Reading for Friday 6 March
This chapter is a bit unusual because an unnamed relative of Count Rostov’s shows up looking for a bit of help. This chapter does give us a snapshot into what the Rostov household is looking like now that the master and mistress are away, but I can’t help wondering . . . am I supposed to know this relative?
Would he have shown up somewhere else? Or have I come across an entirely new character? I’ll have to keep reading to find out. I certainly love the picture of the various domestics, and old Mavra Kuzminishna putting herself in the shoes of the Countess and doling out money . . .