The Secrets of the Hohenzollerns

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McBride, Nast, 1915 - Germany - 251 pages
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Page 249 - ... day by day, week by week, month by month, and year by year.
Page 95 - by all accounts you ought to know more of sailors than sails!" Mortified to tears, the lady rose and with characteristic English dignity withdrew. King Edward, who was talking to Sir Thomas on another part of the deck, had noticed that something displeasing had occurred. On being told the circumstances, he called his nephew into the chart house and evidently gave him an avuncular piece of his mind. At all events, the Kaiser next morning left in a huff. At the time there was much speculation as to...
Page 95 - ... evidently gave him an avuncular piece of his mind. At all events, the Kaiser next morning left in a huff. At the time there was much speculation as to the misunderstanding between the two royal houses. This incident, however, is the real cause for the widened breach between King Edward and Wilhelm II. The Hon. Mrs. Keppel and her clique had a great deal of influence with King Edward and his court. She became the implacable enemy of the Kaiser's. The result of this animosity is felt to this day,...
Page 40 - What are the attributes of the three German emperors, William I, Frederick III, and William II?
Page 94 - Keppel, taking up the cudgels of one of her relations who had commanded one of the defeated vessels, incurred the displeasure of the Emperor by her able witticisms. The...
Page 213 - offers wonderful material for the making of history, let but its feminine type of population be interbred with our strong, masculine Germans.
Page 129 - Wedell, that my grandfather on his death had not quite achieved the task which he set out to perform? That...
Page 228 - IT is an old saying that curses, like chickens, come home to roost. In the same manner do ill-advised diplomatic faux-pas invariably result for the perpetrator in situations often very dangerous.

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