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I am sure that you will be interested to know what was the impression that I have carried from my interview with Mussolini. We met only twice and our meetings were extremely brief owing, very likely, to our mutual difficulty of communication through the slow and interrupted medium of an interpreter. In the hall which emphasised its bigness by the unusual bareness of its furniture Mussolini has his seat in a distant corner. I believe this gives him the time to observe visitors who approach him, and makes him ready to deal with them. I was not sure of his identity while he was walking towards me to receive me, for he was not tall in proportion to his fame that towers high. But when he came near me I was startled by the massive strength of the head. The lower part of the face, the lips, the smile revealed a singular contradiction to the upper one, and I have often wondered since then, if there was not a secret hesitation in his nature, a timid doubt which was human. Such an admixture of vacillation in a masterful personality makes his power of determination all the more vigilant and strong because of the internecine fight in its own character. But this is a mere surmise. For an artist it is a great chance to be able to meet a man of personality who walks solitary VEළ්vක්‍ෂ டி 2 ஆ இ