POLAND: Speech

A fortnight ago, Ignace Jan Paderewski, famed pianist and onetime (1919) Premier of Poland, was lured to Salisbury Square, London, where is situate the Press Club. In this building, whose walls have heard many a famed man, M. Paderewski opened his speech on Poland by telling the well-known "elephant story":

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a German, a Russian and a Pole, all were asked to write a treatise on the elephant. The Englishman bought a hunting kit, went to India. At the end of a year he returned, wrote a voluminously illustrated...

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