"He arrived at S--- in the morning and took the best room in a hotel, with a fitted carpet of grey soldier's cloth and on the table an inkwell, grey with dust and surmounted by a figure of a horseman with his arms raised and no head. The hotel porter gave him the necessary information: Von Diderits lived in the Staro-Goncharnaya Street, in a house he owned himself, not far from the hotel. He was rich and lived well; he owned horses and was known to everyone in the town. The hotel porter pronounced his name as 'Drydyrits'!"
The Lady with the Little Dog Anton Chekhov, trans. Elisaveta Fen