The first thing I remember is being under something.
It was great. My whole head was bandaged. [...] I felt very exceptional and a bit evil. Nobody had any idea of what had happened to me. A car crash. A fight to the death. A murder. Fire. Nobody knew.
Turgenev was a very serious fellow but he could make me laugh because a truth first encountered can be very funny. When someone else's truth is the same as your truth, and he seems to be saying it just for you, that's great.