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 ====== Some advice to those who will serve time in prison ====== ====== Some advice to those who will serve time in prison ======
  
-If instead of being hanged by the neck you're thrown inside for not giving up hope in the world, your country, your people, if you do ten or fifteen years apart from the time you have left, you won't say, +If instead of being hanged by the neck 
-"​Better I had swung from the end of a rope like a flag" - You'll put your foot down and live. It may not be a pleasure exactly, but it's your solemn duty to live one more day to spite the enemy. Part of you may live alone inside, like a tone at the bottom of a well. But the other part must be so caught up in the flurry of the world that you shiver there inside when outside, at forty days' distance, a leaf moves.To wait for letters inside, to sing sad songs, or to lie awake all night staring at the ceiling is sweet but dangerous. Look at your face from shave to shave, forget your age, watch out for lice and for spring nights,and always remember to eat every last piece of bread- also, don't forget to laugh heartily.+you're thrown inside ​ 
 +for not giving up hope  
 +in the world, your country, your people, ​ 
 +if you do ten or fifteen years  
 +apart from the time you have left,  
 +you won't say, 
 +"​Better I had swung from the end of a rope like a flag" -  
 +You'll put your foot down and live.  
 +It may not be a pleasure exactly, ​ 
 +but it's your solemn duty  
 +to live one more day  
 +to spite the enemy. ​ 
 +Part of you may live alone inside, like a tone at the bottom of a well. But the other part must be so caught up in the flurry of the world that you shiver there inside when outside, at forty days' distance, a leaf moves.To wait for letters inside, to sing sad songs, or to lie awake all night staring at the ceiling is sweet but dangerous. Look at your face from shave to shave, forget your age, watch out for lice and for spring nights,and always remember to eat every last piece of bread- also, don't forget to laugh heartily.
 And who knows, the woman you love may stop loving you. And who knows, the woman you love may stop loving you.
 Don't say it's no big thing: it's like the snapping of a green branch to the man inside. To think of roses and gardens inside is bad,to think of seas and mountains is good. Read and write without rest, Don't say it's no big thing: it's like the snapping of a green branch to the man inside. To think of roses and gardens inside is bad,to think of seas and mountains is good. Read and write without rest,
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