Anton Chekhov’s books are the real classic of humor. His stories are full of jokes and charismatic characters. All of his short works imbued with irony and truth. Chekhov's stories were translated into more than 125 languages and his plays sound in many theaters around the world for more than 100 years. In the story “Small Fry” there is a bright theme of flattery and servility. And the name of the story sets the tone of the narrative. Paltry small man – Nevyrazimov - humiliates himself even more with servility and subservience. "HONORED Sir, Father and Benefactor!" But he thinks "What else can I write to him, the rascal?" The world where Nevyrazimov lives is full of hate and fear of life.