Baba Shura felt a sort of remorse that she served instead of conscience, and by much persuasion could save the marriage went to pieces. The last was Igor Vasilyevich. He wrote Lisa Jaures and the letter with lengthy apology, and then another, and appointed each of them to meet on neutral territory. From the point of view of Volkova, it all smacked of melodrama, but Lisa cried and reconciled with his father, and that was the main thing. Mum Natasha sent, as usual, only a letter, she could not come, but this one is not surprised or upset: Natalia Volyn has long been a kind of a virtual character in a family chronicle.