Master and Man / Leo Tolstoy

Title: Master and Man 
Author: Leo Tolstoy 
Translator: Louise and Aylmer Maude 
Subjects: Classic; Short Story

A land owner with peasants find themselves losing the road and getting lost due to snow. They Nikita, soon finds himself about to die from hypothermia. Vasily Andreyevich decides to leave Nikita to die and sets out on his own on the horse. He wanders through the snow in circles and eventually falls off the horse, finding himself back by Nikita and the sleigh. The master then lies on top of the peasant to keep him warm through the cold night. In the morning, peasants dig out the sleigh, which was only half a mile from town. They find Vasily Andreyevich and the horse dead but Nikita is still alive.


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