That I was standing here on a warm summer afternoon when I heard Aliosha falling
down from a big tree. He killed himself. I was cook in kitchen #1 and Aliosha had been punished because he didn't show up early that morning for he was "stoker" and had to light the fires in kitchen #1. His punishement was to seek for dry wood to start the fires for the next days.
It was here that I came with Father Palmers, on the early dark winter mornings
to switch on the current without anybody’s permission. The Japanese finally
caught Father Palmers red-handed. He was punished for that.
That it was here that I lived (block 56) with 4 other Samist fathers and other
priests. We were berthed on the ground floor. Other young bachelors also lived
here from the summer of 1943 to October 1945. I still remember Tipton and Porter.
I was here, watching out for the Japanese guards while CB was stealing a whole
bag of sugar from the Japanese storehouse. We smuggled the sugar in small bags
to the families for the children.
that it was
behind this part of the wall that I waited for Tipton and Humel's probable return
--- should their escape had gone wrong. Fortunately, they succeeded and I put
the ladder and rope away before the Japanese guards saw anything.
--- that is was here, behind the closed gate at a particular place
behind the wall and relatively out-of-view from the Japanese guards that Father
Scanlan made his blackmarket business with the local Chinese. Mostly eggs!
that It was here that I waited for Tipton and Humel --- We
were, however, very anxious to avoid any mishaps, and had previously arranged
with them for a recuperation procedure if ever they missed the "contact"
at the scheduled location. That is why, between 6 and 7 in the morning, the
following day, I had to be waiting for them near the boundary limits not very
far away from our bloc n°56 at a place, behind the wall that was invisible
from the watch towers. I hid myself just behind the morgue ready with a thick
strong rope. If ever I heard the cry of the owl, I had to thrust the rope over
the wall to help them back into the compound. ""