The Bet essay. With quotes and examples cited from this story, this litterary essay will prove that reading books is a fun thing to do.

Essay by Cptn_SargosJunior High, 8th gradeA, June 2005

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By yourself, you learn to read books. In The Bet, by Anton Chekhov, The author described the many things that a man, who took a bet for two million dollars that he can stand prison for 15 years read during his stay. Reading Books is a fun, enlightening experience that gives you more knowledge than most people think. Books can travel you through vast places, have you hunt in the deep jungles, swim through the deepest ocean and fly like the wind.

Through reading books, you can feel like you were really there in real life, even though you only read the book. The man in prison felt this way in many books he read. He felt that he was traveled through many places and went through many experiences and adventures in his life just by reading books.

"In your books, I have drunk wine, loved women, sung songs, hunted in the forest, swam in the lakes, climbed mountains and seen storms of fury.

I have seen green forests, fields, rivers, lakes and towns."

You can gain much knowledge from books, by studying for a long time, or just be reading on subjects that you didn't have much knowledge about. The main character in The Bet felt that he gained and learned everything from books by studying, and plans to use it in his everyday life for as long as he lived.

"For fifteen years I have been intently studying Earthy life. Your Books have given me much wisdom. All that the unresting thought of man has created in the ages is compressed into a small compass of my brain. I know that I am wiser than all of you."

Books can be so addicting, that people can get lured into reading books for very long periods of...