I have come home from Africa, jumping from a tropical roasting-pit and dropping into a snow-bank.

‘You’re so tanned. Have you been in Zakopane?’

Will the Polish imagination never stretch further than Zakopane? I’m working on Polityka. My current editor Mieczyslaw F. Rakowski is sending me into the provinces: Yes, you are to continue living in the bush, but in our own, native Polish bush.

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