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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII., Mystery Tales, by Various This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII., Mystery Tales Including Stories by Feodor Mikhailovitch Dostoyevsky, Joergen Wilhelm Bergsoee and Bernhard Severin Ingemann, and Others. Author: Various Release Date: April 25, 2004 [EBook #12144] [Date last updated: May 9, 2004] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MYSTERIES *** Produced by Charles Aldarondo, Project Manager; Keith M. Eckrich, Post-Proofer; the Online Distributed Proofreaders Team _THE CONTINENTAL CLASSICS_ VOLUME XVIII MYSTERY TALES INCLUDING STORIES BY FEODOR MIKHAILOVITCH DOSTOYEVSKY JOeRGEN WILHELM BERGSOeE AND BERNHARD SEVERIN INGEMANN 1909 _TABLE OF CONTENTS_ RUSSIAN MYSTERY STORIES: ALEXANDER SERGEIEVITCH PUSHKIN - The Queen of Spades VERA JELIHOVSKY - The General's Will FEODOR MIKHAILOVITCH DOSTOYEVSKY - Crime and Punishment ANTON CHEKHOFF - The Safety Match VSEVOLOD VLADIMIROVITCH KRESTOVSKI - Knights of Industry JOeRGEN WILHELM BERGSOeE - The Amputated Arms OTTO LARSSEN - The Manuscript BERNHARD SEVERIN INGEMANN - The Sealed Room STEEN STEENSEN BLICHER - The Rector of Veilbye HUNGARIAN MYSTERY STORIES: FERENCZ MOLNAR - The Living Death MAURUS JOKAI - Thirteen at Table ETIENNE BARSONY - The Dancing Bear ARTHUR ELCK - The Tower Room _RUSSIAN MYSTERY STORIES_ ALEXANDER SERGEIEVITCH PUSHKIN _THE QUEEN OF SPADES_ I There was a card party at the rooms of Naroumoff, of the Horse Guards. The long winter night passed away imperceptibly, and it was five o'clock in the morning before the company sat down to supper. Those who had won ate with a good appetite; the others sat staring absently at their empty plates. When the champagne appeared, however, the conversation became more animated, and all took a part in it. "And how did you fare, Souirin?" asked the host. "Oh, I lost, as usual. I must confess that I am unlucky. I play mirandole, I always keep
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