God Sees the Truth

Topics: Prison, Merchant, Family Pages: 3 (940 words) Published: August 6, 2013
God sees the truth but waits
By: Leo Tolstoy

Tyquico, Rose Ann L.
AB English 3B
Dr. Atilares

Setting: In the town of Vladimir
Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov- A young merchant lived in the town of Vladimir. He is handsome, fair-haired, curly-headded fellow , full of fun and very fond of singing. He is also the protagonist that was in prisoned. Also called as “Grandfather” and “The Saint” in the prison. Makar Semyonich- A new convict, tall, strong man of sixty, with closely cropped grey beard. The murderer and the thief. Plot:

Once there lived a young merchant named Ivan Dmitri Aksenov with his family in the land of Vladimir, who in his younger days lived life to the fullest by experiencing all the material things world has to offer. Until he got married.

One summer, he planned to go to Nizhny fair but his wife warned him that she had a bad dream of her husband-- she dreamt about Ivan that he returned from the town with hair of grey. Ivan laughed as if he doesn't care and went on the fair. He travelled half way and met a merchant, whom he spent the night drinking tea with and shared an adjoining room in the inn. Since Aksenov is not used of sleeping for long hours he decided to wake up and continued his journey.

Along the way of his journey, two soldiers in a troika stopped him, and began asking questions, for the merchant he met halfway on his travel was found dead. Since all evidences of the crime are pointing Aksenov guilty he was imprisoned. Learning the sad fate of Aksenov, his wife remembered her dream about Aksenov and was worried and even considered the thought of her husband being guilty.  The thought made Aksenov even sadder.

Twety six years in prison made Aksenov a well grounded and God-fearing man. In spite the fact that his family has completely forgotten him, he still serves as a “Grandpa” to the other prisoners. Then came a new prisoner named Makar Semyonich. After months of knowing each other, Aksenov discovered that Makar...
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