Leo Tolstoy about flower (“Anna Karenina”, 1877) - He looked at her as a man looks at a faded flower he has gathered, with difficulty recognizing in it the beauty for which he picked and ruined it.
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He looked at her as a man looks at a faded flower he has gathered, with difficulty recognizing in it the beauty for which he picked and ruined it.
 Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina (1877). copy citation

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