And this thought so alarmed Seryozha that he now understood nothing.
But his father did not make him repeat it, and passed on to the lesson out of the Old Testament.
Seryozha recounted the events themselves well enough, but when he had to answer questions as to what certain events prefigured, he knew nothing, though he had already been punished over this lesson.
The passage at which he was utterly unable to say anything, and began fidgeting and cutting the table and swinging his chair, was where he had to repeat the patriarchs before the Flood.

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