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(without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Excerpt: ... MARTIN THE
PEASANT'S SON MARTIN THE PEASANT'S SON LONG time ago, not in our
day, beyond the trackless woods, beyond the desert sands, in a
certain far Tzardom of a certain Empire, there lived an old peasant
and his wife, who had one son called Martin. Time passed, and the
peasant fell ill and died, and Martin and his mother grieved much
and wept more than a little. Tears, however, could not avail, since
they cannot bring back the dead, so the old woman began to plan by
what means she and her Son could live. Now the peasant had left to
his wife the sum of two hundred roubles, and though she disliked to
begin so soon to spend it, they could not die of starvation. So
when in a week's time they had eaten all the bread they had in
store, she took a half of the sum and gave it to her son, saying:
"There, my son, are a hundred roubles. Go to the neighbor's and
borrow a horse and drive to town to buy bread. With it we may
somehow drag through the winter, and when spring comes we can
search for work." Martin borrowed the horse and went to town.
There, as he passed a butcher's shop, he saw the street full of
people and heard a great noise of scolding. He stopped and found
that the butchers had caught a hunting-dog with drooping ears, and
having tied it to a post, were beating it with a stick, while the
poor dog, whining and crying, was struggling to tear himself free.
Martin ran to the butchers and stayed their hands. "Brothers," he
said, "why do ye treat so unmercifully this poor dog?" The butchers
answered: "Why should we not beat the wretched brute? He has
spoiled for us a whole side of beef " And again they began
belaboring him. "Enough " said Martin. "There is no profit for you
in that. Better sell him to me." The butchers thought this an
excellent jest. "Very good," they replied. "Buy h...
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