The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII

The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII
Mystery Tales - Including Stories by Feodor Mikhailovitch Dostoyevsky, Jörgen Wilhelm Bergsöe and Bernhard Severin Ingemann

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The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII
Mystery Tales - Including Stories by Feodor Mikhailovitch Dostoyevsky, Jörgen Wilhelm Bergsöe and Bernhard Severin Ingemann

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RUSSIAN MYSTERY STORIES:ALEXANDER PUSHKIN - The Queen of SpadesVERA JELIHOVSKY - The General's WillFEODOR DOSTOYEVSKY - Crime and PunishmentANTON CHEKHOFF - The Safety MatchVSEVOLOD KRESTOVSKI - Knights of IndustryJÖRGEN BERGSÖE - The Amputated ArmsOTTO LARSSEN - The ManuscriptBERNHARD INGEMANN - The Sealed RoomSTEEN BLICHER - The Rector of VeilbyeHUNGARIAN MYSTERY STORIES:FERENCZ MOLNAR - The Living DeathMAURUS JOKAI - Thirteen at TableÉTIENNE BÁRSONY - The Dancing BearARTHUR ELCK - The Tower Room

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ay from the glittering, but wearisome, drawing-room, to go and cry in her own poor little room, in which stood a screen, a chest of drawers, a looking-glass, and a painted bedstead, and where a tallow candle burnt feebly in a copper candle-stick.

One morning--this was about two days after the evening party described at the beginning of this story, and a week previous to the scene at which we have just assisted--Lizaveta Ivanovna was seated near the window at her embroidery frame, when, happening to look out into the street, she caught sight of a young Engineer 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

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