And yet it found solace in the thought: “We are from Tambov; the Germans will not reach us.”
At the Tambov hermitage the anchorite Hilary, a man of saintly life, has died.
The same declaration is made by a peasant in Tver, another in Tambov.
The Tambov Abbot is asking whether there is not a brother who would take his place.
North and east of Tambov the original Ugrian population is no longer a matter of inference.
Another peasant in Iver or in Tambov makes the same statement.
In vain did he recommend a more experienced physician,—the “Tambov squire” persisted: no doctor would he trust but Chekhov.
People are never tired of alluding to a famous blunder of his about Tambov in Russia.
Among us in Russia only three districts have been investigated: the Tcherepov district, the Tambov district, and one other.
One “Tambov squire,” as Chekhov christened him, came to him for medical advice.