The Possessed - Part II, Chapter 9, Stepan Verkhovensky is Raided and Chapter 10, Filibusters, A Fateful Morning Summary & Analysis

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Part II, Chapter 9, Stepan Verkhovensky is Raided and Chapter 10, Filibusters, A Fateful Morning Summary

Chapter 9 begins, as the title suggests, with Stepan Verkhovensky being raided by the provincial police. Stepan has many papers and books taken from his house by the police. Mr. Verkhovensky is very upset, but also somewhat triumphant and excited by the raid. We find out that it was Mr. Lembke's assistant, Mr. Blum who carried out the raid. Stepan, far from resisting the search is more than cooperative, opening his drawers and desks for the police, helping them find anything that might be of interest. The narrator, who is talking to Stepan after the arrest is baffled by the fact that Stepan facilitated the entire search. Indeed, he declines his rights to have a more limited search and asks...

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