He did so, and took leave of the starets and moved to the other monastery.
All possibility of doubt about anything was silenced by obedience to the starets.
Well he knew the bitter revenge which the starets wreaked upon any who dared to challenge his divinity.
He wished to refuse but the starets ordered him to accept the appointment.
This conveyed nothing to the London police, who, of course, knew nothing save that a "starets" in Russia is a "saint."
The Bishop, a big, over-fed man, had a long chat with the starets in my presence.
The starets was one of the most far-seeing and mercenary scoundrels.
Truly, the beauties of Peterhof were a revelation to the starets and myself.
As secretary to the starets, I am able to disclose the actual and most amazing truth.
The Empress, her head bowed in silence, knelt before the weird impressive shrine, side by side with the starets.