The two seater mule litter pulled up outside 44 Schottland Strasse. It was the start of another day's work for General von Mackay at the administration for ordinance and the arsenals ( obrist-land -und-haus zeugarant) .The General lept up the stairs and opened the highly polished door. A servant took his gloves and cane. Up the stairs to his office went the General and into the first door on the right. The daily cry of Cake and Coffee Herr General was met by the daily Of course Ludwig , and bring some for yourself !
It was an even more delightful confection than yesterday - a combination of the visual and taste sensations the staff had come to expect here at 44 Schottland Strasse.
The morning wore on with more coffee ,cake and more annual powder returns for the Grenzer Regiments - each written in almost unreadable script . Soon the Midday bells chimed from the Cathedral. The mule litter turned up outside and Von Mackay got himself ready for his next engagement - it had been a rather busy morning indeed.