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From Pole to Pole

A Book for Young People

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 164,587 / 466 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 840
Added to site: 2007.03.01 16163

This translation of Dr. Sven Hedin's Frn Pol till Pol has, with the author's permission, been abridged and edited for the use of English-speaking young people.

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he air on viaducts, or underground in tunnels lighted by electricity. At the Frederick Street Station of the City Railway, which lies in the centre of the town, a train arrives or departs every other minute of the day and of a good part of the night as well.

Not far off is a square--the "King's Place"--where a monument to commemorate the victory of the Germans over the French, in 1871, lifts its spire above the city, with three rows of cannon captured in France in its recesses. Close at hand, too, are the shady walks in the "Tiergarten" (Park), where all Berlin is wont to enjoy itself on Sundays. When we turn eastwards, we have to pass through a great colonnade, the Brandenburg Gate, with Doric pillars supporting the four-horsed chariot of the goddess of victory in beaten copper. Here the German army entered Berlin after the conquest of France and the founding of the German Empire.

On the farther side of this gate stretches one of the most noted streets in Europe. For if Berlin is the heart of G



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