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Aaron Melnick afraid Ahasuerus America asked Uncle Moses became become began Berrel blue room Bowery brother brought called CHAPTER Charlie Charlie's child Coney Island cousin Mannes cried daughter dear Delancey Street door dressed Essex Street everything eyes face father fear feel fellow felt filled fond Galician gaze girl glance Gnendel grew hand happy head hear Holy Moses husband Hush ironed shirt Jews kiss knew Kuzmin townsfolk laughed lips live looked Mamma marriage marry Masha Mishna mother never night old country once Passover Pharaoh pity reply Rosa Sabbath seemed sewing Shloyme silent sleep smiled soon stood street strike strikers suddenly synagogue talk tears tell thing thought took trousers Uncle's village waiting What's Whereupon wife Williamsburg bridge wished woman women words Yiddish young youth
Page 52 - ... 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 50 - 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 52 - 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 50 - 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 154 - Why was he holding these refined fathers of Kuzmin captive in this stifling shop, enslaved to the needle?