Alexander Pushkin

The Queen of Spades

AT the house of Naroumov, a cav­alry of­fi­cer, the long win­ter night had been passed in gam­bling. At five in the morn­ing break­fast was served to the weary play­ers. The win­ners ate with rel­ish; the losers, on the con­trary, pushed…

The Shot

CHAP­TER I. We were sta­tioned in the lit­tle town of N—. The life of an of­fi­cer in the army is well known. In the morn­ing, drill and the rid­ing-school; din­ner with the Colonel or at a Jew­ish restau­rant; in the…