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The Party, and Other Stories Volume 1917, PT. 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R458 Discovery Miles 4 580
The Party, and Other Stories Volume 1917, PT. 1 (Paperback): Us Government, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
The Party, and Other Stories Volume 1917, PT. 1 (Paperback): Us Government, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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The Party, and Other Stories Volume 1917, PT. 1 (Paperback)

Us Government, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... debts. But debt is not a crime, and it is unusual for a man not to be in debt. The Colonel and Ivan Markovitch were both in debt.... "What have I done wrong besides? " Sasha wondered. He had discounted a forged note. But all the young men he knew did the same. Handrikov and Von Burst always forged IOU's from their parents or friends when their allowances were not paid at the regular time, and then when they got their money from home they redeemed them before they became due. Sasha had done the same, but had not redeemed the IOU because he had not got the money which Handrikov had promised to lend him. He was not to blame; it was the fault of circumstances. It was true that the use of another person's signature was considered reprehensible; but, still, it was not a crime but a generally accepted dodge, an ugly formality which injured no one and was quite harmless, for in forging the Colonel's signature Sasha had had no intention of causing anybody damage or loss. "No, it doesn't mean that I am a criminal..." thought Sasha. "And it's not in my character to bring myself to commit a crime. I am soft, emotional.... When I have the money I help the poor...." Sasha was musing after this fashion while they went on talking the other side of the door. "But, my friends, this is endless," the Colonel declared, getting excited. "Suppose we were to forgive him and pay the money. You know he would not give up leading a dissipated life, squandering money, making debts, going to our tailors and ordering suits in our names Can you guarantee that this will be his last prank? As far as I am concerned, I have no faith whatever in his reforming " The official of the Treasury muttered something in reply; after him Ivan Markovitch began talking blandly and...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Us Government • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 68
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-30426-3
Barcode: 9781234304263
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-30426-0

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