Part 8, Chapter 3 Summary
Sergey Ivanovitch and Katavasov enter their compartment. At the next station, the soldiers are again hailed by the locals; they stick their heads out of the windows in greeting. Sergey Ivanovitch is not at all interested in anything to do with the volunteers. He has spent enough time with them that they no longer interest him; however, Katavasov has been occupied with his scientific work and has not had the opportunity to observe them and is interested in doing so now. Sergey Ivanovitch suggests he go to the second-class cabins and talk with them directly, and that is what Katavasov does.
At the first train stop, Katavasov visits the volunteers; the men are obviously aware that all the attention outside the train is...
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