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1. The night train to Basel is on its way. Dr. Baumann sharpens his speech.

"Dear Chairman, Distinguished Members of Congress," Dr. Hendrik Zelig Baumann began his speech, which would stand the test of time many years later, but immediately flipped through its pages, corrected a few paragraphs in his meticulous handwriting, drew up and down arrows, and reiterated the line. Bottom lines, which seemed to him to need too much emphasis. So pause for a moment, imagine the audience in the glorious hall, take a deep breath, and start memorizing his speech again from beginning to end. Throughout the speech, he tried to maintain continuous eye contact with the audience and a decisive and vigorous facial expression. ...


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