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Life in Siberia
Updated: 3/15/2020
Life in Siberia
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  • The TakeAway
  • The Truck
  • Work
  • "'Esther-something is happening. Uncle David called. He said-he said that Russian soldiers were swarming all over Grandfathers apartment'" (7).
  • The village
  • "The back door of the truck was bolted and the motor started" (19).
  • Nina and Nikita
  • "He led us to the potato patch...if we did not weed properly, there would be no potatoes, we would all starve" (53).
  • First Day of School
  • "We received permission to go in two weeks. When we heard that Rubtsosvsk had a markey, a baracholka... It was agreed that Grandmother and I should do some trading" (65-66).
  • "A sturdy Russian peasant in her late twenties...told us to come in and have a look around...A flowered cretonne curtain hung across one wall...high heaped featherbed which lay huge plump pillows. A scrubbed deal table and two chains were set between two tiny windows and the black iron stove." (83).
  • "The school was a surprise. In the midst of the drab clutch of the buildings Rubtsovsk in 1941, here was something worthy of a postcard. Sparkling white clapboard; crystal -clear windows; gingerbread carved under the eaves...a white picket fence" (96).
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