Premiere! Konotop Witch
The story "The Konotop Witch", on the one hand, is imbued with folklore motifs of faith in witches, milking cows at night, the evil eye, etc., on the other hand, is a hard satire and criticism of the near Cossack officers of provincial Konotop.
At the heart of the plot are the eternal low human desires: the abstruse clerk has to sit on his centurion and take his place, on the near centurion there is a disregard for his duties and a desire to seize the girl he likes by all means, and the girl to arrange his personal life, let at the cost of witchcraft and the help of a witch.
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