Section 1: Prologue and Chapter 1* Prologue * Sergey Nicolayevich and Vladimir Petrovich remain at a party with their host. * The hosts asks his guests to tell about their first loves. * Sergey Nicolayevich says his first love was his wife. * Vladimir asks to write down his story and read it the next evening. * Chapter 1 * Vladimir is sixteen years old during the summer of 1833. * His family rents a summer home near Neskootchny. * Vladimir's parents treat him with indifference. * He sees a beautiful woman at the house next door at the end of Chapter 1.
Section 2: Chapter 2 and Chapter 3* Chapter 2 * Vladimir encounters a beautiful girl in the garden surrounded by men. * The men see Vladimir staring at the lady and tease him. * Vladimir runs away and hides in his room. * Chapter 3 * Vladimir's mother receives a letter from Princess Zasyekin. * Princess Zasyekin begs permission to call upon Mme. Petrovich. * Mme. Petrovich sends Vladimir to extend...
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