Childhood by Leo Tolstoy Page 1 of 115

CONTENTS

I THE TUTOR, KARL IVANITCH
II MAMMA
III PAPA
IV LESSONS
V THE IDIOT
VI PREPARATIONS FOR THE CHASE
VII THE HUNT
VIII WE PLAY GAMES
IX A FIRST ESSAY IN LOVE
X THE SORT OF MAN MY FATHER WAS
XI IN THE DRAWING-ROOM AND THE STUDY
XII GRISHA
XIII NATALIA SAVISHNA
XIV THE PARTING
XV CHILDHOOD
XVI VERSE-MAKING
XVII THE PRINCESS KORNAKOFF
XVIII PRINCE IVAN IVANOVITCH


XIX THE IWINS
XX PREPARATIONS FOR THE PARTY
XXI BEFORE THE MAZURKA
XXII THE MAZURKA
XXIII AFTER THE MAZURKA
XXIV IN BED
XXV THE LETTER
XXVI WHAT AWAITED US AT THE COUNTRY-HOUSE
XXVII GRIEF
XXVIII SAD RECOLLECTIONS


I - THE TUTOR, KARL IVANITCH

On the 12th of August, 18- (just three days after my tenth birthday, when I had been given such wonderful presents), I was awakened at seven o"clock in the morning by Karl Ivanitch slapping the wall close to my head with a fly-flap made of sugar paper and a stick.



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