” I want you to be kind and wise. I want you to be a father who loves his children. I want you to be attentive to me and faithful for ever. I want you to always fancy me and respect and admire me and I want you to be older and more confident.”
“But I’m not,” Pavel says. “I’m not a father. I’m not very wise.”
“I know.” Ella turns away from him.
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