National Geographic : 1915 Jan
TIE GRAY SENTINEL OF CRACOW Photo andcopyright byUnderwood &Underwood The glories of the citadel of Cracow are a common heritage of all Poles, whether they be Russian, German, orAustrian. Here linger mem ories of Casimir the Great, the Sigismunds, father and son, and Sobieski. "Poland was a republicoflandowners, inwhich theserf didnot count. The man who owned land or whose ancestors owned land was a noble. He might match poverty forpoorness, hemight nothave a single sole between his feet and the ground, he might have only a rusty old sword to tie to his girdle, and only apiebald blind horse todrive, and that a hired one, but he still was a noble, if ownership of land had ever set its approving stamp upon him orhisfamily" (see text, page 103).