Miguev, a married, intelligent collegiate assessor, is
haunted with anxiety and worry. Miguev has a secret that he doesn’t want his
wife, the town, or his colleagues to discover—his mistress, after becoming
pregnant and having his child, has recently tried to extort money from him in
exchange for her silence. She threatens to ruin his reputation and divulge his
secret shame to everyone unless he pays her.
In the height of his fear and worry about his present
situation, his fears seem to come alive when he discovers a baby bundled in a
blanket on his porch…
Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and
author who is considered to be one of the greatest writers in history. His stream-of-consciousness
short stories, written near the end of the 19th century, spurned a new
literary genre that would later be echoed in works of several great writers, including
James Joyce and William Faulkner. Chekhov’s stories are essential reading for all
literary enthusiasts. Download and start listening now!