Please describe the lawyer's fifteen years of confinement in "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov. 

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In "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov, the lawyer voluntarily serves fifteen years in confinement as part of a bet with a banker who wagers with him that he cannot do it. The banker offers the lawyer two million dollars to stay confined for fifteen years.

At first the lawyer is very lonely and bored, but he spends a lot of time playing the...

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