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An Absent-Minded German

My Railway Adventure

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,495 / 5 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 825
Added to site: 2009.09.12
mnybks.net#: 25265
Genre: Short Story
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ttle proud of the promptness and energy I displayed in what might have been a most perilous situation. People have sneered and laughed at me since, but I don't believe there is one among my friends and acquaintances who would have kept his presence of mind as I did.

It chanced one day in spring that I was travelling in Switzerland, on my way from Sargans to Bâle, after a winter at Davos.

I had been fortunate enough to have a compartment to myself almost all the way, and was thus enabled to revel in the pure, fresh air rushing in through the open window, a luxury of which any foreigner sharing my coup

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2011.01.29
Andrew Ives
***..

Very short, but quite jolly all the same. The Kindle version I downloaded had a typo on the cover, which didn't bode well, but the story is fine.


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