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Ivan the Fool

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Ivan the Fool.
The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction. 1917.

Chapter II

IT was disappointing to the Stary Tchert (Old Devil) that the brothers did not quarrel over the division of the property, and that they separated peacefully; and he cried out, calling his three small devils (Tchertionki). 1

"See here," said he, "there are living three brothers