Day: 14/02/2019

The trap was ingeniously contrived: a long rope fastened round a block of wood; lengthwise, at the place where the sawn panel had dis-appeared, was...

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The Easter Torch Part 8

In a few moments, this same gimlet would cause the destruction of Leiba and his domestic hearth. The two executioners would hold the victim prostra...

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The Easter Torch Part 7

His throat was parched. He was thirsty. He washed a small glass in a three-legged tub by the side of the bar and tried to pour some good brandy out...

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The Easter Torch Part 6

Then he had passed under the portico, and had listened at the top of the stone steps by the door which was secured with a bar of wood. He shook so ...

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The Easter Torch Part 5

What followed must have undoubtedly filled the driver with respect. The young passengers were two students, one of philosophy, the other of medicin...

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The Easter Torch Part 4

On the main road there was a good deal of traffic, an unceasing noise of wheels accompanied by -the rhythmic sound of horses’ hoofs trotting upon...

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The Easter Torch Part 3

Leiba went to the town hall, then to the sub-prefecture to denounce the threatener, begging that he might be watched. The sub-prefect was a lively ...

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The Easter Torch Part 2

Ion Luca Caragiale (1852 ?—1912)

Caragiale first came to the attention of his country’s readers through the pages of Convorbiri Lit...

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The Easter Torch Part 1