A Visit To Russia In The Autumn Of 1862

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byHenry Moor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. A WOLF-HUNT RUSSIAN LEAVE-TAKING--A Peasant's TEA-PARTY. As the governor wished to have a wolfhunt, the gentlemen started early on the following morning for a neighbouring village, the peasants of which had been invited to assist. From the village we made for a forest not very far off. Our party consisted altogether of about forty-eight men, one-half of whom was armed with guns and rifles. The governor and I carried a sort of short pitchfork in case of coming to close quarters with the enemy, the idea of which, when first presented to my mind, gave me a sort of what old women call "all-overishness." A couple of country carts to carry the commissariat, and the never-failing stone jars of whisky, brought up the rear. On entering the forest, the carts, with their drivers and horses, were encamped in an "oasis," to await our return. Leaving these, we marched forward in single file, making no more noise than absolutely necessary. After a short advance the knowing ones found and pointed out the fresh tracks of the game of which we were in search, whereupon the gunners and riflemen were posted two and two at intervals of about one hundred and fifty yards in the proximity of the spot for which it was supposed the wolves would make after their quarters had been beaten up. The governor and I were stationed together, with the promise that before the "beating up" began we should have a good rifle marksman to support us. The rest of the party, armed with long sticks and stout poles, were then told off towards the rear of the forest, and formed in a line directly opposite to us, about three-quarters of a mile off. As soon as these arrangements had been made, the captain of the party, a tall, weather-beaten, elderly peasant, who put one in mind of Cooper's "L...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. A WOLF-HUNT RUSSIAN LEAVE-TAKING--A Peasant's TEA-PARTY. As the governor wished to have a wolfhunt, the gentlemen s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021791022X

ISBN - 13:9780217910224

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