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The Bet

The Bet


by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The Bet: Symbols True or False

1. The two million rubles has what value in the short story? -> the difference between success and bankruptcy
2. In his letter, the lawyer claims to have done what in his prison? -> composed awesome music
3. The lawyer promises to do what when his prison term is over? -> leave early to lose by default
4. A gunshot is fired outside the prison cell because… -> the banker was trying to kill the prisoner
5. The banker reacts to the prisoner's letter by doing what? -> feeling great about himself