window-frames were being removed and the windows cleaned.
In the Tolkoochi [literally, jostling market, where second-hand
clothes and all sorts of cheap goods are sold] market, which
Nekhludoff had to pass on his way, a dense crowd was surging
along the row of booths, and tattered men walked about selling
top-boots, which they carried under their arms, and renovated
trousers and waistcoats, which hung over their shoulders.
Men in clean coats and shining boots, liberated from the