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THE CAPITOL

If men had a greater consciousness of the dangers that go with the use of certain words, every dictionary in the book shops would be wrapped with a scarlet band on which one could read: `High explosives. Handle with care.' Military experts tell us of incendiary bombs which can set fire to whole towns, but we know of words which have set fire to an entire continent ... We have anti-aircraft guns; we need anti-wordcraft batteries ... Novelists, biographers, historians, it is our duty to draw of our little world, as exact a representation as lies within our power. We have no axes to grind, no theses to prove, no election to win. Looking out upon the universe, we should be like the painter before his model; we should try to transfer to our canvas what we see, and only what we see ... During this difficult and perilous period, the greatest service we, writers, can render to the cause of peace is to hold explosive words under lock and key, to maintain a strict control over our emotions, and to tell our readers the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. So help us God. . . .

The return trip aboard the Normandie over a sunny oceani with the slight feverishness of sleepless nights, the long political conversations, the sentimental badinage on deck, was a mixture of Watteau, Marivaux and Pontigny. I find this note which I made and published at that time: `What will the United States do if we go to war? Nothing for a year. After that it will give financial and industrial assistance. It will be at war at the end of two years . . . ' I was not far from the truth. As we entered the port of Le Havre we saw with sorrow the wreck of the Paris, capsized and showing only her swollen belly. A mysterious fire had destroyed the beautiful ship on which I made my first crossing. Wasn't this, even now, the work of an enemy who chose this way of attacking our fleet?
We arrived just in time for my reception at the French Academy. But before that ceremony there was another that moved me deeply. The headmaster of the Lycee of Rouen had asked me to come and dedicate a new statue of Corneille in the Court of Honour. I had been overcome to learn that my dear old plaster Corneille, that of David d'Angers, past which I had so often marched, had been washed away by the Norman rains. The young cavalier who took his place on the pedestal disconcerted me. But it was a great pleasure to deliver a eulogy of Corneille in this

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