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not pretendito know. They eat and
drink the best, and as a native said
to me, if they were without a roof
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they would still go to the restaurants.
Well fed, with good, flavored food,
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Viennese are seemingly contented:
#they look so, and they are always
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cheerful.
Thelr tobacco is better than the
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tobacco of France or Germany—it is
both odorous and cheap. Coffee is
the magnet late in the afternoon, and
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it is difficult to get a seat after 5
o’clock in any of the numerous places.
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the“ Guckfenster,“ from the win¬
dows of which you may stare at the
passing show. Every afternoon 1
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Perhaps the sharper accents of the
Viennese culsine may not appeal to
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parison is colorless—but the superior¬
ity of the coffee and pastry is mani¬
fest.
T am sure this is not a happy way
of beginning to sing the praises of
Vienna the Magnificent; but, after all,
sufficient forthe day is the Baedeker
thereof. Open that invaluable volume
penned by a man and brother, and
you will find sound advice as to see¬
ing Vienna and its environs in three
days, more or less. Now I suhmit
that is not the wayto doit; ten ybars
in the Austrian capital wouldn't lex¬
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