The Cause of it All
AKULÍNA. You should not, Ignát Iványch. Before seeing anything of him, why go and hold up a man to laughter?
TRAMP. It comes of his uneducatedness.
IGNÁT. I'm doing it friendly-like. Drink [offers vódka].
AKULÍNA. He says himself--it's the cause of all evil--and he's been in prison because of it.
MICHAEL. What were you in prison for?
TRAMP [very drunk] I've suffered for expropriation.
MICHAEL. What's that?
TRAMP. Why, this way. Came up to a fat paunch: "Give up your money, else here's a levolver." He tries this way and that, but forks out 2,300 rouble