Before the garden there was a large iron railing with an iron door, it looked quite splendid, and people stood still and peeped in, and the sparrows hung by scores in the vine, and chattered away at each other as well as they could, but it was not about the old house, for they could not remember it, so many years had passed--so many that the little boy had grown up to a whole man, yes, a clever man, and a pleasure to his parents; and he had just been married, and, together with his little wife, had come to live in the house here, where the garden was; and he stood by
her there whilst she planted a field-flower that she found so pretty; she planted it with her little hand, and pressed the earth around it with her fingers.
Anna Mikhaylovna, with a meek, sorrowful, and all-forgiving expression on her face, stood by
the door near the strange lady.
Without looking at me, he snatched the candle from the table on which it stood by
the bedside, and carried it to a bureau at the opposite side of the room.