Ev­ery let­ter counts

Sunday Times - - Insight Prison Letters -

Man­dela of­ten used ab­bre­vi­a­tions in his let­ters, such as “chdn” for “chil­dren” and “&” in­stead of “and”. Ed­i­tors spec­u­late this was to cram in as much as pos­si­ble as the length of his let­ters was re­stricted.

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