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Joser BALATRA, A Broken Merchant of Prague, also a Christian. o
NixA BALArka, -His Daughter.
Ruth Jacobi, Granddaughter of the Jew.
Lorra LuxA.—Servant to Madame Zamenoy,
NINA BALATKA was a maiden of a mean house in the Jews' quarter
Prague, born of Christian parents, and herself a Christian—but she loved a Jew; and this is her story. Nina Balatka was the daughter of one Josef Balatka, an old merchant of Prague, who was living at the time of this story; but Nina's mother was dead. Josef, in the course of his business, had become closely connected with a certain Jew named Trendellsohn, who lived in
vola, c.-No. DCIX.
in Prague—habitation in that one. allotted portion of the town having been the enforced custom with the Jews then, as it still is now. In business with Trendellsohn, the father, there was Anton, his son; and Anton Trendellsohn was the Jew whom Nina Balatka loved. Now it had so happened that Josef Balatka, Nina's father, had drifted out of a partnership with Karii