A Slander

by Anton Chekhov · Intermediate

Chekhov is regarded as the greatest teller of short stories who has ever lived. In this clever little tale, he tells us about a misunderstanding at a party, where a guest believes the school history teacher has kissed his servant. The gossip goes from one person to another with many unexpected results. But why did the guest make up such a lie? (1,380 words)

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