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talk with him, led him to her sitting room, from which those who were there immediately withdrew so as not to be in her way. "Do you know, dear boy," began the governors wife with a serious expression on her kind little face, "that really would be the match for you: would you like me to arrange it?" "Whom do you mean, Aunt?" asked Nicholas. "I will make a match for you with the princess. Catherine Petrovna speaks of Lily, but I say, no--the princess! Do you want me to do it? I am sure your mother will be grateful to me. What a charming girl she is, really! And she is not at all so plain, either." "Not at all," replied Nicholas as if offended at the idea. "As befits a soldier, Aunt, I dont force myself on anyone or refuse anything," he said before he had time to consider what he was saying. "Well then, remember, this is not a joke!" "Of course not!" "Yes, yes," the governors wife said as if talking to herself. "But, my dear boy, among other things you are too attentive to the other, the blonde. One is sorry for the husband, really...." "Oh no, we are good friends with him," said Nicholas in the simplicity of his heart; it did not enter his head that a pastime so pleasant to himself might not be pleasant to someone else. "But what nonsense I have been saying to the governors wife!" thought Nicholas suddenly at supper. "She will really begin to arrange a match... and Sonya...?" And on taking leave of the governors wife, when she again smilingly said to him, "Well then, remember!" he drew her aside. "But see here, to tell the truth, Aunt..." "What is it, my dear? Come, lets sit down here," said she. Nicholas suddenly felt a desire and need to tell his most intimate thoughts (which he would not have told to his mother, his sister, or his friend) to this woman who was almost a stranger. When he afterwards recalled that impulse to unsolicited and inexplicable frankness which had very important results for him, it seemed to him--as it seems to everyone in such cases--that it was merely some silly whim that seized him: yet that burst of frankness, together with other trifling events, had immense consequences for him and for all his family. "You see, Aunt, Mamma has long wanted me to marry an heiress, but the very idea of marrying for money is repugnant to me." "Oh yes, I understand," said the governors wife. "But Princess Bolkonskaya--thats another matter. I will tell you the truth. In the first place I like her very much, I feel drawn to her; and then, after I met her under such circumstances--so strangely, the idea often occurred to me: This is fate. Especially if you remember that Mamma had long been thinking of it; but I had never happened to meet her before, somehow it had always happened that we did not meet. And as long as my sister Natasha was engaged to her brother it was of course out of the question for me to think of marrying her. And it must needs happen that I should meet her just when Natashas engagement had been broken off... and then everything... So you see... I never told this to anyone and never will, only to you." The governors wife pressed his elbow gratefully. "You know Sonya, my cousin? I love her, and promised to marry her, and will do so.... So you see there can be no question about-" said Nicholas incoherently and blushing. "My dear boy, what a way to look at it! You know Sonya has nothing and you yourself say your Papas affairs are in a very bad way. And what about your mother? It would kill her, thats one thing. And what sort of life would it be for Sonya--if shes a girl with a heart? Your mother in despair, and you all ruined.... No, my dear, you and Sonya ought to understand that." Nicholas remained silent. It comforted him to hear these arguments. "All the same, Aunt, it is impossible," he rejoined with a sigh, after a short pause. "Besides, would the princess have me? And besides, she is now in mourning. How can one think of it!" "But you dont suppose Im going to get you married at once? There is always a right way of doing things," replied the governors wife. "What a matchmaker you are, Aunt..." said Nicholas, kissing her plump little hand. CHAPTER VI On reaching Moscow after her meeting with Rostov,

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