I was lucky enough to find a copy of "Kim Il Sung: Biography [I]" (Tokyo: Miraisha, 1969) today. And so begins an irregular series of excerpts.
Chapter 6, Among the People
THE PEOPLE rejoiced immensely over reports that General Kim Il Sung had moved into Mt. Baikdoo and was wiping out enemies successively.
A festive mood previaled everywhere, and people kept talking about the General. It was their fervent desire to see the General himself. Those who had ever shaken hands with the General were the target of public envy.
The General, however, was modesty itself for all his popularity. He behaved quietly and unobtrusively. Clad always in simple clothes, the General worked together with his men. When his forces stopped over at villages during marches, he often took a broom and cleaned areas around houses with his soldiers. Even some people near him asked where General Kim Il Sung was. That happened time and time again.Posted by dbrown at February 07, 2005 02:30 PM