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One should not expect too much of an already overworked Providence. The rest of us were still warm and happy in our souls when, without any whistle−tooting or bell−clanging or station−calling, we slid silently, almost surreptitiously, into the Gare du Nord, at Paris. Neither in England nor on the mainland does anyone feel called on to notify you that you have reached your destination. It is like the old formula for determining the sex of a pigeon−−you give the suspected bird some corn, and if he eats it he is a he; but if she eats it she is a she.
At first, to the stranger, this seems an irksome arrangement−−this posting of rules and orders and directions and warnings everywhere−−but he finds that everyone, be he high or low, must obey or go to jail; there are no exceptions and no evasions; so that what is a duty on all is a burden on none. Take the trains, for example. Pretty much all over the Continent the railroads are state−owned and state−run, but only in Germany are they properly run. True, there are so many uniformed officials aboard a German train that frequently there is barely room for the paying travelers to squeeze in; but the cars are sanitary and the schedule is accurately maintained, and the attendants are honest and polite and cleanly of person−−wherein lies another point of dissimilarity between them and those scurvy, musty, fusty brigands who are found managing and operating trains in certain nearby countries.
It was in Berlin that I picked up the most unique art treasure I found anywhere on my travels−−a picture of the composer Verdi that looked exactly like Uncle Joe Cannon, without the cigar; whereas Uncle Joe Cannon does not look a thing in the world like Verdi, and probably wouldn't if he could. I have always regretted that our route through the German Empire took us across the land of the Hessians after dark, for I wanted to see those people. You will recollect that when George the Third, of England, first put into actual use the doctrine of Hands Across the Sea he used the Hessians.