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The Cherry Orchard
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  • My father was the serf of your grandfather and your own father, but you—you more than anybody else—did so much for me once upon a time that I’ve forgotten everything and love you as if you belonged to my family . and even more.
  • [Pause] Think, Anya, your grandfather, your great-grandfather, and all your ancestors were serf-owners, they owned living souls; and now, doesn’t something human look at you from every cherry in the orchard, every leaf and every stalk?

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  • "Yes, my squalid little serf," I said, and fluttered my hands in royal dispensation.
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  • Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy-legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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