HISTORICAL ROMANCES OF FRANCE

HISTORICAL ROMANCES OF FRANCE

by Erckmann-Chatrian
     
 
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FATHER MOSES AND HIS FAMILY

Since you wish to know about the blockade of Phalsburg in 1814, I will
tell you all about it, said Father Moses of the Jews' street.

I lived then in the little house on the corner, at the right of the
market. My business was selling iron by the pound, under the arch
below, and I lived above with my

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I

FATHER MOSES AND HIS FAMILY

Since you wish to know about the blockade of Phalsburg in 1814, I will
tell you all about it, said Father Moses of the Jews' street.

I lived then in the little house on the corner, at the right of the
market. My business was selling iron by the pound, under the arch
below, and I lived above with my wife Sorlé (Sarah) and my little
Sâfel, the child of my old age.

My two other boys, Itzig and Frômel, had gone to America, and my
daughter Zeffen was married to Baruch, the leather-dealer, at Saverne.

Besides my iron business, I traded in old shoes, old linen, and all the
articles of old clothing which conscripts sell on reaching the depot,
where they receive their military outfit. Travelling pedlers bought
the old linen of me for paper-rags, and the other things I sold to the
country people.

This was a profitable business, because thousands of conscripts passed
through Phalsburg from week to week, and from month to month. They
were measured at once at the mayoralty, clothed, and filed off to
Mayence, Strasburg, or wherever it might be.

This lasted a long time; but at length people were tired of war,
especially after the Russian campaign and the great recruiting of 1813.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013037595
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
08/22/2011
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