The Beginning of Spring Setting & Symbolism

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Reid Press

Referred by the affectionate diminutive, Reidka's. Frank's printing business on Seraphim Street, Moscow.

22 Lipka Street

The Reid house, leased when Frank and Nellie came to Moscow following the death of Frank's father. It is a roomy, two-storied house. The ground floor is stone; the second floor is wood.

The English Chaplaincy

An outpost of England in Moscow. It acts, largely due to the work of Mrs. Graham, the Chaplain's wife, as the central clearing-house for all the English people living in, or passing through, Moscow.

The dacha

The Reid's rough summer cottage deep in a pine and birch forest outside of Moscow. The railroad stops at a nearby town, Ostanovka. From there visitors generally walk through the forest, while luggage must come by cart via a circuitous route.

The river

Muscovites are devoted to their river. They watch it for signs of the ice breaking up...

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