“The young man who accompanied the general was about twenty-eight years old, tall, trim, with a handsome and intelligent face, and a bright gaze in his big, dark eyes.”
~ The Idiot, Dostoevsky
For some reason, this description just seems so vivid… it stuck to me, particularly the “big, dark eyes.” It gives me an image of a close-up of roving dark brown eyes with a sparkle of almost malicious humor, which makes sense if you’ve read the book. A bit. Not quite malicious… more meddling, mischievous, and all the while back with a vast intelligence. A “palatial mind,” one could say, as Dostoevsky did earlier in the book.
Mmmm, I love me some Russian literature on a frigid-howling-gale sort of night. 🙂