Makar Тарасыч waved a broom
We find interesting line of the bath at many well-known writers.
«Hey, you figure! - cried the fat, белотелый Lord, seeing in the fog tall and skinny man with a beard and with a large copper cross on his chest. - Поддай couple!
I, your honor, not банщик, and the Barber. It's not my business a couple of поддавать. Would you кровососные jars place?»
So begins the story And. P. Chekhov «In the bath», first published in 1885, in the magazine «Fragments». Later the writer had put the story in the collection of works. In this юмореске is the character of Nicodemus Егорыч Потычкин. And Потычкин ascends in the steam room at the top shelf: «Nicodemus Егорыч was a goal, like every naked man, but at the top of his bald head was a cap».
A curious detail. Today's lovers of steam, as it is known, wearing a ski cap or old felt hat. And this is, so to say, a scientific rationale: to avoid a rush of blood to the head.