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Vsevolod Garshin

A Red Flower

Emperor Peter the First came to inspect an insane asylum, and the two young men who brought the patient felt little inclination to laugh. The patient became terror stricken when they took him to...

30 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Four Days

I recollected how I knocked a little young soldier's gun out of his hands and struck him with the bayonet, but I caught a glimpse of something blue, which must have been the sky.I was wounded in...

25 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

That Which Was Not

One beautiful June because cherry grove, nearly everything was asleep. Only the hens were not afraid of the heat and managed to kill time by scratching up the dry earth opposite the kitchen...

9 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Signal

Semen Ivanov served as trackman on the railroad, and after the war he returned without a wound, but with rheumatic pain in his legs and arms. He learned by heart all the rules of the railroad, and...

20 min read · Rating: G · Read story