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The owner of the magazine Sepia, Mr. Levitan, which had paid for the authorís trip, allows him to back out of his contract, because it can cause trouble and he can get killed. But the author insists on going ahead and telling his story to the world, whatever the risks. They decide that this article will be published in the month of March.
Todayís entry in the diary is once again about the authorís courage under fire. In spite of the risks involved, the author decides to publish his story in the Negro magazine. The reason why he chooses this particular magazine is because it is widely read by Southern Negroes. He hopes that reading this article will give the Negroes some hope - hope that there is somebody who is sympathetic towards their condition and soon the whole world will understand their problems. The owner of the magazine tries to warn Griffin about the risks involved in publishing his article and gives him then option of withdrawing from the project. Griffin refuses to change his mind. This is once again an example of the authorís iron determination to go ahead with the truth, even at great risk to himself, his family, his life and his livelihood.
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