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This was satisfactory, and they went to bed. "Why don't you ask me
how I liked the theatre?" said Roland to Erich. " I was waiting for
you to tell me." "Oh, there were beautiful, lovely girls, and Cuno
knew the names of nearly all of them, and had something to say
about each one; but the whole thing was stupid. For a whole hour
there was nothing but jumping and turning, and not a single word
spoken. I suddenly thought, as I sat there, of what Benjamin
Franklin would say of it if he had seen it, and then all the fun
was gone. Cuno says I'm a philister, but I let that pass; but he
said something else, and I came near having a duel with him." "May
I ask what he said?" " No; it was about you, but?you needn't care.
You don't care to have everybody understand you, and if I say?" "
Don't proceed, dear Roland. I don't care to know what people say of
me; it burdens the soul, and does no good. But you acted bravely;
you may sleep well, for you've been under fire for the first time,
and fiercer fire is yet to come. Be true to yourself and to me.
Good-night." Erich was happy as he lay down to rest, and Roland
fell peacefully asleep. CHAPTER III. THE GREAT WORLD IN THE LITTLE
COURT-CITY. SONNENKAMP passed the morning in looking over the State
Calendar, and made a list of all the people whom he specially
wished to visit. Erich, too, made his programme; he wished to be
free from all personal distractions, in order to devote himself
entirely to his duties. Sonnenkamp and his wife rode through the
city in a great closed carriage with large windows, with two
servants muffled to the eyes in fur sitting on the box, and the
footman perched up behind. It had cost a deal of consideration to
decide whether or not Roland should distribute cards, but it was
finally settled ...
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