The Lock and Key Library

The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations: North Europe — Russian — Swedish — Danish — Hungarian

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 122,199 / 342 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 828
Added to site: 2009.06.15
mnybks.net#: 24432
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ALEXANDER SERGEIEVITCH PUSHKIN
The Queen of Spades

VERA JELIHOVSKY
The General's Will

FEODOR MIKHAILOVITCH DOSTOYEVSKY
Crime and Punishment

ANTON CHEKHOFF
The Safety Match

VSEVOLOD VLADIMIROVITCH KRESTOVSKI
Knights of Industry

JORGEN WILHELM BERGSOE
The Amputated Arms

OTTO LARSSEN
The Manuscript

BERNHARD SEVERIN INGEMANN
The Sealed Room

STEEN STEENSEN BLICHER
The Rector of Veilbye

HUNGARIAN MYSTERY STORIES

FERENCZ MOLNAR
The Living Death

MAURUS JOKAI
Thirteen at Table

ETIENNE BARSONY
The Dancing Bear

ARTHUR ELCK
The Tower Room

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gineer officer, standing motionless with his eyes fixed upon her window. She lowered her head, and went on again with her work. About five minutes afterwards she looked out again--the young officer was still standing in the same place. Not being in the habit of coquetting with passing officers, she did not continue to gaze out into the street, but went on sewing for a couple of hours, without raising her head. Dinner was announced. She rose up and began to put her embroidery away, but glancing casually out of the window, she perceived the officer again. This seemed to her very strange. After dinner she went to the window with a certain feeling of uneasiness, but the officer was no longer there--and she thought no more about him.

A couple of days afterwards, just as she was stepping into the carriage with the Countess, she saw him again. He was standing close behind the door, with his face half-concealed by his fur collar, but his dark eyes sparkled beneath his cap. Lizaveta felt alarmed, though she kne

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