What Men Live By, and other stories, by Leo Tolstoy

Footnotes

1. One hundred kopeks make a rouble. The kopek is worth about half a cent.

2. A non-intoxicating drink usually made from rye-malt and rye-flour.

3. The brick oven in a Russian peasant’s hut is usually built so as to leave a flat top, large enough to lie on, for those who want to sleep in a warm place.

4. 120 “desyatins.” The “desyatina” is properly 2.7 acres; but in this story round numbers are used.

5. Three roubles per “desyatina.”

6. Five “kopeks” for a “desyatina.”

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