The Twelve Chairs

By Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov

The Twelve Chairs (Russian: Двенадцать стульев, Dvenadtsat stulyev) is a vintage satirical novel by way of the Odessan Soviet authors Ilf and Petrov, published in 1928. Its major personality Ostap Bender reappears within the book's sequel The Little Golden Calf.

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It is a sacred reason! " "We'll be donning cambric footcloths and consuming Margo cream. " "I have a stoop the jewels are in that very chair. " "Oh, you have got a slump, do you. What different hunches do you will have? None? o.k.. Let's paintings the Marxist means. we are going to go away the sky to the birds and care for the chairs ourselves. i will not wait to fulfill the imperialist struggle invalid, citizen Gritsatsuyev, at 15 Plekhanov road. do not lag in the back of, Konrad Karlovich. we will plan as we pass. " As they handed Father Theodore's door the vengeful son of a Turkish citizen gave it a kick. there has been a low snarling from the confused rival within. "Don't enable him persist with us! " acknowledged Ippolit Matveyevich in alarm. "After trendy assembly of the international ministers aboard the yacht no rapprochement is feasible. he is fearful of me. " The associates didn't go back until eventually night. Ippolit Matveyevich regarded anxious. Ostap used to be beaming. He was once donning new raspberry-coloured footwear with around rubber heel faucets, green-and-black payment socks, a cream cap, and a silk-mixture shawl of a brightly colored Rumanian coloration. "It's there all right," stated Vorobyaninov, reflecting on his stopover at to Widow Gritsatsuyev, "but how are we going to pay money for it? through procuring it? " "Certainly now not! " stated Ostap. "Besides being a unconditionally unproductive rate, that might commence rumours. Why one chair, and why that chair particularly? " "What we could do? " Ostap lovingly inspected the heels of his new footwear. "Chic moderne" he stated. "What we could do? don't be concerned, pass judgement on, i will tackle the operation myself. No chair can stand up to those sneakers. " Ippolit Matveyevich brightened up. "You be aware of, when you have been chatting with Mrs. Gritsatsuyev concerning the flood, I sat down on our chair and that i in truth felt anything tough beneath me. they are there, i will swear to it. they're there, i do know it. " "Don't get excited, citizen Michelson. " "We needs to scouse borrow it throughout the evening; truthfully, we needs to thieve it! " "For a marshal of the the Aristocracy your equipment are too crude. besides, have you learnt the procedure? perhaps you've a vacationing equipment with a suite of skeleton keys. do away with the assumption. it is a scummy trick to rob a terrible widow. " Ippolit Matveyevich pulled himself jointly. "It's simply that we needs to act quickly," he acknowledged imploringly. "Only cats are born quickly," acknowledged Ostap instructively. "I'll marry her. " "Who? " "Madame Gritsatsuyev. " "Why? " "So that we will rummage contained in the chair quietly and with none fuss. " "But you will tie your self down for all times! " "The issues we do for the concession! " "For lifestyles! " acknowledged Ippolit Matveyevich in a whisper. He threw up his arms in amazement. His pastor-like face was once bristly and his bluish the teeth confirmed that they had now not been wiped clean because the day he left the city of N. "It's a superb sacrifice," whispered Ippolit Matveyevich. "Life! " acknowledged Ostap. "Sacrifice! What are you aware approximately lifestyles and sacrifices? Do you're thinking that simply because you have been evicted out of your personal residence you have tasted existence? And simply because they requisitioned considered one of your imitation chinese language vases, it is a sacrifice? lifestyles, gents of the jury, is a posh affair, yet, gents of the jury, a fancy affair that are controlled as easily as commencing a field.

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