Author: Avci

I josep time in going up to his room, and fortunately found him in one of his intervals of quiet. He was sitting on the floor with his elbows on hi...

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The Priest’s Tale part 8

These causes of themselves often produce tetanus, and hydrophobia and tetanus have many points of resemblance. This is what the doctors tell us. Bu...

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The Priest’s Tale part 7

“With great difficulty I managed to persuade Christos and the men or rather women—who surrounded him, and it was at last decided to take him to...

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The Priest’s Tale part 6

Would you believe that in all the villages of this district there is not a single doctor, or even a pharmacy! I do not know if anything of the kind...

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The Priest’s Tale part 5

“Of all the young men of the village, Christos was the tallest; he was strong and fearless—a true pallicare; and, as we all know, danger often ...

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The Priest’s Tale part 4

“Thirteen years have passed since then—it was about the middle of August. For several days it had been rumored that a wolf was prowling near th...

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The Priest’s Tale part 3

Perceiving this, my brother-in-law sent him out of the room, in spite of his master’s ill-concealed discontent.

Quiet was once more res...

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The Priest’s Tale part 2

An old woman led him to her cottage. She would take care of the piteous fool. His laugh gradually became less horrible, but he still spoke no word....

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The Story of Saidjah part 12

Saidjah had never learned to pray, and it would have been a pity to teach him: a more devout prayer and a more fervent expression of gratitude than...

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The Story of Saidjah part 10

Who would now be living in her father’s house? Then he thought of his childhood, and his mother, and how the buffalo had saved him from the tiger...

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The Story of Saidjah part 9

No, he had sublime visions in his mind’s eye. He looked for the Ketapan tree in the clouds when he was still far from Badoer. He caught at the ai...

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The Story of Saidjah part 8

He arrived at Batavia, and asked a certain gentleman to take him into his service, which the gentleman did, because Saidjah spoke no Malay—an adv...

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The Story of Saidjah part 7

Neither on the first nor the second day had he realized how lonely he was, because he was captivated by the grand idea of earning money enough to b...

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The Story of Saidjah part 6

“I will gladly marry you, Saidjah, when you come back. I will spin and weave sarongs and slendangs, and be very diligent all the while.” “Oh,...

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The Story of Saidjah part 5

Afterwards she hoped that the buffalo understood her, for he must have known why she wept when he was taken away, and that it was not Saidjah’s m...

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The Story of Saidjah part 4

Once when they were in the field, Saidjah called in vain to his buffalo to make haste. The animal did not move. Saidjah grew angry at this unusual ...

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The Story of Saidjah part 3