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The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol Chapter Summary & Analysis - St. John's Eve Summary

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St. John's Eve Summary

The story is about Pyotr Kinless. Pyotr is also known as Petrus and Petro. Pyotr is madly in love with a beauty beyond compare. Her name is Pidorka. They kiss and the sound of the kiss is so loud that her father hears it. He takes a whip, intending to beat Petrus. Pidorka's little brother, Ivas, holds onto his father so that he cannot beat Petrus. Pidorka's father Korzh is forcing her marry someone else because Petrus is poor.

A man, Basavriuk, who is actually the Devil, tells Petro he will lead him to a place where he can get the gold he needs to marry Pidorka. The man leads Petro to a strange forest with flowers of every description. A witch appears and tells him he cannot have the gold until he provides human blood. She brings him a small child covered...

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