Lel: Do you order me to sing? Snegurochka: I couldn’t order you. I’d be only happy to beg you. Lel: I don’t think I’m worthy of your begging. Snegurochka: What can I pay you for a song? Lel: I’m not really paid, you know. I’m kissed, that’s always my reward.
Pavel Kadochnikov, Snegurochka (Snow Maiden), 1969