Breaking Point (FREE)
“It is in such a grey hamlet, rather than among blossoming trees, sun-lit mountain-peaks, the azure of the sky, or in the midst of cities that those terrible thoughts must be born which later enter the world to creep across her face like the pale portentous ghost of death.
A rock flung into the sea vanishes to leave no trace, but a small stone, falling into shallow stagnant water creates its inevitable circles in every direction. And what passed unheeded that day in the midst of life was to stir souls to their depths in that little town.
Naumoff, the new engineer at the factories of Arbusoff the local capitalist, may be said to have caused the whole trouble.”