The Idiot Part 1 Chapter 5 Page 36

with me?” he asked suddenly, and with a kind of nervous hurry, although he looked them straight in the face.

“Why should we be angry?” they cried.

“Only because I seem to be giving you a lecture, all the time!”

At this they laughed heartily.

“Please don’t be angry with me,” continued the prince. “I know very well that I have seen less of life than other people, and have less knowledge of it.

I must appear to speak strangely sometimes...”

He said the last words nervously.

“You say you have been happy, and that proves you