driving along the side street and calling out in a voice peculiar
to his trade, "Milk! milk! milk!"
The first warm spring rain had fallen the day before, and now
wherever the ground was not paved the grass shone green. The
birch trees in the gardens looked as if they were strewn with
green fluff, the wild cherry and the poplars unrolled their long,
balmy buds, and in shops and dwelling-houses the double
window-frames were being removed and the windows cleaned.