The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wife, et al by Anton Chekhov:|
while I sang soprano in unison with Tatyana Ivanovna.
When the whole sky was covered with stars and the frogs had left
off croaking, they would bring in our supper from the kitchen. We
went into the lodge and sat down to the meal. My tutor and the
gipsy ate greedily, with such a sound that it was hard to tell
whether it was the bones crunching or their jaws, and Tatyana
Ivanovna and I scarcely succeeded in getting our share. After
supper the lodge was plunged in deep sleep.
One evening, it was at the end of May, we were sitting on the
steps, waiting for supper. A shadow suddenly fell across us, and
Gundasov stood before us as though he had sprung out of the