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The Seven Who Were Hanged
Translation from the Russian by Herman Bernstein (1876-1935), American journalist, poet, novelist, playwright, Jewish activist, diplomat, and translator.
Dedication: To Count Leo N. Tolstoy, This Book is Dedicated, by Leonid Andreyev.
The Translation of this Story Is Also Respectfully Inscribed to Count Leo N. Tolstoy by Herman Bernstein.
This story depicts the fates of five leftist revolutionaries foiled in their attack and two common peasants who have received death sentences. These condemned men are awaiting their executions by hanging. In prison, each of the prisoners deals with his fate in his own way.
Yanson, "miserable in mind and heart", an Estonian servant at a Russian estate who kills his master and tries to rape the master's wife;
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