Making an imperturbable face, M'sieur Pierre said: "This little woman comes to the doctor and says, 'I have a terrible malady, Mr. Doctor,' she says, 'I've an awful fright I'll die of it...' 'And what are the symptoms?' 'My head shakes, Mr. Doctor,'" and M'sieur Pierre, mumbling and shaking, imitated the little old woman.

Rodgrig Ivanovich burst into riotous mirth, struck the table with his fist, nearly fell off his chair; then had a fit of coughing; moaned; and with a great effort regained control of himself.

"M'sieur Pierre, you are the life of the party," he said, still shedding tears, "truly the life of the party!  I haven't heard such a hilarious anecdote in all my life!"
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