Unformatted text preview: eventually found himself in a dark room. Soon after he entered, a woman came in, gave him a hug, and then kissed him. When the woman realized that Riabovich was not who she thought he was, she “shrieked loudly, and fled away.” After the encounter, Riabovich “felt that he must dance, talk, run into the garden, laugh unrestrainedly.” He tried to figure out who the mysterious woman was, but had no clue. He never found out who the woman was, but the wonderful feeling stayed with Riabovich while the brigade left the next morning. When the brigade returned to the village, they were invited to another party, and Riabovich became excited at first. Then Riabovich realized that he had no hopes of having the same luck at this party, and all those wonderful feelings he felt faded away....
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- Fall '10
- World Literature, Short story, Dr. Kathi Griffin, Riabovich