Intimate Letters from Petrograd, Volume 25

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E.P. Dutton & Company, 1920 - Diplomats - 323 pages
 

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Page 324 - STAMPED BELOW AN INITIAL FINE OF 25 CENTS WILL BE ASSESSED FOR FAILURE TO RETURN THIS'BOOK ON THE DATE DUE. THE PENALTY WILL INCREASE TO SO CENTS ON THE FOURTH DAY AND TO $1.OO ON THE SEVENTH DAY OVERDUE.
Page 232 - Is it a mistake in the date or is it a case of locking the stable door after the horse has been stolen ? 1423.
Page 218 - Smolney" has voted to make Lenine a Dictator! (He was already all of that.) They "vote" there with the readiness with which a hungry horse eats grass! How I wish I could keep or remember all of their "decisions"— one must read them to believe they were made— I have not seen any one with an imagination extravagant enough to believe what they decide so readily. Some one objected to the term "menace" I used in connection with the Bolsheviki, and asked, "A menace to what?
Page 87 - This time there is so much to tell you I hardly know where to begin. The Boot Commission left (Monday, July 9th).
Page 30 - ... into negotiations and see if he can reach a price for this property that he believes to be a right one, so far as the Government interests are concerned. So that you have had the story from the Post Office Department, and I am simply here at the request of the chairman of your committee. Of course, I am not in a position to advise you as to the legislation one way or the other. Mr. DALLINGER. What is the attitude of the Bureau of the Budget toward the bill? Mr. HEATH. They have no attitude; it...
Page 106 - I have determined upon a new definition of optimism in Russia: — "An optimist is an alleged diplomat who is wilfully blind.
Page 198 - I write the atmosphere is punctuated by all kinds of shots — rifle, pistol, machine guns, field pieces and large guns aboard ships ! Walter and Miss Gueradhy are at the telephone getting reports from various parts of the city and I am putting down my impressions while they are fresh in my mind. It is midnight, but I am not sleepy ! Yesterday Walter...
Page 2 - ... coming in the back door via Harbin, Manchuria, in April, and accompanied by the spunky, unflappable Mrs. Crosley, already had found things deteriorating. Although Crosley had been advised in advance to wear his uniform once he was aboard the Russian train, it was clear that officers were not popular. "There is a look on the faces of the soldiers that almost frightens me ..." wrote Mrs. Crosley, whose husband in short order had doffed his uniform.* Service was surly in the international car, where...
Page 31 - March llth, more firing took place and it seems that more than a hundred people were killed in different parts of the...
Page 123 - Made in Germany" may, I believe, be applied to the shoddy government here, as well as to shoddy manufactured products I have seen here and elsewhere.

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