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Il monaco nero Anton Chekhov

Il monaco nero

Anton Chekhov

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In ancient times a happy man grew at last frightened of his happiness -- it was so great! -- and to propitiate the gods he brought as a sacrifice his favourite ring. Do you know, I, too, like Polykrates, begin to be uneasy of my happiness. It seemsMoreIn ancient times a happy man grew at last frightened of his happiness -- it was so great! -- and to propitiate the gods he brought as a sacrifice his favourite ring. Do you know, I, too, like Polykrates, begin to be uneasy of my happiness. It seems strange to me that from morning to night I feel nothing but joy- it fills my whole being and smothers all other feelings. I dont know what sadness, grief, or boredom is. Here I am not asleep- I suffer from sleeplessness, but I am not dull. I say it in earnest- I begin to feel perplexed.