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Master and Man is a short story by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1895. It is the story of Vasili Andreyevich Brekhunov, a land owner who takes one of his peasants, Nikita, on a short journey so he can buy a forest. Finding themselves in the middle of a blizzard, they end up getting lost after Vasili insists on carrying on the journey, rather than waiting a while. After Nikita becomes hypothermic, Vasili leaves him, but gets lost again and ends up going full circle, back to where Nikita is lying, close to death. He then has a revelation and saves Nikita, sacrificing himself in the process - a famous theme of Tolstoy's - that of true happiness only being found in service for others.
This book has 39 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1895. This is a translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude.
Production notes: This ebook of Master and Man was published by Global Grey ebooks on the 8th April 2021. The artwork used for the cover is Untitled (014) by Illarion Pryanishnikov.
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