Tag: eulogy

#092 The Orator

Find today’s 1269 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/092.html Travis Review: Because Grigory Petrovitch Zapoikin “possesses a rare talent for impromptu speechifying“, he is called upon to give a speech at funeral. Chekhov sets the comic tone for the story when he mentions that the deceased “had died of the two afflictions so widely spread in our country, a bad... Read More »

#070 The Schoolmaster

Find today’s 2800 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/070.html Travis Review: The schoolmaster is at the end of his life, and it seems that everybody knows it but him. To Fyodor Sysoev’s credit, he is so caught up with minor slights of his students during their examinations and making his fourteenth annual dinner, that he only thinks of... Read More »