The governesses were discussing whether it was cheaper to live in Moscow or Odessa.
All the domestic circle, tutors, governesses, and guests, were already at the tea table.
Under the disguise of doctors, midwives, school teachers, governesses, factory hands or common labourers, they sought to make proselytes among the peasantry and the workmen in the industrial centres by revolutionary pamphlets and oral explanations.
After them other couples followed, filling the whole dining hall, and last of all the children, tutors, and governesses followed singly.
Two governesses were sitting with the Vogels at a table, on which were plates of raisins, walnuts, and almonds.