There were many players of the dulcimer…

There were many players of the dulcimer, but none of them dared to perform in Jankiel’s presence. (Jankiel had been spending the whole winter no one knows where; now he had suddenly made his appearance along with the General Staff.) Everybody knew that no one could compare with him in playing that instrument, either in skill, taste, or talent. They begged him to play and offered him the dulcimer…

Source: Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz

Photo by KEBS © 2011

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