I asked him if he ever wished to write his thoughts.
Sarah asked the question with genuine interest.
Prince Vasili knew this, and having once realized that if he asked on behalf of all who begged of him, he would soon be unable to ask for himself, he became chary of using his influence.
Still, it was something she should have asked when he first offered her the job.
I asked him once if he was not sometimes tired at night, after working all day; and he answered, with a sincere and serious look, "Gorrappit, I never was tired in my life."