Date Read: 11 April 2017
Word Count: 1698
Briefly: The dressmaker’s daughter Polinka arrives at the arcade with an order for her regular draper. It soon becomes clear however (to the reader at least), that shopping is not the only thing on the minds of customer and assistant.
Afterthoughts: I really rather enjoyed this story. It’s straightforward enough and nothing all that special, but I just love how Chekhov interweaves the dialogue so very well. The story also has a certain kind of tenderness to it, too.
Notable Quote: Nickolay Timofeitch lays several kinds of gimp before Polinka; she looks at the trimmings languidly and begins bargaining over them.
*Story read as part of my Checkin’ Off The Chekhov Shorts reading challenge.