Well, everybody knows what great friends the princess and Mrs. Epanchin are, so there was a pretty kettle of fish. All the Bielokonskis went into mourning for the poodle. Six princesses in tears, and the Englishwoman shrieking! "Of course I wrote an apology, and called, but they would not receive either me or my apology, and the Epanchins cut me, too!" "But wait," said Nastasia.