he felt, after all, that he was leaving something beautiful,
precious, something which would never reoccur. And he grew very
"Good-bye, Katusha," he said, looking across Sophia Ivanovna's
cap as he was getting into the trap. "Thank you for everything."
"Good-bye, Dmitri Ivanovitch," she said, with her pleasant,
tender voice, keeping back the tears that filled her eyes--and
ran away into the hall, where she could cry in peace.
After that Nekhludoff did not see Katusha for more than three