A Concise History of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes

By Richard Pipes

The writer of the vintage two-volume research, The Russian Revolution and Russia less than the Bolshevik Regime, now distills these works into an authoritative new chronicle of Russia among 1900 and the loss of life of Lenin. "A deep and eloquent condemnation."--The long island occasions.

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The princess at once seated him at a table, dined and wined him and then gave him a phial of strong water. "Here, drink this water, and it will make you very, very strong," said she. Dawn drank the water and at once felt himself to be filled with a great strength. " said he to himself. All of a sudden a wild wind began to blow, and the princess was frightened. " she cried, and she took Dawn by the hand and hid him in her chamber. The dragon now came flying up, and he struck the ground and turned into a man.

On the third day the two elder brothers went off to hunt, and Dawn stayed home. He slaughtered the best sheep he could find in the shed, skinned and roasted it, and, this done, lay down on the bench for a sleep. All of a sudden there was a great thumping and banging, and a little old man the size of a thumb came into the yard looking glum as glum. He had a whole stack of hay on his head and a large tub of water in his hands, and having set the tub of water down on the ground and strewn the hay over the yard, began counting the sheep.

He came upon a number of white tents set up in a field, and there, coming out to meet him, was Marya Morevna, the fairest of queens. "Good morrow, Prince," said she. "Whither bound? " This Prince Ivan was pleased to do. For two days and two nights he was Marya Morevna's guest, and so well did they like one another that they became man and wife, and Marya Morevna, the fairest of queens, took Prince Ivan with her to her kingdom. They lived together for a time, but then came a day when Marya Morevna bethought her of setting out again for the wars.

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