Page 1127. " St Nicholas the Wonder-Worker "
 Saint Nicholas the Wonder-Worker was a fourth century bishop from Greece. He would leave gifts for people secretly, dropping coins into shoes they had left out, a habit that inspired the legend of St Nick, or Santa Claus. The 'Lord of the Sea', St Nicholas protects fishermen, sailors, ships and harbours. His relics are interred in a cathedral in Bari in Italy.
Page 1135. " though Petya had not the least conception of what a fugue is "

In music, a fugue is a composition which involves interweaving themes that are repeated by different instruments or voices. The word fugue is related to the Latin word fugere, to flee (as in fugitive) and to fugare, to chase; the theme is chased through the different parts of the fugue.

Listen to Buxtehude's Fugue in B flat major on Spotify.

Page 1142. " Pierre had long been familiar with that story "

Tolstoy rewrote this parable, which was a favourite of his, in a fuller version as God Sees the Truth But Waits, first published in 1872The protagonist Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov is wrongly convicted of murder and sent to Siberia, where he later comes into contact with the man who did commit the crime. Read the story online here. Even after his conversion, when he had renounced much of his writing, Tolstoy said that he considered this piece one of his best works.