Essays & Addresses; 1900-1903

Essays & Addresses; 1900-1903

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...remarkably small number of British representatives.... Another reason of the success of the Germans is the thorough way in which each traveller works his district, the fact that he generally has certainly two languages at his command, the fact that he never accepts 'No' as an answer, and also the amount of useful information about the country he already possesses before landing in the country itself. As an instance of this, I should like to quote a case I myself saw last winter. This was a young German travelling for a large German printing concern. He came of a good family, and was always very well turned out. He spoke, besides German, English and French fluently, and had a very fair command of Spanish and Danish, as also a smattering of Polish and Russian. His working hours were from 7 A.m. to 7 P.m. As soon as he arrived he got a good teacher and worked hard at the Russian language in the evenings. He came over with a list of most of the big Moscow houses and their standing. He stayed in Moscow three months, and when he left he told me he had an order from nearly every big.house in Moscow, whence he proceeded to St. Petersburg, Riga, etc., to carry on the same work. This is but one example that happened to come under my personal notice, 1 "Report on the Foreign Commerce of Kussia," Dip. and Cons. Reports, No. 3062, 1903, p. 40. but it serves to illustrate the manner in which the Germans work Russia. I need hardly add that he always quoted in kilos, and in roubles, prices lauded in Moscow." Education Our educational system will be dealt with in a subsequent chapter, and I will here only express my deep sense of the loss to our commerce which results from the neglect of modern languages and science. It is no use sending commercial...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647106
  • 9781236647108