“Sonia drew back from him as from a madman. And certainly he looked like a madman.
«What are you doing to me?» she muttered, turning pale, and a sudden anguish clutched at her heart.
He stood up at once. «I did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity,» he said wildly and walked away to the window.
«Listen,» he added, turning to her a minute later. «I said just now to an insolent man that he was not worth your little finger… and that I did my sister honour making her sit beside you.»
«Ach, you said that to them!”