36% done with The Brothers Karamazov

So Fyodor is clever enough to know the signs of a man who is lying to him in a business transaction (the selling of the copse) but he can’t see anything going on in his own home and even believes that woman will come see him. Smerdyakov is obviously planning something, but it’s almost as if he’s giving Ivan a chance to undo these elaborate plans. He’s clever, but not very smart.