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Updated June 2012

T. E. Lawrence to Ernest Thurtle


13/3/30

Dear Thurtle

The way I have it is

'I have run too far and too fast under fire (though never fast enough to suit me at the time) to dare throw a stone at the fearfullest creature. You see, I might hit myself in the eye".

And I should introduce it neatly by saying Col. L. on his return from Arabia said (neat introduction of the word 'Arabia' to distinguish which Colonel L, without the pseudo-title of L. of A.)

My position should be the same as Ian Hamilton's: but I've had the luck of an interim in civil life.

Yours

T E Shaw

Source: DG 685
Checked: jw/
Last revised: 3 February 2006


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