Re: Drop a letter (Anonymous) 2014-04-16 10:34 pm (UTC)
- It is a former student,
and he walks into the station.
"By thy shabby hat and glittering eyes,
wherefore such agitation?
- "Have you forgotten something?
You're back again so soon--
Surely you've better company
than me this afternoon."
- He holds him with his skinny hand.
"I was the one--" quoth he.
"You're ill! Sit down! Some water!"
Into a chair dropped he.
- He waves away the offered cup,
and in a voice that cracks,
He says, "I killed the pawnbroker
and her sister with an axe."
- Ilya Petrovich listened then,
mouth open, eyes protrudent.
And thus spake on Raskolnikov,
that tortured former student: