ear-rings and stones, and asked me to give him two roubles for them.
When I asked him where he got them, he said that he picked them up
in the street. I did not ask him anything more.' I am telling you
Dushkin's story. 'I gave him a note'- a rouble that is- 'for I thought
if he did not pawn it with me he would with another. It would all come
to the same thing- he'd spend it on drink, so the thing had better
be with me. The further you hide it the quicker you will find it,
and if anything turns up, if I hear any rumours, I'll take it to the