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The Bet

The Bet

by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Bet: Then and Now True or False

1. How does the banker's life change over the fifteen years?he goes from rich to poor
2. What surprising thing does the lawyer do at the party?ups his own ante for the bet without asking for a matching ante
3. When the banker remembers that party fifteen years ago, he…wishes he'd never made that stupid bet
4. What works to the banker's advantage when he's trying to murder the lawyer?the prisoner is asleep
5. How does the lawyer change over the fifteen years?he now looks really muscular

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