Alexander Pushkin - The Queen of Spades (epub, fb2)
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«The Queen of Spades» (tr?nslit. Pikovaya dama) is ? short story with supernatur?l elements by Alexander Pushkin ?bout human
Th? story opens with ? number of young offic?rs conversing ?fter ? card g?me. One of th?m, Narumov, wond?rs why his grandmoth?r,
who possesses th? secret of winning ?t the game ?f faro, nev?r plays.
It is r?vealed that sh? was once an avid gambl?r and was given th? secret of th? game on th? promise of using it ?nly once to
save h?r from pov?rty.
Hermann, ? German engineering ?fficer who usually n?ver gambles, b?comes obsess?d with discovering th? secret from th? countess…