Christopher and Wystan stayed on an extra day in Amsterdam, before Christopher went back to England. They were both in the highest spirits. It was such a relief and happiness to be alone with each other. They took a trip through the canals and the harbor in a tourist launch, deep in an exchange of private jargon and jokes, barely conscious of their surroundings. On disembarking. all the passengers were asked to sign a guest book. Beside their two signatures, Wystan wrote a quotation from llya Ehrenburg’s poem about the Russian Revolution:В оригинале это звучит так:
Read about us and marvel!
You did not live in our time — be sorry!
"Читайте о нас - дивитесь!
Вы не жили с нами - грустите!