chapter  VI
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One reads in the paper of Yladivostock and he asks himself what and where is Vladivostock. The probabili­ ties are that his school geography association has long since been obliterated, but he is reading about Russia. He concludes that it is somewhere in Russia; the context indicates that it is a city, a city in Russia; he thinks of the cities of Russia; he thinks how he would go by rail from Moscow to St. Petersburg, from St. Petersburg some­ where else; he thinks of the great Trans-Siberian Rail­ way, and gradually and, at first vaguely, it comes to his mind that Vladivostock is the Pacific terminal of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and his question is answered.