Short story; anton cheknov - the bet

if you would you put events a-r in sequential order, I would be in your debt. Number's (A-R, 1-18) as displayed below.

The story:
The prisoner asked for works on everything from chemistry to natural history to Byron to Shakespeare.
The banker bets the jurist that he would not be able to remain in solitary confinement for even five years.
The banker decides to kill the jurist before he leaves his confinement and wins the banker's two million rubles.
The jurist crawls out a window and leaves before he can collect on his bet.
The jurist commits to staying in solitary confinement for fifteen years, after which, if he stays the full time, he will win two million rubles.
The banker breaks the seal on the jurist's door that hasn't been broken in fifteen years and enters his room.
The jurist, a guest at the banker's party, states that he thinks to live, even if in solitary confinement, is better than not to live at all.
The banker realizes that this is a senseless bet; it will not really prove that lifelong imprisonment is any better or worse than capital punishment and the jurist will have sacrificed fifteen of the best years of his life.
The banker reads the note the jurist has written which says the he (the jurist) feels that men are hypocritical and deceitful and not following the right path: therefore, he will leave before his time expires and forfeit his winnings.
The banker despises himself for even considering killing a man in order to keep from losing the bet.
The jurist is a wreck of a man - a skeleton with long, shaggy hair, thin and frightful.
The banker has speculated so much that he has lost most of his money and is laden with debts.
The prisoner did not ask for wine or tobacco because he felt wine aroused desire and tobacco would pollute the air of his room.
The prisoner learned six languages.
The banker takes the paper on which the jurist had renounced the money from the bet and locks it up in his safe.
The jurist, after confinement, was not allowed to see anyone, receive letters or newspapers, or hear the voice of any man.
Sometimes at night the prisoner wrote letters which he later tore up after which he was heard weeping.
The old banker gives a party at which the morality or immorality of the death penalty is discussed.
Asked Aug 04, 2015
Edited Aug 04, 2015

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