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THE COSSACKS

bread, and cake; and behind a high enclosure, back of a row of old poplars, is visible, longer and taller than the rest, the house of the commander of the regiment, with double-winged windows. During week-days, particularly in the summer, but few people may be seen in the streets of the village. The Cossacks are on service, in the cordons and expeditions; the old men are out hunting, fishing, or helping the women in the gardens and orchards. Only the very old and young remain at home.