Luba Ivanova opens an old book; the dust dances in the air as she tries to read the yellowed pages. Luba has just come from the hospital where a doctor fixed her eyes. The doctor’s office in Novosibirsk is a gloomy and unpleasant place; a place where you can’t find Luba very often. And even if she goes there, she doesn’t trust anyone. But this time the doctor was a veritable gentleman who healed her cataract. Luba doesn’t have money, but she wants to thank the surgeon. She opens the old book and unsuccessfully tries to read a recipe for an apple pie.