Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

More Tales by Polish Authors

Cover image for

Download


Author: Boleslaw Prus
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,292 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 433
Added to site: 2011.08.31
mnybks.net#: 30681
Excerpt

y are coming after you!' I only had time to run up to the window and call out: 'Good-bye, Basia; remember St. Stanislaw will be his patron!' That's all I said. Basia was confined shortly after, but I didn't see her again. So it was a good thing I said it, for now there'll always be something to remember me by."

"God be praised that it's so! but if it hadn't been a son----"

Maciej did not finish his sentence, however, for the offended shoemaker began to reprimand him sternly.

"You are talking nonsense, Maciej, and it is not for the first time! Does not the Church also give the name of St. Stanislawa? Besides, though I am a sinner as every man is, couldn't I guess that a word spoken at a moment like that would carry weight with the Almighty? Isn't everything in God's hand?"

Maciej looked down, and a deep sigh was the only testimony to the shoemaker's eloquence.

Stanislaw's explanation of the circumstances lightened our task very much, and when he had remembered that the mother

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

J.J. White
Apart from being able to surf (the ocean, not the web) and singing and whistling at the same time, J.J. White is an amazing writer who knows how to draw his readers in and keep them at the edge of their seats. His latest book, Deviant Acts, is no exception and deals with a ex-soldier/heroin addict who finds himself in a situation where he needs to play the hero. As our author of the day, White reveals how relatives of his inspired this book and why his friends call his wife "Saint Pam."
Read full interview...