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they'll get us," the first one said. "If we start and run fast we have a chance."
" Let's go," he said.
We crossed the highway. About two hundred yards beyond it we heard the rumble of tanks.
" Lie down flat," our guide ordered us.
A rocket streaked skyward, lighting up the whole countryside. We hugged the ground trying to melt into the freezing mud. The tanks rumbled by close to us and fired shots at random along the road. The searchlight swung round and round, barely missing our little group. Lonci grabbed Catherine and buried her head under her coat. We waited, terror-stricken, but the tank kept on going, and soon its rumble died in the distance. We jumped up and started to run, gathering all our strength for this final spurt. The guide kept saying:
" Keep on . . . we are very close now. ..."
In minutes we reached a bare, open area like a half-completed highway. The grass was cut on a strip of land about six yards wide. The ground was smooth. The guides stopped us and told us that this was the border. Here they said good-bye, and told us to head straight for the dim lights in the distance. That was the first Austrian village. We should be very careful to go straight on with no wavering, for the border line zigzagged here, and if we were not careful we might yet land in the arms of a Russian patrol.
" Good luck to you in the free world," they said, and disappeared in the night.
Almost instinctively I crouched down and picked up a piece of earth-the earth of the Motherland. Then I threw it away. There was plenty on my shoes, I thought, and besides my heart was filled with it, filled with the strange mixture of smiles, tears, friends, houses, rivers, hills, birds, trees, and even prisons, all of which combined to make up one's Motherland. I looked back for a final view of this land I loved so much and had

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suffered so much for, trying to find in this last glimpse a symbol to carry away with me. There was nothing but darkness. Then suddenly I saw a shimmering light in the distance. I do not know what it was, but it gave me the symbol I was searching for. In the oppressive darkness the flickering of a spark which can not be extinguished, and burns for ever like the torch of freedom and eternal hope.

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