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Father Sergius, Trans. L & A Maude
Leo Tolstoy

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Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy
Trans.  Louise and Aylmer Maude
This etext was perpared by Judith Boss of Omaha, NE. 

Father Sergius 

In Petersburg in the eighteen-forties a surprising event
occurred.  An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome
prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the
Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant career, left the service,
broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a
favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister,
and retired to a monastery to become a monk. 

This event appeared extraordinary and inexplicable to those who
did not know his inner motives, but for Prince Stepan Kasatsky

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