"Kashtanka" is a short story written by Russian author Anton Chekhov. It was first published in 1887 and is considered one of his most popular and enduring works.
Throughout the story, Chekhov explores themes of loyalty, friendship, and the bonds between humans and animals. The story is known for its poignant portrayal of Kashtanka's love for Lidochka and his determination to be reunited with her. It is also notable for its depiction of the harsh realities of life for animals in the circus. "Kashtanka" remains one of Chekhov's most beloved and enduring works and is widely considered a classic of Russian literature.
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