The Student

Biography excerpt – The Student

Gavrilo Princip - The Student‘After I gave my word to join the plot I spent the whole night thinking and dreaming about the assassination.

In the morning I was quite a different man. Convinced that I had only until June 28 to live, Vidovdan—St. Vitus Day—I looked upon everythng from a new angle. I left my school-books, I hardly glanced at the newspapers which up to that day I read with interest. I almost failed to react to the jokes of my friends at which the day before I would have exploded.

Only one thought tormented me: that we might not succeed and thus make fools of ourselves.’