" 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.
" "A charming pattern--so simple and refined,--I should have liked it myself, if she hadn't had it.
Something like Varenka's.
So pretty and inexpensive.

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