The Idiot Part 1 Chapter 5 Page 43

Adelaida. “Tell us about that face as it appeared to your imagination — how should it be drawn? — just the face alone, do you mean?”

“It was just a minute before the execution,” began the prince, readily, carried away by the recollection and evidently forgetting everything else in a moment; “just at the instant when he stepped off the ladder on to the scaffold. He happened to look in my direction: I saw his eyes and understood all, at once — but how am I to describe it?

I do so wish you or somebody else could draw it, you, if possible. I thought at the time what a picture it would make. You must imagine all that went before, of course, all — all. He had lived in the prison for some time and had not