Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Do you remember you shot a seagull? A man came by chance, saw it and destroyed it, just to pass the time.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian dramatist, author. Nina, in The Seagull, act 4 (1896), trans. by Elisaveta Fen (1954).

Spoken to Trepliov, who shot the bird in act 1, laying it at Nina's feet as a symbol of his ruined hopes.
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