The Bet by Anton Chekhov

The Bet by Anton Chekhov is no doubt one of the best short stories I have read till date. It is a story of a young lawyer and a banker, who had difference of opinion about capital punishment. To prove his point right the young lawyer decides to stay behind bars for 15 years for a huge sum of 2 million dollars.

The twist in this story happens when the young lawyer starts reading inside the prison. The writer also shows us the importance of reading and acquiring knowledge in this story.

 I give a rating of 5 ***** for this short story. Read the book to find out what happens to the characters at the end.

Sharmishta Rout

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