The Idiot Part 1 Chapter 3 Page 9

great pleasure to us to make your better acquaintance; but, you see, I am a very busy man, and have to be perpetually sitting here and signing papers, or off to see his excellency, or to my department, or somewhere; so that though I should be glad to see more of people, nice people — you see, I — however, I am sure you are so well brought up that you will see at once, and — but how old are you, prince?”

“Twenty-six.”

“No?

I thought you very much younger.”

“Yes, they say I have a ‘young’ face. As to disturbing you I shall soon learn to avoid doing that, for I hate disturbing people. Besides, you and I are so differently