Home Life in Russia Volume 1

Home Life in Russia Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... stare into the face of the speaker.-" You seem to feel embarrassed?" observed Tchichikoff, slowly. " I '.?--no, not exactly," Maniloff at last murmured; " but I cannot comprehend--excuse me--I did not of course enjoy such a brilliant education, such a one--if I might express myself so--as is visible in every one of your movements; I have no talent for choice expressions--it might be also, that here--in this instance and in the manner in which you have just now chosen to express yourself--that there is something hidden--the meaning of which, I must confess, I could not catch, and I must self in this manner for the sake of a more select construction of your phrase--" 77 "Oh no, my dear Sir, no, interrupted Tchichikoif, " not at all, my proposal is like the phrase, pure and simple; I positively mean that what I said, namely: I wish to possess such serfs as are positively dead." Maniloff was now actually lost in amazement; yet he felt that it became incumbent on him to do or say something; but what was he to do, what was he to say '.?--Heaven alone could inspire him. He finished at last by allowing another cloud of tobacco smoke to escape, but not as previously, out of his mouth, for this time the smoke evaporated from his nostrils. "And now, if you have no objection, we might at once come to an understanding and proceed to draw up the contract of sale," said Tchichikoff. ' "What '.9 a contract of sale, for the dead 1?" " Oh, no, my dear Sir, Inc," replied Tchichikoif, with slight impatience. " We shall write down, and presume them to be living, for such they actually are represented to be in the last census of the whole...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883683
  • 9781236883681