An intense, consistently mystic and sometimes hysterical account of two years of suffering endured by a cultured, sensitive woman imprisoned by the G. P. U. She fell under suspicion of counter revolutionary activities through her husband, who was suspected of high treason. Nine months in the dreaded Inner Prison, continually ill; two months of solitary; then imprisonment with women of the underworld, awaiting the sentence of five years hard labor. Bad conditions rendered her unfit for any work but teaching and nursing, and after a year she was released and exiled. She escaped to England. Not a political document, but actually the emotional adventure of two years. A strange book, not a well-balanced book, but an interesting human document.