"There are three ways before her," he thought, "the canal, the madhouse, or…. at last to sink into depravity which obscures the mind and turns the heart to stone."
In one place one hears of a student’s robbing the mail on the high road; in another place people of good social position forge false banknotes; in Moscow of late a whole gang has been captured who used to forge lottery tickets, and one of the ringleaders was a lecturer in universal history; then our secretary abroad was murdered from some obscure motive of gain….
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