Stjernedigt 57

Fjodor Dostojevskij: White Nights A sentimental story from the diary of a dreamer v/ Constance Garnett (1848)

 

FIRST NIGHT

It was a wonderful night, such a night as is only possible when we are young, dear reader. The sky was so starry, so bright that, looking at it, one could not help asking oneself whether ill-humoured and capricious people could live under such a sky. That is a youthful question too, dear reader, very youthful, but may the Lord put it more frequently into your heart!...