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The Hohenzollerns in America

With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibilities

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Author: Stephen Leacock
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,904 / 147 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,150
mnybks.net#: 4294
Origin: gutenberg.org

These satires attack the pride of the "great" reduced to lower East Side new York, the "side effects" of the war and the movies and other foibles of the day with occasionally a serious moment of sincere human appreciation.

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ho was feeling his wind-pipe at the time.

Of course, all these things seem very far away now. But seeing Cousin Karl on the upper deck, reminded me of all the harmless gossip and tattle that used to go on among us girls in the old days.

Friday afternoon

I saw Cousin Willie on the deck this afternoon. I had not seen him all day yesterday as he seems to keep out of sight. His eyes looked bloodshot and I was sure that he had been drinking.

I asked him where he had been in the storm while Uncle William was ill. He gave a queer sort of leering chuckle and said, "Over there," and pointed backwards with his thumb towards the first class part of the ship. Then he said, "Come here a minute," and he led me round a corner to where no one could see, and showed me a gold brooch and two diamond rings. He told me not to tell the others, and then he tried to squeeze my hand and to pull me towards him, in such a horrid way, but I broke away and went back. Since then I have been trying to think how

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