yevgeny zharikov

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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