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bombers. Flares illuminated the town and the nearby munitions depots. There would be a quarter of an hour of pyrotechnics. Then it was over for that night. People went to see the craters which were sometimes very large; the dead, few in numbers, were counted; and everyone went to sleep with his mind at rest. After the break-through in the Fifth Army front the attacks at times became heavier and we tried sleeping in the suburbs and returning to work in the morning. But this was exhausting and uncomfortable and the General Staff soon got tired of it. Surprise plays a large part in any fear of danger; as soon as it's well known, familiarity puts an end to fear and laziness to precautions.
I was entitled to a leave at regular intervals. I spent the first one in Paris in the little apartment in the Rue Ampere. It was spoiled by an indefinable and distressing feeling of uneasiness. As might easily have been foreseen, Janine alone in Paris and so beautiful had been discovered gradually by very diverse groups whose life was not the studious, retired and modest one that I had planned for her. I was far away and, knowing that some of her new friends would displease me, she had never mentioned them in her letters. Now she found herself embarrassed and disconcerted by my return. Through the whole of that leave she made a kind and tender effort to make me happy, but I was not happy and I left with a memory poisoned by mysterious telephone calls and incomprehensible allusions. This she felt, and on the platform of the Gare du Nord she embraced me with solicitous and desperate tenderness.
Another of my leaves coincided with the first shots of `Big Bertha'. When I left the station I could find neither a porter nor a taxi. Paris was in a state of alerte. I walked through empty streets with my heavy suitcase in my hand. At regular intervals there was the sound of an explosion. This was a strange kind of raid. That evening the papers were still talking about aeroplanes, but in the course of my stay the truth became known and I advised Janine to take our daughter out of Paris. She had spent the preceding summer at Bagnoles and at Deauville; from this time on she travelled, spending a few months in Brittany and then renting villas in the Midi. The war had broken up our household like many others; and this was not the least frightful of its woes, this severing of so many domestic ties.
At this time I wrote my wife many letters in verse, but they were addressed to the Natasha and Irene of my imagination rather than to the

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