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In Anton Chekhov's "The Confession", what are the people whispering behind Gregory Kuzmich's back?

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In Anton Checkhov's short story "The Confession", Gregory Kuzmich narrates how his world changed after he was given the position of cashier. Although the position does not grant too much extra money, the fact that the job places Kuzmich so close to ready-money makes him become quite popular with everybody that he knows. What Kuzmich does not realize, until it is too late, is that everyone around him, from his brother, to his bride, to his co-workers, to his friends, are all crooks who expected him to "loan" them money from the cash box....

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