January 20, 2011: Stiva in the morning

PAGES READ: 27
YEAR TO DATE: 973
CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
BOOKS COMPLETED: 3
-27 PAGES

“After dressing, Stepan Arkadyich sprayed himself with scent, adjusted the cuffs of his shirt, put cigarettes, wallet, matches, a watch with a double chain and seals into his pockets with an accustomed gesture, and, having shaken out his handkerchief, feeling himself clean, fragrant, healthy, and physically cheerful despite his misfortune, went out, springing lightly at each step…”

Anna Karenina, p. 6
(Pevear/Volokhonsky translation)

Men don’t start their days the way they used to, eh?

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