This is the story of a mysterious devil's bottle that can fulfill the wishes of its owners. But woe to the one who can not get rid of the bottle, because then his soul will go straight to hell. The problem is that the bottle can't be thrown away or broken. It can only be sold, and cheaper than bought. And the price of it fell a lot.
"In the spring of 1920, it was in March, exactly the 22nd, - let these victims of accuracy to pay for entry into the jury of documentary, without which the inquisitive reader of our time will probably ask in the newsrooms - I went on the market. I entered the market on March 22 and, I repeat, 1920. It was the Hay Market. But I can't tell you which corner I was on, nor do I remember what was in the papers that day. I didn't stand on the corner because I was walking back and forth on the pavement near the ruined market building. I sold a few books, the last thing I had..."
Sergeant Morris returned to England after a long service in India. With him, he brought a dried monkey's foot, which can fulfill the three wishes of the owner. Morris himself did not bring these three desires for happiness. But his friend White, despite this, begged the sergeant's foot.
One of the most amazing novels of the Enlightenment addresses the age-old theme of the confrontation of pure soul and true evil. What to do a young man who was left without a penny in his pocket? All his dreams and hopes are ready to collapse overnight, but fate offers him to make a deal with the devil. But the granted deliverance will either become the happiness of the main character, or his destruction, because every desire is followed by payment at a cost to life. Honore de Balzac's work is part of an epic series that includes more than 90 novels, novels and short stories intertwined with a single idea.
Once upon a time on a Norwegian island called Kvalholmen lived a poor fisherman named Elias, his wife Karen and seven children. One day Elias met a huge seal and tried to harpoon him. From that moment on, the family's life began to change...