Miriam: “How did people find out about books? Where did they get them from?”
[Can you imagine ever having this problem today?]
The Russian student Shatov to Miriam: You do not know what individual liberty is because you know nothing of any other condition ... suddenly a man near me on the outskirt of the crowd shouted in a full voice: ‘Chamberlain is a damned liar!‘ ... There was also quite near me, a very big John Bull Bobby. He turned to pass on with a smile. Ah that indeed for a Russian was a most wonderful spectacle.