The hungarian train

The adventurous novel was interrupted at the same time by a renewed war.

The year of peace that had taken place between the bride and the parade had already been preceded by two bloody campaigns; II. Frederick captured Silesia from the Austrians in the war of 1741 and won a decisive battle around Mollwitz in an attempt to recapture him. Although this triumph was unknowingly reaped by the king, waist-grenade regiments – these moving bastions – won it; while he himself ran off the battlefield with his shattered cavalry, shouting back at the pursuing hussars, “you will not catch me; I have a better horse than all of you! ”

Then the Austrian War of Succession fattened nicely -22-European war. II. Frederick made an alliance in the XV. Lajos, German with French! And England came to the aid of Austria; Spain joined them, Naples and Sardinia joined them; all enemies chose King Charles of Bavaria to overthrow Austria; the German and Czech provinces of Maria Theresa were destined for it. Hungary was left to the queen.

At that time, however, Hungary also spoke out into the war. The turning point in history, beginning with the slogan “vitam et sangvinem pro rege nostro”, is well known, and while the French army occupied Prague, while the Bavarian army penetrated the gates of Vienna, the burkus advanced between the two; while Archduke Charles, at the head of the Austrian waist army, asked the Vienna General Council: “Which of the three enemies should I attack now?” Meanwhile, under the Hungarian army, General Khevenhüller, Nádasdy invaded Bavaria with his Batthyányi hussars, Cumans, Jász, Hajduk troops, overrun France and Germany, found him on the way the capital, The gates of Menczel at the gates of Munich and the illuminations and fireworks of Frankfurt were lit by the emergency fire of the villages and towns that were set on fire. VII. Emperor Charles, King of the Czech Republic, received what he dreamed of, these two glorious titles; but lost all of Bavaria.

It was then that Ferenc Trenk’s name began to become clear in Germany with his devil. He did this terrible lighting in enemy land.

Ferencz Trenk was a close relative of Frederick, their fathers were brothers. Their family is from the tribe of the oldest German knights. Frederick’s father remained on the family estate in Königsberg. He became a Prussian cavalry general, and his brother served in Austria, gained Hungarian citizenship, and acquired a large noble estate in Croatia.-23- He also died in Hungary as the commander of the city of Levoča.

So the two brothers already understood that they were facing each other as an enemy. In the battle of Mollwitz, each other’s soldiers were slaughtered.

The two cousins ​​then, in addition to the hostile armament, were in perfect opposition to each other in body and soul.

Frederick is a statue-like, Athletic figure with an Apollo face, flattering blue eyes, a lion’s hair, which, like King Frederick, collapsed back in large curly curls, smoothing his forehead. And Ferencz, a broad-shouldered, thick-waisted iron kneader with extremely long arms and horrible palms, fainted when a man’s skull was gripped in his hand. It is recorded that with his pallosa he was able to cut off the neck of an ox in one fell swoop, and he chopped the heads of the Turks like carrots. His face was ugly from birth; protruding jaws, bull’s forehead, thick eyebrows, thick nose, raised, wide lips, protruding chin; his bristle-hard hair was black, and when he became angry he could move his scalp, and then his hair stared up at the sky. And this scary face was made even more horrible by chance. Once a ton of gunpowder exploded beside him and the flame scattered his entire face with black gunpowder dots so that it now had all the attributes it required to qualify a devil. What made it perfect, however, was the expression of his temper in his facial features.

The fact that Frigyes himself describes his uncle, the Hungarian Trenk, was cruel, unfamiliar with dorbézés and debauchery. He also knew love only as the most hellish kind of torture. Unscrupulous to the innocent, unforgiving in vengeance, hateful to ungodliness and a denier of all religions. As an enemy he is fearful, as a friend is an infidel, a deceiver.

And next to it is a flamethrower! Full of humor, bags, -24-read a lot, learned; the head is a chapter; he speaks seven kinds of languages ​​as one who is born; when he exposes his adventures, when he performs the laughter of the leaders, courtiers before a merry company, everyone laughs at him and forgets that he is so ugly. He could even play the violin, and very nicely. When he sounded those melancholy Hungarian and Croatian folk songs with his clippings, he shook the man with them.

His worst urge was greed, the thirst for treasure. This was the guide to his heroic life. When he broke into a city headed by his pandurs, they were instructed to rob. The treasures of the temples were not holy before him either; chalices, monstrances, shepherd’s staffs, crosses, sacred statues (of silver) were of particular interest. He then bought the robbed items from his pandurs at a potom price and sent them home to his castle in Unna Valley. And if any of his harem bases was reluctant to hand over the looted jewel to the leader, a gemstone watch, a diamond necklace, he gave it to the enemy on a gentle mission in the next battle, when he then fell, went for it, saved his corpse, and inherited it.

In three years, he robbed treasures worth two million forints. Only the true pearls were worth a hundred thousand forints, which he collected.

And beside that, his stinginess was limitless. He never spent anything of his vast wealth. His Pandurs were not given mercenaries, their pay was free robbery. During the camp, he received everything for free from the oppressed population, and if he was raised in Vienna in peacetime, he did not spend more than one forint a day on his own food; he also beat it to his teeth first: he trembled for the money.

How much he was the opposite of his nephew, who shared everything with his comrades, and how his money came, he left immediately.

And for this cruel monster, who is the concept of demon -25-it seemed his ideal, there were even more cruel, heartless demons who could make him nothing; the Viennese courtiers.

Ferencz Trenk showed tooth whiteness at the age of twenty. His first feat was to go in front of his father’s clerk with a withdrawn yoghurt once, demanding money from him. On the round he refused the gentleman to fulfill his wish. He didn’t even get up in front of him, just sitting in his armchair and saying, “No,” through the pipe in his mouth.

«Do you give? Don’t you give? » the gentleman asked again, picking up the yatagani.


With that flick, he knocked the head off the head, and then put the knocked head back in place again.

“Well, aren’t you giving yet?”

Therefore, for his virtue, he then had to run out of the country.

He fled to Russia, where he served in the service of the Tsar and fought valiantly against the Turks under General Münnich. He soon took him to the captaincy.

In the campaign in Bessarabia, the field of glory opened to Ferencz Trenk, and he could have appreciated it there if he had not spoiled what he had won with the edge of his sword with the sword.

Once the hussar regiment he served as a captain was sent on a forced spy. Passing through the dense forests, they also came across the Turkish outpost, which, without setting up outposts, tented on a plane by the river.

Colonel Tsatsinoff, as soon as he saw the Turkish camp, immediately wanted to retreat to report to the commander-in-chief on the state of the enemy.

“But we’re retreating the devil!” Artillery Trenk Ferencz. Here we can now surprise the Turks; we are a thousand two hundred, not more than three thousand; we smash them so that they don’t stop until the Danube.

The colonel told him to shut up.-26-

Ferkó Trenk closed his mouth, but drew his sword and what the old master did not dare to try with the whole regiment, he did with his own squadron. Two hundred rushed out of the woods with them; among the three thousand Turks. The lame ones, who were surprised in their quiet sleep, thought the devil was on their backs, they ran away; they left their tents there, he was happier who could get a horse and swim across the river. Knight Ferencz cut off from them, how many were at his fingertips, took five hundred horses from them, caught the ponytail badge of the bass, and then set fire to the tents left there.

And even then, Colonel Tsatsinoff did not interfere in the heat of the hair.

Ferkó Fenkó returned to the colonel with his squadron, intoxicated with rage and bloodshed.

He kicked at Tsatsinoff, as he had before the cavalry set up in good order, with a view of the camp binoculars, dictating to his adjutant the number of enemies running, for the purpose of accurate reporting.

“Well, you wretched, cowardly pribes!” cried Ferkó Trenk. You don’t even dare to move out of your place when you already see me disrupting the Turkish camp myself. You could have destroyed the entire Turkish avant-garde now!

And he was not satisfied with the word, but there in front of the regiment’s army, he beat his colonel with a sword so that it fell off his horse.

Therefore, according to its order, Ferkó Trenk was brought before a military tribunal and sentenced to be shot in the head.

However, General Münnich gave him a pardon, on the condition that he would bring three Turkish heads to his nearest skirmish.

Ferkó Trenk then brought him four.

The general then promoted the boy to major. He now commanded six hundred men.

This time he was transferred to a Cossack regiment.-27-

There, too, he made himself famous with many bold military adventures. He was talked about as a miracle hero.

There was a strong cannon fight next to the Drina, and the Turks did great damage to the cossack set up on the right bank with the battery on the left. And the Russian pimps could not meet them.

Ferkó Trenk kept riding his colonel, the bridegroom of the valiant Buffaloff Kossevo, to attack the Cossacks against the murderous cannon colony; but this he replied, “Stay a waste.”

Suddenly the blood went to the young major’s head; he blew up and swept across the Drina with his six hundred Cossacks, smashed the spahiks covering the cannon colony, shattered the Turkish comparators, nailed their cannons, and then, as he did his job well, swept back to his regiment.

Continuation followed in logical succession. Trenk Ferencz Buffaloff’s Kossevo attamantly cruelly wandered away in front of the whole army with a sword blade.

Therefore, he was sentenced to death a second time.

General Münnich pardoned him again, but at the same time he was knocked out of the army and banned from Russia.

Then the fiery young lad returned home to Hungary.

Good hire preceded. Such a waisted warrior would have had a place in the Austrian armedia, who used to curate the phlegmatic temperament of the tohonya generals with a sword, which is why he was nowhere to be found.

Yet his father was also a distinguished chief officer. It didn’t need it. That should have been it!

After all, this would map the whole Hofkriegsrath and the Generalkommando for the first time.

His father told him:

«My sweet son, if you want to fight, there is an enemy worthy of you in our own dominion: a thousand and a thousand thorns. The black forest is full of them. Assemble the-28- sergeants, pandurs, hajduks; destroy, exterminate the rogues. That will be the fun for you. Our soldiers can’t stand them. ”

And young Trenk Ferkó did what the generals weren’t capable of. In a year, he cleansed Croatia and Slavonia from a robbery. But they were also adorned with end-of-the-road rattles drawn into the stakes and pounded on wheels. And he encircled their last team into their inaccessible cliffs.

It was then that war broke out between Maria Theresa and her opponents.

Never under an ugly, more disgusting pretext was a genocidal bloodbath set in motion than in this war. They attacked a legitimate ruler, a crowned chief, for the sole reason that she was a woman. If he had been a man, he would have been left alone. But since she was a woman, she had to share her provinces. The king of Prussia suddenly occupied Silesia, the king of Bavaria invaded Upper Austria with his army; and the French occupied the Czech Republic and occupied Prague. The other two had only reason, if not right, to want to enrich their country with new provinces; but our action was XV. Louis in the Czech Republic?

The beautiful ladies have always had a great influence on the things this young king wore. One of her favorites taught me to embroider. The king took him a great deal in this art. And the king’s example conquers. All the courtiers all learned to sew hims; the palace of versailles became a whole embroidery workshop and was not even a true nobleman who did not wear his own glazing on the sword strap. It was then that the king had a new attraction, the beautiful Princess Chateauroux. The minion woman was an Andalusian race, fierce and demanding. This encouraged the king to tear the laurels of the battlefield, as did his contemporary, the beautiful King Frederick. And for this XV. Louis threw the embroidery frame aside, brought out his paripa, sat in the saddle, unfurled the flag, and with it the princes-29- and marquisk also stopped painting with the needle, sat on a horse, grabbed a flag, and stormed a large army into the land of Maria Theresa to delight the beautiful Princess Chateauroux.

To retaliate against so many unjust attacks, Maria Theresa also touched every weapon on display.

When he had occupied all the inherited realms of the three enemies, and only as many of them remained as his archbishop Charles’ army held, the Queen invited the Hungarians to recapture their lost lands.

The young Trenk Ferencz offered arbitrariness to a free pandur team at his own expense. As authorized to do so, he called on the thieves surrounded by the rock valley to join his team with complete forgiveness. They flocked to them: their bells became their chief officers.

In three years, Ferencz Trenk’s pandur team had grown to five thousand brigades. He was full of rogue eyes, boynyts, thorns, running outlaws, among whom the pandur was a selected guard. Hire free robbery. Woe to the land where they are delivered!

First, Bavaria was destroyed all the way through. While Khevenhüller and Nádasdy destroyed the Bavarian king’s army in two battles, Ferencz Trenk’s pandurs enchanted the villages and killed and massacred them without mercy after their horses. French troops ran headlong in front of them. The good Bavarian king, protruding from his own country, could only take action against the destructive armies with lamenting protest: “such warfare is against popular law!” But what kind of people’s law gave him the gun?

The scripture says, “He that killeth with the sword shall die with the sword.”

(This theorem of the scriptures is misrepresented by the Nazarenes. According to them, the Savior forbade these words -30-the use of the weapon. Yet the meaning of this saying is quite the opposite. He who kills with a weapon must be killed with a weapon. He that breaketh into my country, and he that killeth the children of my country, according to the commandment of Christ, shall die by the sword. And since there is no self-inflicted rifle, and no hands invisible to the sword are at war, surely we ourselves must take that weapon into our own hands, that the saying of Christ may be carried out, and that he who kills with the weapon shall die with the weapon. Its true meaning is that a godly man should not start a war; but if the ungodly man begins, the merciful godly man will beat him back!)

The first campaign ended with Maria Theresa making a special peace in Boroszló II. With Frederick, handing him the most beautiful part of Silesia, the Prussian army went home nicely. The Bavarian army was already destroyed by the Hungarians and Austrians, and then, with united force, they turned to the French ruling in Prague. They fled home in the winter in the snow, persecuted by General Festetics’ hussar regiments, and it was good that one-third of them saw beautiful France. The king could have helped his ruined commander, Prince Bellisle, because he was standing next to the Rhine with a waist army: but he was busy with something else. The beautiful Princess Chateauroux, together with her sister, visited the king in the camp and brought her relief from the fatigues of the campaign. Louis forgot the whole war. In front of the royal tent, the bodyguard Swiss sang the gun verse: «Ah madame Enroux! Je deviendrai fou. This is not enough! » (Ah, Mrs. Enroux! The disease is about to break out: If I can’t kiss you!)

The effect of the many sweets was that the king fell ill and then did not feel like any daring for a long time.

In this state of misunderstood, he was alarmed by the horror that the terrible Ferencz Trenk had crossed the Rhine. -31-with its five thousand pandurs and its breadth, it kills, cuts, robs, scourges and sets fire to the beautiful cities of Alsace.

Ferencz Trenk carried the torches of the war to Frank himself.

Trenk’s pandur team completely disrupted the French armies. Ordinary military tactics were churned out by the unusual fighting style. They rarely wore a waist fight; if they found hard resistance, they turned around, ran apart; but a few hours later they were in a team again and started the attack again. With a cunning run, they cheated on the enemy and, with their hidden buddies, caught between two fires at once: when the opponent thought he had chased them away, he suddenly noticed that they were already behind him. They never let the enemy rest at night and could ride incredible journeys in the darkness of night.

Their people and their horses are of the kind that has been trained for all the vicissitudes of the weather, the paripas themselves have grown up in the woods since they were foals, they were never in the winter in summer; the bush also gave accommodation to their riders more times than the inn. Their weapons are also so unknown. The hook is a degree against which the helmet does not protect; the panya, as the opponent is pulled off his horse; the crooked sword, the handgun, in the tangled shower of our perilous device; they can shoot with a rifle from the back of a horse while running, and with their short-handled axes they throw at a target to stop it with its edge. Pardon is not given to anyone. Houses and churches are first robbed and then set on fire. They do not know God, where a priest is in their hands, they are cruelly beaten. In this, their leader sets an example: to overthrow priests, to dust out reverends, this is his sweetest pastime. (We’ll talk about that again!)

Trenk’s martalócz troops rushed to Strasbourg, during which time General Nádasdy was able to bridge the Rhine comfortably and cross his corps. One day-32- later Archduke Charles himself marched with the waist army.

The Austrian and Hungarian armies were stationed in Alsace with sixty thousand troops. A year ago, the French were the lords of the Czech Republic.

On the hospital bed of the King of France, his leader, Prince Noilles, read a report on the unpleasant visit of Hungarians and Austrians: the leader asked what to do? The king handed over the report to Princess Chateauroux, the princess handed it over to the magician minister; the king cursed, the princess cried, the magician prayed; but none of them told the commander-in-chief what to do.