Jim writes to his mother that mail is slow and it is better for him to read the Daily Worker newspaper to get news about the International Brigade. Jim has written an article in the Volunteer for Liberty about what families in the United States can do to ensure their care packages make it to Spain. Jim spent a day at the beach, a reward for good works, and then saw three "terrible" movies on the way back to camp. He discusses visiting his friend, Elman Service, at corporal school where they drank a few bottles of Spanish champagne and crashed the matriculating corporals' party. His Spanish speaking abilities have begun to catch up with his French.