The Lock and Key Library

The Lock and Key Library
The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations: North Europe — Russian — Swedish — Danish — Hungarian

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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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