His brother's old boots were soon worn out, and his master scolded him for going about in tatters with his toes sticking out.
At holiday times there was more work than ever, but Alyosha liked holidays because everybody gave him a tip. When he had saved up two roubles [4s], by the advice of the cook he bought himself a red knitted jacket, and was so happy when he put it on, that he couldn't close his mouth for joy. He lived like this for about a year and a half, and towards the end of the second year a most startling thing happened to him. From that day Alyosha went about his work as usual, and no longer talked to Ustinia about their getting married. He spoke very little; he only said he was thirsty, and he seemed full of wonder at something. He was called the Pot, because his mother had once sent him with a pot of milk to the deacon's wife, and he had stumbled against something and broken it. Not much certainly, but it would amount up to about sixty kopeks [1s 2d]a€”his very own money. Alyosha was not talkative; when he spoke at all, he spoke abruptly, with his head turned away. But he prayed just the same, every morning and every evening, prayed with his hands, crossing himself. He discovered one day, to his great surprise, that, in addition to the relation of usefulness existing between people, there was also another, a peculiar relation of quite a different character. It had come to the ears of the merchant's wife that Alyosha wanted to marry Ustinia, and she disapproved of it. Alyosha was delighted with his new boots, but was angry with his feet when they ached at the end of the day after so much running about.
Then he was sent to town on various errands, to bring the daughter home from school, or to get some olive oil for the old mother. When told to do anything, or asked if he could do it, he would say yes without the smallest hesitation, and set to work at once. Instead of a man being wanted to clean boots, and go on errands and harness horses, he is not wanted to be of any service at all, but another human being wants to serve him and pet him.
He felt for the first time in his life that hea€”not his services, but he himselfa€”was necessary to another human being. But he was pleased, nevertheless, and when he glanced at the trousers that Ustinia had mended for him, he would shake his head and smile.


Alyosha climbed on to the roof and swept away all the snow; and, while he was still raking out some frozen lumps from the gutter, his foot slipped and he fell over. They sent him on all sorts of errands, but he did everything quickly and readily, going from one task to another without stopping. And then he was afraid that his father would be annoyed when he came to town for his wages, to find that his master had deducted the cost of the boots. His father used to come and take them from the merchant, and only scold Alyosha for wearing out his boots. He had heard that peasants who came up to work in the towns frequently got married to servant girls.
And Alyosha ran here, looked after this and that, forgot nothing, found time for everything, and was always cheerful. Alyosha went to the village school, but was not good at lessons; besides, there was so little time to learn. His mistress, her old mother, the son, the daughter, the clerk, and the cooka€”all ordered him about, and sent him from one place to another.
She would save him some hot porridge, and sit watching him, her chin propped on her bare arm, with the sleeve rolled up, while he was eating it. His elder brother was in town, working for a merchant, so Alyosha had to help his father from a very early age. When he was no more than six he used to go out with the girls to watch the cows and sheep in the pasture, and a little later he looked after the horses by day and by night.
He breakfasted in snatches while he was working, and rarely managed to get his dinner at the proper hour.
The cook used to scold him for being late, but she was sorry for him all the same, and would keep something hot for his dinner and supper. When his father scolded him he would stand mute and listen attentively, and as soon as the scolding was over would smile and go on with his work. He was given his brother's old boots, his father's old coat and cap, and was taken to town. Alyosha was delighted with his clothes, but the merchant was not impressed by his appearance.



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