As soon as Stepan Arkadyevitch let go his hand, he glanced doubtfully at his father, and like a bird set free, he darted out of the room.

A year had passed since the last time Seryozha had seen his mother.

Since then he had heard nothing more of her.

And in the course of that year he had gone to school, and made friends among his schoolfellows.

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