brought from the East
by the Crusaders.
An astronomic clock is shown in the church.
The man who made it set about making another, but was made blind lest he should do so. By and by, pretending that he must repair or regulate something in the clock, he so puts it out of order that it never goes again.”
“The amber-merchant — the felt shoes — views of America
— the lecture — the Baltic
She was enchanted with Dantzig.
The ancient Polish Jews in their long cloth gabardines, with their hair dressed in two curls worn in front of the ear and hanging down on either side of the face, showed her how Shylock must have looked.
She was far more interested in the relics of the old Polish civilization than in the crude, brand-new Prussian regime which was replacing it; but this did not suit her hosts.
The peasants who worked on the estate were all Poles; the relations between them and their employer smacked strongly of serfdom.
One very intelligent man, who often drove her, was called Zalinski
It struck her that this man might be related to her friend Lieutenant Zalinski
, of the United States Army.
She asked him if he had any relatives in America
He replied that a brother of his had gone to America
many years before.
He seemed deeply interested in the conversation and tried once or twice to renew it. One of the family, who was driving with our mother at the time, managed to prevent any more talk about the American Zalinski
, and when the drive was over she was seriously called to account.