Music: Great Dane

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In an apartment in Manhattan's highceilinged, eminently respectable Hotel Ansonia, 20-odd massive, military-looking Danes sat one evening last fortnight around a barrel of Danish beer. The warriors were at ease. They toasted King Christian X, and many another, in glass after glass of clear, burning aqvavit.* After every glass of aqvavit, they downed a chaser of beer.

At one point in the evening someone produced a rifle, suggested that they celebrate the good old days with a good old-fashioned shooting match. Carried by acclamation. The hotel corridor made a fine shooting...

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