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Next day, Fyodor pleads with Ivan not to go to Moscow, but to a town close by to sell a copse of  wood for the old man. Ivan finally agrees and, as he is leaving, admits to Smerdyakov that he is not  going to Moscow. The servant whispers mysteriously that "it's always worth while speaking to a  clever man." Ivan is puzzled. A few hours later, Smerdyakov falls down the cellar steps and an attack of epilepsy seizes him. He is  put to bed and, as predicted, Fyodor is alone. He locks all the doors and windows and then begins  his wait for Grushenka. He is certain that she will come to him tonight. Leaving Alyosha, Ivan feels morose and dejected, emotions probably related to the guilt that he feels  by associating with Smerdyakov. For even though Ivan does not realize it, he is subconsciously 
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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