Friday, February 26, 2010
Something incredible has happened
Anyway, I found a place alone: no gardeners, no guards that I could see (the Okhrana, our secret police, watch everything we do—very annoying!) and I just sat down by myself on the grass.
Then I heard a balalaika being played, very prettily, an old Russian song that I love. Some of the servants play, but none would dare to do it in the garden, so I thought perhaps it was someone just outside the gate.
I went to explore, but the wind kept tricking my ear and I'd think I'd found it and then the sound would come from somewhere else.
Finally, I turned a corner that led into the deepest, farthest part of the garden, and I saw the person playing the balalaika. He was young. And handsome! and a member of the guards.
I don't have time to write more, but I promise I will soon!
Posted by Susanne at 11:16 AM