Alix von Cotta to Nelly

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Cotta writing from Berlin. Asks for brother Harry's exact address. She has been laid up for three weeks as a result of an accident (run over by a cab) luckily only bad bruising nothing broken. A great treat was hearing Prince Bismark's speech in Parliament about the colonial question; a few days later she met him at a bazaar held in his palace 'he really is a splendid personality, the face translucent with energy and intelligence and his carriage a truly princely one'