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In some imperceptible fashion the Kalmyk braced himself up, brought his heels
together and, with his hand held stiffly to the peak of his cap, answered: "
Squadron Commander ordered us drive them here." " 'Us drive them here !' " the
an elderly, well-built Kalmyk with sergeant-major's stripes asked, dismounting
and pushing past Ilyinichna through "the wicket-gate. "At the front. Where else
should he be?" Ilyinichna answered roughly. "Lead us into house; we search it.
When the last steamer drew from the quayside there was a crescendo of
women's sobs, hysterical cries, curses. Before the curt bass roar of the ship's
siren had had time to die away, a young Kalmyk in a fox-skin cap jumped into the
water and ...
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Gregor Melekov and his brother Piotra are cossack farmers on the Don River in the village of Tatarsk when WW1 breaks out and young men are sent to war. Civil war follows which sees many cossacks ... Volledige review lezen
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"He had no cap, nor had he the upper part of his cranium, for it had been cut clean away by a shard of shrapnel. In the empty brain-pan, framed by damp strains of hair, glimmered rose-coloured rain ... Volledige review lezen
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And Quiet Flows the Don: A Novel in Four Books, Volume 1
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
Fragmentweergave - 1967