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This work dates back to the 19th century. Perhaps it was not rain, but a snowstorm. Excluded works with similar plots: “Dead Souls” by N.V. Gogol, “Blizzard” by A.S. Pushkin, “Blizzard” by L.N. Tolstoy, “Tosca” by A.P. Chekhov.

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  • do they both stay alive?
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  • I believe it is The Captain's Daughter by A. Pushkin, chapter 2. Try that.
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The snow drifted round and covered us. The horses went at a walk, and soon stopped altogether.

"Why don't you go on?" I said, impatiently, to the driver.

"But where to?" he replied, getting out of the sledge. "Heaven only knows where we are now. There is no longer any road, and it is all dark."

I began to scold him, but Savéliitch took his part.

"Why did you not listen to him?" he said to me, angrily. "You would have gone back to the post-house; you would have had some tea; you could have slept till morning; the storm would have blown over, and we should have started. And why such haste? Had it been to get married, now!"

This is Chapter 2 from A. Pushkin's The Daughter of the Commandant

Pyotr gives the peasant who saved him a hareskin coat as thanks, which becomes plot significant later in the book when he encounters the same man during the rebellion, and is saved from execution.

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