At four o'clock every afternoon the cathedral bell would toll, not to bring the people to prayer, but to call them to listen to the most radical speeches made by German agents, from the little wooden stand in the foreground. Here, any afternoon, one could hear: "Stop the war, divide the land, seize the banks, kill the bourgeoisie, let us make peace with Germany; she is our friend, England is our enemy, and now America is becoming our enemy as well. America is governed by the capitalists, they have forced the President to make war, etc., etc.," and there was no one to contradict these lies. The people of Kronstadt have been revolutionary for many years.