He woke up bilious, irritable, and angry, and looked with hatred at his little room. To become more degraded and slovenly would have been difficult; but Raskol even enjoyed it in his present state of mind. Withdrawn from everyone even the maid Nastaysa drove him to bile and convulsions. This is the case with monomaniacs when they think too long on one thing.
Nastaysa "Enough sleeping! Get up! It's past nine. I've brought you tea, you must be wasting away! Praskovya Pavlovna (his landlady) wants to make a complaint about you to the police."
Raskol "Ah, the devil, that's all I need. No it's the wrong time for that . . . now . . . She's a fool, I'll stop and have a talk with her today."
NASTAYSA HANDS HIM A LETTER FROM HIS MOTHER PULCHERIA, HE'S ALL EXCITED, HIS HANDS WERE TREMBLING. IT HAD BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE HE HAD RECEIVED ANY LETTERS.
"My dear Rodya," his mother wrote, it's been over two months."
A LONG LETTER, TALKS OF DUNYA, (HIS SISTER) WHO WAS GOVERNESS FOR MR. AND MRS. SVIDRIGAILOV'S HOUSE, SHE TOOK OUT A LOAN IN ORDER TO SEND RASKOL MONEY. LIED TO HIM ABOUT SAVING IT. DUNYA OR DUNECHKA, SUFFERED HARDSHIP AS GOVERNESS EPECIALLY WHEN MR. SVIDRIGAILOV WAS DRINKING. HE LUST FOR DUNYA AND MRS. SVIDRIGAILOV FOUND OUT IT. DUNYA WAS FORCED TO LEAVE, LATER MRS. SVIDRIGAILOV, THROUGH A LETTER AND A CONFESSION FROM HER HUSBAND, FOUND DUNYA NOT AT FAULT, IT WAS ALL HER HUSBAND'S. WELL . . . SEEMS MRS.
SVIDRIGAILOV PERSONALLY TOLD EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY DISGRACING DUNYA. AFTER FINDING OUT DIFFERENT SHE PERSONALLY WENT BACK TO EVERYONE RENEWING DUNYA'S GOOD NAME, INTRODUCING HER TO A DISTANT RELATIVE WHO ASKED DUNYA TO MARRY HIM, PYOTR PETROVICH LUZHIN.
PYOTR PETROVICH LUZHIN A COURT COUNCILLOR WILL BE MOVING TO ST. PETERSBURG, WITH RASKOL'S MOTHER AND SISTER.
I SHORTENED THAT LETTER QUITE A BIT GIVING YOU THE HIGHLIGHT'S.
Almost all the while he was reading, from the very beginning of the letter, Raskol's face was wet with tears; but when he finished, it was pale, twisted convulsively, and a heavy, bilious, spiteful smile wandered over his lips. His heart was beating violently. He felt too stifled in that closet, which resembled a cupboard or a trunk. He grabbed his hat and went out, this time with no fear of meeting anyone on the stairs--he forgot all about it. He made made his way towards Vasilievsky Island. He walked as though hurrying there on business, but, as usual, he walked without noticing where he was going, whispering and even talking aloud to himself, to the surprise of passers-by. Many took him for a drunk.
KEEPING THE CHARACTERS STRAIGHT WILL BE THE HARD PART! THERE'S MANY MORE TO COME, MAY WANT TO MAKE A NOTE OF THEM AS WE GO ALONG.
RASKOL'S MOM PULCHERIA, HIS SISTER, WHOM HIS MOM CALLS, DUNYA.
PYOTR PETROVICH LUZHIN (DUNYA'S FIANCE) AND MR. SVIDRIGAILOV, (DUNYA'S FORMER EMPLOYER) (((OH YEAH DON'T FORGET THIS MAN!)))
YIKES I'M FINDING THIS INTERESTINGLY COMPLICATED!
I'VE REDUCED PART III FROM PROBABLY 4,000 WORDS OR SO. PLEASE BY ALL MEANS IF YOU'RE FINDING MY SHORTENING OF THIS BOOK THE LEAST BIT INTERESTING GO TO YOUR LIBRARY. (YIKES DO THEY STILL DO THAT!)
DOSTOEVSKY LIKE I SAID EARLIER IS NOT AN EASY READ, BUT IF YOU LIKE DEEP INSIGHT, AND MAGNIFICENTLY DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS HE GOES DEEP, LIKE IN MARMELADOV'S CASE. THE STAGE IS BEING BUILT AND THE LIGHTS WILL SOON BE ON! Glen...