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Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 19 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 19

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 19
PART II CHAPTER XIXIn the street the frozen atmosphere enveloped her body invigoratingly, penetrated into her throat, tickled her nose, and for a second suppressed the breathing in her bosom. The mother stopped and looked around. Near to her, at the corner of the empty street, stood a cabman in a shaggy hat; at a slight distance a man was walking, bent, his head sunk in his shoulders; and in front of him a soldier was running in a jump, rubbing his ears."The soldier must have been sent to the store," she thought, and walked off listening with satisfaction to the... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 1030

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 18 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 18

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 18
PART II CHAPTER XVIIIWhen she opened her eyes the room was filled by the cold, white glimmer of a clear wintry day. The hostess, with a book in her hand, lay on the sofa, and smiling unlike herself looked into her face."Oh, father!" the mother exclaimed, for some reason embarrassed. "Just look! Have I been asleep a long time?""Good morning!" answered Liudmila. "It'll soon be ten o'clock. Get up and we'll have tea.""Why didn't you wake me up?""I wanted to. I walked up to you; but you were so fast asleep and smiled so in your sleep!"With a supple, powerful movement... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 1435

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 17 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 17

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 17
PART II CHAPTER XVIIAt home they sat on the sofa closely pressed together, and the mother resting in the quiet again began to speak about Sasha's going to Pavel. Thoughtfully raising her thick eyebrows, the girl looked into the distance with her large, dreamy eyes. A contemplative expression rested on her pale face."Then, when children will be born to you, I will come to you and dandle them. We'll begin to live there no worse than here. Pasha will find work. He has golden hands.""Yes," answered Sasha thoughtfully. "That's good--" And suddenly starting, as if throwing something away, she began to... Long Stories - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 3356

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 16 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 16

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 16
PART II CHAPTER XVIShe silently nodded her head and smiled, satisfied that her son had spoken so bravely, perhaps still more satisfied that he had finished. The thought darted through her mind that the speech was likely to increase the dangers threatening Pavel; but her heart palpitated with pride, and his words seemed to settle in her bosom.Andrey arose, swung his body forward, looked at the judges sidewise, and said:"Gentlemen of the defense----""The court is before you, and not the defense!" observed the judge of the sickly face angrily and loudly. By Andrey's expression the mother perceived that he wanted to... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 1224

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 15 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 15

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 15
PART II CHAPTER XVPavel and Andrey sat side by side; along with them on the first bench were Mazin, Samoylov, and the Gusevs. Andrey had shaved his beard, but his mustache had grown and hung down, and gave his round head the appearance of a seacow or walrus. Something new lay on his face; something sharp and biting in the folds about his mouth; something black in his eyes. On Mazin's upper lip two black streaks were limned, his face was fuller. Samoylov was just as curly-haired as before; and Ivan Gusev smiled just as broadly."Ah, Fedka, Fedka!" whispered Sizov, drooping... Long Stories - Post by : ow24160 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 2151

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 14 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 14

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 14
PART II CHAPTER XIVThe mother and Nikolay, walking up to the window, watched the girl pass through the yard and disappear beyond the gate. Nikolay whistled quietly, sat down at the table and began to write."She'll occupy herself with this affair, and it'll be easier for her," the mother reflected."Yes, of course!" responded Nikolay, and turning around to the mother with a kind smile on his face, asked: "And how about you, Nilovna--did this cup of bitterness escape you? Did you never know the pangs for a beloved person?""Well!" exclaimed the mother with a wave of her hand. "What sort of... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 3096

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 13 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 13

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 13
PART II CHAPTER XIIIThe mother fell quickly into a calm sleep, and rose early in the morning, awakened by a subdued tap at the kitchen door. The knock was incessant and patiently persistent. It was still dark and quiet, and the rapping broke in alarmingly on the stillness. Dressing herself rapidly, she walked out into the kitchen, and standing at the door asked:"Who's there?""I," answered an unfamiliar voice."Who?""Open." The quiet word was spoken in entreaty.The mother lifted the hook, pushed the door with her foot, and Ignaty entered, saying cheerfully:"Well, so I'm not mistaken. I'm at the right place."He was spattered... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 845

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 12 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 12

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 12
PART II CHAPTER XIIThe mother lay motionless, with ears strained in the drowsy stillness, and before her in the darkness wavered Rybin's face covered with blood. In the loft a dry whisper could be heard."You see what sort of people go into this work? Even elderly people who have drunk the cup of misery to the bottom, who have worked, and for whom it is time to rest. And there they are! But you are young, sensible! Ah, Stepan!"The thick, moist voice of the peasant responded:"Such an affair--you mustn't take it up without thinking over it. Just wait a little while!""I've... Long Stories - Post by : ben.g - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 2188

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 11 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 11

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 11
PART II CHAPTER XIThe mother went to the room in the tavern, sat herself at the table in front of the samovar, took a piece of bread in her hand, looked at it, and slowly put it back on the plate. She was not hungry; the feeling in her breast rose again and flushed her with nausea. She grew faint and dizzy; the blood was sucked from her heart. Before her stood the face of the blue-eyed peasant. It was a face that expressed nothing and failed to arouse confidence. For some reason the mother did not want to tell herself... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 1294

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 10 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 10

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 10
PART II CHAPTER XThe next day, early in the morning, the mother was seated in the post chaise, jolting along the road washed by the autumn rain. A damp wind blew on her face, the mud splashed, and the coachman on the box, half-turned toward her, complained in a meditative snuffle:"I say to him--my brother, that is--let's go halves. We began to divide"--he suddenly whipped the left horse and shouted angrily: "Well, well, play, your mother is a witch."The stout autumn crows strode with a businesslike air through the bare fields. The wind whistled coldly, and the birds caught its buffets... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 3477

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 9 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 9

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 9
PART II CHAPTER IXSofya was already at home when they reached the house. She met the mother with a cigarette in her teeth. She was somewhat ruffled, but, as usual, bold and assured of manner. Putting the wounded man on the sofa, she deftly unbound his head, giving orders and screwing up her eyes from the smoke of her cigarette."Ivan Danilovich!" she called out. "He's been brought here. You are tired, Nilovna. You've had enough fright, haven't, you? Well, rest now. Nikolay, quick, give Nilovna some tea and a glass of port."Dizzied by her experience, the mother breathing heavily and feeling... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 3486

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 8 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 8

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 8
PART II CHAPTER VIIIThe next morning a number of men and women stood at the gate of the hospital waiting for the coffin of their comrade to be carried out to the street. Spies watchfully circled about, their ears alert to catch each sound, noting faces, manners, and words. From the other side of the street a group of policemen with revolvers at their belts looked on. The impudence of the spies, the mocking smiles of the police ready to show their power, were strong provocatives to the crowd. Some joked to cover their excitement; others looked down on the ground... Long Stories - Post by : best4you - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 3159

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 7 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 7

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 7
PART II CHAPTER VIIThe mother folded Yegor's hands over his breast and adjusted his head, which was strangely warm, on the pillow. Then silently wiping her eyes, she went to Liudmila, bent over her, and quietly stroked her thick hair. The woman slowly turned around to her, her dull eyes widened in a sickly way. She rose to her feet, and with trembling lips whispered:"I've known him for a long time. We were in exile together. We went there together on foot, we sat in prison together; at times it was intolerable, disgusting; many fell in spirit."Her dry, loud groans stuck... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 938

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 6 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 6

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 6
PART II CHAPTER VIOnce Nikolay, usually so punctual, came from his work much later than was his wont, and said, excitedly rubbing his hands: "Do you know, Nilovna, to-day at the visiting hour one of our comrades disappeared from prison? But we have not succeeded in finding out who."The mother's body swayed, overpowered by excitement. She sat down on a chair and asked with forced quiet:"Maybe it's Pasha?""Possibly. But the question is how to find him, how to help him keep in concealment. Just now I was walking about the streets to see if I couldn't detect him. It was a... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 1300

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 5 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 5

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 5
PART II CHAPTER VThe life of Nilovna flowed on with strange placidity. This calmness sometimes astonished her. There was her son immured in prison. She knew that a severe sentence awaited him, yet every time the idea of it came to her mind her thoughts strayed to Andrey, Fedya, and an endless series of other people she had never seen, but only heard of. The figure of her son appeared to her absorbing all the people into his own destiny. The contemplative feeling aroused in her involuntarily and unnoticeably diverted her inward gaze away from him to all sides. Like thin,... Long Stories - Post by : cclittle - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 690

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 4 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 4

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 4
PART II CHAPTER IVThe three men walked away, leaving Sofya in the cabin. Then from a distance came the sound of the ax blows, the echo straying through the foliage. In a half-dreamy condition of repose, intoxicated with the spicy odor of the forest, Sofya sat just outside the door, humming a song, and watching the approach of evening, which gradually enfolded the forest. Her gray eyes smiled softly at some one. The reddening rays of the sun fell more and more aslant. The busy chirping of the birds died away. The forest darkened, and seemed to grow denser. The trees... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 1709

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 3 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 3

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 3
PART II CHAPTER IIIThree days passed in incessant conversations with Sofya and Nikolay. The mother continued to recount tales of the past, which stubbornly arose from the depths of her awakened soul, and disturbed even herself. Her past demanded an explanation. The attention with which the brother and sister listened to her opened her heart more and more widely, freeing her from the narrow, dark cage of her former life.On the fourth day, early in the morning, she and Sofya appeared before Nikolay as burgher women, poorly clad in worn chintz skirts and blouses, with birchbark sacks on their shoulders, and... Long Stories - Post by : runtonk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 2841

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 2 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 2

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 2
PART II CHAPTER IINikolay Ivanovich lived on a quiet, deserted street, in a little green wing annexed to a black two-storied structure swollen with age. In front of the wing was a thickly grown little garden, and branches of lilac bushes, acacias, and silvery young poplars looked benignly and freshly into the windows of the three rooms occupied by Nikolay. It was quiet and tidy in his place. The shadows trembled mutely on the floor, shelves closely set with books stretched across the walls, and portraits of stern, serious persons hung over them."Do you think you'll find it convenient here?" asked... Long Stories - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 583

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 1 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 1

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 2 - Chapter 1
PART II CHAPTER IThe day passed in a motley blur of recollections, in a depressing state of exhaustion, which tightly clutched at the mother's body and soul. The faces of the young men flashed before her mental vision, the banner blazed, the songs clamored at her ear, the little officer skipped about, a gray stain before her eyes, and through the whirlwind of the procession she saw the gleam of Pavel's bronzed face and the smiling sky-blue eyes of Andrey.She walked up and down the room, sat at the window, looked out into the street, and walked away again with lowered... Long Stories - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 2929

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 1 - Chapter 20 Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 1 - Chapter 20

Mother (a Revolution Novel) - Part 1 - Chapter 20
PART I CHAPTER XX"Comrades!" the voice of Pavel was heard. "Soldiers are people the same as ourselves. They will not strike us! Why should they beat us? Because we bear the truth necessary for all? This our truth is necessary to them, too. Just now they do not understand this; but the time is nearing when they will rise with us, when they will march, not under the banner of robbers and murderers, the banner which the liars and beasts order them to call the banner of glory and honor, but under our banner of freedom and goodness! We ought to... Long Stories - Post by : andrewteg - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maxim Gorky - Read : 2079