"There's some sense in this custom of saying good-bye to bachelor life," said Sergey Ivanovitch.

" However happy you may be, you must regret your freedom.

" "And confess there is a feeling that you want to jump out of the window, like Gogol's bridegroom?" "Of course there is, but it isn't confessed," said Katavasov, and he broke into loud laughter.

"Oh, well, the window's open.

Let's start off this instant to Tver! There's a big she-bear; one can go right up to the lair.

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