One of the underground man’s former schoolmates, whose apartment he visits one night when he feels lonely. Simonov, Ferfichkin, and Trudolyubov are planning a going-away party for Zverkov, and the underground man invites himself to the party. Simonov is reluctant to let the underground man come, as the underground man owes him money. After the party, the underground man shamefully begs Simonov for more money, so that he can go with everyone else to the brothel.
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Part 2, Chapter 2
The underground man describes another acquaintance, a former schoolmate named Simonov. He absolutely hated school, but still knows of a few former schoolmates, including Simonov. One... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 4
...he sits for an hour, waiting, while a waiter sets the table. At last, Zverkov, Simonov, and the others arrive. Simonov apologizes for forgetting to tell the underground man that they... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 5
...snowing outside as the underground man finally arrives at the brothel. He goes inside, but Simonov and the others have already left. The underground man walks around the room, talking to... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 8