the same manner through him, he did not refuse this time also, and
sent instructions to Semyon Semyonovitch some days since to hand you
thirty-five roubles in the hope of better to come."
"That 'hoping for better to come' is the best thing you've said,
though 'your mamma' is not bad either. Come then, what do you say?
"That's all right. If only he can sign this little paper."
"He can scrawl his name. Have you got the book?"
"Give it to me. Here, Rodya, sit up. I'll hold you. Take the pen and