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The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Rudolf Erich Raspe

Book Overview: 

The stories about Münchhausen were first collected and published by an anonymous author. An English version was published in London by Rudolf Erich Raspe, as Baron Munchhausen's Narrative of his Marvelous Travels and Campaigns in Russia, also called The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchhausen. It is not clear how much of the story material derives from the Baron himself; however, it is known that the majority of the stories are based on folktales that have been in circulation for many centuries before Münchhausen's birth. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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. . .The Baron's eyes have retained fire ever since, and appear particularly illuminated when he relates this anecdote.] A hearty blow drew sparks again; the shot went off, and I killed fifty brace of ducks, twenty widgeons, and three couple of teals. Presence of mind is the soul of manly exercises. If soldiers and sailors owe to it many of their lucky escapes, hunters and sportsmen are not less beholden to it for many of their successes. In a noble forest in Russia I met a fine black fox, whose valuable skin it would have been a pity to tear by ball or shot. Reynard stood close to a tree. In a twinkling I took out my ball, and placed a good spike-nail in its room, fired, and hit him so cleverly that I nailed his brush fast to the tree. I now went up to him, took out my hanger, gave him a cross-cut over the face, laid hold of my whip, and fairly flogged him out of his fine skin.

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Wunderbare Reisen zu Wasser und Lande, Feldzüge und lustige Abenteuer des Freiherrn von Münchhausen, Gottfried August Bürger
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سازدهم ماه دسامبر سال 1996 میلادی
عنوان: م‍اج‍راه‍ای‌ ح‍ی‍رت‌ان‍گ‍ی‍ز ب‍ارن‌ ف‍ن‌ م‍ون‍ه‍اوزن‌، اثر: گ‌. ب‍ورگ‍ر؛ مت‍رج‍م: س‍روژ اس‍ت‍پ‍ان‍ی‍ان‌، پدیدآور:


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احساس می کنم بخش های اولش بیشتر رنگ و بوی خالی بندی داشتن، و به خاطر همین بامزه تر بودن.
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A True Story

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