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(English) …"Can you once again take my hand in farewell.
Barbka was startled, and was at once by his side,
holding both of his hands.
"You won’t go anywhere by yourself. I shall stay with you.
Wherever you go, I’ll go. I’ll be with you."
"You love me despite everything?! Although you know who I am?!"
"I don’t know a thing. I don’t want to know anything.
All I know is that I love you and that I will love you till the end.
That I would go to hell with you if you wish."
Guzaj held her passionately close:"Barbka! My Barbka!"
"Yes. To hell if you wish."…
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Guzaj shares a drink with the gendarmerie
This story tells how Guzaj one day announced that he would be at the Štatvin tavern in Celje at 4 pm, and that the gendarmerie should meet him there at the appointed hour, if they wanted to catch a glimpse of the Outlaw Guzaj. The gendarmerie did not actually believe More
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On the trail of Guzaj
Guzaj often found himself in the company of the gendarmerie, even when the hunt for the outlaw was hottest. More often than not, however, the gendarmerie had no idea who it was dealing with. That’s the way it was one day in Celje when Guzaj ate dinner at the same More
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How and why Guzaj horseshoed a woman
Guzaj was feared mostly by women, who had more than a few bitter words to say on his account. According to folklore, this story allegedly took place in several villages, from Pilštanj to Podčetrtek, or maybe in Šmarje, Pristava or Rogatec, and possibly one or two other places, depending on More
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Merciful Guzaj gives a poor old woman money to buy a pig
There was a fair in Šmarje pri Jelšah that Guzaj deemed worthy of a visit, as it was always attended by numerous wealthy people. He and his band of outlaws deemed it necessary to help the poor by lightening the pockets of the rich for a florin or two to More
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Guzaj’s collection of cats
Another amusing story tells how Guzaj tricked some old hags from Podsreda, who had attacked him because the Outlaw had uttered the words “ignorant women” in passing. The comment was, in fact, intended for Klančarica, but the women hadn’t bothered to ask Guzaj who he was referring to. They attacked More
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Guzaj and the Ipavec family
Guzaj avoided the respected Ipavec family from Šentjur. He also did not care for their music and never required their medical assistance. There are, however, witnesses to the fact that the Outlaw did actually meet the mayor of Šentjur, Gustav Ipavec. It was on a fine market day that a More
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Guzaj’s revenge against Klančarica
Guzaj would fight any man that crossed him to the death. He knew no mercy. One day, even Klančarica’s time came. Klančarica was a woman whose desire Guzaj rejected. She sought revenge against the Outlaw by falsely accusing him of a crime. Guzaj learned that Klančarica would be on “his More
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Rescued old woman
In Podčetrtek, there once a lived a count who hated farmers. When a poor old woman found a doe in his woods and took it for her own, the count had her thrown in prison. When word of this insensitive act reached Guzaj’s ears, he and his band of outlaws More
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The Outlaw Guzaj as godfather
The Šentjur Parish was looking for someone to be godfather to a newborn baby. The proud father just so happened to be one of the gendarmerie. A well dressed man, with a heavy gold watch hanging from a chain on his waistcoat, stylish boots on his feet and a seemingly More
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The parish priest of Pilštanj gives Guzaj a gold watch
For two weeks in a row, the parish priest of Pilštanj preached about Guzaj during his Sunday mass. He warned and threatened his followers that all of those who protected and hid the Outlaw Guzaj instead of handing him over to the gendarmerie would be damned. Guzaj warned the parish More
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