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Raskolnikov tells everybody that he's feeling just fine and isn't sick at all.
The doctor says he can eat soup and tea, but no meat, cucumbers, or mushrooms.
Razumihin has plans to take Raskolnikov all over town.
The doctor vetoes this plan and says Raskolnikov needs to stay in his bed.
There's going to be a party at Razumihin's house tomorrow, though, and he wants Raskolnikov to come.
When Zossimov asks, Razumihin reads him the guest list, so to speak.
Among the guests will be "Porfiry Petrovitch, the head of the Investigation Department here" and Zametov (the police clerk).
Porfiry is distantly related to both Razumihin and Zossimov, but Zossimov and he haven't gotten along in the past.
He's also the guy that's been interrogating suspects in the murder of the pawnbroker and her sister.
Zossimov can't imagine what people like Razumihin and Raskolnikov have to talk about with a corrupt policeman like Zametov.
Well, it turns out that Zametov (whom Razumihin defends as being a very young man needing special care) and Razumihin are both interested, very interested, in a certain situation with a certain housepainter.
He's been accused of murder (yes, the murder of the pawnbroker), and the two men want to free him because he's innocent.
Remember, there were painters working in one of the flats Raskolnikov had to pass by in order to get to the pawnbroker's apartment.
One of those painters pawned a pair of earrings, which he claimed to have found on the street, which turned out to have been pawned by somebody else to the murdered pawnbroker.
The guy he pawned them to heard about the murders and suspected that the earrings and the housepainter, Nikolay Dementyev, were connected to it, so he went to the police.
Nikolay got drunk on the money from the earrings. When he heard about the murder, he knew he was a suspect due to the earrings. Scared, he ran, and then he tried to hang himself.
But, somebody saw him trying to hang himself and got the police in time to stop him.
They got him, and he admitted that he didn't find the earrings in the street but in the flat they were working in.
See, right before closing time, the other painter, Dmitri, had smeared paint on Nikolay's face, and they started playing and fighting.
Dmitri ran off, but Nikolay went back to the flat to close it up.
That's when he found the box behind the door.
(At this detail, Raskolnikov gets a little excited but then lies back down, listening.)
The police believe Nikolay is guilty because he wouldn't have run and wouldn't have tried to hang himself if he wasn't guilty.
But, 10 people saw the two painters rolling around in the grass like lunatics.
As Razumihin explains to the doctor, they wouldn't have been acting like that, or had time to act like that, if they had just killed the two women.
Razumihin knows exactly what happened though, he says.
The earrings prove it.
The murderer, he says, was inside, at the door when the two guys came to pawn something.
He waited until they went away and then made his escape. The earrings fell out of his pocket when he walked by the room being painted.
The doctor thinks Razumihin's theory is "melodramatic," like a soap opera.
Razumihin is about to respond, but a stranger enters the room...