Though every day bath swamp
Perhaps, one of the most distinctive descriptions of Russian baths we find in the famous novel Item. And. Melnikov-Pechersky «In the woods», this glorious, as told As. M. Bitter, Russian poem about the Zavolzhye. The protagonist of the novel Патап Maximovich Chapurin - wide Russian nature, a favorite image of the writer.
«Though it was not on the Sabbath, but how come... guests in the bathhouse not bathe? Not in Russian will be... Yes, and the Патап Максимыч the hunter was sweating, that he at least every day bath swamp».
The reader gets acquainted with a description of the bath, which stood on the shore of the river for safety from fire and that in the summer, выпарившись, close it was to plunge into cold water.
«Love of the Russian people, выпарившись, in winter the snow lie in the summer of this crisp water swim.
The bath was high, spacious. Linden, shelves, benches and the floor several times строгались скобелем. In the foyer on the benches were placed felt, covered with white sheets. The floor is covered with felt, but it is scattered fragrant hay, also covered with sheets. The shops were brooms, were of brass tin-plated pots with lye and whipped soap and the next big туесы with heated with mint kvass for окачивания before to go on the shelves.
«Almost from midnight roasting bath, cooked щелоки, brewing kvass with mint for steaming brooms and поддаванья to the stove».
Next comes a detailed description of how the emerging go floated Патап Maximovich two pairs of brooms, and he melted delighted Yes
cried: «Поддавай, поддавай more!.. Add Park, dear!.. The hot!.. Поддавай!..»
And burly guys, not sparing Патапа Maksimovic, with all the violence whipped it hot like fire, brooms. Then Патап Maximovich jumped from the regiment, flew out of the bath in the ran in the snow. «The snow stung hot body, and with a loud гоготанием began Chapurin lying on the snow. Two minutes later he ran back and right on the shelves:
- Dudes hotter, go!.. Поддавай, поддавай, dear!.. - he cried during the whole can.
...Three times lay in the snow Патап Максимыч. A dozen brooms охлыстали about it... the Whole pitcher of cold kvass he drank, and drank the heat of the bath. Hardly-the отпарился.
And when I lay down in the dressing room of the разостланные felt quite touched the soul...»