I am as worn out as a post horse, but still I must have a talk with you, Catiche, a very serious talk.
You know, Catiche, that we--you three sisters, Mamontov, and my wife-- are the count's only direct heirs.
But, my poor Catiche, it is as clear as daylight!
You must remember, Catiche, that it was all done casually in a moment of anger, of illness, and was afterwards forgotten.
A little behind them stood the two younger princesses holding handkerchiefs to their eyes, and just in front of them their eldest sister, Catiche, with a vicious and determined look steadily fixed on the icons, as though declaring to all that she could not answer for herself should she glance round.
"Catiche has had tea served in the small drawing room," said Prince Vasili to Anna Mikhaylovna.
Come, my dear Anna Mikhaylovna, let Catiche do as she pleases.
Catiche is one and Princess Bolkonskaya another.