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and Other Stories

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Author: Anton Chekhov
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,037 / 187 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.3
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 3,740
Added to site: 2004.11.13 9092

it gleamed another light, beyond that a third, then a hundred paces away two red eyes glowed side by side-- probably the windows of some hut--and a long series of such lights, growing continually closer and dimmer, stretched along the line to the very horizon, then turned in a semicircle to the left and disappeared in the darkness of the distance. The lights were motionless. There seemed to be something in common between them and the stillness of the night and the disconsolate song of the telegraph wire. It seemed as though some weighty secret were buried under the embankment and only the lights, the night, and the wires knew of it.

"How glorious, O Lord!" sighed Ananyev; "such space and beauty that one can't tear oneself away! And what an embankment! It's not an embankment, my dear fellow, but a regular Mont Blanc. It's costing millions. . . ."

Going into ecstasies over the lights and the embankment that was costing millions, intoxicated by the wine and his sentimental mood, the engineer slapped Von S

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