"I am very glad it gives you pleasure," Varenka answered simply.
Kitty looked with pride at her friend.
She was enchanted by her talent, and her voice, and her face, but most of all by her manner, by the way Varenka obviously thought nothing of her singing and was quite unmoved by their praises.
She seemed only to be asking: "Am I to sing again, or is that enough?" "If it had been I," thought Kitty, "how proud I should have been! How delighted I should have been to see that crowd under the windows! But she's utterly unmoved by it.
Her only motive is to avoid refusing and to please mamma.

No comments: