Very funny and at the same time very instructive story “Barankin, be a man!” was created in 1961 by the Soviet writer Valery Vladimirovich Medvedev. This amazing story will tell you about the adventures of two friends – classmates-semes Yura Barankin and Kostya Malinin, who once suddenly did not want to learn.
It all started with the fact that Barankin and Malinin received deuces in geometry. Head of the class Zinka Fokina on this occasion has developed a violent activity. An evil wall newspaper was created, to which the faces of these two ill-fated boys with tapered inscriptions stuck together.
But this is only the beginning of the work “Barankin, be a man!” The summary is further developed around the demonstration meeting, more precisely –
The first reincarnation
And then simply fantastic events occur in the work “Barankin, be a man!” The summary of the chapters tells of those ill-fated adventures in which our heroes were barely able to carry their feet from danger.
So, in the very first chapters Barankin and Malinin received a good swagger. Barankin was so dumbfounded and hurt that he no longer wanted to be a man.
And then came Sunday. And suddenly Barankin persuades Malinin with the help of simple actions and spells to turn into sparrows. And it happened. Now they are both sitting on a branch and thinking: “Here it is, this carefree life!” Only she was not so carefree. Seeing their prey, they were followed by a cat Muska, who wanted to eat them. Then an old sparrow flew into them, which began to bring them up in their own way. After them began to chase their neighbor Venka Smirnov with a slingshot. And then a mother sparrow appeared, who recognized them as her sons and made them learn how to nest a nest. After her came the daddy-sparrow himself. And then they went all their big sparrow family to fight other sparrows for a birdhouse.
I do not want to be a sparrow, I want to be a butterfly
But this does not end with the work “Barankin, be a man!” The summary of it only enters an acute phase of its development. Disappointed in the sparrow’s life, the boys wanted to become butterflies. And again they got a focus with reincarnation. Only Barankin became a skit, and Malinin a mahao. Now they were insanely happy that they would carelessly flit from one flower to another.
But again, it was not there, they were immediately spotted by a bully-an endless sparrow. Hardly had time to hide from this bird, butterflies so wanted to eat, that from the aroma of pollen they began to spin. Then they heard footsteps and screams, they were their classmates with shovels that were already chasing butterflies, thinking that they were harmful silkworms. Barankin and Malinin suddenly so wanted to see their friends, and not even knowing why, because the guys worked on the site, and Fokine gave them all sorts of orders. But then the bee began to chase the butterflies Barankin and Malinin.
Further even more difficult was the heroes of the work “Barankin, be a man!” The summary continues with the fact that they barely escaped from this terrible bee, when the ants suddenly appeared. And immediately our heroes wanted to become ants. But then they thought that the ants were working all the time, and at once they were hungry. But now Barankin wanted to become a drone. And suddenly the machaon-Malinin fell asleep, Barankin could not in any way wake him! And then Fokine came back with the guys again. Seeing the beautiful machaon, she wanted to put him in a stain. In general, barely, but Barankin beat the machaon away from Fokina, and they flew to look far away, far away. A lot of these heroes suffered, but continued their reincarnations.
Then they turned into ants, and then they opened such a performance that they themselves were frightened. They began to work from morning till night, until they were eaten by the swift, and they again woke up with people. In general, a lot of things had to go through and suffer with these unintelligent guys until they realized that it’s best to be a person.
This is the end of the story “Barankin, be a man!” The brief content of the book shows that it was thanks to all these reincarnations and adventures that the guys formed a sense of responsibility for their work. Further, they no longer allowed themselves to be lazy, and with pleasure they did everything that the school and parents demanded of them.