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Walking in the Shoes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

exactly the same; so why should I have gone off riding on Pegasus’ back? Whence had that mood arisen? It had arisen from the fact that a certain sun had beamed upon me, and turned the sky to blue. But … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

April 8th MY DEAREST BARBARA ALEXIEVNA, — To think that a day like this should have fallen to my miserable lot! Surely you are making fun of an old man? … However, it was my own fault – my own … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

like to know! Yes, you must write again. Tonight I have purposely looped the curtain up. Go to bed early, for, last night, I saw your candle burning until nearly midnight. Goodbye! I am now feeling sad and weary. Ah … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

sink. Ah, what is going to become of me? What will be my fate? To have to be so uncertain as to the future, to have to be unable to foretell what is going to happen, distresses me deeply. Even … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

To judge from your salary, I should think that you might well live in greater ease than that. Also, Thedora tells me that your circumstances used to be much more affluent than they are at present. Do you wish, then, … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Unfortunately, Thedora, who, with her sweeping and polishing, makes a perfect sanctuary of my room, is not over-pleased at the arrangement. But why have you sent me also bonbons? Your letter tells me that something special is afoot with you, … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shoes of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

April 8th My beloved Makar Alexievitch, – Do you know, must quarrel with you. Yes, good Makar Alexievitch, I really cannot accept your presents, for I know what they must have cost you – I know to what privations and … Continue reading

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