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The Created Legend
by Fyodor Sologub, Trans. By John Cournos
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Translated by JOHN COURNOS
Text: English, Russian (translation)
Yakov Poltinin had for some time entertained the secret ambition of accomplishing something on a grand scale, something that would cause a lot of talk. It is true the murder of the Chief of Police created a deep impression. Still, it was hardly as important as the affair he had in mind. To steal and destroy the miracle-working ikon--that would be something to crow about! Poltinin said....
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