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your garqjjphaps you do-nofcread
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"I know Russian enougn to realize
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Mary Boyle C-'Rellly in Russia.
that no phrases in such sequence can
be found ia this book. The synodal
catechism IJnow runs thus:
"It is required by God's fifth com
mandment to honor and respect one's
parents, kings and magistrates? never
to name them but 'with sentiments of
profound respect, to obey their com
mands, venture our lives cheerfully
to defend them against the enemies
and traitors of their persons and
governments and to pay all taxes
and other .customary impositions
''Dismiss there 'little pitchers'
and explain." Her quiet laugh as
sented. '"Children," she announced, facing
the rigidly attentive little ones, "our
visitor asks meto give you recess.
Go quietly to your play."
They filed, with a soft shuffle of
bareujr san'dledXeet, leaving the poor
schoolroom pleasantly still. We drew
the only chair before an ill-fed fire,
spluttering- ori the rude hearth.
"There is little to tell," said Anna
Ivanawna, "because there is so mu,ch
which 'you should know. It Is wo
man's work to prepare for the ever
coming tomorrow. What future
awaits these boys?
"One, only one?
"The day they come of age, -when
hope should be brightest, work most
attractive, they jriusfc go into the
army. That means four years with
out training1 for life work, without
earning, without opportunity. Four
years of barracks life and harsh
"And the return?
"Six kopecks (three cents) a week!
"Why such iniquity? To insure a
peace-lovin'g czar the largest armed
body on, earth. Assume that poor
conscripts Teturn to their villages
sound in body and mind. Their best
yeara for wage-earning have been
"What awaits them? You know!
, "Hovels which are sties!
"Talakno of oats and weeds eaten