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'NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY THE LEONARD SCOTT PUBLISHING COMPANY,

38 WALKER STREET, WEST OF BROADWAY.

1866.

The New YORK PRINTING COMPANY,

81, 83, and 85 Centre Street.

BLACKWOOD'S

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

No. DCIX.

JULY 1866.

VOL. O.

TTY OF WE

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NINA BALATKA : THE STORY OF A MAIDEN OPE, PART I.

THE PERSONS OF THE STORY.

STEPHEN TRENDELLSOHN,—

A Jew in Prague.
ANTON TRENDELLSOHN,—His Son.
KARIL ZAMENOY,-A Christian Merchant of Prague.
Madame ZAMENOY,—His Wife.
Ziska ZAMENOY,- Their Son.
Josef BALATKA,—A Broken Merchant of Prague, also a Christian
Nina BALATKA, -His Daughter.
Ruth JACOBI, - Granddaughter of the Jew.
REBECCA LOTI,-A Jewess.
Farner JEROME,— A Priest.
RAPINSKI,-A Jeweller.
Lotta Luxa,--Servant to Madame Zamenoy.
SOUCHEY, –Servant to Josef Balatka.

CHAPTER I.

Nina BALATKA was a maiden of a mean house in the Jews' quarter Prague, born of Christian parents, in Prague, habitation in that one. and herself a Christian — but she allotted portion of the town havloved a Jew; and this is her story. ing been the enforced custom with

Nina Balatka was the daughter the Jews then, as it still is now. of one Josef Balatka, an old mer- In business with Trendellsohn, the chant of Prague, who was living at father, there was Anton, his son ; the time of this story; but Nina's and Anton Trendellsohn was the mother was dead. Josef, in the Jew whom Nina Balatka loved. course of his business, had become Now it had so happened that Josef closely connected with a certain Jew Balatka, Nina's father, had drifted named Trendellsohn, who lived in out of a partnership with Karil.

VOL C.-NO. DCIX.

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