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,