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board door and at once began to emit
exclamations of surprise and pleas
ure. For the -shelves displayed cold
meats, salad, oranges, nuts, raisins,
celery, jelly-cake and wine to give
delight to the moment.
Soon a real feast began. Olenka
presided; but so, intent was she on
seeing that the men's plates were al
ways filled that she did not find time
to eat more than a few mouthfuls
herself. Old man Openta became lo
quacious. Openta himself beamed on
the party and kept jumping from his
seat to heap fuel into the stove. It
began to get red-hot. OdeskalW
scowled continually, but it was no
ticed that he ate and drank as much
as. he could get
"But ypu mustn't mind his dark
looks," said Openta to Olenka. "It
heart he is not an ill-natured fellow."
Odeskalki only scowled, the moje,
anuuiuig nis fciass, toasted 6lenka.
"May you be happy," he said, and
shook his head gloomily.
"It is always so. with ,him when he
,OIenka Smiled Over Her Shoidder at the Men and, With a Great Show of
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