This individual was not precisely a detective but was a sort of superintendent of a whole regiment of political detectives—a rather powerful position in its own way.
Both the Superintendent and Father Paissy did their utmost to calm the general bustle and agitation.
He gave lessons in the house of the prison superintendent, too, who, though scrupulous in the performance of his duties, was a kind-hearted old man.
Alyosha, again, had an intimate acquaintance of long standing with the superintendent, who was fond of talking to him, generally on sacred subjects.
So even if Alyosha were late at the prison, he had only to go to the superintendent and everything was made easy.
Mr. Superintendent, take them.
Ivan Fyodorovitch has already visited the superintendent of the third etape.
Father Paissy desired later on to read the Gospel all day and night over his dead friend, but for the present he, as well as the Father Superintendent of the Hermitage, was very busy and occupied, for something extraordinary, an unheard-of, even "unseemly" excitement and impatient expectation began to be apparent in the monks, and the visitors from the monastery hostels, and the crowds of people flocking from the town.
"There’s the superintendent shouting in the yard.
"But they declare—the superintendent of that etape told Ivan himself—that if it’s well managed there will be no great inquiry, and that they can get off easily.
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Our superintendent was surprisingly good in the faculty-student basketball game.
He shook hands with them and then everybody sat down on chairs, and a gentleman in spectacles – they found afterwards that he was the District Superintendent – began quite a long speech – very clever indeed.