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The Writer’s Almanac for March 30, 2015

March 30th, 2015

Episode 160 of 994 episodes

Once some people were visiting Chekhov. While they made remarks about his genius the Master fidgeted. Finally he said, “Do you like chocolates?” They were astonished, and silent. He repeated the question, whereupon one lady plucked up her courage and murmured shyly, “Yes.” “Tell me,” he said, leaning forward, light glinting from his spectacles, “what... Read more »

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