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Sartre The Wall reading - Sartre"The Wall They pushed us...

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Sartre, “The Wall” They pushed us into a big white room and I began to blink because the light hurt my eyes. Then I  saw a table and four men behind the table, civilians, looking over the papers. They had bunched  another group of prisoners in the back and we had to cross the whole room to join them. There  were several I knew and some others who must have been foreigners. The two in front of me  were blond with round skulls: they looked alike. I supposed they were French. The smaller one  kept hitching up his pants: nerves.  It lasted about three hours: I was dizzy and my head was empty; but the room was well heated  and I found that pleasant enough: for the past 24 hours we hadn't stopped shivering. The guards  brought the prisoners up to the table, one after the other. The four men asked each one his name  and occupation. Most of the time they didn't go any further--or they would simply ask a question  here and there: "Did you have anything to do with the sabotage of munitions?" Or "Where were  you the morning of the 9th and what were you doing?" They didn't listen to the answers or at least  didn't seem to. They were quiet for a moment and then looking straight in front of them began to  write. They asked Tom if it were true he was in the International Brigade: Tom couldn't tell them  otherwise because of the papers they found in his coat. They didn't ask Juan anything but they  wrote for a long time after he told them his name.  "My brother Jose is the anarchist," Juan said "You know he isn't here any more. I don't belong to  any party. I never had anything to do with politics."  They didn't answer. Juan went on, "I haven't done anything. I don't want to pay for somebody  else."  His lips trembled. A guard shut him up and took him away. It was my turn.  "Your name is Pablo Ibbieta?"  "Yes."  The man looked at the papers and asked me "Where's Ramon Gris?"  "I don't know."  "You hid him in your house from the 6th to the 19th."  "No."  They wrote for a minute and then the guards took me out. In the corridor Tom and Juan were  waiting between two guards. We started walking. Tom asked one of the guards, "So?" 
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"So what?" the guard said.  "Was that the cross-examination or the sentence?"  "Sentence" the guard said.  "What are they going to do with us?"  The guard answered dryly, "Sentence will be read in your cell."  As a matter of fact, our cell was one of the hospital cellars. It was terrifically cold there because of  the drafts. We shivered all night and it wasn't much better during the day. I had spent the 
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