Akakiy Akakievitch went on in a happy frame of mind: This occurrence made a deep impression upon him. One day after he notices that his back is hurting, Akaky soon determines that the problem is that his overcoat is so worn out that is not protecting him from the icy winds that blow through the city. Occasionally, however, he was interrupted by gusts of wind, which, coming suddenly, God knows whence or why, cut his face, drove masses of snow into it, filled out his cloak-collar like a sail, or suddenly blew it over his head with supernatural force, and thus caused him constant trouble to disentangle himself.
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On this point he was faithful to ancestral custom; and when quarrelling with his wife, he called her a low female and a German. The watchman having closed his right nostril with his finger, had no sooner succeeded in holding half a handful up to the left than the corpse sneezed so violently that he completely filled the eyes of all three.
If you search for "Akakiy Akakievitch", you will understand. Never did a cloak arrive so exactly in the nick of time; for the severe cold had set in, and it seemed to threaten to increase.
Only after the presentation, on 19 Aprilof his comedy The Government Inspector Revizor that he finally came to believe in his literary vocation.
ovwrcoat Thanks for telling us about the problem. Having seized him by the collar, he summoned, with a shout, two of his comrades, whom he enjoined to hold him fast while he himself felt for a moment in his boot, in order to draw out his snuff-box and refresh his frozen nose. On the walls hung all sorts of coats and cloaks, among which there were even some with beaver collars or velvet facings. He might, to be sure, depend, in oveercoat, upon his present at Christmas; but that money had long been allotted beforehand.
One director being a kindly man, and desirous of rewarding him for his long service, ordered him to be given something more important than mere copying.
In a few minutes he recovered consciousness and rose to his feet; but no one was there. Overvoat to the generous assistance of the St. Petersburg climate, the malady progressed more rapidly than could have been ovdrcoat Otherwise he was a very kind-hearted man, good to his comrades, and ready to oblige; but the rank of general threw him completely off his balance.
His fictional story Taras Bulba, based on the history of Ukrainian cossacks, was the result of gogoo phase in his interests. As we have mentioned his wife, it will be necessary to say a word or two about her. They even say that a certain titular councillor, when promoted to the head of some small separate room, immediately partitioned off a private room for himself, called it the audience chamber, and posted at the door a lackey with red collar and braid, who grasped the handle of the door and opened to all comers; though the audience chamber could hardly hold an ordinary writing-table.
The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol
The clerks dared make no reply to this, and one of them went to call the chief, who listened to the strange story of the theft of the coat. Quotes from The Overcoat. Ovecoat was conscious every second of the time that he had a new cloak on his shoulders; and several times he laughed with internal satisfaction. The policeman asks Akaky embarrassing questions, as if he were a criminal. I loved this story.
Petersburg climate was responsible for this. At nine o'clock in the morning, at the very hour when the streets are filled with men bound for the various official departments, it begins to bestow byy powerful and piercing nips on all noses impartially that the poor officials really do not know what to do with them.
His mother, the wife of a Government official and a very fine woman, made all due arrangements for having the child baptised. She was lying on the bed opposite the door; on her right stood the godfather, Ivan Ivanovitch Eroshkin, a most estimable man, who served as presiding officer of the senate, while the godmother, Anna Semenovna Byelobrushkova, the wife of an officer of the quarter, and a woman of rare virtues.
At an hour when the foreheads of even those who occupy exalted positions ache with the cold, and tears start to their eyes, the poor titular councillors are sometimes quite unprotected.
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Petrovitch brought the cloak himself as befits a good tailor. They received him with a shout, and all thronged at once into the ante-room, and there took another look at his cloak.
Why do you insult me? One of them, moved by pity, resolved to help Akakiy Akakievitch with some good advice at least, and told him that he ought not to go to the police, for although it might happen that a police-officer, wishing to win the approval of his superiors, might hunt up the cloak by some means, still gogl cloak would remain in the possession of the police if he did not offer legal proof that it belonged to him.
He looked at it and laughed, so vast was the difference.
Others were shut, but, nevertheless, showed a streak of light the whole length of the door-crack, indicating that they were not yet free of company, and that probably some domestics, male and female, were finishing their stories and conversations whilst leaving their masters in complete ignorance as to their whereabouts. He charged twelve rubles for the job, it could not possibly have been done for less.
In this they nearly succeeded; for a watchman, on guard in Kirushkin Alley, caught the corpse by the collar on the very scene of his evil deeds, when attempting to pull off the frieze coat of a retired musician.