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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction who wrote the acclaimed novels "War and Peace," "Anna Karenina," and "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," plus many more. His works and ideas about peace and fulfilment of God's will, greatly influenced 20th-century leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "A Grain as Big as a Hen's Egg" is a short story written by Leo Tolstoy in 1886. In the story, a king was curious about the origin of a very big grain and was seeking the answer to it. And the grandfather answered: "My field was God's earth. Wherever I ploughed, there was my field. Land was free. It was a thing no man called his own. Labor was the only thing men called their own."