Saturday, December 26, 2020

First Paragraph

The Trottas were a young dynasty. Their progenitor had been knighted after the Battle of Solferino. He was a Slovene. Sipolje - the German name for his native village -  became his title of nobility. Fate had elected him for a special deed. But he then made sure that later times lost all memory of him.

- From The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth

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