over there. Do you want to be punished by God? She said to Petriya.
moon was overhead. Everything was so quiet. Anoka’s heart was breaking and
something was slowly dying within her.
couldn`t go on like this any longer, but what was to be done? Should she return
to her father—what could she tell him?—“Grandpa has ordered everybody to obey
my will.” No, she couldn’t say anything like this. And then, this terrible
night will also have its end, and soon the dawn will break and the sun will
shine on all God’s creatures But she, disgraceful person, what shall she do?
Could she be more furious than she is? To be quiet—but how? To surrender? No!
thoughts played a wild dance in her head, crossing, mingling and intermingling.
felt very tired. Passions, love, hatred, hunger and thirst all disappeared. Her
eyelids were heavy like lead, and still they would not close. She felt so