Partial Letter to Poline from Aron
No envelope extant
Kishinev to Paris
Rue Vieille du Temple 41
[May 1914, perhaps. Starts on p. 5]
Please know, my dear soul that starting Thursday, I’ve been writing every day to you and I’m not happy because I haven’t received even a single letter from you except for one card. But this card doesn’t make me happy. Sonia Fickman has a favor to ask you. Her father is now in Paris and she asked him by the time you receive her telegram to go to her father and tell him and they are going to meet me at the station. Here’s his address: 27 Rue des Ecouffes. Please ask Wolf Fickman and be kind to answer. I’m asking you, Polinka, not to be sad about this letter. I just wanted to share my thoughts with you. Now about the book. I found it here. I read this book at home. After I finished reading that book my soul felt like I have to be with you right now and that is why I sent this book to you so you can read it. I don’t understand Pushkin’s ideas and Alona’s love. That’s enough. I am resting at home right now. My friends are visiting with me. Sometimes I go out just to kill time. I also bought a dictionary but not the one you asked for. Russian only – they have Russian words and explanations. I bought a French/Russian dictionary and I can find a different one. – Arnoldushka. Until I see you again, big hug and kiss. I kiss you one more time. Your everlasting friend.