Petrovsky had run through five millions, and still lived in just the same style, and was even a manager in the financial department with a salary of twenty thousand.
But besides this, Petersburg had physically an agreeable effect on Stepan Arkadyevitch.
It made him younger.
In Moscow he sometimes found a gray hair in his head, dropped asleep after dinner, stretched, walked slowly upstairs, breathing heavily, was bored by the society of young women, and did not dance at balls.
In Petersburg he always felt ten years younger.

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