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

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The Carriage Summary

A regiment of the military has come to a sleepy village in South Russia, bringing excitement to the normally boring area. One of the local aristocrats, Tchertokoutski, had once been in the military but was kicked out for an illicit affair. Now Tchertokoutski has befriended the general of the regiment. One night, during a party, Tchertokoutski plays cards with the general and his soldiers. Tchertokoutski brags about a carriage he owns after the general shows him a horse that is the pride of the regiment. The general is so impressed with Tchertokoutski's claims that he asks to see the carriage. Tchertokoutski invites the general and all his men to dinner the following day.

That night Tchertokoutski remains longer than he intended at the general's house and does not get home until very late. In the morning, Tchertokoutski's wife allows him to...

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