The Book of Our Country/Chapter 84

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Savonians are the same people as Karelians, but they have previously settled at Saimaa waters, thereby assuming differences in customs and lightning. While the Karelian suffered much oppression of great godsmen and sometimes became too humble, the Savoyaks have become richer, more independent, and gained self-confidence, which occasionally makes him dry but lacks his dignity. He belongs with his greed and his good head the most formed by rural people; His ostfinal munart is widespread from Villmanstrand all the way to the vicinity of Kaj ana. In the prosperous parishes around Kuopio there is an abundance of silver, silk, spices, wines and cigars, which are not found anywhere in the cabin of the Finnish farmer. Old sediments have changed a lot in these areas, since the steam boats smoke on all waters, and the new time has brought about good harm. In the distant parts of Savolaks, a simpler people live in their single farms between the sweat hills.

Savonian is more sensible and more calculating man than the good-natured Karelian. His trade usually succeeds better, and he laughs at his neighbors, who today eat more than they deserve yesterday.

Besides the sweat and the forest, Savonian farmer devotes the greatest care to the stable and the barnyard. His horse is the best trawler in the country; his cow gives him so much butter that he carries out many thousands of kilograms a year. Now most of the butter is made in dairies, but it was at home at home. That's why we put here a picture of the diligent Savonian girl who cuts her butter. She is shy to show herself in her simple work suit, as well as she would say to us, "I'm not as poor as I think this is, I have many more neat Sunday shirts, tablecloths and aprons, saved in our store." But we answer her: "Be obedient to your costume, where you stand in your diligent work at the faithful churn! Simplicity and diligence are your best ornamentation; Only the work makes us all rich, only godliness, modesty and quiet domestic virtues make the Finnish girl a treasure for her home and a worthy daughter of the foster country. "