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by the wayside. We must be well fed and must recuperate from our labours, enjoying, for a few weeks each year, comforts still denied to others, because we are the builders of a Joyous Life in the future. We are the builders of socialism. We must keep in shape to continue on the hard road. Any unfortunates who cross our path will be taken care of in due time. In the meanwhile, out of our way! Don't pester us with your suffering! If we stop to drop you a crumb, the goal itself may never be reached."

So it runs. And it is obvious that people protecting their peace of mind in that way, are not going to be too squeamish about the turns in the road, or to inquire too critically whether it is really leading to the Joyous Life or not.
It was an icy morning when I reached Kursk on my way home from Marino. I entered the railway station to await the arrival of the Moscow express. After eating a hearty breakfast in the lunch-room, I still had time to spare, and 1 wandered into the thirdclass waiting-room. I shall never be able to obliterate what I saw from my mind. The waiting-room was jammed full of men, women and children, peasants -about six hundred of them--on their way like a herd of cattle from one prison camp to another. The scene was so frightful that for a fleeting instant I thought I saw bats flying over these tortured beings. Many of them lay almost naked in the cold room. Others were manifestly dying of typhus fever. Hunger, pain, desolation, or just dumb half dead submissive suffering, was on every face. While I stood there, hard-faced militiamen of the Ogpu began to rouse and herd them out like a drove of cattle, pushing and kicking the stragglers and those almost too weak to walk. One old man, I saw as I turned away, would never rise from the floor. This was but one mournful detachment, I know, of the horde of millions

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