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  • 1. The Winter Oak By Yuri Nagibin
  • 2. Main Points
    • Setting 1: The school
    • Setting 2: The forest
    • Anna BEFORE
    • Anna AFTER
    • Savushkin in school
    • Savushkin and Nature
    • The (Winter) Oak
    • Lessons Learnt
  • 3. Setting 1: School
    • the piercing bell
    • bidding farewell to the serenity of the morning atmosphere
    • thawing and losing their brightness…by the half-open door
    • the children stuck to what was closest to them, to tangible objects
  • 4. Setting 2: The forest
    • they were immediately transported into another world, an enchanted world of peace and silence
    • their delicate little branches looked as if they had been etched in Indian ink on the blue surface of the sky
    • it seemed as if there was no end to the trees, the snowdrifts and the silence of the sun-dappled twilight.
    • sometimes living water would gleam through the ice, looking like a dark, malevolent eye
    • the stream is alive even under the snow
    • light shadows darted rapidly over the marble surface
  • 5. Anna BEFORE
    • a ridiculous fear that perhaps they would not understand her
    • the self-control which spread like warmth through her whole body
    • Savushkin’s lateness; an unfortunate mishap spoiling a day that had begun well
    • not understanding his strange excitement
    • a difficult boy
    • she felt sad and confused
    • how inadequately, drily and coldly she had spoken of words and language
  • 6. Anna AFTER
    • suddenly Anna Vasilevna understood
    • so pleased…enraptured…enthralled
    • Anna Vasilevna was gazing with delighted interest at this secret forest life
    • clearly here in the forest she had better keep quiet
    • privately asking the oak to forgive her for being human and slightly cunning
    • all the time her own native tongue was as fresh, beautiful and rich as life is generous and beautiful
    • she had not yet taken the first step along that road which takes more than a whole life to traverse
  • 7. Savushkin in School
    • a small figure in worn felt boots and covered in sparklets of frost
    • the round face was…red from the frost…while the eyebrows were grey with rime.
    • just as if he had woken up out of a dream
    • noticing neither the laughter of his schoolfellows nor the teacher’s admonishment
    • the words were torn out of his soul, like…a joyful secret which he could not keep from spilling out of his heart.
    • Savushkin sat down, smiling, at his own thoughts
  • 8. Savushkin and Nature
    • ‘ An elk had been here,’ said Savushkin, as if talking about a close friend
    • this minute stem with the little bubbles on it looked like a spray of lily of the valley
    • he busied himself at the foot of the oak, as if approaching an old acquaintance
    • he went on showing Anna Vasilevna his own small world
    • just wave the stick at him…otherwise he might take offence
  • 9. The (Winter) Oak
    • in the middle of the glade, clothed in glittering white raiment, huge and majestic as a cathedral, stood an oak
    • the trees had respectfully stood aside to give their older brother room
    • the trunk, three times the normal girth, seemed to be embroidered with silver thread
    • the mighty, magnanimous guardian of the forest quietly waved a branch in greeting to her
    • the mighty tree, laden with life, had gathered so much living warmth round itself that the poor creatures could not have found a better lodging
  • 10. Lessons Learnt
    • Savushkin had no idea what was going on in the schoolmistress’ heart
    • he was guarding the teacher from afar
    • the most amazing thing in the forest was…the small human being in the worn felt boots
    • a mysterious and wonderful future citizen