Summary of Junker Alexander Kuprin

Summary of Junker Alexander Kuprin

AI Kuprin
Junker
At the very end of August the cadet adolescence of Alesha Aleksandrov was over. Now he will study in the Third Junker name of Emperor Alexander II infantry school.
In the morning he paid a visit to Sinelnikov, but alone with Yulenka he managed to stay no more than a minute, during which, instead of kissing, he was offered to forget the summer dacha nonsenses: both of them have now become large.
Vaguely it was in his soul when he appeared in the building of the school on Znamenka. True, it was flattering that he was already a “pharaoh”, as the “first-year officers” called the “first-year officers” – those who were already in the second year. Aleksandrovsky junkers loved in Moscow and were proud of them.

The school has always participated in all ceremonies. Alyosha will long remember the magnificent meeting of Alexander III in the autumn of 1888, when the royal family proceeded along the building several paces away and the “pharaon” fully tasted the sweet, sharp delight of love for the monarch. However, extra daytime services, cancellation of leave, arrest – all this fell on the heads of the young men. The Junkers were loved, but in the school they “warmed” mercilessly: a fellow classmate, a platoon officer, a course officer, and, finally, Captain Fofanov, the commander of the fourth company, warmed the nickname Drozd. Of course,
Did not exist in the school and “Tsukanya” – the pals of the younger, usual for the St. Petersburg schools. The atmosphere was dominated by chivalrous military democracy, a harsh but caring partnership. Everything related to the service, did not allow indulgences, even among friends, but outside it prescribed an unchanging “you” and a friendly, with a touch of not passing familiar boundaries of familiarity, treatment. After the oath, Drozd recalled that now they are soldiers and for the misdemeanor can be sent not to mamma, but to soldiers in the infantry regiment.
Still, young fervor, not completely obsolete, was seen in the inclination to
give its name to everything around him. The first company was called “stallions”, the second – “beasts”, the third – “mazochki” and the fourth (Alexandrov) – “fleas”. Each commander also wore the name given to him. Only Belov, the second course officer, did not stick a single nickname. From the Balkan war, he brought a Bulgarian wife of indescribable beauty, before which all the cadets bowed, why her husband’s personality was considered inviolable. But Dubyshkin was called the Pup, the commander of the first company was Khukhrik, and the battalion commander was Berdy-Pasha. The traditional manifestation of youth was the persecution of officers.
However, the life of eighteen-twenty-year-olds could not be completely absorbed in the interests of the service.
Aleksandrov vividly experienced the collapse of his first love, but he was equally keenly and sincerely interested in the younger Sinelnikovs. At the December ball, Olga Sinelnikova reported on the engagement of Yulia. Aleksandrov was shocked, but answered that he did not care, because he had been loving Olga for a long time and would devote her first story to her, which would soon publish “Evening Leisure”.
This is his writer’s debut really took place. But on the evening roll call Drozd appointed three days a punishment cell for publication without the sanction of the authorities. Alexandrov took Tolstoy’s Cossacks to the cell, and when Drozd asked whether he knew the young talent, he was cheerfully answered: “For writing a stupid and vulgar work.” (After that he threw literature and turned to painting.) Alas, the troubles did not end there. In the dedication there was a fatal mistake: instead of “O” there was “Yu” (this is the power of the first love!), So soon the author received from Olga a letter: “For some reason I hardly ever see you, so forgive me” . Shame and desperation of the cadet did not seem to be the limit, but time heals all wounds. Alexandrov was “dressed up” on the most, as we are now saying, a prestigious ball is at the Catherine Institute. It was not part of his Christmas plans, but Drozd did not allow reasoning, and thank God. For many years with a sinking heart Alexandrov will remember the mad race among the snows with the famous photographer Palych from Znamenka to the institute; the brilliant entrance of the old house; seemingly the same old (not old!) porter Porphyry, marble staircases, bright backs and pupils in dresses with ball gown. Here he met Zinachka Belysheva, from whose one presence the air was bright and shining with laughter. It was true and mutual love. And how marvelously they approached each other in dance, on Chistoprudniy skating rink, and in society. She was undeniably beautiful, but possessed something more valuable and rare than beauty. It was not part of his Christmas plans, but Drozd did not allow reasoning, and thank God. For many years with a sinking heart Alexandrov will remember the mad race among the snows with the famous photographer Palych from Znamenka to the institute; the brilliant entrance of the old house; seemingly the same old (not old!) porter Porphyry, marble staircases, bright backs and pupils in dresses with ball gown. Here he met Zinachka Belysheva, from whose one presence the air was bright and shining with laughter. It was true and mutual love. And how marvelously they approached each other in dance, on Chistoprudniy skating rink, and in society. She was undeniably beautiful, but possessed something more valuable and rare than beauty. It was not part of his Christmas plans, but Drozd did not allow reasoning, and thank God. For many years with a sinking heart Alexandrov will remember the mad race among the snows with the famous photographer Palych from Znamenka to the institute; the brilliant entrance of the old house; seemingly the same old (not old!) porter Porphyry, marble staircases, bright backs and pupils in dresses with ball gown. Here he met Zinachka Belysheva, from whose one presence the air was bright and shining with laughter. It was true and mutual love. And how marvelously they approached each other in dance, on Chistoprudniy skating rink, and in society. She was undeniably beautiful, but possessed something more valuable and rare than beauty. For many years with a sinking heart Alexandrov will remember the mad race among the snows with the famous photographer Palych from Znamenka to the institute; the brilliant entrance of the old house; seemingly the same old (not old!) porter Porphyry, marble staircases, bright backs and pupils in dresses with ball gown. Here he met Zinachka Belysheva, from whose one presence the air was bright and shining with laughter. It was true and mutual love. And how marvelously they approached each other in dance, on Chistoprudniy skating rink, and in society. She was undeniably beautiful, but possessed something more valuable and rare than beauty. For many years with a sinking heart Alexandrov will remember the mad race among the snows with the famous photographer Palych from Znamenka to the institute; the brilliant entrance of the old house; seemingly the same old (not old!) porter Porphyry, marble staircases, bright backs and pupils in dresses with ball gown. Here he met Zinachka Belysheva, from whose one presence the air was bright and shining with laughter. It was true and mutual love. And how marvelously they approached each other in dance, on Chistoprudniy skating rink, and in society. She was undeniably beautiful, but possessed something more valuable and rare than beauty. bright backs and pupils in dresses with ball gown. Here he met Zinachka Belysheva, from whose one presence the air was bright and shining with laughter. It was true and mutual love. And how marvelously they approached each other in dance, on Chistoprudniy skating rink, and in society. She was undeniably beautiful, but possessed something more valuable and rare than beauty. bright backs and pupils in dresses with ball gown. Here he met Zinachka Belysheva, from whose one presence the air was bright and shining with laughter. It was true and mutual love. And how marvelously they approached each other in dance, on Chistoprudniy skating rink, and in society. She was undeniably beautiful, but possessed something more valuable and rare than beauty.
Once Alexandrov confessed to Zinochka that he loved her and asked him to wait for him for three years. Three months later he graduated from college and two serves before entering the Academy of the General Staff. Exam, he will stand, whatever it costs him. Then he will come to Dmitry Petrovich and will ask for her hands. The Second Lieutenant receives forty-three rubles a month, and he will not allow himself to offer her the pathetic fate of a provincial regimental lady. “I’ll wait,” was the answer.
Since then, the question of the average score has become a matter of life and death for Alexandrov. With nine points, it was possible to choose a suitable regiment for the service. He does not have a ninth of any three-tenths because of the six for military fortification.
But all obstacles are overcome, and nine points give Alexandrov the right to choose the first place of service. But it so happened that when Berdi-Pasha called out his name, the cadet almost accidentally jabbed a finger at the sheet and stumbled upon the undeathed Undom infantry regiment.
And now a new officer’s uniform is worn, and the chief of the school, General Anchutin, sends out his pupils. Usually there are at least seventy-five officers in the regiment, and in such a large society gossip is inevitable, which corrodes this society. So when a comrade comes to you with news of Comrade X., then be sure to ask if he will repeat the news himself to X. Farewell, gentlemen.


Summary of Junker Alexander Kuprin