3848. After out painter and our sculptor had passed the church the painter, whom you will remember was a devout and religious man, began to relate one of the stories he had heard about the architect Salvino.
3849. The sculptor, whom you will remember had become alienated from everything Russian, both artistic and political, listened to the story in silence, and only indicated his interest by an occasional encouraging grunt, to indicate that he was attentively listening.
3850. The sculptor, however, knew that Salvino was a Russian, and he knew it for a fact. Although he knew Salvino’s history, he deliberately and insidiously allowed the painter to narrate the story, and made no attempt to interrupt him, or to correct him.