“Why don’t you tell him about them?” said Vera impatiently to her father. “They will come in, whether you announce them or not, and they are beginning to make a row. Lef Nicolaievitch,” — she addressed herself to the prince — ”four men are here asking for you. They have waited some time, and are beginning to make a fuss, and papa will not bring them in.”
“Who are these people?” said the prince.
“They say that they have come on business, and they are the kind of men, who, if you do not see them here, will follow you about the street. It would be better to receive them, and then you will get rid of them.
Gavrila Ardalionovitch and Ptitsin are both there,