The author of the book is Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
This book has 6 stories, one of them is “Vanka”. Vanka is a boy that from the time that he was young his family was working as slaves for a rich family. His mother had passed away and the only one alive in his family was his grandfather. His grandfather had left the rich family years before and went to another country. Vanka sends a letter to his grandfather in order to beg him to take him to the country that he lives, because at the family that Vanka worked his boss and his wife would beat him every day.
My favourite part is when Vanka sends his letter to his grandfather hoping that he receives it and comes to take him from there.