The Idiot Part 1 Chapter 11 Page 7

impatiently. “If you like, I’ll kiss your hand. There!”

The prince was touched; he took Gania’s hands, and embraced him heartily, while each kissed the other.

“I never, never thought you were like that,” said Muishkin, drawing a deep breath. “I thought you — you weren’t capable of — ”

“Of what? Apologizing, eh? And where on earth did I get the idea that you were an idiot? You always observe what other people pass by unnoticed; one could talk sense to you, but — ”

“Here is another to whom you should apologize,” said the prince, pointing to Varia.

“No, no!