This short story by the Russian writer, Fyodor Sologub, is about the incredibly close bond between a mother and her baby daughter. They often play the children’s game, hide and seek, together until an old servant tells them superstitiously that it will lead to great sadness. The mother believes none of it but the rumour has its effect and she grows very afraid (2,900 words)
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