by Anton Chekhov · Intermediate

This tragic story is about a girl working as a servant in a house with a baby. She is too young to work so hard and thinks often about her mother and the love she misses in the home of her unkind employers. It’s hard for her to stay awake, but she has to look after somebody else’s baby when she should be playing with her friends or sitting with her family. Tragedy is waiting just around the corner (1,800 words)

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