Ivan Ivanich walked excitedly up and down the room and repeated:
"If I were young."
He suddenly walked up to Aliokhin and shook him first by one hand and then by the other.
"Pavel Koustantinich," he said in a voice of entreaty, "don't be satisfied, don't let yourself be lulled to sleep! While you are young, strong, wealthy, do not cease to do good! Happiness does not exist, nor should it, and if there is any meaning or purpose in life, they are not in our peddling little happiness, but in something reasonable and grand. Do good!"
Ivan Ivanich said this with a piteous supplicating smile, as though he were asking a personal favour.
there is a possiblity of being confused at the underlined name-
( There are people who think that it is a Russian word meaning some thing else !)
Since it is addressed to Aliokhin,( it is the only clue available ),we can be pretty sure that it is a part of the name of the farmer,the full name being Pavel Koustantinich Aliokhin.
Most reviews available agree with this conclusion.
- CKR 6/1/2016