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Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories - Baranovich Station, pp. 152-163, Eighteen from Pereshchepena, pp. 163-166 Summary & Analysis

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Baranovich Station, pp. 152-163, Eighteen from Pereshchepena, pp. 163-166 Summary

In Baranovich Station, the Jews in the train car demand to hear a story about about a man named Kivke, which dates back many years. A Jew named Kivke gets into a big argument with a bunch of Russians in a tavern over who has the best religion. As punishment, Kivke is scheduled to be beaten by running the gauntlet. Reb Nissl arranges to have Kivke be declared dead and smuggled out of town. In six months, Kivke demands money or else he says he will have to kill himself, or return to Kaminka. A decent sum is sent to Kivke, and he is quiet for six months or a year. Next, there is a request for 200 rubles, because Kivke says that he is getting married and needs a dowry.

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