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Kashtanka

by Anton Chekhov

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A beloved dog of a wood carver becomes lost and separated from his master leaving those who love him in grief. In the meantime, Kashanka is taken in by a man who teaches him tricks for the circus. One day, while performing, a little boy who is a friend of the wood carver recognizes Kashtanka and reunites him with his master.

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  Whisper1 | Oct 23, 2016 |
Kashtanka is a sweet dog who has been separated from her owner, the cabinet maker, and roams the cold streets. A man finds Kashtanka and takes her back to his house. This man is a clown and also has a pet duck and cat that he trains to perform in the circus. One night the clown's duck, Ivan Ivanych, dies and Kashtanka must fill the Ivan's place. As soon as Kashtanka is brought to the circus ring with the clown to perform the first trick her past owners see her and quickly call her name. Kashtanka is reunited with the cabinetmaker and the clow and his circus become a distant memory. ( )
  SMLawrence | Sep 24, 2014 |
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Separated from her master while out on a walk, Kashtanka the dog is adopted by a circus clown.

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