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"I have heard," I said, rather inappropriately, "that the Bashkirs propose to attack
your fortress." "From whom have you heard it, my good sir?" Ivan Kuz- mich
asked. "I was told it at Orenburg," I answered. "Don't you believe it!" said the
Commandant. "We have not heard anything of it for years. The Bashkirs have
been scared and the Kirghiz, too, have had their lesson. No fear, they won't attack
us; and if they do I will give them such a fright that they will keep quiet for another
I thank you; you have comforted me in my old age. If I owe my deliverance to you,
life will be doubly pleasant to me." I kissed his hand with tears and gazed at
Marya Ivanovna, who was so overjoyed at my presence that she seemed quite
calm and happy. About midday we heard extraordinary uproar and shouting. "
What does this mean?" my father said. "Can it already be your colonel?" "
Impossible," I answered. "He won't come before evening." The noise increased.
The alarm bell was ...
The clock struck one, then two; and he heard the distant rumbling of carriage
wheels. In spite of himself, excitement seized him. The carriage drew near and
stopped. He heard the sound of the carriage step being let down. All was bustle
within the house. The servants were running hither and thither, voices were
heard, and the house was lit up. Three antiquated chambermaids entered the
bedroom, and they were shortly afterwards followed by the Countess who, more
dead than alive, ...
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This fairly short novel is one of the better known works of the father of Russian literature. Set in the time of the Pugachev rebellion against Catherine the Great in the 1770s, the central character ... Consulter l'avis complet
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