I am awfully fond of such professions de foi from such—novices.
Not long after visiting his mother’s grave Alyosha suddenly announced that he wanted to enter the monastery, and that the monks were willing to receive him as a novice.
Alyosha wondered, too, whether there was not some contempt on the part of the learned atheist for him—a foolish novice.
Father Zossima was accompanied by a novice, and by Alyosha.
The divinity student, the novice, and Alyosha remained standing.
Alyosha and the novice flew to escort him down the steps.
In the cell he found the novice Porfiry and Father Paissy, who came every hour to inquire after Father Zossima.
There was no one else in the cell but Father Paissy, Father Iosif, and the novice Porfiry.
Of course I am just such a little boy as you are, only not a novice.
Do you understand that, friend and brother, you pious and humble novice?
Let me tell you, novice, that the absurd is only too necessary on earth.
The story is told, for instance, that in the early days of Christianity one such novice, failing to fulfill some command laid upon him by his elder, left his monastery in Syria and went to Egypt.
The whole party were in the bedroom which, as we mentioned before, was very small, so that there was scarcely room for the four of them (in addition to Porfiry, the novice, who stood) to sit round Father Zossima on chairs brought from the sitting-room.
There was no one in the cell but Father Paissy, reading the Gospel in solitude over the coffin, and the young novice Porfiry, who, exhausted by the previous night’s conversation and the disturbing incidents of the day, was sleeping the deep sound sleep of youth on the floor of the other room.
Do you hear this, Porfiry?" he turned to the novice who waited on him.
Yet I must give some preliminary account of him, if only to explain one queer fact, which is that I have to introduce my hero to the reader wearing the cassock of a novice.
There are no more uses of "novice" in the book.
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