Excerpt: ...which may arise from a premature explosion." "If such are your opinions, I present you my compliments, and I salute you." "Wilk," interrupted Kruder, "do not allow yourself to become so angry." "Why does he irritate me, then?" replied the young enthusiast, a little appeased. "However, I withdraw my brusque adieu and will remain." "Be ...
Excerpt: ...which may arise from a premature explosion." "If such are your opinions, I present you my compliments, and I salute you." "Wilk," interrupted Kruder, "do not allow yourself to become so angry." "Why does he irritate me, then?" replied the young enthusiast, a little appeased. "However, I withdraw my brusque adieu and will remain." "Be seated, gentlemen," said Bartold. "We are going to serve tea, and you, Kruder, you must not go yet." "I am expected at ten meetings." "You can shirk five of them." "I cannot, however, miss my interview with Count A. Z., nor the meeting of the Agricultural Society, nor the University debate, nor the Association for Popular Publications, nor"-- "You are verily a much-sought-for man, but, if I were you, I would throw from my shoulders a good half of these burdens; childish bluster, rhetorical competitions, a war of words of patriotic agitation, behold to what you are invited! You wish to direct everything and everybody; take care that you do not become a blunted tool in the end." Kruder shook his head as if to say, "It will never be." But at heart he felt that in his friend's warning he had something to fear. After a general conversation he left the room with Wilk, and they talked over the measures necessary to secure Ivas' safety. Alone, Jacob and Bartold embraced warmly, for they loved each other like brothers, despite the rationalism of the one and the piety of the other. They had an animated discussion on the situation of the Jews in Poland and throughout the world. Jacob, as was his custom, spoke at length on the apostleship he intended undertaking. "You will lose your time and your efforts," said Bartold; "the era of religious convictions is passed. We live in an age of reason, where it is useless to wish to resuscitate the beliefs of antiquity and of the Middle Ages. The...
Very Good. No Jacket. Spine hinges split and glued, a small (fingertip sized) white spot on front board. Previous owner's name/address on flyleaf-no other writing or markings. Foxing/soiling to endsheets and edges, but text is clean. Textblock binding tight. Bound in maroon leatherette with gilt lettering to front board. Covers are lightly soiled and all hinges are starting. Full refund if not satisfied.
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