His confessor, Yakov Ignatiev, whom he promised to obey as "an angel and apostle of God," was his chief counsellor in these days.
He was taught the use of the astrolabe (which Prince Yakov Dolgoruki, with intent to please, had brought him from Paris) by a Dutchman, Franz Timmerman, who also instructed him in the rudiments of geometry and fortifications.
If there is anything... come back, Yakov Alpatych!
You're welcome, Yakov Alpatych.
Just what I think, Yakov Alpatych.
Yakov Alpatych heard without heeding.
Yakov Alpatych, discharge me!
Quite beside themselves, Yakov Alpatych; they've fetched another barrel.
He looked askance at Princess Mary and said: "There are no horses; I told Yakov Alpatych so."
It's all a trick," said Dunyasha, "and when Yakov Alpatych returns let us get away... and please don't..."
"All our stupidity, Yakov Alpatych," came the answers, and the crowd began at once to disperse through the village.