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Aaron afraid already America appeared asked became become began Berrel better body brother brought called CHAPTER Charlie child close clothes corner cried daughter dear Deborah desired don't door dressed entered everything eyes face father feared feel fellow felt friends girl give glance grew hand happy head hear heart husband knew Kuzmin laughed leave light lips live looked lost Mannes marry Masha matter Melnick mother never night old country once person played present raised ready relatives remained reply respect rest Rosa seemed sewing silent sleep smiled soon standing stood street suddenly synagogue taken talk tears tell thing thought told took townsfolk trousers turned Uncle Moses understand village waiting What's whole wife wished woman women young youth
Page 44 - ... wander about with the gold-knobbed cane that his son had presented to him. The stiff derby to which ,he had not yet grown accustomed, tortured him, so he would put it on askew. He felt bored and lost in America, and missed his mill sorely; through ennui he had taken to drink. True, he had been...
Page 42 - All Kuzmin sat there sewing for Uncle Moses ; he had reduced the entire population to the same level There were no more leading citizens, synagogue dignitaries and humble artisans, — no more Talmudic experts and coarse fellows. No more cobblers, foremen, men who applied bleeding-cups to women . . . and men who tickled the women while they fitted on their dresses. All now served a single idol ; all performed the same rite—- they sewed trousers. . . . But Kuzmin refuses to die. In Uncle Moses'...
Page 44 - Kuzmin and the good old days. Often the old man would take it into his head to sit down and sew trousers himself, seeing all the companions of his childhood, all the most highly respected members of the community, sewing away there in tb.
Page 42 - Kuzmin sat at work, sewing coats, trousers and vests for persons whom they would never see. The whole village of Kuzmin worked upstairs in Uncle Moses
Page 146 - Why was he holding these refined fathers of Kuzmin captive in this stifling shop, enslaved to the needle?