Authors PrefaceCHAPTER I Twenty-four Hours 1II Dying 9III Cell 267 18IV Number 400 28V Characters and Profiles I. 45VI Martial Law 1942 70VII Characters and Profiles II 77VIII A Bit of History 103This book is a noble participation inthe continuing fight²how much closer now to our ownhomes!²Against the monstrous inhumanities of fascism.SAMUEL SILLENChapter ITWENTY-FOUR HOURSIN FIVE MINUTES the clock will strike ten. A beautiful, warmspring evening, April 24, 1942.I am hurrying as fast as I can while pretending to be anelderly man with a limp²hurrying to reach the Jetliners' before the building is closed at curfew, at ten. There my"adjutant" Mirek is waiting. I know that he has nothingimportant to tell me this time, nor I to tell him. But to missan appointed meeting might cause panic, and I should hateto cause extra worry for those two fine souls, my hosts.They greet me with a cup of tea. Mirek is there²and theFried couple, also. That is an unnecessary risk. "I like to seeyou, comrades, but not together this way. So many in oneroom at once is the best way to jail, to death. You will either have to stick to the rules of conspiracy, or quit working withus, for you are endangering yourselves and others. Do youunderstand?""We understand.""And what have you brought me?""Copy for the May first number of Red Righto.""Excellent. And you, Mirko?"