" "Marya Nikolaevna? Why, what for?" "Oh, she was a horrid woman! She caused me all sorts of worries.
" But he did not say what the annoyances were.
He could not say that he had cast off Marya Nikolaevna because the tea was weak, and, above all, because she would look after him, as though he were an invalid.
"Besides, I want to turn over a new leaf completely now.
I've done silly things, of course, like everyone else, but money's the last consideration; I don't regret it.

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