War and Revolution in Russia: Sketches and Studies (Classic Reprint)

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To one coming from the north, the bazaar at Ekateri nodar, where I have been marketing, is a dream of indescribable gorgeousness. Here are no shimmering silks, or many-patterned Persian carpets, or stalls stacked with priceless gems this is not the East, nor is the land of the Don Cossacks stored with ancient treasure. But such riches of the soil brought together, heaped upon the cobbles, spreading over carts and booths and streets in endless waves of colour the eye could hardly see elsewhere but here. Row upon row of melons, cantelupes and water melons, melons ribbed and melons smooth skinned, back in the sunshine, fill the hot air with their luscious scent from end to end of two hundred yards loops of onions swing lazily, While under them a fortune of cabbages display their mild charms, their tender virgin green unviolated by hand of grocer; and here is a riot of tomatoes that smile at you in outrageous profusion, and there waggons brimming with potatoes eggs enough to make a score of snowmen, and again young mountains of small cucumbers, such as are not known in England, beloved of Russians, clamouring to be eaten. And ?our, fine rice from Turkestan, and fat egg plants scarcely con tained in their purple skins, the drowsy sun?ower with.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - John Pollock

Hardback

Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780666944498

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm

Page Count - 304

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