The Two Brothers And The Gold
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Leo Tolstoy is one of the most famous Russian writers and thinkers and is considered one of the greatest writers in the world. His novels created a bridge between the literature of the XIX and the XX centuries. His religious speculations led to emergence of a new movement – Tolstoyans. The Two Brothers And The Gold is a story of Athanasius and John, who disinterestedly helped the poor and infirm. Once they found a pile of gold and show different attitude to it. The younger John refuses to take the gold, whereas the older Athanasius uses it to help as many people as possible. As the the nature of the gold is revelaed to him, he understands, whom his deeds were for and changes his mind. Despite some may disagree with the ending, the story will definitely set you thinking.