chapter  XXVIII
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And the Crooked Shall Be Straight

In those days the path of a young actor in Germany led, after a theatrical school or “private” teaching, to some little hole in the provinces or to a traveling company, known as “hams.” There you served up a new, full-blown part every night—or every second or third night—until you had the luck to reach a somewhat larger town, where you worked more slowly and carefully—a new play every four or five days, or only every week.