I never pressed him about it in the fifteen years we roomed together.
The steam mains to the houses are laid by the supply company; the internal pipes and fittings are paid for or rented by the occupier, costing for an installation from £30 for an ordinary eight-roomed house to £Ioo or more for larger buildings.
Peter himself lived among his workmen, himself the most strenuous of them all, in a small two-roomed wooden hut at Voronezh.
Wide and contains 24 cells of the monks, pleasant little three-roomed houses each with its own garden.
There he settled in a three-roomed cottage for the rest of his life - twenty-seven years, in which he wrought out the perfect story of that peasant life of which he alone has given a "complete impression."