I wrote to Mrs. General Epanchin at the time (she is a distant relative of mine), but she did not answer my letter.
Here you are, prince—let me introduce you, the last of the Muishkins, a relative of your own, my dear, or at least of the same name.
The prince had been left an orphan when quite a little child, and Pavlicheff had entrusted him to an old lady, a relative of his own, living in the country, the child needing the fresh air and exercise of country life.
Adelaida and Alexandra poured out a stream of questions; Prince S., a relative of the young man, appeared annoyed; and Ivan Fedorovitch quite excited.
She was accompanied sometimes in her carriage by a girl of sixteen, a distant relative of her hostess.
Another guest was an elderly, important-looking gentleman, a distant relative of Lizabetha Prokofievna’s.
"This gentleman declares, Gavrila Ardalionovitch," began the man, confidentially and almost familiarly, "that he is Prince Muishkin and a relative of Madame Epanchin’s.
That is, of course, if you really are a relative of Mrs. Epanchin’s, and have not made a little error through—well, absence of mind, which is very common to human beings; or, say—through a too luxuriant fancy?"