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Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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After all, one drinks tea largely to please one's fellow men, Barbara, and to give oneself tone and an air of gentility (though, of myself, I care little about such things, for I am not a man of the finicking sort).


And though I suffer for you, yet it eases my heart to suffer for you.


I declined, as I say, to play cards, and was, therefore, requested to discourse on philosophy, after which no one spoke to me at all.


I don’t even know what I’m writing, I have no idea, I don’t know anything, and I’m not reading over it, and I’m not correcting my style, and I’m writing just for the sake of writing, just for the sake of writing more to you… My precious, my darling, my dearest!


There is a crack in my soul, and I can hear it trembling, quivering, stirring deep inside me.


But the instant that you came into my life, you lightened the dark places in it, you lightened both my heart and my soul.


It is because, from his very nature, the poor man has to wear his feelings on his sleeve, so that nothing about him is sacred, and as for his self-respect.


Even if I be likened to a rat, I do not care, provided that that particular rat be wanted by you, and be of use in the world, and be retained in its position, and receive its reward. But what a rat it is!


Yet as the evening of Sunday came on, a sadness as of death would overtake me, for at nine o'clock I had to return to school, where everything was cold and strange and severe—where the governesses, on Mondays, lost their tempers, and nipped my ears, and made me cry.


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