"Keep her for yourself," I said to the steward, "and if you have a fat calf, bring that in her stead."
In a short time he brought a very fat calf, which, although I did not know it, was my son.
"Go," I said to the steward, "take back this calf, take great care of it, and bring me another in its place instantly."
Next morning when the cows were being driven out, the little peasant called the cow-herd in and said: 'Look, I have a little calf there, but it is still small and has to be carried.' The cow-herd said: 'All right,' and took it in his arms and carried it to the pasture, and set it among the grass.
'Don't tell me that,' and led the cow-herd before the mayor, who for his carelessness condemned him to give the peasant a cow for the calf which had run away.
They salted the flesh, and the peasant went into the town and wanted to sell the skin there, so that he might buy a new calf with the proceeds.
Levin went into the pen, looked Pava over, and lifted the red and spotted calf onto her long, tottering legs.
"Here, bring the light, Fyodor, this way," said Levin, examining the calf. "Like the mother!
Urged on by its mother, the dying calf made spasmodic efforts to swim that were futile and caused it to veer and wallow from side to side.
Several times, in the course of an hour, during which the schooner and the two whales drifted farther and farther apart, the calf strove vainly to swim.
So we was all right now, as to the shirt and the sheet and the spoon and the candles, by the help of the calf
and the rats and the mixed-up counting; and as to the candlestick, it warn't no consequence, it would blow over by and by.
He went into the Keddah at the last drive, and threw Barmao there the rope, when we were trying to get that young calf
with the blotch on his shoulder away from his mother."