Very finely written stories by a young Turgenev. Highly descriptive, often quite moving, and many subtly powerful, there's humor in here too. Some if his best writing.
There are many, many translations of this work, Legge's being one of the earliest, if not the earliest, and he misses quite a few points along the way. However, this is a good place to start even if Lao Tzu is a bit more mysterious and unfathomable than usual!