Who is Count Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy?

  • (noun): Russian author remembered for two great novels (1828-1910).
    Synonyms: Tolstoy, Leo Tolstoy

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    The Brahmins say that in their books there are many predictions of times in which it will rain. But press those books as strongly as you can, you can not get out of them a drop of water. So you can not get out of all the books that contain the best precepts the smallest good deed.
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