THE NETHERLANDS: Kaiserlich Geburtstag

Kaiserlich Geburtstag

At dawn the old German Imperial standard broke out from the flagstaff of House Doorn. As the morning advanced, Burgo master Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Roye arrived with a Dutch choir, proceeded to the Orangerie and staged a birthday serenade to Wilhelm II, 70. Clad in black fur-lined coat and astrakhan cap Wilhelm of Doom listened, seemed to especially enjoy a folk song called "The Bold Spinster." After thanking the choir and the Burgomaster Baron, he alluded to his famed hobby thus:

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