makar asked, looking up at his companion in beatific surprise.
I interceded with the Arab leader, makar Makalo, but in vain.
I have now told you all, makar Alexievitch, and feel sure that you will understand my despondency.
Things began with "this or that, makar Alexievitch, is your fault."
They seized makar Alexeevich by the arms and dragged him to the door.
Then it went on to "I need hardly say that the fault is wholly makar Alexievitch's."
After drinking and smoking a great deal, makar goes to sleep and has a dream.
How is it that his compositions please you so much, makar Alexievitch?
He orders makar to be transformed into a post-horse, to be used by the police commissioner.
To think that your better sense should so play you false, makar Alexievitch!