Ivan Ilyitch Cherdyakhov
What is it? What is it, you ask? You sit there behind your desk and ask what is it? You sit there, in your lofty position as general, and minister of public parks, a member of high standing among the upper class, and ask what is it? You sit there with full knowledge that in this life, there is no equality; that there are those who serve, and those that are served; those who obey, and those that are obeyed; those who bow, and those that are bowed to; that in this life, certain events take place ...