•He came to me and
in the most polite and respectful terms bade me follow him.“I shall have to take you to the nearest
journey I impressed him with the fact that I had interviewed Lenin’s widow, and a
number of commissars and great panjandrums of the Soviet régime, and by the
time we reached
Kharkov I believed he was thoroughly convinced that any real arrest of myself would plunge
Russia and Europe and the United States into a world war.
•For he decided
to accompany me to a foreign consulate in Kharkov and he left me at the doorstep,
while I, rejoicing at my freedom bade him a polite farewell – an
anti-climax but a welcome one.