Excerpt from Tolstoi for the Young: Select Tales From Tolstoi Taras the Pot-bellied made a great deal of money and married a merchant's widow, but still, it seemed to him that he had t eugh, so he too went to his father and said. Give me my portion, father. And the old man was loath to give Taras his portion, and he said You have brought us thing; everything in the home has been earned by Ivan it would be unfair to him and the girl. And Taras said, Ivan is a fool, what does he need? He cant marry, for one would have him, and the girl is deaf and dumb and does t need much either. And turning to Ivan, he said, Let me have half the corn, Ivan. I will t take any implements, and as for the cattle, I only want the grey cob he is of use to you for the plough. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.