The Idiot Part 1 Chapter 2 Page 20

rooms here than it is abroad at this season,” observed the prince; “but it is much warmer there out of doors.

As for the houses — a Russian can’t live in them in the winter until he gets accustomed to them.”

“Don’t they heat them at all?”

“Well, they do heat them a little; but the houses and stoves are so different to ours.”

“H’m! were you long away?”

“Four years! and I was in the same place nearly all the time, — in one village.”

“You must have forgotten Russia, hadn’t you?”