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A young retired lieutenant of the army, Smirnov arrives at Popova`s house to collect the money he had lent to Popova`s late husband. She asks him to come back after a couple of days as she has no money with her and that her bailiff has gone to the town. Smirnov needs the money badly as he has to pay the interest to the bank in a day or his estate will be put up for auction. They get into an argument over this with both of them insulting each other. In the process of collecting his debt Smirnov likes Popova`s attitude and falls in love with her. Popova also likes him. Instead of fighting they are drawn to each other.