^.u, do Che^' Lan Vie^n sa'ng ta'c, khi o^ng co`n thu+.c su+. la` thi si~:

 

...Co' mo^.t ngu+o+`i nghe`o kho^ng bie^'t Te^'t
Mang li` chie^'c a'o ddo^. thu ta`n !
Co' ddu+'a tre? tho+ kho^ng bie^'t kho'c
Vo^ ti`nh bo^~ng no^?i tie^'ng cu+o+`i ran !
Chao o^i ! mong nho+' ! O^i mong nho+' !
Mo^.t ca'nh chim thu la.c cuo^'i nga`n

 

Va`i co+n gio' ma't ba'o hie^.u mo^.t ta` huy ddang da^`n to+'i, len qua cu+?a so^? nhe` nhe. lu`a va`o tra`n nga^.p ca(n pho`ng to^i ddang ngo^`i\. To^i kho^ng co`n cu+o+~ng no^~i vo+'i co+n buo^`n ngu? ddang len le'n phu? chu.p la^'y ho^`n to^i\. To^i thie^'p ddi trong gia^'c ngu? cha^.p cho+`n o+? tu+ the^' ngo^`i\... ngu? ga^.t!

 

oOo

 

Mo^.t cu. gia` da'ng nho? nha('n ga^`y go` nhu+ng cu+o+ng nghi., vo+'i ca(.p ma('t sa'ng va` nghie^m trang nhu+ng thi?nh thoa?ng va^~n lo'e le^n nhu+~ng tia tu+` a'i; kho^ng bie^'t ba(`ng lo^'i na`o, dda~ va`o be^n trong nha`, du` lo^'i va`o building co' cu+?a an toa`n vo+'i chi`a kho'a dda(.c bie^.t, va` cu+?a pho`ng va^~n co`n ddo'ng chu+a mo+? cho^'t, dde^'n ddu+'ng be^n ca.nh ba`n vie^'t la('c nhe. vai Nguye^n Thanh:
- E^! Tha(`ng be', ke^u re'o ta dde^'n ro^`i ngu? sao\?

 

“Na(m bo' mi'” ro^`i ma` co`n bi. go.i la` tha(`ng be', Nguye^n Thanh to^i ho+i no^?i gia^.n\. Tuy nhie^n, nhi`n dde^'n gu+o+ng ma(.t co' tha^`n cu?a o^ng cu., va? la.i, tha^'y o^ng cu. cu~ng co' ve? gia` nua tuo^?i ta'c dda'ng ba^.c cha chu', ne^n Nguye^n Thanh ra'ng da(`n bu.ng ro^`i di.u gio.ng:
- O^ng la` ai\? To^i ke^u re'o o^ng\? Hay o^ng ke^u re'o to^i\? La`m sao o^ng va`o dda^y ddu+o+.c\? Sao o^ng kho^ng ke^u to^i mo+? cu+?a\? O^ng ca^`n gi` to^i\?

 

O^ng cu. cha^'p tay sau ddi't ddi to+'i ddi lui\... tho+? da`i su+o+`n su+o+.t:
- Me. kie^'p! Tha(`ng be', ma`y ho?i gi` ma` la('m the^'! Ta la` ca'i ngu+o+`i ma` tha(`ng be' ma`y muo^'n ga(.p\... trong mo^.ng\. Chi'nh tha(`ng be' ma`y ke^u re'o ta tre^n ba'o, cho+' kho^ng pha?i ta ke^u re'o tha(`ng be' ma`y\. Ta muo^'n va`o thi` va`o, muo^'n ddi thi` ddi, kho^ng ca^`n pha?i ke^u ai mo+? cu+?a\. Co`n chuye^.n ca'i cu+?a an toa`n cu?a building, ddo^'i vo+'i ta\... chi? la` chuye^.n nho?\. Tha(`ng be' ma`y ca^`n ta chu+' ta kho^ng ca^`n gi` o+? tha(`ng be' ma`y\. Nghe ro~ chu+a\? Ba^y gio+` kho^ng ca^`n nu+~a thi` ta ddi\...

No'i xong mo^.t tho^i da`i, o^ng cu. vu+`a lu+?ng thu+?ng ddi ve^` phi'a cu+?a ca'i vu+`a nga^m nga hai ca^u tho+ ba(`ng mo^.t gio.ng mie^`n Trung pha Ba('c ho+i na(.ng:

 

Hai mu+o+i bo^'n na(m sau
Ti`nh co+` dda^'t kha'ch la.i ga(.p nhau

 

DDang mo+ mo+ ma`ng ma`ng, nghe o^ng cu. no'i, ro^`i nghe hai ca^u trong ba`i tho+ Ti`nh Gia`, Nguye^n Thanh to^i gia^.t ba('n ngu+o+`i le^n nhu+\... ga'i ngo^`i pha?i co.c:
- O^` thi` ra la`\... cu. Phan Kho^i! Xin lo^~i cu., mo+`i cu. tro+? la.i\... cha'u ra^'t muo^'n ga(.p cu.! Ba^'t ngo+` qua' cha'u kho^ng bie^'t\... cu. la`\... cu.! Mo+`i cu. ngo^`i\. Da. thu+a cu. va^~n kho?e\? O+? tre^?n vui kho^ng cu.\?

 

O^ng cu. tu+` tu+` quay la.i, khoa't tay cha(.c lu+o+~i:
- Tha(`ng be' ma`y no'i na(ng gi` ma` lo^.n xo^.n qua'! The^' ma` cu~ng la`m chu? nhie^.m chu? bu't ca? chu.c to+` ba'o, tru+o+'c kia la.i co`n da'm ngo^`i ghe^' chu? to.a ba^`u cu+? Va(n Bu't! “Cu. la`\... cu.” la` ca'i cu?\... gi`\? Che^'t thi` kho?e the^' cho' na`o ddu+o+.c\. DDa~ kho?e thi`\... kho^ng che^'t! Ma` dda~ che^'t thi` kho^ng the^?\... co`n kho?e!  Va? la.i, khi co`n so^'ng thi` cu~ng so^'ng vo+'i bo.n co^.ng sa?n thi` la`m sao ma` kho?e\? Sao nha` ngu+o+i bie^'t ta o+? dda^u ma` du`ng chu+~ “tre^?n”\?

 

Bi. o^ng cu. va(.n cho mo^.t ho^`i, Nguye^n Thanh to^i ho+i que^, cu+' ngo^`i ddu+.c ma(.t ra nhu+\... trai tha^'y ga'i ma(.c qua^`n thu?ng ddi't, ma~i mo^.t lu'c sau mo+'i a^'p u'ng ba`o chu+~a:
- Cu. a.\... co' nhie^`u ngu+o+`i ddang kho?e ma`\... va^~n che^'t, nhu+ vo+. cho^`ng o^ng nha` ba'o Tu' Rua cha(?ng ha.n\. Co`n nhie^`u ngu+o+`i kha'c ddang co`n so^'ng nhu+ng la.i muo^'n che^'t ddi cho kho?e, cha(?ng ha.n nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i quanh na(m suo^'t tha'ng cu+' be^.nh re^` re^`; hoa(.c nhu+~ng Nghi~a Binh ddi theo kha'ng chie^'n sa co+ bi. ddi.ch ba('t nho^'t trong lao tu`, dda`y a?i suo^'t ho+n mu+o+`i ma^'y na(m, dda~ the^' co`n bi. la~nh dda.o cu?a to^? chu+'c mi`nh cho^'i bo? kho^ng tie^'p te^', kho^ng cu+'u giu'p, kho^ng nhi`n nha^.n! Co`n cha'u du`ng chu+~ “tre^?n” la` ta.i vi` cha'u ddoa'n ra(`ng\... nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i to^'t nhu+ cu.\... khi che^'t cha('c the^' na`o cu~ng tha`nh Tha^`n\. Ma` Tha^`n thi` pha?i o+? tre^n thie^n dda`ng\.

 

O^ng cu. la('c dda^`u:
- Tha(`ng be' ma`y ke^? cu~ng be?m me'p! No'i thi` no'i va^.y chu+' tha^.t ra ta cu~ng tha^'y khoe kho?e\... ke^? tu+` sau nga`y ta li`a bo? ca'i thie^n dda`ng co^.ng sa?n\. Co`n thie^n dda`ng thu+' thie^.t thi`, thu' tha^.t vo+'i tha(`ng be' ma`y chu+' ta cu~ng o+'n la('m\. Nga`y mo+'i\... tay ba('t chuo^`n chuo^`n, cha^n dda.p xi'ch lo^, ho^`n ve^`\... tre^?n, ta cu~ng tha^'y ngo^` ngo^. vui vui\. Nhu+ng chi? sau va`i ba bu+~a la` ta buo^`n muo^'n\... che^'t the^m la^`n nu+~a! Toa`n nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i nghie^m trang va` dda.o ma.o kho^ng ha` ne^n “bo ring” la('m! Do ddo', ta la`m ddo+n xin ddo^?i ddi thi` ddu+o+.c “o+? tre^?n” phong la`m Tha^`n Tu+. Do\. Na`y tha(`ng be' ma`y ddu+`ng co' la^`m ta vo+'i con me. Nu+~ Tha^`n Tu+. Do ca? ddo+`i cho^n cha^n o+? Nu+~u U+o+'c nhe'\. Ta kho^ng khoa'i Me~o ca'i dda^u\. DDa`n ba` gi` ma` tay cha^n pha?i \... va.ch lo^ng ra mo+'i tha^'y da, co' va`i cho^~ ki'n la.i cu+' muo^'n ho+? ra cho thie^n ha.\... the`m\. Ta la`m Tha^`n Tu+. Do co' nghi~a la` Tha^`n ma` kho^ng nha^'t thie^'t pha?i o+? tre^n thie^n dda`ng, muo^'n ddi dda^u thi` ddi\...

Tha^'y o^ng cu. co' ve? vu+`a co+?i vu+`a mo+?, Nguye^n Thanh be`n ti`m ca'ch pho?ng va^'n o^ng cu. cho ddu'ng chu+'c na(ng cu?a ngu+o+`i la`m ba'o:
 

- Thu+a cu.! Cu. co' bie^'t ca'i vu.\... ca'i vu.\... vu.\... Ma(.t Tra^.n\...

 

O^ng cu. cha(.n lo+`i Nguye^n Thanh to^i:
- Co' pha?i tha(`ng be' nha` ngu+o+i muo^'n ho?i ta ve^` ca'i vu.\... o^ng Cu+.u Pho' DDe^` DDo^'c Hoa`ng Co+ Minh, cu`ng ca'c lie^.t si~ dda~ tu+? tra^.n ngoa`i chie^'n tru+o+`ng tu+` ho+n mu+o+`i bo^'n na(m ve^` tru+o+'c, ma` ba^y gio+` mo+'i ddu+o+.c chi'nh thu+'c cho phe'p che^'t, va` la`m le^~ truy ddie^.u om so`m pha?i kho^ng\? Co' the^' ma` cu+' a^'p a a^'p u'ng nhu+ ga'i mo+'i ve^` nha` cho^`ng\.

 

Nguye^n Thanh ngu+o+.ng ngu`ng tra? lo+`i:
- Cu. cu~ng bie^'t ca'i vu. ddo' sao\? Mu+o+`i bo^'n na(m nay, ngu+o+`i ta gia^'u ki'n va` ddu.c phu` mo? ba^'t cu+' ai xa^`m xi` hay tha('c ma('c gi` ve^` nguo^`n tin ddo' ma` cu.\? La`m sao cu. bie^'t\?

 

- Ta bie^'t ta^'t ca?\. Ta bie^'t ai co`n ai ma^'t\? Ai ddang ta`n ta. tuye^.t vo.ng o+? trong tu`\? Ai ddu+o+.c tha? ra nhu+ng ddang le^ la dda^`u ddu+o+`ng xo' cho+.\... be^.nh ta^.t ddo'i ra'ch tu+`ng nga`y o+? Sa`i Go`n\? Ta co`n bie^'t luo^n ruo^.t gan cu?a “va`i la~nh dda.o” Ma(.t Tra^.n\... ta.i sao ngu+o+`i dda~ che^'t chu'ng ca^'m kho^ng cho chi'nh thu+'c che^'t\? Ta.i sao ngu+o+`i co`n so^'ng trong lao tu` co^.ng sa?n vi` sa co+\... chu'ng kho^ng chi.u tie^'p te^' va` thu+`a nha^.n ddoa`n vie^n cu?a mi`nh\? Ai ddang nga^.m ho+`n bo? na('m xu+o+ng ta`n co^'t ru.i trong bo^'n ngo^i mo^. hoang vo^ chu? trong khu ru+`ng tre o+? bie^n gio+'i Tha'i Lan\?...

 

- Ta.i sao\... to^? chu+'c chi'nh tri. gi` ma`\... a'c qua' va^.y cu.\?

 

- Co' gi` dda^u ma` kho' hie^?u\. Ta hie^?u tha(`ng be' nha` ngu+o+`i cu~ng bie^'t ro~ mu+o+`i mu+o+i ro^`i\... nhu+ng co`n la`m bo^. nga^y tho+ con ca' va`ng bu.ng phe^.! Ngu+o+i la'u la('m\... kho^ng muo^'n tu+. mi`nh no'i ra, ma` ddi.nh mu+o+.n mie^.ng ta cho ta mang tie^'ng oa'n! Tho^i cu~ng ddu+o+.c\... ta se~ no'i, nhu+ng ne^'u tu.i la~nh dda.o ta`n qua^n Ma(.t Tra^.n co' vi` va^.y ma` oa'n ta, ro^`i sai la^u la xuye^n ta.c hay chu.p mu~ ta, thi` nha` ngu+o+i pha?i ra tay be^nh vu+.c ta vo+'i nhe'! Tu.i Mafia ddo' a'c va` gian manh kho^ng ke'm gi` tu.i Vie^.t co^.ng o+? Ha` No^.i dda^u!

 

Na`y nhe'\... Ma^'y ca'i tha(`ng “sie^u la~nh tu.” co`n so't la.i cu?a Ma(.t Tra^.n Pho+?\... ca^`m dda^`u bo+?i tha(`ng em Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh\... chu'ng no' ngu da.i gi` ma` xa'c nha^.n so+'m ca'i che^'t cu?a tha(`ng anh Chu? Ti.ch Pho' DDe^` DDo^'c Hoa`ng Co+ Minh\...

 

- Ta.i sao va^.y cu.\?

 

- Thi` ye^n dde^? ta no'i\... na`y nhe'\... ne^'u xa'c nha^.n so+'m thi` mo.i ddoa`n vie^n ca'c ca^'p kha('p no+i trong ba(ng dda?ng se~ nhao nhao le^n ddo`i ba^`u chu? ti.ch mo+'i dde^? la~nh dda.o to^? chu+'c, ro^`i chu? ti.ch mo+'i se~ ba('t “vu. tru+o+?ng vu. ta`i cha'nh” tri`nh ba`y minh ba.ch so^? sa'ch chi thu dde^? ba`n giao cho “ta^n vu. tru+o+?ng vu. ta`i cha'nh” thi`\... la`m sao nuo^'t cho tro^i ddu+o+.c ca'i “nu'i tie^`n” quye^n go'p, va` nhu+~ng co+ so+? thu+o+ng ma.i ddang ho^`i pha't dda.t ddu+o+.c co+ chu+'\. The^' cho ne^n\... “tha(`ng em” cu+' gia^'u nhe.m dde^? kho^ng pha?i ba^`u ba'n gi` he^'t ca?\. Ngu+o+`i ngoa`i ai tha('c ma('c thi` sai la^u la dda'nh cho phu` mo?, ne^'u ca^`n thi`\... bi.t mie^.ng nhu+ vo+. cho^`ng Tu' Rua!

 

Co`n ngu+o+`i trong no^.i bo^. ma` to? y' nghi ngo+` thi` ga('n cho va`i to^.i vo+' va^?n ro^`i khai tru+`\... hoa(.c sai dda`n em la`m cho kho' chi.u\... ngo^.p tho+?, la`m cho e^ che^`\... nhu.c nha~ ma` tu+. y' ra\. Ro^`i cu+' khu+ khu+ ngo^`i o^m ca'i chu+'c “vu. tru+o+?ng vu. ta`i cha'nh” tu+. thu tu+. chi mi`nh e^n mo^.t ca'ch khie^m nhu+o+`ng nhu+ng be'o bo+?\... suo^'t mu+o+`i ma^'y na(m da`i\. Trong khi ddo', cu`ng vo+'i anh trai em ga'i\... tu+` tu+` khoan thai chuye^?n tie^`n cu?a to^? chu+'c qua tha`nh ta`i sa?n cu?a anh em nha` mi`nh\. DDo^`ng tho+`i bo^' thi' lu+o+ng tha'ng cho tha(`ng to^?ng vu. tru+o+?ng to^?ng vu. ha?i ngoa.i bu` nhi`n va` va`i tha(`ng em cao ca^'p tha^n ti'n kha'c, la^u la^u tru'ng ma'nh thi`\... “thu`m lu`m” cho chu'ng no' the^m chu't bo^?ng lo^.c\... ro^`i sai ba?o chu'ng no' ve^` Vie^.t Nam mo'c no^'i vo+'i nhu+~ng ke? dda~ gie^'t anh mi`nh\... ba('t a'p phe ba'n nu+o+'c buo^n da^n kie^'m the^m tie^`n\...

 

Tre^n ddo+`i na`y, tha(`ng be' ma`y co' tha^'y ai che^'t ma` bi. “nga^m to^m” la^u ba(`ng ca'i che^'t cu?a chu? ti.ch Hoa`ng Co+ Minh na`y kho^ng\? Va` tha(`ng be' ma`y co' tha^'y ai o^m ca'i chu+'c “vu. tru+o+?ng vu. ta`i cha'nh” la^u ba(`ng ca'i anh cha`ng “vu. tru+o+?ng” Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh na`y kho^ng\? Ba^y gio+`\... ta`i sa?n cu?a to^? chu+'c dda~ ta^?u ta'n he^'t ro^`i\... thi` ca'i chu+'c “vu. tru+o+?ng vu. ta`i cha'nh” vo+'i ca'i “ke't” tro^'ng ro^~ng cu~ng kho^ng co`n ca^`n thie^'t gi` nu+~a ma` pha?i li` lo+.m o^m cu+'ng the^m chi cho mang tie^'ng, do ddo' ngu+o+`i che^'t cu~ng kho^ng co`n ca^`n pha?i “ba('t so^'ng the^m” chi cho the^m ngu+o+.ng mo^~i la^`n bi. ho?i pha?i tra? lo+`i tre.o mie^.ng tre.o mo^`m\. Le^~ truy ddie^.u tra? no+. quy? tha^`n vi` va^.y ma` ddu+o+.c to^? chu+'c\... mo^.t la^`n cho ra?nh no+. vo+'i nha^n gian! To^.i cho nhu+~ng ddu+'a nga^y tho+ pha?i ro+i nhu+~ng\... gio.t le^. muo^.n ma`ng! Ke^? tu+` nay, ai muo^'n le^n la`m chu? ti.ch hay vu. tru+o+?ng vu. ta`i cha'nh dde^? ga'nh va'c ca'i cu?a no+. giu`m thi`\... qua ca'm o+n!

Tuy cu~ng dda~ tu+`ng co' nhu+~ng suy lua^.n ga^`n gio^'ng nhu+ nhu+~ng ddie^`u cu. Phan Kho^i vu+`a no'i, nhu+ng khi nghe cu. da^~n gia?i ra`nh ma.ch mo.i mu+u ddo^` gian a'c qua' tha^m hie^?m cu?a ba(ng nho'm Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh nhu+ the^', Nguye^n Thanh to^i kho^ng kho?i la^'y la`m kinh to+?m! Tha^'y cu. cu+' tra^`m nga^m qua' la^u, Nguye^n Thanh to^i pha?i le^n tie^'ng nha('c cu.:


- DDo' la` chuye^.n ve^` ngu+o+`i dda~ che^'t! Co`n chuye^.n ngu+o+`i ddang co`n so^'ng thi` sao ha? cu.\?

 

O^ng cu. tho+? da`i su+o+`n su+o+.t ro^`i cha('c lu+o+~i tra? lo+`i:
- Co`n chuye^.n ve^` ca'c ngu+o+`i dda~ ddi kha'ng chie^'n theo lo+`i ke^u go.i cu?a Ma(.t Tra^.n Pho+?\... nhu+ng co`n thoi tho'p so^'ng, va` ddang bi. giam ca^`m ddo.a dda`y, ddo'i ra'ch, so^'ng do+? che^'t do+?\... trong tay ddi.ch\... thi` ba(ng nho'm Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh co`n to? ra cu`ng hung cu+.c a'c ho+n nu+~a! Ma^'y ca'i tha(`ng “sie^u la~nh tu.” co`n so't la.i cu?a Ma(.t Tra^.n Pho+?\... kho^ng pha?i chi? cho^'i bo? ca'c “chie^'n hu+~u sa co+ trong tay gia(.c” kho^ng tho^i dda^u\. Mo^.t va`i chu.c ddo^ la mo^~i tha'ng dde^? cu+'u ma.ng “chie^'n hu+~u” thi` nha(`m nho` gi`\... so vo+'i ddo^'ng tie^`n ru+`ng ba.c be^? ma` chu'ng no' dda~ “ta^.u” ddu+o+.c, qua tro` “ho^ bie^'n”\... toa`n bo^. ta`i sa?n cu?a to^? chu+'c tha`nh ta`i sa?n cu?a gio`ng ho. Hoa`ng Co+! Ne^'u tha(`ng be' Nguye^n Thanh ngu+o+i va` ca'c ngu+o+`i “khinh bi? ghe^ to+?m” ca'i ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh ma` cu+' ga('n cho ba(ng nho'm cu?a chu'ng no' hai chu+~ “ba^`n tie^.n” thi` phu'c cho ta'm mu+o+i ddo+`i nha` chu'ng no'!

 

To^i ho+i nga.c nhie^n ne^n nga('t lo+`i cu. Phan Kho^i:
- Sao\... ky` va^.y cu.\? Bi. mang tie^'ng\... ba^`n tie^.n ma` la.i la`\... phu'c ta'm ddo+`i\... ky` va^.y\? “Phu'c” kie^?u ddo' thi` cha'u tha^'y\... tha` la` “vo^ phu'c” co`n su+o+'ng ho+n!

 

Cu. Phan Kho^i la('c dda^`u ngua^`y ngua^.y ho?i la.i to^i:
- Giu+~a bi. mang tie^'ng “ba^`n tie^.n” va` bi. ddo+`i ga'n to^.i\... “cu`ng hung cu+.c a'c”! Tha(`ng be' ngu+o+i tha^'y ca'i na`o\... nhe. ho+n\?

 

- Da.\... da.\... “ba^`n tie^.n” nhe. ho+n!

 

O^ng cu. cu+o+`i khoa'i tra':
- Kha`\... kha`\... kha`\... “voa la`”! Ai ma` chu+?i chu'ng ve^` to^.i “ba^`n tie^.n”, chu'ng se~ da^.p dda^`u ca'm o+n ngay! DDa^'y la` chu+a ke^?\... co' ngu+o+`i co`n nga^y tho+ cho ra(`ng chu'ng no'\... kho^ng co' tie^`n, tu+'c la` dda^u co'\... “ho^ bie^'n”\... toa`n bo^. ta`i sa?n cu?a to^? chu+'c tha`nh ta`i sa?n cu?a gio`ng ho. Hoa`ng Co+! Kho^'n na.n thu+.c\... chu'ng no' vu+`a die^~n ddu+o+.c tuo^`ng “kho^? nhu.c ke^'” dde^? nuo^'t ba.c cho tro^i, la.i thi ha`nh ddu+o+.c ke^' hoa.ch “cu`ng hung cu+.c a'c” la`\... sa't nha^n die^.t kha^?u!

 

La^`n na`y thi` Nguye^n Thanh to^i nga.c nhie^n thu+.c su+.:
- Cu. ba?o ca'i gi` la`\... sa't nha^n die^.t kha^?u\? Ho. ddang co`n so^'ng trong nha` tu` co^.ng sa?n ma`\...

 

Cu. Phan Kho^i ngu+ng cu+o+`i, nghie^m ma(.t ga(`n tu+`ng tie^'ng:
- Sa't nha^n die^.t kha^?u o+? Hoa Ky` hay o+? A^u Cha^u hoa(.c trong “chie^'n khu\... la'o” thi` chu'ng no' la`m nhie^`u ro^`i! DDa^'y mo+'i chi? la`\... “qua' a'c” ma` tho^i! Co`n “sa't nha^n die^.t kha^?u\... tu+` tu+`” o+? Vie^.t Nam thi` mo+'i la`\... “cu`ng hung cu+.c a'c”! Tha(`ng be' ngu+o+i nghe ro~ chu+a\?

 

Nguye^n Thanh to^i toa't mo^` ho^i:
- Da.\... ro~!

 

O^ng cu. cha^.m ra~i gia?i thi'ch the^m:
- Nghe ta no'i dda^y! Ngo^ Chi' Du~ng chi? bi. dde` dda^`u xuo^'ng\... chi'ch toa.ch mo^.t pha't, chu+a ki.p tro+.n ma('t mo^.t ca'i la` xong ddo+`i! Vo+. cho^`ng Tu' Rua chi? vu+`a ddie^'ng ngu+o+`i khi tha^'y hai ho.ng su'ng ke^` va`o la`\... ddoa`nh ddoa`nh ddoa`nh\... gu.c nga~ kho^ng mo^.t lo+`i tra(n tro^'i! DDa.m Phong ddang no'i chuye^.n vo+'i vo+. trong ddie^.n thoa.i, vo'i tay mo+? cu+?a khi co' chuo^ng reo, chu+a ki.p hie^?u ta.i sao ngu+o+`i go~ cu+?a nha` mi`nh la` ngu+o+`i quen ma` la.i chi?a su'ng va`o ngu+.c mi`nh thi`\... ta.ch ta.ch ta.ch\... lo^`ng ngu+.c vo+~ toang, ho^`n li`a kho?i xa'c, dda^`u o'c chu+a ki.p nha^.n ra ta.i sao\... ddao phu? ke^'t lie^~u ddo+`i mi`nh\... chi'nh la` tha(`ng ba.n thu+o+`ng nga`y va^~n qua la.i vo+'i mi`nh\. No^.i thu` nguy hie^?m la` va^.y! Ne^'u kho^ng tha^n va` kho^ng tin nhau thi` DDa.m Phong dda^u co' mo+? cu+?a, vi` ca? hai vo+. cho^`ng DDa.m Phong dda~ bie^'t tru+o+'c\... bo.n To^.i DDo^` Da^n To^.c ddang ri`nh ra^.p dde^? a'm ha.i mi`nh! La`m vie^.c o+? so+? ma` cu+' ca'ch mo^.t gio+` la.i go.i ve^` tha(m cho^`ng mo^.t la^`n\... thi` ddu? bie^'t ho. ca^?n tha^.n va` pho`ng bi. dde^'n chu+`ng na`o! Ngoa.i ddi.ch la`m sao dde^'n ga^`n ho. ddu+o+.c\? Ba`i ho.c “NO^.I THU`” lie^n tu.c die^~n ra ma^'y nga`n na(m tu+` ddo+`i An Du+o+ng Vu+o+ng Thu.c Pha'n ma` kho^ng ai chi.u thuo^.c\. Cha'n tha^.t!

 

No'i dde^'n dda^y, o^ng cu. im la(.ng mo^.t lu'c, chu+`ng nhu+ dde^? la^'y ho+i, ro^`i no'i tie^'p:
- Co`n nhu+~ng Kha'ng Chie^'n Qua^n dda~ thu+.c su+. ddi kha'ng chie^'n va` sa co+ bi. ddi.ch ba('t trong vu`ng bie^n gio+'i Ha. La`o, hay nhu+~ng ddoa`n vie^n dda~ ddu+o+.c Ma(.t Tra^.n go+?i ve^` co^ng ta'c trong quo^'c no^.i, va` bi. ba('t vi` tru'ng ke^' cu?a “ca'n bo^. ti`nh ba'o ha?i ngoa.i co^.ng sa?n” ca`i va`o trong bo^. chi? huy Ma(.t Tra^.n  thi` cu~ng se~ che^'t, nhu+ng kho^ng che^'t ngay ma`\... che^'t la^`n che^'t mo`n, che^'t ddo'i che^'t kha't, che^'t ddau che^'t ddo+'n, che^'t ua^'t che^'t ho+`n, che^'t be^.nh che^'t ta^.t, che^'t kho^ng ai kho'c, che^'t cha(?ng ai cho^n, che^'t kho^ng manh chie^'u, che^'t cha(?ng na^'m mo^`\... che^'t ddu? kie^?u che^'t nhu+ng kho^ng che^'t de^~ che^'t nhanh!

 

Mo^.t la^`n nu+~a to^i ca('t ngang lo+`i o^ng cu.:
- La`\... chie^'n hu+~u vo+'i nhau thi` thu` ha(`n gi` nhau ma` ho. la.i a'c vo+'i nhau dde^'n nhu+ va^.y\... thu+a cu.\? Cha'u tha^'y co' ddie^`u ho+i kho' hie^?u\?

 

Cu. Phan Kho^i cu+o+`i nha.t nheo ma('t ho?i la.i Nguye^n Thanh to^i:
- Tha(`ng be' Nguye^n Thanh ngu+o+i la` ke? tinh te^' la('m ma` sao\... cha^.m tie^u qua' va^.y\? Ta ho?i ngu+o+i\... Kha'ng chie^'n gi` ma` nga`y dde^m chi? tha^'y co' va`i “chie^'n hu+~u\... pho+?” cha.y to+'i cha.y lui trong tha`nh pho^' nhu+ cho' ma^'t chu?, va`i nga`y la.i tu. na(m tu'm ba a(n nha^.u trong ca'c nha` ha`ng qua'n nu+o+'c dde^? ho.p ba`n ke^' hoa.ch dda'nh pha' co^.ng ddo^`ng nha(`m\... “To^?ng No^?i Da^.y Ho`a Bi`nh”! Me. kie^'p\... cu+' mo^~i la^`n no'i dde^'n 5 ca'i chu+~ na`y thi` la.i tu+'c o'i ma'u, cu+' muo^'n tho` tay va`o tu'i qua^`n bo'p mo^.t ca'i cho\... che^'t the^m la^`n nu+~a, nhu+ng la.i so+. ddau ne^n tho^i! Ta ho?i ngu+o+i\... Kho^ng pha?i ta^'t ca? nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i va`o “chie^'n khu\... la'o” ddo' dde^`u che^'t hay bi. ddi.ch ba('t he^'t ca?\. Va^.y\... nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i co`n so^'ng tro+? ve^` dda^u ma^'t he^'t ro^`i ma` kho^ng bao gio+` tha^'y ai le^n tie^'ng\? DDi kha'ng chie^'n gia?i pho'ng que^ hu+o+ng, kho^ng ai la^'y tha`nh ba.i dde^? lua^.n anh hu`ng\. Do ddo', tu+` chie^'n khu tro+? ve^` la` mo^.t vinh du+.! The^' sao kho^ng co' ai ha~nh die^.n vo^~ ngu+.c nha^.n mi`nh la`\... cu+.u kha'ng chie^'n qua^n\? Va^~n bie^'t ra(`ng\... co^? lai chinh chie^'n ky? nha^n ho^`i, nhu+ng kho^ng co' nghi~a la`\... hoa`n toa`n kho^ng co' dde^'n mo^.t hay va`i ngu+o+`i ho^`i! Bom nguye^n tu+? no^? cu~ng chu+a cha('c dda~ ba`o la'ng he^'t mo.i ngu+o+`i ma`\.

 

- Sao la. va^.y cu.\?

 

- Co' gi` dda^u ma` la.! Co' “cu+.u kha'ng chie^'n qua^n” vi` tro't giao duye^n nha^`m tu+o+'ng cu+o+'p kie^m chuye^n vie^n bi.p bo+.m ne^n ngu+o+.ng ngu`ng im la(.ng chu+' kho^ng da'm tu+. ha`o va` cu~ng kho^ng ddu? can dda?m dde^? no'i le^n su+. tha^.t! Co' “cu+.u kha'ng chie^'n qua^n” ve^` dde^'n no+i ma` to? ve? ba^'t ma?n muo^'n phanh phui thi` bi. thi.t ma^'t tie^u trong bo'ng to^'i\... la`m sao le^n tie^'ng! Co' “cu+.u kha'ng chie^'n qua^n” chu+a ki.p no'i lo+`i na`o thi` toa`n gia dda~ bi. khu?ng bo^' ne^n cho.n gia?i pha'p \... im la(.ng la` va`ng! Co' cu+.u kha'ng chie^'n qua^n da'm no'i va` muo^'n no'i, nhu+ng cuo^.c ddo+`i dda~ qua' ta`n ta. la.i kho^ng co' phu+o+ng tie^.n, kho^ng bie^'t no'i vo+'i ai\? Va` no'i la`m sao cho ngu+o+`i ta tin\... tru+o+'c ha`ng ha`ng lo+'p lo+'p la^u la ho^~n nhu+ ga^'u va` du+~ nhu+ ba^`y lang so'i!
Hie^.n tu+o+.ng qua'i go+? na`y chu+'ng minh cho tha^'y\... ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh dda~ ra tay “bi.t mie^.ng” ba(`ng mo.i ca'ch va` ba(`ng mo.i gia'\... ta^'t ca? nhu+~ng ai dda~ tu+`ng va`o chie^'n khu kha'ng chie^'n tro+? ve^`! Ta bie^'t tru+o+'c chuye^.n gi` se~ xa?y ra sau khi tha(`ng be' nha` ngu+o+i dda(ng nhu+~ng lo+`i ta vu+`a no'i le^n ba'o\.

 

- Chuye^.n gi` se~ xa?y ra va^.y cu.\?

 

- Bo.n chu'ng, ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh se~ du+.ng the^m mo^.t tuo^`ng mo+'i, cho “binh to^m tu+o+'ng ca'” tha^n ti'n na`o ddo'\... ddo'ng vai “cu+.u kha'ng chie^'n qua^n”\. Nha^n va^.t “binh to^m tu+o+'ng ca'” ddo' se~\... “no'i to^'t” cho ba(ng nho'm chu'ng no' trong mo^.t vo+? tuo^`ng do chuye^n vie^n cu?a chu'ng no' gia`n du+.ng sa(~n\. Chu'ng no' se~ la`m ddie^`u ddo' dde^? chu+'ng minh ngu+o+.c la.i la`\... ta no'i sai, ro^`i nha^n ddo' se~ ma. li. ta la`\... Tha^`n do?m! Nhu+ng ma` ddu+`ng lo\... Thie^n vo~ng kho^i kho^i, so+ nhi ba^'t la^.u! Chu'ng no' ddu+a bao nhie^u “binh to^m tu+o+'ng ca'” ra thi` se~ tie^u ddo+`i ba^'y nhie^u tha(`ng!


Ba^y gio+` tro+? la.i chuye^.n ke^' hoa.ch “cu`ng hung cu+.c a'c” cu?a ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh\. Chu'ng no' cha(?ng nhu+~ng kho^ng he^` dde^'m xi?a cu+'u giu'p gi` cho ca'c “chie^'n hu+~u thu+.c su+. kie^u hu`ng” dda~ ddi kha'ng chie^'n theo lo+`i ke^u go.i cu?a Ma(.t Tra^.n Pho+?\... co`n thoi tho'p so^'ng, va` ddang bi. giam ca^`m ddo.a dda`y, ddo'i ra'ch, so^'ng do+? che^'t do+?\... trong tay ddi.ch, ma` chu'ng co`n nga`y dde^m tru` e?o cho ho. che^'t tie^.t he^'t trong tu`\... ca`ng so+'m ca`ng to^'t\. DDa'm la~nh dda.o ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh kho^ng he^` co' a^n oa'n rie^ng tu+ gi` vo+'i nhu+~ng “chinh phu xa^'u so^' nha^'t tra^`n gian” ddo' ca?\. Chu'ng no' tro+? ne^n “cu`ng hung cu+.c a'c” dde^'n nhu+ va^.y la` vi`\... ne^'u nhu+~ng con ngu+o+`i bie^'t qua' nhie^`u va` ddau kho^? cu`ng cu+.c ddo' cu+' co`n so^'ng, thi` nho+~ mo^.t nga`y dde.p tro+`i na`o ddo', Hoa`ng Thie^n ngo' la.i\... cho ho. bi`nh ye^n tro+? ve^`, ro^`i vi` pha^~n ua^'t va` vi` dda.i nghi~a, ho. ddem - ta^'t ca? nhu+~ng gi` ho. bie^'t, qua chi'nh ma('t ho. tha^'y, chi'nh tai ho. nghe, hay qua kinh nghie^.m ddau thu+o+ng tu+` chi'nh ba?n tha^n cu?a ho. - ra khai ba'o tuo^'t tuo^.t vo+'i thie^n ha. thi`\... ma^'y ca'i tha(`ng la~nh tu. gian manh chuye^n cho^'ng co^.ng trong tie^.m pho+?, va` ma^'y con mu. na. do`ng la('m lo+`i theo ddo'm a(n ta`n o+? be^n U'c nhu+ con mu. Pha.m\... gi` ddo', ta que^n ma^'t te^n vi` no' ddo^?i te^n nhu+ thay cho^`ng\... a` que^n\... nhu+ thay a'o\... la`m sao co`n nga^?ng ma(.t vo+'i the^' gian ma` tie^'p tu.c\... lu+`a bi.p vo+'i gian manh\? Ta dda~ ba?o\... bo.n Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh na`y\... gian a'c kho^ng thua gi` bo.n Ma(.t Tra^.n Vie^.t Minh nga`y xu+a dda^u!

 

- Ghe^ qua' ha? cu.\? Nhu+ va^.y ca'i ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh na`y ddang la`m chuye^.n ha.i da^n ha.i nu+o+'c ha.i luo^n ca? “chie^'n hu+~u” cu?a chu'ng no' qua' mu+'c\... The^' sao Tro+`i chu+a tru dda^'t chu+a die^.t chu'ng no' ha? cu.\?

 

- Nha` ngu+o+i du`ng chu+~ “CHU+A” ma` kho^ng hie^?u chu+~ “THO+`I” sao\? Chu'ng no' chi? mo+'i “ga^`n he^'t tho+`i” chu+' chu+a “hoa`n toa`n he^'t tho+`i”! Chu'ng no' co`n ddang la`m mo^.t chuye^.n “ha.i da^n ha.i nu+o+'c” lo+'n nu+~a ro^`i mo+'i thu+.c su+.\... he^'t tho+`i!
Nghe to+'i dda^y, Nguye^n Thanh to^i hoa?ng ho^'t ho?i lia li.a:

 

- Tro+`i dda^'t quy? tha^`n thie^n ddi.a o+i! Chu'ng no' co`n la`m chuye^.n\... ha.i ho+n nu+~a sao cu.\? Nhu+ va^.y\... ai chi.u ddo+`i cho tha^'u\?

 

- Tu+` tu+` dde^? ta no'i cho ma` nghe\. Chu'ng no', tu.i ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh\... muo^'n “sa't nha^n die^.t kha^?u” nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i Kha'ng Chie^'n Qua^n thu+.c su+. kie^u hu`ng ddang co`n so^'ng kha('c khoa?i mo?i mo`n trong tay gia(.c, kho^ng vi` thu`, kho^ng vi` ghe't, ma` la`\... vi` chu'ng no' so+. “NHU+~NG SU+. THA^.T TO^`I BA.I CU?A CHU'NG\... SE~ DDU+O+.C NO'I RA TU+` MIE^.NG CU?A NHU+~NG NGU+O+`I DDO'”\. Vi` va^.y, ddo^`ng tho+`i chu'ng cu~ng pha?i so+. “NHU+~NG SU+. THA^.T TO^`I BA.I CU?A CHU'NG\... SE~ DDU+O+.C PHANH PHUI RA - TU+` LO+`I KHAI TRONG BA(NG THU A^M, HAY TRE^N GIA^'Y TRA('NG MU+.C DDEN

- CU?A NHU+~NG NGU+O+`I DDO'\... DO BA.O QUYE^`N CO^.NG SA?N VIE^.T NAM DDANG NA('M TRONG TAY!”\. Vi` the^', chu'ng no', ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh\... PHA?I LA`M NHU+~NG GI` BA.O QUYE^`N CO^.NG SA?N VIE^.T NAM MUO^'N CHU'NG NO' LA`M! DDo' la` chu+a ke^?\... ne^'u ngoan ngoa?n, thi ha`nh co^ng ta'c dda'nh pha' tan na't co^.ng ddo^`ng tu+'c “do.n ba~i” cho sa.ch se~ ngon la`nh, chu'ng no' se~ co`n ddu+o+.c ba.o quye^`n co^.ng sa?n ban thu+o+?ng cho mo^.t va`i a^n hue^. be'o bo+?\... tha ho^` ma` chia cha'c nhau, a(n suo^'t ddo+`i suo^'t kie^'p kho^ng he^'t!

 

- Nhu+ va^.y tu+'c la` chu'ng no' dda~ bi. ba.o quye^`n co^.ng sa?n\... ca^'y “Sinh Tu+? Phu`” ro^`i pha?i kho^ng cu.\?

Cu. Phan Kho^i nha(n ma(.t:
 

- “Sinh Tu+? Phu`” la` ca'i qua'i gi` va^.y\?

 

Cho+.t nho+' ra la` phong tra`o chuye^.n chu+o+?ng cu?a Kim Dung tie^n sinh chu+a xa?y ra trong tho+`i gian cu. Phan Kho^i co`n ta.i the^'\. Nguye^n Thanh to^i vo^.i va`ng no'i la.i:
- O^`\... chuye^.n ve^` “Sinh Tu+? Phu`” na`y da`i la('m\. Ho^m na`o cu. ra?nh xuo^'ng cho+i la^u, cha'u se~ ke^? dda^`u dduo^i ca^u chuye^.n cho cu. nghe! DDa.i kha'i\... tie^'ng Ta^y go.i la` “sa(ng ta”, tie^'ng My~ go.i la` “bo+` la('c meo”, co`n tie^'ng Vie^.t Nam mi`nh thi` la`\... “ba('t bi'” ddo' thu+a cu.! Cha'u co' ca'i na`y chu+a ddu+o+.c ro~, xin cu. chi? gia'o cho\. Thu+a cu.\... ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh chu'ng no' gian manh lo^. lie^~u ra nhu+ va^.y\... The^' sao va^~n co`n nhie^`u tay tri' thu+'c cu`ng mi`nh ma` va^~n cu+' ba'm theo va^.y cu.\?

 

- Co' tha(`ng vi` lo+~ ne^n theo luo^n! Co' tha(`ng vi` quye^`n lo+.i bo? so+. uo^?ng! Co' tha(`ng vi` so+. ba.o ta`n ne^n kho^ng da'm bu+o+'c ra! Co' tha(`ng vi` dda~ tu+`ng la` ddo^`ng lo~a ne^n dda`nh o^m cu+'ng! Co' tha(`ng vi` ngu ne^n cu+' ngo+~ mi`nh ddang theo minh chu'a\...

 

- Thu+a cu.! Cha'u ddang no'i ve^` ma^'y tay tri' thu+'c\... ba'c si~ ky~ su+ cha(?ng ha.n\...

 

- Ta bie^'t ro^`i\... kho^? la('m\... no'i ma?i! Nha` ngu+o+i cu+' cho+i tro` cho.c ngu+'a ca'i mie^.ng cu?a ta! Khi co`n so^'ng\... chi? vi` ta hay ngu+'a mie^.ng ma` kho^? ca? ddo+`i\... ta bie^'t tha(`ng be' ngu+o+i ddang muo^'n ta no'i ve^` ca'i dda'm tri' thu+'c khoa ba?ng na`y no. chu+' gi`\? No'i thi` no'i chu+' ta la` Tha^`n thi` so+. ai ma` cha(?ng da'm no'i! Tha(`ng be' ngu+o+i ne^n nho+' ra(`ng\... ho.c cao kho^ng pha?i la` “kho^n” hay ngu+o+.c la.i\... ho.c cao kho^ng pha?i la` “kho^ng ngu”! Ne^'u ta^'t ca? nhu+~ng ngu+o+`i ho.c cao dde^`u “kho^n” thi` nga`y tru+o+'c\... la`m sao co' chuye^.n nhu+~ng dda.i tri' thu+'c nhu+\... Nguye^~n Ma.nh Tu+o+`ng, Tra^`n DDu+'c Tha?o tu+` be^n Ta^y, bo? he^'t co+m cha a'o me. co^ng tha^`y, tro+? ve^` Vie^.t Nam cha.y theo dduo^i ba'c Ho^` quo^'c ta(.c cu?a ho., dde^? ro^`i bi. bo? ngo^`i cho+i\... xo+i nu+o+'c vo^'i a(n co+m ddo^.n, ddi ma('c so^ng ve^` ma('c nu'i\... o^m ha^.n xuo^'ng tuye^`n dda`i! Chi'nh ta dda^y\... dda^u pha?i la`\... ho.c tha^'p, the^' ma` cu~ng co' lu'c nghe theo lo+`i xu'i da.i cu?a bo.n chu'ng ma`\... ra Ba('c! Nhu+ng ngu+o+`i kho^n chi? “lo'a ma('t” mo^.t tho+`i gian nga('n, chu+a dde^'n 2 na(m\... la` ta tha^'y ro~ ca'i gian manh cu?a chu'ng no' ne^n mo+'i co' ca'i vu. Nha^n Va(n Giai Pha^?m\. Tre^n ddo+`i\... co' nhie^`u tha(`ng tri' thu+'c\... ngu da.i ca? ddo+`i\. Tha^.t cha'n\... cho' dde? ra ddo+`i 3 nga`y mo+? ma('t, co`n con ngu+o+`i\... co' nhie^`u ke?\... so^'ng ma^'y chu.c na(m, ho.c mo`n ghe^' cu?a ma^'y tru+o+`ng dda.i ho.c\... the^' ma` ma('t cha(?ng chi.u mo+? ra nhi`n ddo+`i! DDe^? cho ma^'y tha(`ng Ma(.t Tra^.n gian manh xo? mu~i da^~n ddi nhu+ con nghe'\... chi? bie^'t nghe' ngo. suo^'t ddo+`i!

 

- Cu. no'i the^' chu+'\... ca'i chu+~ “dda.i cuo^.c cu+'u nu+o+'c” nghe ly' tu+o+?ng qua'\... ai ma` kho^ng theo ha? cu.!

 

- E^\... tha(`ng be' ma`y ddu+`ng co' “bo^ si.t” vo+'i ta nghe chu+a! Ca'i chuye^.n vi` 4 chu+~ ddo' qua' ly' tu+o+?ng ne^n ddi theo thi`\... kho^ng khen thi` tho^i chu+' ai tra'ch la`m gi`, nhu+ng ngu+o+`i kho^n thi` sau mo^.t giai ddoa.n nga('n ddu+'ng ga^`n nhau, cu~ng pha?i bie^'t nha^.n tha^'y chu'ng no' la` nhu+~ng tha(`ng bi.p bo+.m\... Bo^. ddui sao ma` kho^ng tha^'y chu'ng no' ddang “cho+i chu+~” dde^? su+?a ddo^?i la^.p tru+o+`ng tu+` tu+`! Ban dda^`u chu'ng no' nha^'t ddi.nh la^.p chie^'n khu va` ke^u go.i “Vi` Ca'c Cha'u Thie^'u Nhi - Toa`n Da^n Ta Kha'ng Chie^'n”! Chu? Ti.ch cu?a chu'ng no' qua ddo+`i thi` gia^'u gie^'m nhu+ me`o gia^'u cu+'t nhu+ng va^~n co`n cu+'ng mie^.ng\... tie^'p tu.c ke^u go.i toa`n da^n “To^?ng No^?i Da^.y DDa^'u Tranh Gia?i The^? DDa?ng Co^.ng Sa?n” the^m mo^.t tho+`i gian nga('n nu+~a! Cho dde^'n ga^`n dda^y, sau khi gu+?i tha(`ng “To^?ng Vu. Tru+o+?ng To^?ng Vu. Ha?i Ngoa.i” ve^` nu+o+'c “DDi Su+' La.y Lu.c Ke? Thu`”, chu'ng no' su?a ra ra? ba`i ca\... “To^?ng No^?i Da^.y Ho`a Bi`nh”, va` sai tha(`ng em Lie^n Minh Vie^.t Nam Tu+. Do vie^'t ba`i xa'c nha^.n “DDa?ng Co^.ng Sa?n La` Mo^.t Tha`nh Pha^`n Cu?a Da^n To^.c” tre^n to+` ba'o co+ hu+~u cu?a chu'ng la` to+` Lie^n Minh Da^n Chu?! Me. kie^'p\... 3 chu+~ “To^?ng No^?i Da^.y” chu+?i cha 2 chu+~ “Ho`a Bi`nh”, the^' ma` chu'ng no' cu~ng da'm nham nho+? ghe'p va`o vo+'i nhau cho ba(`ng ddu+o+.c! Y' ddo^` ba('t tay vo+'i ddi.ch cu?a ma^'y tha(`ng la~nh dda.o Ma(.t Tra^.n bi.p bo+.m ro~ nhu+ ban nga`y\... the^' ma` nhu+~ng ddu+'a gia` dda^`u, ba(`ng ca^'p dda^`y mi`nh, cu~ng va^~n co`n tin tu+o+?ng cha.y theo ba'm ddi't nhu+~ng tha(`ng bi.p bo+.m ddo', nhu+ con ni't chu+a tho^i no^i ba'm vu' me.! Nhu+ va^.y thi`\... “KHO^N” o+? ca'i cho^~ na`o\? O+? Hoa Ky` na`y chu+' co' pha?i o+? Ha` No^.i nhu+ chu'ng ta tru+o+'c kia dda^u ma`\... kho^ng da'm cha.y ra\? Kho^ng da'm no'i tha(?ng\? Mo+? mie^.ng thi` cu+' ddem tho+ cu?a Phu`ng Qua'n, Tra^`n Da^`n, Hu+~u Loan\... ra ta^'m ta('c khen hay, dde^? to? ra la` mi`nh cu~ng co' tinh tha^`n\... va(n ho.c nghe^. thua^.t, cu~ng bie^'t thu+o+?ng thu+'c\... tho+ va(n dda^'u tranh! Nhu+ng thu+.c cha^'t thi` dda^`u o'c chi? dda(.c se^.t nhu+~ng mu`i vi. tanh tu+o+?i cu?a\... ho+i ddo^`ng!

 

- Khi na?y cu. ba?o cha'u\... ca'i gi` la` “bo^ si.t”\?

 

- O^'i\... ta no'i tie^'ng My~ dde^? tra'nh kho?i pha?i du`ng tie^'ng Vie^.t ddo' ma`\. Bo? qua ddi!

 

- Bo^. o+? tre^?n\... cu. cu~ng pha?i ho.c Anh va(n “i e^'ch eo” nu+~a a`\?

 

- Ta dda^u ca^`n pha?i ho.c\. Tha^`n ma`\... ta co' the^? nghe ddu+o+.c ta^'t ca? mo.i ngo^n ngu+~ kha'c nhau cu?a mo.i da^n to^.c o+? du+o+'i tra^`n gian na`y kho^ng thie^'u mo^.t chu+~\. Ai no'i tie^'ng gi` ta cu~ng nghe ddu+o+.c\. Chi? co' ddie^`u ta\... kho^ng hie^?u ho. no'i gi` vo+'i nhau ma` tho^i! Ha`\... ha`\... ha`\...

 

- Cu. theo do~i chuye^.n du+o+'i na`y ha(`ng nga`y hay sao ma` cu. tho^ng suo^'t he^'t ca? mo.i chuye^.n va^.y\... thu+a cu.\?

 

- Ta ca^`n gi` pha?i theo do~i ba ca'i qua^n tham ta`n gian a'c TO^.I DDO^` DA^N TO^.C ddo' cho nho.c ca'i tha^n\... tha^`n! Nhu+ng mo^~i khi ca^`n bie^'t ro~ ddie^`u gi` du+o+'i na`y, ta chi? ddi.nh tha^`n chu't xi'u la` bie^'t he^'t ra`nh ma.ch nhu+ vu+`a mo+'i xa?y ra tru+o+'c ma('t\.

 

- Nghi~a la` cu. tha^'y va` bie^'t ta^'t ca?\?

 

- Tha^'y he^'t\. Tha^`n na`o cu~ng co' kha? na(ng sie^u pha`m nhi`n xuye^n qua va^.t cha^'t, ddo.c ddu+o+.c ta^m tu+, tha^'u ro~ he^'t mu+u mo^ a^?n chu+'a trong dda^`u ngu+o+`i pha`m, trong qua' khu+', ngay hie^.n ta.i, hay se~ thi ha`nh trong tu+o+ng lai\.

 

- Nhu+ va^.y cu. nhi`n\... xuye^n qua va~i luo^n\?

 

- No'i ba^.y! Ta dda^u co' muo^'n the^', nhu+ng ma('t Tha^`n to^'t qua', ma^'y con nho? la.i hay u+o+~n e.o tru+o+'c ma(.t, nhie^`u khi lo+~ ngo' qua\... ta cu~ng pha't ngu+o+.ng!

 

- Thu+a cu.! Cu. no'i thu+? ta^m tu+ cu?a cha'u\...?

 

O^ng cu. nhi`n cha(m chu' Nguye^n Thanh mo^.t lu'c la^u nhu+ tho^i mie^n ro^`i no'i:
- Ta bie^'t tha(`ng be' ma`y ddang muo^'n ddem toa`n lu+.c ra “cho+i” nhau vo+'i bo.n cu+o+`ng ha`o a'c ba' trong tha`nh pho^', va` bo.n con buo^n chi'nh tri. ba' dda.o ddang a^m mu+u ca^'u ke^'t vo+'i ke? thu`\... du` cho co' dda' na't va`ng tan!

 

Nguye^n Thanh to^i toa't mo^` ho^i ho^.t vi` bi. ba('t tru'ng ma.ch, vo^.i the^`u tha`o ho?i:
- DDu+o+.c\... kho^ng\... cu.\?

 

Cu. Phan Kho^i nhi`n xuo^'ng dda^'t tra^`m nga^m ro^`i bo^~ng ngu+o+'c ma(.t le^n tra^`n nha`, cu+o+`i lo+'n ba tie^'ng, xong quay la.i, qua('c ma('t nhi`n Nguye^n Thanh da(`n tu+`ng tie^'ng:
- DDu+o+.c cho+' sao kho^ng! “Cho+i” cu~ng che^'t ma`\... “kho^ng cho+i” cu~ng che^'t! Co' ai so^'ng ma~i bao gio+`\? DDo+`i ta cho+i nhau vo+'i bo.n ha.i da^n ha.i nu+o+'c tra(m tra^.n\. Khi che^'t ta tha`nh Tha^`n\. Co`n bo.n ca^?u tre^. ha.i ta, ba('t ta ho.c ta^.p trong tu`, lu'c che^'t chu'ng no' bi. dda`y xuo^'ng mu+o+`i ta^`ng ho?a ngu.c, ddo^.i cha^.u ma'u ngo^`i ba`n cho^ng, ho.c ta^.p mu't mu`a Le^. Thu?y, bie^.t giam sa't nhi'p My~ Cha^u! Ta vi` thi'ch ta'nh chi.u cho+i cu?a tha(`ng be' ma`y, ne^n ho^m nay nha^.n ddu+o+.c thu+ cu?a tha(`ng be' ma`y gu+?i cho ta, qua he^. tho^'ng “i meo” do la~o Ta'o Qua^n “pho qua” le^n, la` vo^.i va`ng dde^'n vie^'ng tha(`ng be' ma`y ngay\. Tha^.t ddu'ng la` “tru+o+`ng giang ha^.u la~ng tho^i tie^`n la~ng” (tre^n so^ng Tru+o+`ng Giang, so'ng sau ddu`a so'ng tru+o+'c)\. Chi? co' ddie^`u ta no'i tru+o+'c\... ngang ta`ng va` da'm a(n da'm no'i thi` hay co^ ddo+n va` nhie^`u khi cha'n na?n, vi`\... the^' gian nga'n ke? ba.o ta`n, ne^n pha^`n ddo^ng\... chi? phu` thi.nh chu+' i't ke? chi.u phu` suy!

 

- Chuye^.n nho? ma` cu.! Tu+` be'\... cha'u va^~n quen\... bi nhie^u thi` bi, su+'c cho+i su+'c chi.u! Cho+i me^.t dduo^'i su+'c kie^'m cho^~ ngo^`i nghi?\... nghi? kho?e ddu+'ng da^.y cho+i tie^'p\... lo+~ cho+i kho^ng la.i thi` cha.y! Cha.y ra\... tha^'y e^m la^'y tro+'n cha.y vo^\. Cha.y vo^ ma^'t tro+'n\... la.i cha.y ra\... cha.y\...

O^ng cu. so^'t ruo^.t qua't lo+'n:
 

- Tho^i\... to^'p\... to^'p! DDa'nh nhau ca'i gi` ma` nha` ngu+o+i cu+'\... cha.y vo^ cha.y ra nhu+ ga` ma('c dde? hoa`i va^.y\... la`m ta cho'ng ma(.t qua'!

 

- DDo' la` chie^u\... la^'y i't dda'nh nhie^`u, la^'y ye^'u dda'nh ma.nh, la^'y li` dda'nh\... lu+u manh ma` cu.! A` ma`\... cu. cu~ng du`ng “i meo” dde^? chuye^?n thu+ nhu+ du+o+'i na`y ha? cu.\?

 

- Con ngu+o+`i la` tie^?u vu~ tru., co`n ta.o ho'a la` dda.i vu~ tru.\. Con ngu+o+`i tu+` ta.o ho'a ma` ra\. Ca'i gi` con ngu+o+`i mo+'i sa'ng ta.o thi` ta.o ho'a dda~ xa`i tu+` trie^.u trie^.u na(m tru+o+'c\. Bom nguye^n tu+?, bom ha.ch nha^n cu?a con ngu+o+`i chu+a ba(`ng mo^.t ca'i bu'ng tay cu?a ta.o ho'a\. Ma'y computer cu?a chu'ng ta o+? tre^?n to^'i ta^n ga^'p trie^.u la^`n ba ca'i ma'y nha` que^ du`ng dde^? la`m ba'o SaigonUSA News cu?a tha(`ng be' ma`y o+? du+o+'i tra^`n! Co`n mo^.t trie^.u ddo^ la xanh du+o+'i du+o+ng tra^`n thi` chi? ba(`ng mo^.t xu o+? tre^?n\...

 

To^i ho+'n ho+? ho?i cu.:
- The^'\... cu. co' ddem theo xu na`o cho cha'u xin dde^? in sa'ch\?

 

- Co'\... nhu+ng ma` la` xu o+? tra^`n the^'\. Lua^.t Thie^n DDa`ng ba('t ca'c vi. Tha^`n Tie^n tru+o+'c khi chu du tra^`n the^' pha?i ddo^?i tie^`n o+? tre^?n la^'y “ddo^ la” ro^`i mo+'i ddu+o+.c ddi\. Muo^'n la^'y thi` ta cho va`i\... “qua to+”\?

 

- Tho^i\... ca'm o+n cu.! Tu+o+?ng tie^`n Thie^n DDa`ng thi` la^'y chu+' ma^'y “qua to+” tra^`n the^' thi` la^'y la`m gi` cho nhe. the^?! Ba^y gio+` tro+? la.i vu. ba(ng nho'm Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh! The^' thu+a cu., co`n ca'i vu. ma^'y nha` ba'o na.n nha^n bi. dda'm Phan Vu. Cu bi.t mie^.ng va` ma^'y ngo^i mo^.\...

 

O^ng cu. cu+o+`i lo+'n ro^`i khoa't tay:
- Tho^i ddu+`ng co' tham ho?i nhie^`u ngay mo^.t lu'c\. Tha^'y ta ham no'i cu+' ddu+o+.c the^? ho?i hoa`i\. Ga(.p tha(`ng be' nha` ngu+o+i nhie^`u, cha('c co' nga`y ta se~ bi. mang to^.i\... tie^'t lo^. thie^n co+! Tu.i Ma(.t Tra^.n TO^.I DDO^` DA^N TO^.C Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh va` dda'm la^u la ngoa.i vi cu?a chu'ng no'\... ke^? tu+` ho^m nay se~ he^'t co`n tha^`n tu+o+.ng ta nhu+ tru+o+'c! The^' na`o chu'ng no' cu~ng sai ma^'y tha(`ng tho+. vie^'t “gia no^ chi ba?o” le^n Internet no'i xa^'u ta cho bo? ghe't! Ca'i “Gia?i Va(n Ho.c Nghe^. Thua^.t Quo^'c Kha'nh” ha`ng na(m cu?a Ma(.t Tra^.n Quo^'c Gia Tho^'ng Nha^'t Gia?i Pho'ng Vie^.t Nam ke^? nhu+ kho^ng bao gio+` dde^'n phie^n ta! Ma(.c ke^.\... ta ca^`n gi` ca'i gia?i thu+o+?ng “va(n ho.c nghe^. thua^.t\... bi.p bo+.m” gia' tri. co`n thua mie^'ng gie? ra'ch\... va` su+. to^n tho+` cu?a nhu+~ng ca'i thu+' ba'n nu+o+'c buo^n da^n!


A`\... suy't nu+~a thi` que^n! Cu. To^? Hu`ng Vu+o+ng co' nho+` ta gu+?i lo+`i nha('n xuo^'ng cho ca'i dda'm TO^.I DDO^` DA^N TO^.C Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh va` dda'm la^u la ngoa.i vi cu?a chu'ng no' la`\... la`\... ddu+`ng co' cho+i ca'i tro` a(n ca('p Nga`y Gio^~ cu?a cu. To^? ma` la`m nga`y Quo^'c Kha'nh rie^ng cu?a bo.n bi.p bo+.m chu'ng no' nu+~a nghe chu+a! He^'t ma'nh ro^`i sao ma` ddem Nga`y Gio^~ Cu. To^? cu?a ca? da^n to^.c mi`nh ra ma` bi.p thie^n ha.\? “GIO^~ TO^?” LA` NGA`Y THIE^NG LIE^NG BA^'T DI BA^'T DI.CH CU?A CA? MO^.T DA^N TO^.C - CO`N “QUO^'C KHA'NH” CHI? LA` NGA`Y KY? NIE^.M THA`NH LA^.P MO^.T THE^? CHE^' CHI'NH TRI., CO' TI'NH CA'CH DDOA?N KY` VA` BI. DDO^?I THAY THEO TU+`NG CHI'NH QUYE^`N HAY TU+`NG CHE^' DDO^. CAI TRI. KHA'C NHAU! No^.i hai ne^`n “dde^. nha^'t” va` “dde^. nhi. Vie^.t Nam Co^.ng Ho`a” cu~ng dda~ co' rie^ng hai nga`y “Quo^'c Kha'nh” kha'c nhau ro^`i\... kho^ng tha^'y sao\? NHA^.P HAI NGA`Y “GIO^~ TO^?” VA` “QUO^'C KHA'NH” LA.I LA`M MO^.T LA` MO^.T SU+. NHA^.P NHA(`NG DDA'NH LA^.N CON DDEN CU+.C KY` LU+U MANH, DO^'T NA'T, VA` MA^'T DA.Y! Ca? chu.c na(m nay o+? tre^?n, cu. To^? Hu`ng Vu+o+ng cu+' bi. ca'c vi. Tha^`n kha'c cu+o+`i ddu`a che^' nha.o la`\... “Tha^`n ma` giao du vo+'i Ma(.t Tra^.n Pho+?\... Con Bi`m Bi.p”\... la`m cu. ngu+o+.ng chi'n ca? ngu+o+`i! Co' mo^.t vi. Tha^`n kha'c co`n cho.c que^ Cu. To^? ba(`ng ca'ch ho?i mo'c Cu.\... “co`n Pho+? Bi`m Bi.p na^'u vo+'i Bo^.t Ngo.t kho^ng\... ba'n to^i mo^.t to^?” khie^'n cho Cu. To^?\... que^ muo^'n kho'c!


Co' la^`n cu. than vo+'i ta\...


“chu'ng no' thu+o+ng ye^u ki'nh tro.ng gi` to^i ma` TO^N VINH to^i! Ne^'u ki'nh tro.ng thi`\... sao la.i bie^'n nga`y gio^~ cu?a to^i tha`nh nga`y Quo^'c Kha'nh rie^ng cu?a co^ng ty pho+? cu?a chu'ng no'\... dde^? la`m tro` bi.p bo+.m ga^y kho^? ddau cho con cha'u Vie^.t Nam to^i! To^i kho^? ta^m la^.p quo^'c dde^? tu+` ba^'y la^u nay bi. bo.n ba.o quye^`n co^.ng sa?n cho^'i bo? co^ng lao la^.p quo^'c! Ro^`i ba^y gio+` la.i bi. bo.n TO^.I DDO^` DA^N TO^.C Ma(.t Tra^.n chu'ng no' bie^'n Nga`y Gio^~ cu?a to^i tha`nh nga`y\... Quo^'c Kha'nh bi.p bo+.m cu?a chu'ng no'! Tha^.t la` ddau ddo+'n cho to^i! Co' gia`nh la.i ddu+o+.c ta^'c dda^'t na`o tre^n que^ hu+o+ng dda^u ma`\... Quo^'c Kha'nh vo+'i kho^ng Quo^'c Kha'nh\? Chi? gio?i ta`i dda'nh pha' na't ca'c co^.ng ddo^`ng cu?a con cha'u Vie^.t Nam to^i va` la^'y tie^`n quye^n go'p cu?a thie^n ha. dde^? la^.p co^ng ty ba'n pho+? ma` cu~ng co' nga`y\... Quo^'c Kha'nh nu+~a a`?”\. Cu. co`n no'i\... ddu+`ng dde^? co' nga`y cu. gia^.n qua' kho^ng da(`n ddu+o+.c, cu. se~ sai Thie^n Lo^i va(.n ho.ng he^'t ca? lo` ca? lu~ Ma(.t Tra^.n bi.p bo+.m chu'ng no', lu'c ddo' ddu+`ng co' tra'ch cu. la` To^?\... ma` sao kho^ng no'i tru+o+'c!


Tha(`ng be' Nguye^n Thanh ngu+o+i cu+' vie^'t nguye^n va(n nhu+~ng gi` ta no'i le^n ba'o ro^`i ddu+a le^n NET la` the^' na`o chu'ng no' cu~ng ddo.c ddu+o+.c\. Tho^i\... ho^m nay la^`n dda^`u, dde^'n tha(m tha(`ng be' nha` ngu+o+i mo^.t chu't cho bie^'t ma(.t nhau\. Ba^y gio+` ta co`n ba^.n ddi tha(m va`i ngu+o+`i ba.n “Qua?ng Nam DDa` Na(?ng”\. Thu+' Sa'u cuo^'i tua^`n na`y ta se~ dde^'n cho+i la^u vo+'i nha` ngu+o+i\. Lu'c ddo' tha ho^` ma` ho?i ro^`i vie^'t\... cho so^' ba'o ky` sau!

 

Bo'ng cu. Phan Kho^i mo+` da^`n ro^`i ma^'t hu't nhu+ mo^.t la`n kho'i tan loa?ng ra vu`ng kho^ng gian ddang ba('t dda^`u to^'i\.

 

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Tie^'ng co`i hu. cu?a mo^.t chie^'c xe cu+'u thu+o+ng ri't le^n ngoa`i ddu+o+`ng pho^' dda'nh thu+'c Nguye^n Thanh da^.y\. Ngo.n dde`n ddu+o+`ng be^n ngoa`i ha`ng hie^n tru+o+'c ba`n la`m vie^.c cu?a Nguye^n Thanh dda~ ba^.t cha'y ha('t hiu va`ng vo.t tu+. bao gio+`\. Da'o da'c nhi`n quanh chi? tha^'y chu`m hoa Trang tra('ng muo^'t ddang ddong ddu+a tru+o+'c co+n gio' ma't dde^m he`\. Tre^n tu+o+`ng, hi`nh co^' dda?ng tru+o+?ng Nguye^~n Tha'i Ho.c ra^u hu`m ha`m e'n, ddang nhi`n Nguye^n Thanh, du+o+`ng nhu+ tre^n mo^i ngu+o+`i vu+`a thoa'ng mi~m mo^.t nu. cu+o+`i\.

 

Ba^ng khua^ng, Nguye^n Thanh tu+. ho?i:


Mi`nh ddang ngo^`i dda^y vie^'t ba'o\... la` thu+.c hay la` mo^.ng\? Co`n chuye^.n ga(.p go+~ cu. Phan Kho^i vu+`a ro^`i\... la` mo^.ng, hay tha^.t ra, mo+'i chi'nh la` thu+.c\? Ai se~ la` ngu+o+`i anh hu`ng a'o va?i\... ddi thu nha(.t la.i nhu+~ng ma?nh vu.n cu?a nie^`m tin ddang to+i ta?, vi` ba`n tay cu?a ke? no^.i thu` la` ba(ng nho'm TO^.I DDO^` DA^N TO^.C Ma(.t Tra^.n Hoa`ng Co+ DDi.nh - Lie^n Minh Vie^.t Nam Tu+. Do - Ho^.i Chuye^n Gia va` ca'c DDoa`n The^? Thanh Nie^n ngoa.i vi cu?a chu'ng\... dde^? tro+? ve^` du+.ng la.i ngo.n co+` va`ng chi'nh nghi~a tre^n que^ hu+o+ng, va` trao quye^`n cho toa`n da^n Vie^.t Nam suo^'t tu+` Nam Chi' Ba('c cho.n nga`y “Quo^'c Kha'nh” chi'nh thu+'c dda^`y chi'nh nghi~a ve? vang\? Va`\... ai se~ la` ngu+o+`i “so^'ng chi? ma(.t tha'c chi? mo^`” bo.n “no^.i thu`” TO^.I DDO^` DA^N TO^.C, dde^? do.n ddu+o+`ng cho ngu+o+`i anh hu`ng a'o va?i trong tu+o+ng lai\? Cuo^'i cu`ng la`: Ai tra? lo+`i giu`m Nguye^n Thanh to^i\... nhu+~ng ca^u ho?i ba^ng quo+ na`y\?

 

NGUYE^N THANH
8/20/2001 - SAIGON USA NEWS

 


 
 

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