putting on an air of simplicity, asked permission to put a few
more questions, and, having received it, bending his head over
his embroidered collar, he said: "I should like to know how long
the prisoner remained in the merchant Smelkoff's room."
Maslova again seemed frightened, and she again looked anxiously
from the public prosecutor to the president, and said hurriedly:
"Yes, but does the prisoner remember if she went anywhere else in
the lodging-house after she left Smelkoff?"