Alix von Cotta to Nelly

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Cotta writing from Berlin. 'I have been engaged in very interesting and absorbing business during these last weeks, and have, with the help of the Empress achieved quite a coup d'etat.' A consecutive course of study of three years will be opened at the Lyceum covering 'Deutsch und Geschichte'. She ends with a warm tribute to the Empress: 'In the midst of her great trouble she has not forgotten one of her promises...and she has bravely tried to carry out what she could'. As regards her treatment at the Taurus if it goes well she hopes she may yet have her trip to England during Aug. Would like to hear how the German teacher has answered.