Rothschild’s Fiddle and Other Stories (Classic Reprint)

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On the sixth of May last year Marfa was suddenly taken ill. She breathed heavily, drank much water and staggered. Yet next morning she lighted the stove, and even went for water. Towards evening she lay down. All day Yakov had played on the fiddle, and when it grew dark he took the book in which every day he inscribed his losses, and from want of something better to do, began to add them up. The total amounted to more than a thousand rubles. The thought of such losses so horrified him that he threw the book on the ?oor and stamped his feet.( Then he took up the book, snapped his fingers, and sighed His face was purple, and wet with perspiration. He that if this thousand rubles had been lodged in the bank the interest per annum would have amounted to at least forty rubles. That meant that the forty rubles were also a loss. In one word, wherever you turn, everywhere you meet with loss, and profits none.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov


Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780483512498

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm

Page Count - 266

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