The Stationmaster Characters

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A. G. N.

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Dunia

The stationmaster's daughter, Dunia breaks her father's heart by running off to St. Petersburg with the wealthy young Captain Minskii.

The narrator is struck by her youthful beauty the first time he meets her. When he requests a kiss, she consents. She keeps her father's house in order, performing all the domestic duties earlier taken care of by her late mother. She is so lovely that ladies would give her presents and gentlemen would seek excuses to linger about the station to gaze at her.

When Minskii arrives, she attends to him when he feigns sickness. She hesitates to accept his offer of a ride to church but eventually accepts at her father's urging. During the ride, she is persuaded to run off with Minskii. When her father finds her in St. Petersburg, she looks more beautiful than ever as she plays with...

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