Madrid 1937: Letters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade From the Spanish Civil War
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who will have to learn that my presence is not necessary to her existence. Because I want to impress various people, Bill for one. Because I hope to find material for some writing, probably a play. Because I want to improve my Spanish as well as my French. Because I want to know what it is like to be afraid of something and I want to see how other people react to danger. Because there may be a chance to do some reading and I won't have to wear a necktie. Because I should like once more to get in
mountains right over uso Kid, I could have sat in one of those spots with you all night & just drunk it in. Talk about romance with a dear little wife like you, not a better place in the world I have seen so far. In traveling I will no doubt find places even more beautiful & I shall pick out the best spot for us two. To get to something even more interesting. Imagine towns of 60 & 70 thousand where from the Mayor to the street everyone is C.P. Of course you will find some S.P. & a few fascists
awhile before being sent horne, but 1'11 be horne sooner or later. lust as soon as I get an idea, 1'11 let you know. I was thinking of surprising you, but I think this way is better. Don't forget to put mom at ease. The rest here has done me a world of good. I'm sure I put on enough pounds to make up for those lIeft at the front. I feel good and strong and lazy, which proves I am normal. Tell Hickey I'm proud of hirn. Lou Zucker wrote about hirn collecting 200 bucks for Spain-that is his branch.
while to have come to Spain and whether it did me any good. I can assure you that it didn't take me long to find the answer. Nothing has awakened me to the extent that my stay here in Spain has. 1'm convinced that I want to IN SPANISH TOWNS AND eITlES 119 stay in the revolutionary struggle for the rest of my life. The thing is so clear and simple here. There are two sides to it and the fascists are always facing you. Do you remember Hy, how we used to talk of the day that we would be behind
about Ezra & an the young YCLers-can you put them to work? Above all-don't worry about me-for the first time I'm able to get in a whack at the oppressors-don't diminish my pleasure by worrying over me. So long sweet toots-don't lose any more weight, skinny! Regards to Goldbergs & all the young folks. Salud, Leo from PAUL SIGEL Aug 13, 1937 Salud, Mus [Hannah Ilpman Sigel],3 Received your letter-swell, gal, and swell again. Letters that long, and that interesting are twice as good at second