The Signal Vsevolod Garshin

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The Signal  by  Vsevolod Garshin

The Signal by Vsevolod Garshin
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One of Vsevolod Garshins short storySemyon Ivanonv was a track-walker. His hut was ten versts away from a railroad station in one direction and twelve versts away in the other. About four versts away there was a cotton mill that had opened the yearMoreOne of Vsevolod Garshins short storySemyon Ivanonv was a track-walker. His hut was ten versts away from a railroad station in one direction and twelve versts away in the other.

About four versts away there was a cotton mill that had opened the year before, and its tall chimney rose up darkly from behind the forest. The only dwellings around were the distant huts of the other track-walkers.Semyon Ivanovs health had been completely shattered. Nine years before he had served right through the war as servant to an officer. The sun had roasted him, the cold frozen him, and hunger famished him on the forced marches of forty and fifty versts a day in the heat and the cold and the rain and the shine. The bullets had whizzed about him, but, thank God!

none had struck him.Semyons regiment had once been on the firing line. For a whole week there had been skirmishing with the Turks, only a deep ravine separating the two hostile armies- and from morn till eve there had been a steady cross-fire. Thrice daily Semyon carried a steaming samovar and his officers meals from the camp kitchen to the ravine.

The bullets hummed about him and rattled viciously against the rocks. Semyon was terrified and cried sometimes, but still he kept right on. The officers were pleased with him, because he always had hot tea ready for them



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