Leonas looked up as Henryk came in. “Hello, mono svie. Dieter told me that he was sending you to help me with the library cleaning today.”

“Yeah,” Henryk said. He looked around and sighed. “What do you need help with exactly?”

“The shelves are stacked with too many books for me to read myself. Even with Marius here, it’ll take forever. It’ll go quicker with three,” Leonas said. He started to turn away and paused when Henryk groaned.

“We’re really supposed to read all these books,” he said, disbelief coloring his tone.

Leonas chuckled and shook his head. “Not the books, the shelves.”

“We’re… reading the shelves?”

Leonas frowned. “You don’t know what I mean… of course not. You aren’t a scholar. You don’t spend much time in libraries. Dust the books, look out for any that have damage from bugs or mice or just mistreatment and straighten any that are trying to hide behind the rest.”

“Oh, is that all? And that’s called reading a shelf?” Henryk said. “Learn something new everyday.”

“Indeed you do,” Leonas said as he turned toward a set of shelves.