Telescope in His Office

On December 31, 1985, an official was summoned by President Kim Il Sung. Entering the leader’s office, he stopped short at the sight of the President intent on looking through a telescope, oblivious to his presence. The official asked him what he was looking at. The President turned, and invited him to take a look. The official found that he could see the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt. Taesong, the martyrs seeming to rush towards him.

He was choked with emotion.

The President said in a husky voice that whenever he thought of them, he looked at the cemetery and he regretted not having done better for them

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