The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Reminiscences of Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy:|
the yards were badly stocked; but there was none of that acute
degree of want which amounts to famine and which strikes the eye at
I even remember my father reproaching me a little for having
sounded the alarm when there was no sufficient cause for it, and
for a little while I felt rather ashamed and awkward before him.
Of course when he talked to the peasants he asked each of them
if he remembered Turgénieff and eagerly picked up anything
they had to say about him. Some of the old men remembered him and
spoke of him with great affection.