Anton Chekhov

The Swedish Match

On the morning of October 6, 1885, a well-dressed young man presented himself at the office of the police superintendent of the 2nd division of the S. district, and announced that his employer, a retired cornet of the guards, called…

An Avenger

Shortly after finding his wife in flagrante delicto Fyodor Fyodorovitch Sigaev was standing in Schmuck and Co.’s, the gunsmiths, selecting a suitable revolver. His countenance expressed wrath, grief, and unalterable determination. “I know what I must do,” he was thinking.…

The Huntsman

by Anton ChekhovA SUL­TRY, sti­fling mid­day. Not a cloudlet in the sky…. The sun-baked grass had a dis­con­so­late, hope­less look: even if there were rain it could never be green again…. The for­est stood silent, mo­tion­less, as though it were…