“A Happy Man” is a very funny and satiric story that tells us that happiness is easy and everything is in our hands.
The action happens in the passenger train. One man tries to find his carriage, opening doors and saying “No, wrong again!” every time he misses. But suddenly he hears his name “Ivan Alexyevitch! What brings you here? Is it you?” It was his good mate Pyotr Petrovitch. They start chatting and Pyotr Petrovitch finds out that Ivan Alexyevitch has been married that day and he is coming straight away after the wedding. He describes how happy he is, while his listeners are laughing because Ivan is drunk for a bit and acts really funny. Suddenly he recognizes that he missed not only a carriage, but the train itself! And he moves to Moscow, while his young wife moves to Saint-Petersburg. His happiness disappears and he needs to decide what to do next. Find out what’s next by reading this fascinating story.