The Young Doctor reads a rather bland and callous eulogy over Pelegaya's body, before reciting a poem which he hopes will impress Natasha. He also admits to her that he lied about her lover being dead but she and the rest of the White Guard are forced to flee when the Bolsheviks return to the hospital and they escape on a medical supplies train. However the train is derailed following an explosion and the carriage in which Natasha is travelling catches fire. The Young Doctor goes to save her but is distracted when he discovers several bottles of morphine which have been flung from the train. In the event he chooses the morphine over attempting to save Natasha, another selfish act of which his older self is reproachful.
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