"Fear follows crime and is its punishment"


An excerpt from "Crime and Punishment", by Fiódor Dostoiévsky

No one was on the stairs, nor in the gateway. He passed quickly through

the gateway and turned to the left in the street. He knew, he knew perfectly

well that at that moment they were at the flat, that they were greatly astonished

at finding it unlocked, as the door had just been fastened, that by now they

were looking at the bodies, that before another minute had passed they would

guess and completely realize that the murderer had just been there, and had

succeeded in hiding somewhere, slipping by them and escaping. They would guess most likely that he had been in the empty flat, while they were going upstairs. And meanwhile he dared not quicken his pace much, though the next turning was still nearly a hundred yards away.

"Should he slip through some gateway and wait somewhere in an unknown

street? No, hopeless! Should he fling away the axe? Should he take a

cab? Hopeless, hopeless!"     

At last he reached the turning. He turned down more dead than alive. Here

he was half way to safety, and here understood it; it was less risky because

there was a great crowd of people, and he was lost in it like a grain of sand.

But all he had suffered had so weakened him that he could scarcely move.

                                                                          Part One. Chapter 7.


Useful vocabulary.


                                          THE CRIME /

THE ACT                  

the person who.....

Accused of/

charged with

shoplifter shoplifting to shoplift
hijacker hijaking to hijack
forger forgery to forge
kidnapper kidnapping to kidnap
rapist rape to rape
robber robbery to rob (an institution or someone)
thief theft to steal (something)
burglar burglary to burgle
mugger mugging to mug
smuggler smuggling to smuggle (sthg. out of a country)
briber bribery to bribe
vandal vandalism to vandalize
hooligan hooliganism to cause damage UNDELIBERATELY
terrorist terrorism to plant a bomb, to cause an explosion,to maintain a state of terror violently, to hijack...
blackmailer blackmailing to blackmail
drug dealer drug dealing to deal in/with
killer killing to kill
murderer murder

to murder

fraudster fraud

to get money by deceiving people to obtain some gain or profit


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