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    The Snowdrops. Chapter 4.

    Chapter 4 Wind of Change In the morning Dina woke up with that placid and determined mood which happens when something new is about to happen. At breakfast Olga asked her: “Are you going to come back on Monday morning?”“No, in the evening of Sunday. I’ll stay there only for one night,” replied Dina, spreading butter on her toast. “Okay. Do you know Nicklis’s parents?” inquired Olga. “Yes, I’ve seen them, but it’s been a while,” said Dina. “They are very interesting, as far as I can recollect.” “Well, I’m sure you will not get bored in their company,” Olga chuckled. “Nicklis is a nice guy,” stated Igor, accidentally banging…

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    The Snowdrops. Chapter 3

    Chapter 3 Grandma Glasha, Exams, and the Apple Tree Branches The morning was sunny, and Dina found it easy to get up quarter to seven, as usual, even though she went to bed very late last night and could not fall asleep for a while. Warm, playful, and fresh rays of sunshine flooded the room, washed with morning dew, with a short, but powerful rain in the night, and with moisty spring fog. Dina got out of bed, clicked the latch and opened the window. Tingling, pricky and fragile air of the cool May morning breathed her in the face with the aroma of blooming apple trees. Huge white flowers,…