GERMANY: A Little Fun

Among those ruins, music and laughter were an unusual sound effect. The policeman, who was new on his beat in Berlin's ghostly, once posh Zoo district, decided to investigate. He found a door marked only with the sign "Please Pull Hard." He pulled. Inside were smartly dressed men & women, lounging at a long bar or drinking champagne at small tables. A singer and piano player trilled out melodies.

The policeman's entrance created a minor disturbance. The piano player stopped playing, offered him a drink. The policeman declined, menacingly pulled out his little black book. Then a man whom...

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