The Idiot Part 2 Chapter 11 Page 7

to him — before witnesses — qualities which he neither has nor can have,” replied Prince S.

drily enough.

Muiskhin looked disturbed, but continued to gaze intently and questioningly into Prince S.’s face. The latter, however, remained silent.

“Then it was not simply a matter of bills?” Muishkin said at last, with some impatience. “It was not as she said?”

“But I ask you, my dear sir, how can there be anything in common between Evgenie Pavlovitch, and — her, and again Rogojin? I tell you he is a man of immense wealth — as I know for a fact; and he has further expectations from his uncle. Simply Nastasia Philipovna — ”