"Stiva says it's much better to give money.

" Dolly took up meanwhile the weighty subject under discussion, what presents should be made to servants.

" But..." "Money's out of the question!" the princess and Kitty exclaimed with one voice.

" They appreciate a present..." "Well, last year, for instance, I bought our Matrona Semyenovna, not a poplin, but something of that sort," said the princess.

"I remember she was wearing it on your nameday.

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