The Career of a Nihilist; A Novel

9780217327565: The Career of a Nihilist; A Novel

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. A BUSY DAY. RETURNING to his inn, Andrey found the waiter, and did his best with his poor German to explain that in the event of visitors he would be at home all day. His window looked upon a large green square, with several thoroughfares opening into* it. He sat there watching the traffic, and about eleven o'clock his keen eyes caught sight of David's squat figure, who was advancing rapidly, swinging his arms outside the thick greatcoat he wore all the year round. Andrey rushed downstairs. The two friends met in the hall, and embraced each other in true Russian fashion. "Have you abused me much, old boy, for keeping you waiting?" asked David, tapping Andrey upon the shoulder. "I did abuse you, but not very much. I was afraid something had happened you." "What nonsense! What can happen to me f I was running about and making up a little batch to convey across the frontier. Two birds with one stone, as usual. It is cheaper and quicker." "I'm sure I saw your party at the ferry an hour ago." "Yes, those were my lot. Sazepin is among them, you know. You must certainly see him." They were by this time alone in Andrey's rooms. David took off his overcoat, threw it upon the long horse-hair chair, and sat down. "Now you must tell me all your news," said Andrey, standing opposite. him. "How is George and all the others? What about Boris? Have you heard from Zina?" "We have had a letter from Zina. The outlook seems rather bad, as far as we could gather from her few hints. She must soon be back in St Petersburg, and will tell you more." "Are we not going to St Petersburg together?" "No," said David; "I am off to Switzerland, and shall have to stay there for some time. Have you heard that the Equilibrides want to start a clandestine paper of their own in St Peter...

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