At the beginning of the war, the workers were still
only speaking of the need to “do something.” V.I. Lyuzhin,
who had at first been very skeptical, had now come
to believe in the possibility of a revolutionary movement. He
gave most careful thought to the matter, making notes and
planning it all out on paper, while the others did
nothing at all. Little by little he became obsessed with
his thoughts, which made his brain throb night after night.
He did not know how to control the ideas that
streamed from his pen like water from a burst pipe.