Download e-book for kindle: Alexander Dolgun's story: An American in the Gulag by Alexander Dolgun

By Alexander Dolgun

ISBN-10: 0394494970

ISBN-13: 9780394494975

This ebook is ready survival in any respect charges. it's appealing in it really is haunting methods and unhappy past trust. yet there's a thread of spirit that is going via it that makes you recognize Mr.Dolgun very a great deal. i used to be sorry to listen to he died so younger.

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In the middle of the morning, that first Sunday, the slot opened and a guard I hadn't seen before dumped three books on the shelf. " But he just closed the slot without speaking. They never spoke to you if they could help it. I rushed to pick up the books. They were tattered and dirty but they were treasures to me. Even though my eyes were sore and my head not very clear, I began to read immediately. I read every word with the greatest interest. I think I read those books four or five times during the next three weeks.

Now I measured a thread equal to the difference between the six and the ten, and then folded it in half and found to my delight it was exactly equal to the difference between the twenty and the twenty-two. A small matter, but I almost laughed out loud at my success. All the other comparisons worked. I painstakingly pulled out threads until I had a piece that looked like about a meter, and then divided it up by sharp creases with my teeth into ten ten-centimeter lengths and then divided up the last of these into ten one-centimeter divisions.

You could spend the next six months writing up your reports at home. Then you could report you've got the confession you needed. " Being pretty lightheaded, that all sounded better to me than it really was. But it did succeed in confusing Sidorov for a moment. His face was very blank, and then a trace of anger came into it. But he simply turned away without answering and picked up the paper. "You won't feel so witty later tonight," he said tightly. I drew on the smoke. It went down deliciously and took the top of my windpipe with a satisfying catch.

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