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Part 3 Chapter 18
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NEVEROFF'S FATE.

When, following Katusha, Nekhludoff returned to the men's room, he found every one there in agitation1. Nabatoff, who went about all over the place, and who got to know everybody, and noticed everything, had just brought news which staggered them all. The news was that he had discovered a note on a wall, written by the revolutionist Petlin, who had been sentenced to hard labour, and who, every one thought, had long since reached the Kara; and now it turned out that he had passed this way quite recently, the only political prisoner among criminal convicts.

"On the 17th of August," so ran the note, "I was sent off alone with the criminals. Neveroff was with me, but hanged himself in the lunatic asylum2 in Kasan. I am well and in good spirits and hope for the best."

All were discussing Petlin's position and the possible reasons of Neveroff's suicide. Only Kryltzoff sat silent and preoccupied3, his glistening4 eyes gazing fixedly5 in front of him.

"My husband told me that Neveroff had a vision while still in the Petropavlovski prison," said Rintzeva.

"Yes, he was a poet, a dreamer; this sort of people cannot stand solitary6 confinement7," said Novodvoroff. "Now, I never gave my imagination vent8 when in solitary confinement, but arranged my days most systematically9, and in this way always bore it very well."

"What is there unbearable10 about it? Why, I used to be glad when they locked me up," said Nabatoff cheerfully, wishing to dispel11 the general depression.

"A fellow's afraid of everything; of being arrested himself and entangling12 others, and of spoiling the whole business, and then he gets locked up, and all responsibility is at an end, and he can rest; he can just sit and smoke."

"You knew him well?" asked Mary Pavlovna, glancing anxiously at the altered, haggard expression of Kryltzoff's face.

"Neveroff a dreamer?" Kryltzoff suddenly began, panting for breath as if he had been shouting or singing for a long time. "Neveroff was a man 'such as the earth bears few of,' as our doorkeeper used to express it. Yes, he had a nature like crystal, you could see him right through; he could not lie, he could not dissemble; not simply thin skinned, but with all his nerves laid bare, as if he were flayed13. Yes, his was a complicated, rich nature, not such a-- But where is the use of talking?" he added, with a vicious frown. "Shall we first educate the people and then change the forms of life, or first change the forms and then struggle, using peaceful propaganda or terrorism? So we go on disputing while _they_ kill; _they_ do not dispute--they know their business; they don't care whether dozens, hundreds of men perish--and what men! No; that the best should perish is just what they want. Yes, Herzen said that when the Decembrists were withdrawn14 from circulation the average level of our society sank. I should think so, indeed. Then Herzen himself and his fellows were withdrawn; now is the turn of the Neveroffs."

"They can't all be got rid off," said Nabatoff, in his cheerful tones. "There will always be left enough to continue the breed. No, there won't, if we show any pity to _them_ there," Nabatoff said, raising his voice; and not letting himself be interrupted, "Give me a cigarette."

"Oh, Anatole, it is not good for you," said Mary Pavlovna. "Please do not smoke."

"Oh, leave me alone," he said angrily, and lit a cigarette, but at once began to cough and to retch, as if he were going to be sick. Having cleared his throat though, he went on:

"What we have been doing is not the thing at all. Not to argue, but for all to unite--to destroy them--that's it."

"But _they_ are also human beings," said Nekhludoff.

"No, _they_ are not human, they who can do what they are doing-- No-- There, now, I heard that some kind of bombs and balloons have been invented. Well, one ought to go up in such a balloon and sprinkle bombs down on _them_ as if _they_ were bugs15, until _they_ are all exterminated-- Yes. Because--" he was going to continue, but, flushing all over, he began coughing worse than before, and a stream of blood rushed from his mouth.

Nabatoff ran to get ice. Mary Pavlovna brought valerian drops and offered them to him, but he, breathing quickly and heavily, pushed her away with his thin, white hand, and kept his eyes closed. When the ice and cold water had eased Kryltzoff a little, and he had been put to bed, Nekhludoff, having said good-night to everybody, went out with the sergeant16, who had been waiting for him some time.

The criminals were now quiet, and most of them were asleep. Though the people were lying on and under the bed shelves and in the space between, they could not all be placed inside the rooms, and some of them lay in the passage with their sacks under their heads and covered with their cloaks. The moans and sleepy voices came through the open doors and sounded through the passage. Everywhere lay compact heaps of human beings covered with prison cloaks. Only a few men who were sitting in the bachelors' room by the light of a candle end, which they put out when they noticed the sergeant, were awake, and an old man who sat naked under the lamp in the passage picking the vermin off his shirt. The foul17 air in the political prisoners' rooms seemed pure compared to the stinking18 closeness here. The smoking lamp shone dimly as through a mist, and it was difficult to breathe. Stepping along the passage, one had to look carefully for an empty space, and having put down one foot had to find place for the other. Three persons, who had evidently found no room even in the passage, lay in the anteroom, close to the stinking and leaking tub. One of these was an old idiot, whom Nekhludoff had often seen marching with the gang; another was a boy about twelve; he lay between the two other convicts, with his head on the leg of one of them.

When he had passed out of the gate Nekhludoff took a deep breath and long continued to breathe in deep draughts19 of frosty air.

聂赫留朵夫跟着玛丝洛娃回到男犯牢房,看见那里人人都很激动。纳巴托夫平时到处走动,同每个人交往,留心观察各种动静,这会儿给大家带来一个惊人消息:他在墙上发现被判苦役的革命家彼特林写的条子。大家都以为彼特林早已到了卡拉河流域,如今发现他不久前才同刑事犯一起路过此地。

“八月十七日我单独同刑事犯一起上路。涅维罗夫原先跟我一起,可他在喀山疯人院里上吊了。我身体健康,精神饱满,希望万事如意。”他在条子里这样写着。

大家都在讨论彼特林的处境和涅维罗夫自杀的原因。克雷里卓夫却聚精会神,一声不吭,他那双炯炯有神的眼睛直瞪着前方。

“我丈夫对我说过,涅维罗夫关押在彼得保罗要塞时就精神错乱,看见鬼魂,”艾米丽雅说。

“是啊,他是个诗人,是个幻想家,这样的人蹲单身牢房是受不了的,”诺伏德伏罗夫说。“我蹲单身牢房的时候,就不让自己胡思乱想,总是最有条有理地安排时间,因此总能熬过去。”

“有什么不好熬的?叫我蹲牢房,我总是挺高兴的,”纳巴托夫激昂地说,显然想驱散阴郁的气氛。“本来总有点提心吊胆,唯恐自己被捕,牵累别人,坏了事业,一旦坐牢,就什么责任都不用负,可以歇一口气。你就坐下来抽抽烟吧。”

“你跟他很熟吗?”谢基尼娜不安地打量着克雷里卓夫那张顿时变色的瘦脸,问道。

“涅维罗夫是个幻想家?”克雷里卓夫突然上气不接下气地说,仿佛他刚叫嚷或者歌唱了好一阵。“涅维罗夫这个人哪,就象我们的门房说的那样,天下少见……对了……这是个象水晶一样通体透明的人。是啊,他不仅不会撒谎,甚至不会做假。他不仅脸皮薄,浑身上下就象被剥掉皮似的,每根神经都暴露在外面。是啊……他的个性复杂得很,可不是那种……唉,说这些有什么用!……”他沉默了一阵。“我们争论究竟该怎么办,”他怒气冲冲地皱着眉头说,“是先教育人民,再改变生活方式呢,还是先改变生活方式,再教育人民。再有,我们争论该怎样斗争:开展和平宣传,还是采用恐怖手段?是啊,我们老是争论不休。可他们并不争论,他们懂得该怎么办。死掉几十个人,几百个人,而且都是多么好的好人,但他们不在乎!相反,他们巴不得好人都死掉。对了,赫尔岑说,十二月党人一被取缔,整个社会的水平就下降了。哼,怎么能不下降呢!后来,连赫尔岑和他那辈人都被取缔了。如今又轮到涅维罗夫这些人……”

“人是消灭不光的,”纳巴托夫激昂地说。“总有人会留下来的。”

“不,要是我们姑息他们的话,就不会有人留下来,”克雷里卓夫提高嗓门,不让人家打断他的话,说。“给我一支烟。”

“抽烟对你可不好哇,阿纳托里,”谢基尼娜说,“请你别抽了。”

“哼,你别管,”他怒气冲冲地说,吸起烟来,但立刻咳嗽,恶心得象要呕吐。他吐了一口唾沫,继续说:“我们干得不对头,是啊,不对头。不要光发发议论,应该把所有的人都团结起来……去把他们消灭掉。就是这样。”

“不过他们也都是人哪,”聂赫留朵夫说。

“不,他们不是人,只要干得出他们干的那种事,就不是人……嗯,听说有人发明了炸弹和飞艇。我说,我们要坐着飞艇飞上天,在他们头上扔炸弹,把他们象臭虫一样统统消灭掉……是啊,因为……”他正要说下去,可是忽然脸涨得通红,咳得更厉害,接着吐出鲜血来。

纳巴托夫跑到外面去取雪。谢基尼娜拿来缬草酊给他吃,可是他闭上眼睛,伸出一只苍白的瘦手把她推开,沉重而急促地喘着气。等到雪和凉水使他稍微镇静下来,大家扶他睡好,聂赫留朵夫就同大家告辞,跟那个早就来接他的军士一起回去。

刑事犯这时都已安静,大多睡着了。尽管牢房里板铺上和板铺下都睡了人,过道里也睡了人,还是容纳不下所有的囚犯,因此有一部分就头枕着包裹,身上盖着潮湿的囚袍,睡在走廊地板上。

从牢房门里,从走廊里,都有打鼾声、呻吟声和梦呓声传出来。到处可以看见身上盖着囚袍的身体,密密麻麻地挤在一起。只有在刑事犯的单身牢房里,有几个人没有睡,他们在墙角围着一个蜡烛头坐着,一看见士兵走过,就把它熄灭。有一个老头儿坐在走廊的灯下,光着身子捉衬衫上的虱子。政治犯牢房里病菌弥漫的空气,同这里臭气熏天的恶浊空气相比,似乎干净多了。那盏冒烟的油灯看上去仿佛在雾中发亮。人在这里呼吸都感到困难。穿过这条走廊,要不踩着或者绊着睡着的人,必须先看清前面什么地方可以落脚,然后再找下一步落脚的地方。有三个人显然在走廊里也没有找到空地方,只得躺在门廊里,靠近一个从裂缝里渗出粪汁来的臭烘烘的便桶。其中一个是聂赫留朵夫在旅途上常常见到的痴老头。另外有个十岁的男孩,他躺在两个男犯中间,一只手托着脸颊,头枕在一个男犯的腿上。

聂赫留朵夫走出大门,停住脚步,挺起胸脯,久久地使劲呼吸着冰凉的空气。


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1 agitation TN0zi     
n.搅动;搅拌;鼓动,煽动
参考例句:
  • Small shopkeepers carried on a long agitation against the big department stores.小店主们长期以来一直在煽动人们反对大型百货商店。
  • These materials require constant agitation to keep them in suspension.这些药剂要经常搅动以保持悬浮状态。
2 asylum DobyD     
n.避难所,庇护所,避难
参考例句:
  • The people ask for political asylum.人们请求政治避难。
  • Having sought asylum in the West for many years,they were eventually granted it.他们最终获得了在西方寻求多年的避难权。
3 preoccupied TPBxZ     
adj.全神贯注的,入神的;被抢先占有的;心事重重的v.占据(某人)思想,使对…全神贯注,使专心于( preoccupy的过去式)
参考例句:
  • He was too preoccupied with his own thoughts to notice anything wrong. 他只顾想着心事,没注意到有什么不对。
  • The question of going to the Mount Tai preoccupied his mind. 去游泰山的问题盘踞在他心头。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 glistening glistening     
adj.闪耀的,反光的v.湿物闪耀,闪亮( glisten的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • Her eyes were glistening with tears. 她眼里闪着晶莹的泪花。
  • Her eyes were glistening with tears. 她眼睛中的泪水闪着柔和的光。 来自《用法词典》
5 fixedly 71be829f2724164d2521d0b5bee4e2cc     
adv.固定地;不屈地,坚定不移地
参考例句:
  • He stared fixedly at the woman in white. 他一直凝视着那穿白衣裳的女人。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The great majority were silent and still, looking fixedly at the ground. 绝大部分的人都不闹不动,呆呆地望着地面。 来自英汉文学 - 双城记
6 solitary 7FUyx     
adj.孤独的,独立的,荒凉的;n.隐士
参考例句:
  • I am rather fond of a solitary stroll in the country.我颇喜欢在乡间独自徜徉。
  • The castle rises in solitary splendour on the fringe of the desert.这座城堡巍然耸立在沙漠的边际,显得十分壮美。
7 confinement qpOze     
n.幽禁,拘留,监禁;分娩;限制,局限
参考例句:
  • He spent eleven years in solitary confinement.他度过了11年的单独监禁。
  • The date for my wife's confinement was approaching closer and closer.妻子分娩的日子越来越近了。
8 vent yiPwE     
n.通风口,排放口;开衩;vt.表达,发泄
参考例句:
  • He gave vent to his anger by swearing loudly.他高声咒骂以发泄他的愤怒。
  • When the vent became plugged,the engine would stop.当通风口被堵塞时,发动机就会停转。
9 systematically 7qhwn     
adv.有系统地
参考例句:
  • This government has systematically run down public services since it took office.这一屆政府自上台以来系统地削减了公共服务。
  • The rainforest is being systematically destroyed.雨林正被系统地毀灭。
10 unbearable alCwB     
adj.不能容忍的;忍受不住的
参考例句:
  • It is unbearable to be always on thorns.老是处于焦虑不安的情况中是受不了的。
  • The more he thought of it the more unbearable it became.他越想越觉得无法忍受。
11 dispel XtQx0     
vt.驱走,驱散,消除
参考例句:
  • I tried in vain to dispel her misgivings.我试图消除她的疑虑,但没有成功。
  • We hope the programme will dispel certain misconceptions about the disease.我们希望这个节目能消除对这种疾病的一些误解。
12 entangling a01d303e1a961be93b3a5be3e395540f     
v.使某人(某物/自己)缠绕,纠缠于(某物中),使某人(自己)陷入(困难或复杂的环境中)( entangle的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • We increasingly want an end to entangling alliances. 我们越来越想终止那些纠缠不清的盟约。 来自辞典例句
  • What a thing it was to have her love him, even if it be entangling! 得到她的爱是件多么美妙的事,即使为此陷入纠葛中去也值得! 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
13 flayed 477fd38febec6da69d637f7ec30ab03a     
v.痛打( flay的过去式和过去分词 );把…打得皮开肉绽;剥(通常指动物)的皮;严厉批评
参考例句:
  • He was so angry he nearly flayed his horse alive. 他气得几乎把马活活抽死。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The teacher flayed the idle students. 老师严责那些懒惰的学生。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
14 withdrawn eeczDJ     
vt.收回;使退出;vi.撤退,退出
参考例句:
  • Our force has been withdrawn from the danger area.我们的军队已从危险地区撤出。
  • All foreign troops should be withdrawn to their own countries.一切外国军队都应撤回本国去。
15 bugs e3255bae220613022d67e26d2e4fa689     
adj.疯狂的,发疯的n.窃听器( bug的名词复数 );病菌;虫子;[计算机](制作软件程序所产生的意料不到的)错误
参考例句:
  • All programs have bugs and need endless refinement. 所有的程序都有漏洞,都需要不断改进。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The sacks of rice were swarming with bugs. 一袋袋的米里长满了虫子。 来自《简明英汉词典》
16 sergeant REQzz     
n.警官,中士
参考例句:
  • His elder brother is a sergeant.他哥哥是个警官。
  • How many stripes are there on the sleeve of a sergeant?陆军中士的袖子上有多少条纹?
17 foul Sfnzy     
adj.污秽的;邪恶的;v.弄脏;妨害;犯规;n.犯规
参考例句:
  • Take off those foul clothes and let me wash them.脱下那些脏衣服让我洗一洗。
  • What a foul day it is!多么恶劣的天气!
18 stinking ce4f5ad2ff6d2f33a3bab4b80daa5baa     
adj.臭的,烂醉的,讨厌的v.散发出恶臭( stink的现在分词 );发臭味;名声臭;糟透
参考例句:
  • I was pushed into a filthy, stinking room. 我被推进一间又脏又臭的屋子里。
  • Those lousy, stinking ships. It was them that destroyed us. 是的!就是那些该死的蠢猪似的臭飞船!是它们毁了我们。 来自英汉非文学 - 科幻
19 draughts 154c3dda2291d52a1622995b252b5ac8     
n. <英>国际跳棋
参考例句:
  • Seal (up) the window to prevent draughts. 把窗户封起来以防风。
  • I will play at draughts with him. 我跟他下一盘棋吧!


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