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3.2 In propositions thoughts can be so expressed that to the objects of the thoughts correspond the elements of a propositional sign.
 
Ludwig is sent to Kraków, waits for precious letters from his lover David Pinsent, in his diary begins to pray to God: "May I die a good death, attending myself. May I not lose myself."

He mans the searchlight on a ship in the Vistula River and is mocked for aloofness by the crew. LW: "A bunch of delinquents. No enthusiasm for anything. Unbelievably crude, stupid and malicious." Work on logic stops.

December 1914, he is transferred to clerical work in an artillery workshop. He reads Leo Tolstoy's Gospel in Brief, Friedrich Nietzsche's The Anti-Christ, discusses these works into the night with Dr Max Bieler of the Red Cross infirmary nearby. He supervises the forge, receives a personal orderly, faces insubordination from the workers, tries several times to be transferred to the front lines.

He begins philosophical work again, discovers his "theory of logical portrayal" of language: the meaning of speech is in the logical representations it contains of the logical structure of the world. Letters from Pinsent encourage and sustain him. And letters to Russell: "The problems are becoming more and more lapidary and general and the method has changed drastically."

His hut in Norway is completed by workers there who have made it to his specification, sturdier than usual. Through his family Ludwig overpays them for the work.