Eugene lived in a gloomy mansion family Korf. After the death of Helen everything was steeped in the spirit of her memories - pictures, photographs, clothing. Baron Baroness Eugene accustomed to the idea that the new wife of her father - an upstart, parvenu, the daughter of a bankrupt merchant. As he tried, Peter Korff, prohibit to see his father, he could not with his daughter. Occasionally Vladimir Arbenin visited yet Eugene, gave her something in a beautiful package and bought hastily, kissed the forehead and disappeared.