The Beggar By anton chekhov
About the stories
Anton chekhov's short stories are popular for there sudden unexpected twists in the end . in 'The Beggar' the protaganist who gives himself the credit of putting 'a man on the right path' is surprised when told that it actually was his ill-temered' cook who seat the beggar right.
The dvocate skvortsoff looked at the ragged, fawn-coloured overcoat of the suppliant ,at his dull, dunkin eyes, at the red spot on either cheek,and it seemed to him as if he had seen this man somewhere before.
" I have now had an offer of a position in the province of the Kaluga" the mendicant went on ,"but i haven't the money to get there, help me kindly ; I am ashamed to ask,but I am obliged to by circumstances ,"
skvortsoffs eyes fell on the man 's overshoes ,one of which was high and the other low, and he suddenly remembered somthing,
"Look hear, it seems to me I met you the day before yesterday in Sadovaya street ,"he said ; "but you told me then that you were a student who had been expelled, and not a village school teacher. Do you remember?'
"N no that can't be so" mumbled the beggar, taken aback,"I am village school teacher,and if you like i can show you my papers."