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  • "In Autumn" (1883), by Anton Chekhov

    by Anton Chekhov

    On a stormy evening Tikhon’s tavern is crowded with coachmen and pilgrims, and a forty-year-old man in shoddy clothes at the bar is ceaselessly begging for a glass of vodka, eventually proposing his worn-out coat in exchange. Tikhon contemptuously refuses to give him any more vodka until a (...)

  • "A Living Calendar" and other stories by Anton Chekhov

    by Anton Chekhov

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    1. A LIVING CALENDAR (1885) An elderly official is discussing with a friend about how things used to be more lively in their town, citing memorable occasions from the past. He needs reminders from his wife as to exactly when each of these four events had taken place, and (...)

  • "An Enigmatic Nature" and other stories by Anton Chekhov

    by Anton Chekhov

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    1. AN ENIGMATIC NATURE (1883) A very pretty young lady in a first-class railway car is baring her soul to a budding author who is all too anxious to proffer his psychological expertise on problems of the heart, but the explanation by the lovely lady of her current romantic (...)

  • "The Black Monk" and other stories by Anton Chekhov

    by Anton Chekhov

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    1. CHORISTERS (1884) The sacristan of a village church has been intensely rehearsing a complex choral with the school’s choir in preparation for the forthcoming visit of a Petersburg dignitary, in spite of the vocal inadequacies of the singers and the hostility of the church (...)