Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, [6 October 1943]

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
[6 October 1943]
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001591-4
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

then further stimulated by the tragic comedy of the music three quarters finished. For your purposes then the story of the Mime, as presented is as follows:--
A well to do Frenchman (1940) is seen creeping furtively up a dark alley, knocking at, and gaining entrance to a speak easy, where, after numerous secret passages and secret doors, he arrives at the brightly lit inner sanctum and offers unlimited amounts of money to the proprietor if he will let him have the coveted needle and thread to sew a button on his worn evening cloak. His request is granted and he is happy. His preparations to sew by threading the needle is interrupted by the distant sounds of marching feet and loud voices. The Gestapo enter the room but not before the Frenchman had rolled up the thread and stuffed it in his mouth and put the needle at the back of his lapel and begged silence from the proprietor. The Gestapo find him reading the newspaper. The quantities of bank notes