The Godson

A son was born to a poor peasant. He was glad and went to his neighbor to ask him to stand godfather to the boy. The neighbor refused — he did not like standing godfather to a poor man’s child. The peasant asked another neighbor, but he too refused, and after that the poor father …

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Ilyás

There once lived, in the Government of Oufá a Bashkír named Ilyás. His father, who died a year after he had found his son a wife, did not leave him much property. Ilyás then had only seven mares, two cows, and about a score of sheep. He was a good manager, however, and soon began …

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