Man’s Burden

A man is a creature who transfers his burden to another creature.

“And somehow, these humble, innocent dogs on a leash. If there is a pig, then the block on the neck. Cock too tied by the leg.
“Why do you have a dog and cock tied?” I ask the landlord.
“We all on Sakhalin, have the chains”, he’s a comic in response.
“That’s this earth.”

“Sakhalin Island” by Anton Chekhov

In Chekhov’s times on the island of Sakhalin was the penal colony.

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