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Excerpt from Faces and Phases of German LifeDuring the past ten years, until June 30, 1908, when by one Act of Congress twenty-eight consulates, among them that at Freiburg, Baden, Germany, were abolished, it was my good fortune to be stationed inMoreExcerpt from Faces and Phases of German LifeDuring the past ten years, until June 30, 1908, when by one Act of Congress twenty-eight consulates, among them that at Freiburg, Baden, Germany, were abolished, it was my good fortune to be stationed in charge of a public office in a foreign country- and many have been the types of individuals, good, bad and indifferent, that have come under my observation. A few of these Character Pictures, as I shall call them, I have noted here.In connection with each character sketch I shall study also some phase of German life, giving a description of the country, its inhabitants, its government, the habits and customs, in fact anything and everything that may serve to explain the preceding character- and I hope that thereby the book will be rendered more valuable and more interesting to the reader.I have endeavored to be truthful and accurate in my descriptions of this remarkable nation, and in every respect unprejudiced- but I am well aware that there may be some who, having travelled abroad and acquired their own opinions from unpleasant experiences, may differ with me.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.