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(without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... made her appearance again, and again seated herself somewhere
in a corner--and sat there motionless, as though meditating and
bewildered--bewildered, most of all. Frau Lenore herself noticed,
at last, the unwontedness of her behaviour, and asked her a couple
of times what was the matter with her. "Nothing,"--replied Gemma;
"thou knowest that I am like this at times." "That is
true,"--assented her mother. Thus passed the whole of that long
day, in a way that was neither animated nor languid, --neither
cheerful nor tiresome. Had Gemma borne herself otherwise, Sanin
might--who knows?-- have been unable to resist the temptation to
strut a little, or might have yielded to the feeling of sadness in
face of a parting which might prove eternal. . . . But, as he never
succeeded, even once, in speaking to Gemma, he was obliged to
content himself with striking minor chords on the piano for a
quarter of an hour before evening coffee was served. fimile came
home late, and with the object of avoiding interrogations on the
subject of Herr Kliiber, he retired very soon. Sanin's turn to
withdraw arrived. He began to take leave of Gemma. For some reason,
Lensky's parting from Olga, in " Onyegin,"1 recurred to his mind.
He pressed her 1 Pushkin's poem "Evgeny Onyegin."--Translator. hand
closely--and tried to look into her face-- but she turned away
slightly and freed her fingers. XX The sky was studded with stars
when he emerged on the steps. And how many of those stars were sown
there, big, little, yellow, red, blue, white They were all fairly
glowing and swarming, vying with one another in darting their rays.
There was no moon in the sky, but even without it every object was
distinctly visible in the half-light, shadeless gloom. Sanin walked
down the street, to the very end. . ....
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