Teffi in B O D Y
"Merangov interspersed his stories with various local words and expressions, which made them very colorful, although for us who did not know those barbarian languages they all sounded alike, something like ‘be-me-ne’ or ‘El-Dzhaman’."
From a story by Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya, who wrote under the name Teffi, first in St. Petersburg and after the 1919 Revolution in Paris.
Read the story in B O D Y’s Sunday European Fiction
Photo - Teffi in World War I