"To the fact that the governments of allies are now committed towards a tormented Russia is either a betrayal or a madness.
"Semen Ivanov served as a guard on the railway. From his booth to one station was twelve, to another - ten miles. Versts in four last year opened a big spinning; because of the forest, its high pipe was blackened, and closer, except for the neighboring booths, and there was no shelter..."
"General Marfa Petrovna Pechonkina, or as her men call her, Pechonchikha, who has been practicing homeopathy for ten years, receives patients in his office on one of may Tuesdays. In front of her on the table is a homeopathic first aid kit, a medical facility and a homeopathic pharmacy account. On the wall in the golden frames under the glass hang the letters of some St. Petersburg homeopath, according to Martha Petrovna, very famous and even great, and hangs a portrait of Father Aristarchus, to whom the general owes his salvation: renunciation of malicious allopathy and knowledge of the truth. In the front sit and waiting patients, more and more men. All but two or three of them are bosses, as the general tells me to leave the smelly boots in the yard..."
"Three girls under the window
"Before the judicial investigator stands a small, extremely skinny man in a motley shirt and latham ports. His hair-covered and ripped face and eyes, barely visible because of his thick, overhanging eyebrows, have an expression of sullen harshness. On the head of a whole hat long already uncombed, confused hair, which gives it even more, spider harshness. He's a boss..."
"... Can I be here... you, - Voldyrev addressed to him, - to report on my case? I'm Voldyrev... And by the way, I need to get a copy from the march 2nd magazine ruling.
In the novel "Captain's Daughter" A.S. Pushkin painted a bright picture of the spontaneous peasant uprising led by Emelian Pugachev.
"The young red dog - a cross between a d get-go with a poo - looked very much like a fox, ran back and forth on the pavement and looked around uneasily. Occasionally she stopped and, crying, lifting one chilled paw, then another, tried to let herself know: how could it happen, that she got lost?
"Every evening, before I went to my room and went to bed, my wife and I read a book aloud. Reading continued normally until the tired eye ceased to distinguish the letters. The most witty, artistic places seemed then incomprehensible algebraic formulas, deadly wanted to sleep, and sleep beckoned so uncontrollably that no interesting position described by the author, whether it was a duel, a crime disclosure, love with a dubious outcome - could not make me awake and read the chapter to the end. The book slammed shut, I kissed my wife, wished her a good night, and, taking the candle, went to myself..."
"I was coming home in fields. It was the middle of summer. The meadows were removed and they were just going to mow the rye.
"The mother returned to her house. She wandered away from the Germans, but she could not live anywhere but her native place, and returned home.
Anton Chekhov's story "The Man in the Case" is the most famous work from his series "Little Trilogy". The story of a skittish teacher of the ancient Greek language, which is vividly characterized by his favorite phrase: "no matter what happens." This is an ingenious embodiment of the image of a person creating an impenetrable "case" around him, a protective shell. Personalities like Belikov existed then, they are now - so the story of the great Russian writer and playwright does not lose its relevance. A small work after the first publication in the magazine "Russian Thought" in 1898 caused a wide literary and public resonance. Most of all, critics were surprised, admired or irritated (depending on the attitude to Chekhov) the connection of comic and tragic essence in such a small literary form as the story. The vivid characteristic image created by Chekhov took its place among other household names such as Oblomov and Chichikov. The story was twice filmed by Soviet cinema.
«... I was lying on the bed without undressing, and no matter how I struggled with the slumber, but it was at this very moment that she began to pump me with her languor breath. Following the whisper there was a cautious but persistent knock of fingers on the glass. This was called to me by our old chef Emelian Ivanovich, with whom we persuaded to go at night to catch crayfish meat. I got up and, trying not to make any noise, opened the window. A minute later I found myself on the ground, near Emelian Ivanovich, trembling and trembling and from the excitement excited in me by the impending pleasure..."
Alexander Kuprin is a classic of Russian literature, a master of short storytelling, the author of amazing stories. Kuprin is an extraordinary storyteller who knows how to captivate the reader. His pen belongs to the novels "Moloch" and "Olesya", the stories "White Poodle" and "Granate Bracelet". Kuprin worked on the novel "Yama" from 1909 to 1915. This is a book about prostitution, about one of the brothels - the institution of Anna Markovna Shoybes. Korney Chukovsky called the work "a slap in the face to the whole modern society." Kuprin put on public display brothels, presented them in the most cynical form. And loudly, loudly. We are talking about Lubki, Manki, Tanki - how many of them are in those houses. Every crippled destiny has its own story. What can wait for a ten-year-old girl, who was let by her mother' saleswoman?