Unfortunately, while at court, Ovitch’s gnome escaped and set fire to the Czar’s favourite mistress.  Though the famed author was never heard from again, it was rumoured he had been banished to work in a mutton plant in the Urals, where he romanced young sheep with his verses, and went thoroughly insane.  Mama Temkin’s scowl returned to her face soon after her son’s funeral, and when asked how she got to better spirits so quickly, she shrugged and said, “I have other children.”  Indeed after several short weeks, it seemed no one even remembered the entire scenario, save the doctor, who refused to speak of it, and the Peasant, who would happily recount the demise of Misha Temkin, for a kopeck.