|1.||Don't pay any attention to my request, because it really isn't fair:|
|2.||Do pay attention to it, because it is fair, and the substance of the request is the following: V[otre] S(ervice?] tomorrow the brains of the small Opochinin16 will have to stand trembling before dyainka, and as I have become quite fond of this small thing, i.e., the above- mentioned youngster, I beg you, during the test of his brains, to give him a little piece of your warmth*--if he's worth it;--I hope, however, that he will be worth it: the youngster is not devoid of a sense of humor--and he has originality, and this is a good thing.|
I scare myself with what I have written! Do I understand dyainka properly?--In any case, I deign to kiss him, my dyainka, most firmly --and this I'm not at all scared to do.