Besides the two daughters, there was a son named George, ugg boots outlet who was away in Leningrad at the time of Pavel's arrival.
The family gave Pavel a warm welcome. Only the old man eyed the visitor with hostility and suspicion.
Pavel patiently told Albina all the family news, and in his turn learned a good deal about the life of the Kyutsams.
Lola was twenty-two. A simple girl, with bobbed brown hair and a broad-featured, open face, she at once took Pavel into her confidence and initiated him into all the family secrets. ugg outlet She told him that the old man ruled the whole family with a despotic hand, suppressing the slightest manifestation of independence on the part of the others. Narrow-minded, bigoted and captious, he kept the family in a permanent state of terror. This had earned him the deep dislike of his children and the hatred of his wife who had fought vainly against his despotism for twenty-five years. The girls always took their mother's side. These incessant family quarrels were poisoning their lives. uggs clearance
Days passed in endless bickering and strife.
Another source of family trouble, Lola told Pavel, was her brother George, a typical good-fornothing, boastful, arrogant, caring for nothing but good food, strong drink and smart clothes.
When he finished school, George, who had been his mother's favourite, announced that he was going to the university and demanded money for the trip.
"Lola can sell her ring and you've got some things you can raise money on too. I need the money and I ugg boots clearance don't care how you get it."
George knew very well that his mother would refuse him nothing and he shamelessly took advantage of her affection for him. He looked down on his sisters. The mother sent her son all the money she could wheedle out of her husband, and whatever Taya earned besides. In the meantime George, having flunked the entrance examinations, had a pleasant time in Leningrad staying with his uncle and terrorising his mother by frequent telegraphic demands for more UGG Cyber Monday money.
Pavel did not meet Taya until late in the evening of his arrival. Her mother hurried out to meet her in the hallway and Pavel heard her whispering the news of his coming. The girl shook hands shyly with the strange young man, blushing to the tips of her small ears, and Pavel held her strong, calloused little hand for a few moments before releasing it.