"Very well! But I expect a strict observance of the external forms of propriety till such time"--his voice shook--"as I may take measures to secure my honor and communicate them to you.

" He got out first and helped her to get out.

Before the servants he pressed her hand, took his seat in the carriage, and drove back to Petersburg.

Immediately afterwards a footman came from Princess Betsy and brought Anna a note.

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