Selected Polish Tales

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,144 / 269 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 672
Added to site: 2005.06.14
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Edited by Else C. M. Benecke and Marie Busch
Contributions from: Boleslaw Prus, Adam Szymanski, Stefan Zeromski, Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski and Zofia Nalkowska.

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o the pit for potatoes. For this the gospodyni milked the cows at daybreak, baked bread, and moved her saucepans on and off the fire. For this Maciek, perspiring, dragged his lame leg after the plough and harrow, and Slimak, murmuring his morning-prayers, went at dawn to the manor-barn or drove into the town to deliver the corn which he had sold to the Jews.

For the same reason they worried when there was not enough snow on the rye in winter, or when they could not get enough fodder for the cattle; or prayed for rain in May and for fine weather at the end of June. On this account they would calculate after the harvest how much corn they would get out of a korzec,[1] and what prices it would fetch. Like bees round a hive their thoughts swarmed round the question of daily bread. They never moved far from this subject, and to leave it aside altogether was impossible. They even said with pride that, as gentlemen were in the world to enjoy themselves and to order people about, so peasants existed for the purpos

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