The Young Folks' Library (volume 10); The Book Of Adventure: The book of adventure

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byThomas Bailey Aldrich

not yet rated|write a review
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A CAPTIVE IN THE CAUCASUS By COUNT L. N. TOLSTOI. YOUNG man named Zhilin was an officer serving in the Caucasus. A letter from his old mother at home came to him one time. It said : -- "I am getting old, and before I die I should like to see my dear boy once more. Come and bid me good-by, bury me, and then go back into the army again with God's blessing. However, I have found a wife for you, sensible and pretty and fairly well off. If she should please you, you can marry her and settle down." Zhilin said to himself: "Indeed, the old lady is in a bad way; I may not see her again. I'll go, and if the girl is nice -- why, I might get married." He went to his colonel, secured a furlough, shook hands with his comrades, and made his arrangements to depart. At that time there was fighting in the Caucasus. The roads were not safe either by day or night. H any Russian walked or rode away from the fortified post, the Tartars were certain to kill him or carry him off into the mountains; so arrangements were made for soldiers to do escort duty twice a week from one fortress to another, riding in front and behind, and keeping the travellers safe between them. . This was in the summer, so they started at sunrise, making up the train behind of the fortress; the convoy of soldiers pushed ahead and the train followed along the road. Zhilin was on horseback, and his cart with his luggage went with the train. They had about twenty-five kilometers to go, and it was slow travelling: sometimes the soldiers would halt, now a wheel would come off or a horse would balk, and then the whole train would come to' a haltIt was already past noon and they had not accomplished half of the journey. The sun was fiery hot; it was dusty, and there was no shelter (not a tree or a bush) anyw...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$27.50

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A CAPTIVE IN THE CAUCASUS By COUNT L. N. TOLSTOI. YOUNG man named Zhilin was an officer serving in the Caucasus. A letter fr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021729233X

ISBN - 13:9780217292337

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Young Folks' Library (volume 10); The Book Of Adventure: The book of adventure

Reviews