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Nikolai Gogol

Taras Bulba and Other Tales

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    Heine Melkevikhas quoted6 years ago
    "He will not be there, he will not be there! May the lightning kill me on the spot!" returned Anton Prokofievitch, who was ready to perjure himself ten times in an hour. "Come along, Ivan Nikiforovitch!"
    "You lie, Anton Prokofievitch! he is there!"
    "By Heaven, by Heaven, he's not! May I never stir from this place if he's there! Now, just think for yourself, what object have I in lying? May my hands and feet wither!—What, don't you believe me now? May I perish right here in your presence!
    Heine Melkevikhas quoted6 years ago
    Obeying orders always was his forte;
    Heine Melkevikhas quoted6 years ago
    but she was twice as beautiful, twice as enchanting, now than she had been then. Then there had been something unfinished, incomplete, about her; now here was a production to which the artist had given the finishing stroke of his brush.
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