Burton Holmes on the Trans-Siberian Railroad

Chapter 4: Trainside Vendors

Take also a big empty bottle, for the little milkmaids are very loath to part with the precious vodka-bottles in which they bring fresh milk to the railway-station.

Buying Milk
BUYING MILK

We usually paid ten copecks, about five cents, for a quart of rich, creamy milk, and we rarely missed an opportunity of replenishing our supply.

 A Milkmaid
A MILKMAID

 Worth Reaching For
WORTH REACHING FOR

Berries and caviar and eggs and milk, and the sour cream of which the Russians are so fond, may also be purchased of other young provision-venders, who appear scrupulously honest, invariably giving back the proper change, even to the careless foreigner, who, as they know, rarely counts his copecks.

Vendors
VENDORS


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