By Anton Chekhov

Penguin's nice Loves Series

When Gurov sees the woman with the little puppy on a windswept prom, he is aware he should have her. yet she isn't like his different flings - he can't omit her ...Chekhov's tales are of misplaced love, love on the fallacious time and love which can by no means be.

United through the subject matter of affection, the writings within the nice Loves sequence span over thousand years and greatly assorted worlds. Readers could be brought to love's ceaselessly attention-grabbing percentages and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, homosexual love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, let alone misplaced love, twisted and obsessional love...

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I’m the on‘y one ever did, and I on’y did in the army. ” He spent his days lounging at the stable talking bird dogs and battles. Once in a while he took over a job in a burst of ambition to augment his pension, because, though he was not especially a drinking man, he loved to eat, and his shapeless and rather sullen hausfrau couldn’t make the pension stretch to cover much more than sowbelly and eggs. Often, too, he sat in the sun with the fecund stable smell about him and a coach dog dozing among the flies, and generated great schemes.

Let him swing like a shutter in a cyclone. ” The next pitch was grooved, and the Oasis slugger rode it deep into left field. The fielder lost it in the sun, and the runner went down to second, his feet pumping quick explosions in the dust. A strained look showed him the fielder still chasing the rolling ball, and he legged it for third, where the players on the sidelines waved him frantically home. Mason, his teeth showing in his dark face, waited spraddle-legged in front of home plate. The relay from the short stop reached him two steps ahead of the runner, who swerved, skidded, and scrambled back for third.

You don’t have to, honey,” she said. ” 3 In the hot morning hush Elsa walked down the plank sidewalk toward her uncle’s store. There wasn’t enough housework to keep her busy more than a few hours a day, even on Mondays, when she washed, and Saturdays, when she baked. It was a problem to know what to do with her time. Unlike her father, Karl did not have many books around, and though he had given her money to subscribe to the Ladies’ Home Journal, the first number hadn’t come yet. She could have called on Helm, but the prospect was still a little terrifying.

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