" "I knew someone who received that sacrament seven times.

" The second princess had just come from the sickroom with her eyes red from weeping and sat down beside Dr.

Lorrain, who was sitting in a graceful pose under a portrait of Catherine, leaning his elbow on a table.

"Beautiful," said the doctor in answer to a remark about the weather.

" The weather is beautiful, Princess; and besides, in Moscow one feels as if one were in the country.

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