Of course, his misfortune..." "Yes, a misfortune which has proved the highest happiness, when his heart was made new, was filled full of it," she said, gazing with eyes full of love at Stepan Arkadyevitch.

"I do believe I might ask her to speak to both of them," thought Stepan Arkadyevitch.

"Oh, of course, countess," he said; "but I imagine such changes are a matter so private that no one, even the most intimate friend, would care to speak of them.

" "On the contrary! We ought to speak freely and help one another.

" "Yes, undoubtedly so, but there is such a difference of convictions, and besides..." said Oblonsky with a soft smile.

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