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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...been for days. "It isn't wise to go too far," he thought, "better to stay for a year in this confounded University town, than to quarrel with His Highness. It may be dangerous, and one can never be sure." At half past ten, like all good citizens, he returned home; then he lighted all the lamps, put everything in order in His Highness' bedroom and looked out of the window. He was yawning a little, but was not yet tired. However, His Highness might come home now. Eleven o'clock! The calling of valet to kings and princes is a singular and a serious business. Lutz knew many of his colleagues, who had been presented to him while traveling at foreign Courts: Rosanoff, Kroll, Bietingsfeld, men in whose hands the fate of Europe had sometimes rested. What a man was Rosanoff! He looked like a Russian Councillor of State and wore the Order of the Medshidge. Or Barnhuth, first valet to His Royal Highness the Duke of Coburg! He was a " bon homme," amiable, good to his subordinates and most unrestrained in his behavior when in the presence of the really great, or Legrand, who was thought to be worth half a million, or Schaffer, whose luck with women--even with those in the highest circles--had become proverbial. Midnight In Karlburg, he went to bed at eleven o'clock, in a warm, comfortable room. Before turning out the light, he drank a glass of old claret, and then lay down, tired but contented, under a soft, silk cover. A well-regulated life keeps a man healthy; early to bed is a golden rule. But, in this God-forsaken place, everything was different. One o'clock Herr Lutz got up. He had been dozing for a while in an easy chair, at the window. Now his right arm, which had been supporting his head on the hard windowsill, was hurting him. What the does this...
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