same evening all the men were sitting around the table, for it was supper time.
Radoyka was the only woman among them. The other women had their supper in the
kitchen. Two or three women were serving at the table.
was Anoka’s turn to serve.
other women walked in and out with dishes and food. Anoka leaned against the
door and made faces.
gave her a terrific look. All were speechless. Radoyka felt all the blood
rushing to her head. Anoka did not even notice it!
supper everybody made a sign of the cross, waiting for grand-pa’s sign for
leaving the room.
Crust of bread
But the old man pushed aside a crust of bread, the spoon, the knife, and the wooden dish. He rested his head on his palm, looked around and fixed his eyes on Anoka.
was on pins and needles, dropped her arms, stretched her strong and beautiful
body, and moved to leave the room.
my daughter,” said