The Wild Children
Left behind when his whole family is arrested by soldiers during the dark days following the Bolshevik Revolution, twelve-year-old Alex falls in with a gang of other desperate homeless children, but never loses his hope for a better life.
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Alex asked Alex cried Alex felt Alex saw Alex thought Alex's Anya Babushka band Basil boat Bolsheviks boots Boris boys bread carriages cave cellar child children's home circus kid coat cold comrade corner Czar dark door eyes face father feeling feet fell filthy Finland fire fish Fontanka frightened Grigory Grisha hands head Ingushes Katriana Sergyeva keep knew kopeks Kostia and Ivan Kovrov kulak laughed leave Lenin Leningrad Leon live looked Miska morning Moscow moved Nevsky Prospekt Nicholai night old woman Once Perhaps Peter pulled push quickly rags Red Square rest road Russia samovar sausage seemed shelter shouted sleep snow soldiers someone soup square stand started station stay steal stood stopped tell thing told Tolka took train turned vodka voice waifs wait walked wall warm watched whispered wild children