Polikushka: The Lot of a Wicked Court Servant Leo Tolstoy

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Polikushka: The Lot of a Wicked Court Servant by Leo Tolstoy
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New Edition - Polikushka - The Lot of a Wicked Court Servant by Leo Tolstoy. A classic novel by Leo Tolstoy. The house was built by the deceased nobleman whose widow he still continued to serve, and may be described as follows: The four wallsMoreNew Edition - Polikushka - The Lot of a Wicked Court Servant by Leo Tolstoy. A classic novel by Leo Tolstoy. The house was built by the deceased nobleman whose widow he still continued to serve, and may be described as follows: The four walls surrounding the one izba (room) were built of stone, and the interior was ten yards square.

A Russian stove stood in the centre, around which was a free passage. Each corner was fenced off as a separate inclosure to the extent of several feet, and the one nearest to the door (the smallest of all) was known as Polikeys corner.

Elsewhere in the room stood the bed (with quilt, sheet, and cotton pillows), the cradle (with a baby lying therein), and the three-legged table, on which the meals were prepared and the family washing was done. At the latter also Polikey was at work on the preparation of some materials for use in his profession--that of an amateur veterinary surgeon. A calf, some hens, the family clothes and household utensils, together with seven persons, filled the little home to the utmost of its capacity.

It would indeed have been almost impossible for them to move around had it not been for the convenience of the stove, on which some of them slept at night, and which served as a table in the day-time.



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