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25 September 2018

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Author: Darya Grebenshchikova
Translation: Liv Bliss
Illustrations/Images by Asya Lisina

July/August 2017
Page 36   ( 2 pages)

Summary: It is surprisingly simple (in certain circumstances) to mix up homebrew with other, less harmful things.


My neighbor Nadyukha – a well-to-do old gal of fifty or so who worked as a cook at the local hospital – was apt to turn to drink whenever fate got her down. Which would be on her days off. After a visit to the bathhouse. And on Fridays, I would give her the whey from my curd cheese, taking some milk in return. One time, though, I’d been brewing moonshine for my guests. I poured the milk in it and left it in the closet to clarify. But then I went and mixed up the jars. And gave Nadyukha a good three liters of pure alcohol.

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