A Trip to Russia
I arrived in Iakutsk and stayed with my close friend, Pëtr I. Shchukin. Before I was put into prison, we had always treated each other with warmth and sincerity. When the arrests began, he was arrested and put into jail as well. He was not liable for military duty, but he was arrested for his trip to Ordagan, where eight Doukhobors including his brother Larion were doing military service. A week after his visit there, all eight Doukhobors in Ordagan turned in their guns. The interrogation and questioning started, and some other soldiers reported that a week ago there was one Doukhobor visitor who spoke with the soldiers. He was arrested for this as the principal criminal and thrown into jail.