The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich


"The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich" (Russian: «Повесть о том, как поссорился Иван Иванович с Иваном Никифоровичем», romanized: Povest' o tom, kak possorilsja Ivan Ivanovič s Ivanom Nikiforovičem, 1835), also known in English as The Squabble, is the final tale in the Mirgorod collection by Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. It is known as one of his most humorous stories.

In March 2002, the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat adapted the story under the title "The Two Ivans" starring Griff Rhys Jones and Stephen Moore.[1]

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