The Idiot Part 1 Chapter 13 Page 23

action he had ever committed in his life. But he was to be honest — that was the chief point! He wasn’t to be allowed to lie.”

“What an extraordinary idea!” said the general.

“That’s the beauty of it, general!”

“It’s a funny notion,” said Totski, “and yet quite natural — it’s only a new way of boasting.”

“Perhaps that is just what was so fascinating about it.”

“Why, it would be a game to cry over — not to laugh at!” said the actress.

“Did it succeed?” asked Nastasia Philipovna. “Come,