The Diary of a Madman, the Government Inspector, and Selected Stories - The Viy Summary & Analysis

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At the seminary in Kieff there are three groups of boys: the rhetoricians, clean cut young men who often sport black eyes; the philosophers, who often imbibe in tobacco and alcohol; and the grammarians, who are often still quite young and act like young children. During school breaks, these students often go off into the woods together, camping under the open sky. One such group that includes a theologian, a rhetorician, and a philosopher named Thomas Brutus becomes lost and continues walking after dark in an attempt to find shelter. They finally come upon a small cluster of homes. However, an old woman comes out and tells them that the houses are all full and there is no room for them. The boys plead their case and finally the old woman relents. While being led to a bed, the theologian steals...

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