klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,


Peeps at many lands


L. Edna Walter

Adam and Charles Black


The guard does not mind waking a sleeper when he wants his ticket, and he is not particular how he does it. He may turn the sleeper over, or pinch his toe. If the man is a peasant he puts up with it, but if he belongs to a better class he expresses his views to the guard very forcibly, and sometimes there is such a disturbance that a gendarme has to be called in, who writes down a report of the whole matter, each man in turn giving his story. What becomes of the report no one knows, but there is nothing the Russian official likes better than writing down a long report.

Tags: записки иностранца о России

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