he had whispered "Katusha" she jumped up and began to persuade
him, as if angrily, to go away.
"Open! Let me in just for a moment! I implore you! He hardly knew
When she left him, trembling and silent, giving no answer to his
words, he again went out into the porch and stood trying to
understand the meaning of what had happened.
It was getting lighter. From the river below the creaking and
tinkling and sobbing of the breaking ice came still louder and a