Russian roulette guitar chords
The first trace of Russian roulette can be found in the story “The fatalist” of 1840, part of the collection A Hero of our Time by Mikhail Lermontov, a great Russian poet and writer. In the story the protagonist of the novel, Grigory Alexandrovich Pechorin says there is no predestination and proposes a bet emptying about twenty gold pieces onto the table. A lieutenant of the dragons of the tsar of Serbian origin, Vulič, with passion for gambling, accepts the challenge and randomly takes one of the various-caliber pistols from its nail, cocks it and pours powder on the shelf. Nobody knows if the pistol is loaded or not. Vulič asks: “Gentlemen! Who will pay 20 gold pieces for me?”, putting the muzzle of the pistol to his forehead. Then he asks Gregory to throw a card in the air and when this card touches the ground, he shoots. Fortunately, nothing happens, because the blow fails, but when Vulič cocks the pistol again, and aims it at the service cap hanging over the window, a shot rings out and smoke fills the room.
This game spreads among garrison officials, becoming a courageous challenge, a stupid courage challenge. It becomes a way to alleviate the boredom of these long hours in distant garrisons; it also becomes an undertaking, a frieze, something that surpasses the duel. Because it was the age of duels and Lermontov will die a year after writing this story in a duel with a former partner for a sudden fight: he is slapped, he challenges him to a duel and falls under a gunshot.