The walking tour guides one through the city's various landmarks, reciting bits of information the listener might find enlightening. I learned, for example, that in the late 1500s my little neighborhood square was a popular spot for burning people alive. Now lined with a row of small shops, the tradition continues, though in a figurative rather than literal sense.
I met lee harvey oswald, in moscow just after he defected. one night i was having dinner with a friend, an italian newspaper correspondent, and when he came by to pick me up he asked me if i'd mind going with him first to talk to a young american defector, one lee harvey oswald. oswald was staying at the metropole, an old czarist hotel just off kremlin square.
Let the watchwords of all our people be the old familiar watchwords of honesty, decency, fair-dealing, and commonsense."... "we must treat each man on his worth and merits as a man. we must see that each is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less.""the welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us.
It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing - a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind. Furthermore, the equation e = mc, in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large amount of energy and vice versa.
The exhilaration was hard to explain. it was a lonely feeling — a somehow melancholy feeling. he was outside; he passed on the wings of the wind, and none of the people beyond the brightly lighted squares of their windows saw him. they were inside, inside where there was light and warmth. they didn't know he had passed them; only he knew. it was a secret thing.