Pencil-Maker   Once there was a pencil-maker. He used to make beautiful small pencils. His pencils were famous all over and people from all walks of life used to buy his pencils. Beautiful. Perfect. Likeable pencils. Once a man came to him and out of seer curiosity asked him. ‘What is that you put in […]


The Bet – By Anton Chekhov

The Bet   It was a dark autumn night. The old banker was walking up and down his study and remembering how, fifteen years before, he had given a party one autumn evening. There had been many clever men there, and there had been interesting conversations. Among other things they had talked of capital punishment. […]

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