It rained for half the day but it was warm. I finished the book On the Mountain and began a novel by Leskov. At 9 o'clock in the evening, church services were held for us in the hall. We went to bed early.
The weather was warm and overcast. During the day I cut firewood, and the girls played on the wooden bridge with tennis balls.
Опять простоял отличный солнечный день, который во всём остальном прошёл по обыкновению.
Again it was a nice sunny day, during which everything went as usual.
I’m a monarchist, but alas, now I am but a monarchist ideologue, because I have no candidates. Who? Nicholas Nicholas II? A sickly heir and the regency of Alexandra Feodorovna – a woman, whose name I cannot hear without wincing? Mikhail Alexandrovich, the man who openly declared that he is waiting for the decision of the Constituent Assembly? Who? Tell me, for I do not know of anybody suitable. Kere
The morning was clear, but towards midday it rained. The service of the Mass was held at home. I went into the backyard and then into the garden about 2 o'clock. During the evening Valya read aloud quite well and distinctly.
During the night and during the morning it rained and a cold wind was blowing. About 3 o'clock the sun came out from behind the clouds. I paced a lot up and down the yard. During the evening while we played dominoes and bezlk, Botkin read aloud The Ninth Wave.
Первый раз побывали в церкви Благовещения, в которой служит уже давно наш священник. Но удовольствие было испорчено для меня той дурацкой обстановкой, при которой совершалось наше шествие туда. Вдоль дорожки городского сада, где никого не было, стояли стрелки, а у самой церкви была большая толпа! Это меня глубоко извело.
For the first time we attended church. It was at the Church of the Annunciation, over which our old priest served. The pleasure was spoiled for me by the idiotic conditions which took place during our procession there. Along the road through the village where there was nobody, guards were set up, but at the church there was a huge crowd of people. This bothered me a great deal. The weather became fine, not too cool,
The morning was cloudy and windy; afterwards the weather cleared up. There was a lot in the air. We filled the rows in the garden from the pond and cut firewood for our baths.
It was a very nice day and all went well. We dug dams across the rows in the garden. The girls played "bumble puppy."
Telegrams arrive here twice a day; many of them are composed so obscurely that it is difficult to understand them. Evidently, in Petrograd, there is great confusion. Again there has been a change in the staff of the government. See more
Evidently, no one escapes from the enterprises of General KornilovCommander in Chief of the Petrograd command - from 18 March 1917; he himself sides part of the time with the generals and officers who are prisoners to their own army and part of the time with the army. He goes to Petrograd and then leaves again. The weather became wonderfully hot.
It was a splendid bright day. There was much in the air. The last f ew days have brought a great deal of unpleasantness, owing to the absence of proper sewage facilities. See more
The lower W.C. is filled with waste from the upper W.C.; therefore, we had to refrain from visiting the upper one and abstain from bathing; all this because the cesspool pit was too small and because nobody wanted to clean it. I asked S.S. Botkin to bring this to the attention of the commissar, Pankratov, who came and was dismayed at the state of things.
It was a nice warm day. Mass was at 11 o'clock. We took a walk both during the morning and during the day. During the morning I finished the book In the Forest and began On the Mountain; they were both well written.