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Nicholas is brimming with happiness on seeing his son and cannot take his eyes off him. Arcady introduces his friend Bazarov to his father. His full name is Eugene Vassilich. Nicholas is pleased and happy at Bazarov's visit. Arcady and his father ride the horses in their barouche, a carriage, and Bazarov follows in another vehicle.
This chapter is an interim very short chapter. The deep bond between the father and son is evident in the manner in which they greet each other. Another character is introduced, a friend of Arcady, who has come along with him to visit. He is a tall, lanky man with an air of self-assurance and intelligence about him.
When Nicholas worries as to how Bazarov would travel, as the barouche could accommodate only two, Arcady interrupts him, saying that Bazarov would adjust in the carriage and asks him not to be ceremonious with him. As he puts it "he’s a grand fellow and very simple at heart."