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a former copper coin of Pakistan and India

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Dolly looked coldly at Anna; she was waiting now for phrases of conventional sympathy, but Anna said nothing of the sort.
Anna lifted the wasted, thin hand of Dolly, kissed it and said:
Sympathy and love unfeigned were visible on Anna's face.
Dolly, dearest, I do understand," said Anna, pressing her hand.
What touched me most..." (and here Anna guessed what would touch Dolly most) "he's tortured by two things: that he's ashamed for the children's sake, and that, loving you--yes, yes, loving you beyond everything on earth," she hurriedly interrupted Dolly, who would have answered-- "he has hurt you, pierced you to the heart.
"Do you know, Anna, my youth and my beauty are gone, taken by whom?
Anna could think of nothing, but her heart responded instantly to each word, to each change of expression of her sister-in-law.
"One thing I would say," began Anna. "I am his sister, I know his character, that faculty of forgetting everything, everything"
"No," Dolly was beginning, but Anna cut her short, kissing her hand once more.
"It is very good of you, Monsieur Pierre, to come and visit a poor invalid," said Anna Pavlovna, exchanging an alarmed glance with her aunt as she conducted him to her.
Anna Pavlovna's alarm was justified, for Pierre turned away from the aunt without waiting to hear her speech about Her Majesty's health.
"You think so?" rejoined Anna Pavlovna in order to say something and get away to attend to her duties as hostess.
"We will talk of it later," said Anna Pavlovna with a smile.
As the foreman of a spinning mill, when he has set the hands to work, goes round and notices here a spindle that has stopped or there one that creaks or makes more noise than it should, and hastens to check the machine or set it in proper motion, so Anna Pavlovna moved about her drawing room, approaching now a silent, now a too-noisy group, and by a word or slight rearrangement kept the conversational machine in steady, proper, and regular motion.
Pierre had been educated abroad, and this reception at Anna Pavlovna's was the first he had attended in Russia.