The Possessed, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Table of Contents

Part I

Chapter I. Introductory
Chapter II. Prince Harry. Matchmaking.
Chapter III. The Sins of Others
Chapter IV. The Cripple
Chapter V. The Subtle Serpent
Part II
Chapter I. Night
Chapter II. Night (continued)
Chapter III. The Duel
Chapter IV. All in Expectation
Chapter V. On the Eve Op the Fete
Chapter VI. Pyotr Stepanovitch is Busy
Chapter VII. A Meeting
Chapter VIII. Ivan the Tsarevitch
Chapter IX. A Raid at Stefan Trofimovitch's
Chapter X. Filibusters. A Fatal Morning
Part III
Chapter I. The Fete — First Part
Chapter II. The End of the Fete
Chapter III. A Romance Ended
Chapter IV. The Last Resolution
Chapter V. A Wanderer
Chapter VI. A Busy Night
Chapter VII. Stepan Trofimovitch's Last Wandering
Chapter VIII. Conclusion

“Strike me dead, the track has vanished,
Well, what now? We've lost the way,
Demons have bewitched our horses,
Led us in the wilds astray.

What a number! Whither drift they?
What's the mournful dirge they sing?
Do they hail a witch's marriage
Or a goblin's burying?”

A. Pushkin.

“And there was one herd of many swine feeding on this mountain; and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.

“Then went the devils out of the man and entered into the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake and were choked.

“When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.

“Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.”

Luke, ch. viii. 32-37.

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