"A locomotive is moving. Someone asks, why does it move? A muzhik says: the devil moves it. Another man says the locomotive moves because its wheels turn. A third asserts that the cause of the movement is the smoke blown away by the wind."
I used the cover of a Portuguese history book and an abstract image of a train locomotive (center, bottom). And a character inside a train car who looks a little like Sherlock Holmes -- let's say he is pondering the meaning of history! -- Lola
from page 713-714, volume 2 of original text
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 1184-1186