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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER VII.
Corps-laws and Usages—Volunteering to Fight—Coolness of the Wounded—Wounds Honorable—Newly bandaged Students around Heidelberg—Scarred Faces Abundant—A Badge of Honor—Prince Bismark as a Duelist—Statistics—Constant Sword Practice—Color of the Corps—Corps Etiquette
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CHAPTER VIII.
The Great French Duel—Mistaken Notions—Outbreak in the French Assembly—Calmness of M. Gambetta—I Volunteer as Second—Drawing up a Will—The Challenge and its Acceptance—Difficulty in Selection of Weapons—Deciding on Distance—M. Gambetta's Firmness—Arranging Details—Hiring Hearses—How it was Kept from the Press—March to the Field—The Post of Danger—The Duel—The Result—General Rejoicings—The only One Hurt—A Firm Resolution
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CHAPTER IX.
At the Theatre—German Ideal—At the Opera—The Orchestra—Howlings and Wailings—A Curious Play—One Season of Rest—The Wedding Chorus—Germans fond of the Opera—Funerals Needed—A Private Party—What I Overheard—A Gentle Girl—A Contribution-box—Unpleasantly Conspicuous
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CHAPTER X.
Four Hours with Wagner—A Wonderful Singer, Once—"Only a Shriek"—An Ancient Vocalist—"He Only Cry"—Emotional Germans—A Wise Custom—Late Comers Rebuked—Heard to the Last—No Interruptions Allowed—A Royal Audience—An Eccentric King—Real Rain and More of It—Immense Success—"Encore! Encore!"—Magnanimity of the King
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CHAPTER XI.
Lessons in Art—My Great Picture of Heidelberg Castle—Its Effect in the Exhibition—Mistaken for a Turner—A Studio—Waiting for Orders—A Tramp Decided On—The Start for Heilbronn—Our Walking Dress—"Pleasant march to you"—We Take the Rail—German People on Board—Not Understood—Speak only German and English—Wimpfen—A Funny Tower—Dinner in the Garden—Vigorous Tramping—Ride in a Peasant's Cart—A Famous Room
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CHAPTER XII.
The Rathhaus—An Old Robber Knight, Götz Von Berlichingen—His Famous Deeds—The Square Tower—A Curious old Church—A Gay Turn-out—A Legend—The Wives' Treasures—A Model Waiter—A Miracle Performed—An Old Town—The Worn Stones
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