"Let's play at some game" suggested the actress.
"I know a new and most delightful game" added Ferdishenko.
"What is it?" asked the actress.
"Well, when we tried it we were a party of people, like this, for instance, and somebody proposed that each of us, without leaving his place at the table, should relate something about himself. It had to be something that he really and honestly considered the "very worst action he had ever committed in his life. But he was to be honestthat was the chief point. He wasn't to be allowed to lie" Dostoevsky's The Idiot