Dreams Anton Shekhov
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Sign up My Books Browse ? Community ? Join Goodreads and meet your next favorite book! Sign Up Now Book details Dreams by Anton Chekhov 3.45 20 ratings 3 reviews Want to Read Rate Write a review Two peasant constables -- one a stubby, black-bearded individual with such exceptionally short legs that if you looked at him from behind it seemed as though his legs began much lower down than in other people; the other, long, thin, and straight as a stick, with a scanty beard of dark reddish colour -- were escorting to the district town a tramp who refused to remember his name. The first waddled along, looking from side to side, chewing now a straw, now his own sleeve, slapping himself on the haunches and humming, and altogether had a careless and frivolous air; the other, in spite of his lean face and narrow shoulders, looked solid, grave, and substantial; in the lines and expression of his whole figure he was like the priests among the Old Believers, or the warriors who are painted on old-fashioned ikons. For his wisdom God had added to his forehead -- that is, he was bald --which increased the resemblance referred to. The first was called Andrey Ptaha, the second Nikandr Sapozhnikov.