"Oh, damn the peasant girl! go on, go on!" said Gania, impatiently.
One day, when he had ridden over to the town to see a creditor, the chief peasant of his village followed him shortly after, with the news that his house had been burnt down, and that his wife had perished with it, but his children were safe.
Two peasants—elderly men and old friends—had had tea together there the night before, and were to occupy the same bedroom.
He was by no means a thief, and was, as peasants go, a rich man; but this watch so fascinated him that he could not restrain himself.
In the first place, that is a considerable admission, and in the second place, one of the above was a peasant, and the other two were both landed proprietors!
Kostia was too shy to come in, because he was carrying a hatchet; they had bought the hedgehog and the hatchet from a peasant whom they had met on the road.
Then I told the whole three years’ story of my life, and the history of a poor peasant girl—"
) pocketed at least a third of the money paid by Russian peasants to their lords in the days of serfdom.
"An old peasant woman opened the door; she was busy lighting the ’samovar’ in a tiny kitchen.
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