Kosciusko





The hero of Poland once wished to send some bottles of good
wine to a clergyman at Solothurn; and as he hesitated to trust them by his

servant, lest he should smuggle a part, he gave the commission to a young

man of the name of Zeltner, and desired him to take the horse which he

himself usually rode. On his return, young Zeltner said that he never would

ride his horse again unless he gave him his purse at the same time.

Kosciusko enquiring what he meant, he answered, "As soon as a poor man on

the road takes off his hat and asks charity, the horse immediately stands

still, and will not stir till something is given to the petitioner; and as

I had no money about me, I was obliged to feign giving something, in order

to satisfy the horse."





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