He vividly imagined the casual questions that might be put to him and the answers he would give.
He expected to be at once presented to the Emperor.
At the chief entrance to the palace, however, an official came running out to meet him, and learning that he was a special messenger led him to another entrance.
"To the right from the corridor, Euer Hochgeboren! There you will find the adjutant on duty," said the official.
" He will conduct you to the Minister of War.

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