1940: “I am twelve years old. I am a boy but I think very much.”
Writing to his “good friend Roosvelt”, the young Cuban student offered
a deal: “If you want iron to make your
sheaps ships I will show to you
the bigest (minas) of iron of the land”; in return, he requested that the
American president enclose “a ten dollars bill green american, in the letter,
because never, I have not seen a ten dollars bill green american and I would
like to have one”.
At the end of his short letter the boy who thought very much signed off with an elaborate signature: Fidel Castro.