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off together again back to our peace-loving household
you can also say:
Let Providence protect me from my friends, for I can protect myself from my
It certainly is remarkable how we all are at once prey and hunter. Or is
it only that everyone thinks he is being pursued? I cannot quite sort it out. So we
are awaiting the things to come. Would you consent to having little Albert go to
if it were completely impossible to abduct him to here? I spoke with
her yesterday about it. If little Albert could come to us, I would consider it best that
you gave us little Tete as
Since both the boys are so attached to each other,
it would be a great pity to separate them without good reason.
What you say about your state of health is not encouraging. It would plainly have
been better if you had not returned to Berlin so
I am very much looking
forward to your both coming to Switzerland. Then you will certainly soon regain
your former
Although our years of plenty are over as well and we also
are living off foods which for the most part can only be had for a little slip of
colored paper, and quite a small packet on top of
But for the time being, it’s
not necessary to tighten our belts yet. For me neither, unfortunately.– More soon!
In the meantime, an affectionate kiss,
Heart[felt] gr[eetings] to Elsa, the children, and the
Vol. 8, 482a. From Mileva Einstein-Maric;
[Zurich, before 17 March
Dear Albert,
I would like to ask you sincerely to send the money you have intended for us
directly to
likewise, when you wish any information regarding me or the
children, turn to me
Otherwise misunderstandings are unavoidable,
which always involve agitation for me. In view of my so fragile state of health, I
hope that you will not reject this request of
Vol. 8, 482b. From Mileva Einstein-Maric;
[Zurich, before 17 March
Dear Albert,
Dr. Zürcher is going to draw up a contract as soon as he has
and I’ll send
it to you then.
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