The Seven Who Were Hanged - The Original Classic Edition
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The Seven Who Were Hanged by Leonid Andreyev - The Original Classic Edition
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And if we, Russians, who live so closely together in constant misery, understand one another so poorly that we mercilessly put to death those who should be pitied or even rewarded, and reward those who should be punished by contempt and anger-how much more difficult is it for you Americans, to understand distant Russia?
...The attempt was to be made on the following day at the time that he was to start out with his official report; several men, terrorists, plans had already been betrayed by a provocateur, and who were now under the vigilant surveillance of detectives, were to meet at one oclock in the afternoon in front of his house, and, armed with bombs and revolvers, were to wait till he came out.
...And suddenly, this one oclock in the afternoon to-morrow, which but a short while ago was not in any way different from other hours, which was only a quiet movement of the hand along the dial of his gold watch, assumed an ominous finality, sprang out of the dial, began to live separately, stretched itself into an enormously huge black pole which cut all life in two.
...And neither he, nor the doorkeeper who would have handed him his fur coat, nor the lackey who would have brought him the coffee, would have known that it was utterly useless to drink coffee, and to put on the coat, since a few instants later, everything-the fur coat and his body and the coffee within it-would be destroyed by an explosion, would be seized by death.
...It was as if the death which people were preparing for him, had made him bare, had torn away from him the magnificence and splendor which had surrounded him-and it was hard to believe that it was he who had so much power, that his body was but an ordinary plain human body that must have perished terribly in the flame and roar of a monstrous explosion.
- Emereo Publishing, October 2012
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