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from: ADOLF HITLER, the drama of his career - 
by James Murphy -London 1934
after a meeting of the German Labour Party.
..As Hitler left the room a pamphlet was pushed into 
his hand by one of the members. The political instructor 
of Guard Regiment No 41 stuck the pamphlet into his 
pocket and forgot all about it for the time being. Were 
it not for two mice which called his attention to it 
lateron [sic], the German National Socialist Party 
might never have been founded. Food was very scarce 
at that time in Germany, even for the mice, because 
the Allied Blockade prevented supplies from reaching 
the starving people. Hitler, having a much more kindly 
soul than any that inhabited the bodies of Allied 
statesmen, thought even of the hungry mice. From 
his youth he had schooled himself in the virtue of 
self-denial, drinking and smoking little, and abstaing 
[sic] almost entirely from the use of meat. So it was 
easy for him to spare a little sugar for the mice. He 
used to place the piece of sugar on the floor of his 
room every night and took a great deal of pleasure 
in watching the happy faces of the two mice as they 
gorged themselves... One morning - it was springtime - 
the two mice had awakened his interest so much that 
he could not fall asleep again....
p. 31-32, J.Murphy-Adolf Hitler

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