The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne:|
himself on several occasions."
"Is he a Russian?"
"Yes, a Russian from the Baltic provinces."
"Is Wassili Fedor."
This exile was Nadia's father. Wassili Fedor, as we
have already said, followed his profession of a medical man
in Irkutsk. He was clever and charitable, and also pos-
sessed the greatest courage and most sincere patriotism. All
the time which he did not devote to the sick he employed in
organizing the defense. It was he who had united his com-