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?”