I find this chapter interesting for a completely different reason. It’s seems as though there is a transsexual character in the group of God’s Folk.
I am reading one translation, as I listen to another translation. It is very interesting to see how they treat this character differently. Assigning female pronouns in one and male pronouns in another. As transgender issues are in the news and on the minds of my grandchildren I have been reading and wondering about the subject. Was this pilgrim a transsexual? And why would Tolstoy include him in this group, do you think?