he would not let me." She stopped, as if having lost the thread,
"Well, what then? I remained a bit, and went home again."
At this moment the public prosecutor raised himself a little,
leaning on one elbow in an awkward manner.
"You would like to put a question?" said the president, and
having received an answer in the affirmative, he made a gesture
inviting the public prosecutor to speak.
"I want to ask, was the prisoner previously acquainted with