Part 5, Chapter 26 Summary
The day before his birthday, Seryozha cheerfully enters his house after a walk and asks the hall porter if the bandaged clerk has been here today; the tall servant winks at him good-naturedly as he tells him the man was announced as soon as was possible. Seryozha’s feeble-voiced tutor speaks but the boy does not listen; he wants to hear what happened to the bandaged man.
The clerk with the bandaged face has been to see Alexey Alexandrovitch seven times to ask various favors. Seryozha has met him twice in the hallway and now has a great interest in the man. The porter says the bandaged man was almost dancing when he left. After a short pause, Seryozha asks if anything has been left for him today, and the...
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