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Tales by Polish Authors

Bartek the Conqueror -- Twilight -- Temptation -- Srul, from Lubartów -- In Autumn -- In Sacrifice to the Gods

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,905 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 603
Added to site: 2011.08.31 30680

t us.'

Bartek's Pognebin brain began to work laboriously. After some moments he asked: 'Wojtek.'


'What sort of people are these Frenchmen?'

Here Wojtek's wisdom suddenly became aware of a pitfall into which it might be easier to tumble headforemost than to come out again. He knew that the French were the French. He had heard something about them from old people, who had related that they were always fighting with everyone; he knew at least that they were very strange people. But how could he explain this to Bartek to make him understand how strange they were? First of all, therefore, he repeated the question, 'What sort of people?'

'Why, yes.'

Now there were three nations known to Wojtek: living in the centre were the Poles; on the one side were the Russians, on the other the Germans. But there were various kinds of Germans. Preferring, therefore, to be clear rather than accurate, he said:

'What sort of people are the French? How can I tell you; they mus



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