K. Kashcheev, 1954
"As far back as I remember myself, I also remember Natalya Savishna, her love and kindness … Not only did she never speak about herself, she seemed never even to think of herself; her whole life was love and self-sacrifice."
— from Childhood
"I described Praskovia Isaevna quite accurately in Childhood. Everything I wrote about her really happened."
— from Tolstoy’s Reminiscences, 1903