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peasant
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Franny and Zooey
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  • Some Russian peasant, apparently.
  • He just tells you he’s a peasant and that he’s thirty-three years old and that he’s got a withered arm.
  • I mean it starts out with this peasant—the pilgrim—wanting to find out what it means in the Bible when it says you should pray incessantly.
  • Well, as I said, the pilgrim—this simple peasant—started the whole pilgrimage to find out what it means in the Bible when it says you’re supposed to pray without ceasing.
  • In the beginning, the little peasant tells you, he had a wife and a farm.
  • "Both books are about a Russian peasant, around the turn of the century," he said, in what was, for his implacably matter-of-fact voice, a rather narrative tone.

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  • Most people in the Middle Ages were peasants.
  • In 1932 a peasant revolt in Su County China stopped collection of the poppy tax.

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