“Your soup’ll be cold; do come.”
“Coming, coming,” said the general. “Son of my old friend — ” he was heard muttering as he went down the passage.
“You will have to excuse very much in my husband, if you stay with us,” said Nina Alexandrovna; “but he will not disturb you often.
He dines alone. Everyone has his little peculiarities, you know, and some people perhaps have more than those who are most pointed at and laughed at. One thing I must beg of you — if my husband applies to you for payment for board and lodging, tell him that you have already paid me. Of course anything paid by you to the general would be