My brother was a pilot,
He received a card one day,
He packed his belongings in a box
And southward took his way.
My brother is a conqueror,
Our people is short of space
And to gain more territory is
An ancient dream of the race.
The space that my brother conquered
Lies in the Guadarrama massif;
Its length is six feet, two inches,
Its depth four feet and a half.
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Publication information: Book title: Tales from the Calendar. Contributors: Yvonne Kapp - Translator, Bertolt Brecht - Author, Michael Hamburger - Translator. Publisher: Methuen. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1961. Page number: 100.