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Jacob A. Riis (1849–1914).  Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen.  1904.

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  I am told that the generals carried out their instructions in the spirit in which they were given, to the great delight of the Emperor, who asked General Corbin if he had ever before been in Germany. The General said not in that part of it.
  “Which part, then?” asked the Emperor.
  “In Cincinnati and St. Louis, your Majesty,” responded the General, and the Emperor laughed till his sides shook. His brother had told him about those cities.
  We went home in the same train, and General Young and I sat together in the car. I had been reading the “Sunday-school Times,” and it lay on the opposite seat so that the General could read the title. He regarded it fixedly for a while, then poked it cautiously with the end of his stick, as who should say, “I wonder—now—what—” I read him like a book, fighting-man to the finger-tips that he is, but said nothing until curiosity got the better of him and he asked some question about it. Then I reached out for the paper.
  “Oh, yes, General! This is the paper for you. See here,”—and I pointed to a column telling of all the big fighters in the Old

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