Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Where has it all gone? I remember that twenty years ago there were geese and cranes and ducks and grouse here, clouds of them!... And there are far fewer animals. Wolf and fox are rare, brother, not to mention bears or mink. There used even to be moose!
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Shepherd in The Shepherd's Pipe, Works, vol. 6, p. p. 323, "Nauka" (1976).
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