“The one thing, darling, is that I am so glad to have you!» said Anna, kissing her again. «You haven't told me yet how and what you think about me, and I keep wanting to know. But I'm glad you will see me as I am. The chief thing I shouldn't like would be for people to imagine I want to prove anything. I don't want to prove anything; I merely want to live, to do no one harm but myself. I have the right to do that, haven't I?
But it is a big subject, and we'll talk over everything properly later. Now I'll go and dress and send a maid to you.»
Chapter 19 Left alone, Darya Alexandrovna, with a good housewife's eye, scanned her room.”