Category Archives: History

Russian Fairy Tale Heroes: Ivan Tsar’evich & Ivan Dur’ak

Dedicated to John W.Howell (Fiction Favorites), who inspired this issue. Esteemed Readers, I believe that it would be great to discuss some traits of humans participating in Russian fairy-tales too. It will make a world of good to comprehend both … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: Kosche’i Without Death (an ancient version)

Esteemed Readers, today I present you another almost thriller fairy-tale dedicated to Koschei the Immortal, our hero of the day. This sort of a tale is closer to those we comprehend as traditional ones, as it contains adventures, an abduction … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Madrigal de Mr. Tesson

Esteemed Readers, “Mercure Galant” is full of amazing information, including poems written by its readers. So, today I present you a translation of a madrigal created by a mysterious Messire Tesson. Let’s revive his emotions in our hi-tech present & … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new magical riddle. I’d recommend you to save this text as a good piece of advice, as this very riddle is extremely wise. I will give you a little hint: this quality exists in … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Curiosité

Esteemed Readers, today I present you a peculiar curiosité regarding publishing. I have never heard about similar books before. May be those of you who are writers themselves will use the idea by Father Homney for their own writings. In … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today – 1631

Esteemed Readers, we go on with the historical news. Here are some other events happened in Europe during 1631: Vienne April 10, 1631: ‘Yesterday Baron Hegenmiller was sent as an Ambassador to the Duke of Saxe. Any day now we … Continue reading

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Christian Fairy-Tale: The Sun Made by God’s Will

Esteemed Readers, On the eve of the Orthodox Easter I would like to present you a Christian folk-tale telling about the resurrection. The late Russian folklore abounds in curious Bible tales. This story is about the Sun. What amazes me … Continue reading

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