Oh, oh. We are in Volume II, Part Five, Chapter X. Natasha is at the opera with Helene who introduces her to her bad boy brother Anatole. In the past there have been strong hints of a sexual relationship between this brother and sister act.
I love this piece of Lynn's. It reminds me of Christmas candy from the 1960's of my Midwestern childhood. Licorice, lozenges and taffy. And Natasha is a tasty treat to Anatole who has nothing but bad intentions. He wants to lick her up good. -- Lola
from page 709-710 of original text
collage, wax, ink, oil crayon
page 565-566 of Pevear/Volokhonsky translation