Saturday, May 20, 2017

Daily Dose

From Collected Shorter Fiction, Volume One, by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude


"He was exceedingly neat, elegantly dressed, fresh-looking, and had self-confidently modest manners and a very youthful, almost childlike, appearance which made one unconsciously forgive the expression of self-satisfaction and of a desire to mitigate the degree of his superiority over you, which his intelligent face, and especially his smile, always showed."

From A Moscow Acquaintance

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