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  • Steppes
  • the grass
  • the winter appearance—
  • —The Tartar life—nomadic pasturage, the herds—
  • the tabounshic​ or horse‑herd
  • taboon, a herd of horses,
  • The oxen—cows—women preparing milk
The I am a Russ, An arctic sailor traversing I traverse the sea of Kara A Kamskatkan drawn on my slight‑built sledge, drawn by dogs The ancient Hindostanee  
 with his deeities—
The great old empires of India and  
  Persia,—their That of Persia and its expeditions and  
The Sanskrit—the ancient poems  
 and laws
The idea of gods incarnated by their avatars  
 in men and women
The huge falling of the waters of  
 the Ganges over the peaks high rim of  
The poems descended safely to this day  
 from poets of three thousand  
 years ago.
It is indeed a strange voice!—
  [begin leaf 1 recto]
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