The Idiot Part 1 Chapter 3 Page 15

I have learned a good deal in the last four years, and, besides, I read a great many Russian books.”

“Russian books, indeed?

Then, of course, you can read and write quite correctly?”

“Oh dear, yes!”

“Capital! And your handwriting?”

“Ah, there I am really talented! I may say I am a real caligraphist. Let me write you something, just to show you,” said the prince, with some excitement.

“With pleasure! In fact, it is very necessary. I like your readiness, prince; in fact, I must say — I — I — like you very well, altogether,” said the general.