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Die Familie Paul Hausser
Die Familie Maria Acker
November 1, 1648
When Prince Charles Gustaf, leader of one of the last Swedish armies to attack Prague, received news that the Peace Agreement was signed, he sent his troops home. But the student and citizen army was still busy because the Swedes looted every home and building as they left. To protect from the sacking and plundering, the Imperial troops
turned to some unusual methods. Paul was not contagious, but frightfully weak and unsteady compared to his former self.
Paddy and Donn stood by to protect him and Albert sat in his wagon and shouted warnings for them not to go near those homes or buildings, because Paul had been in there. Maria borrowed some ‘Plague House’ and ‘Quarentine’ signs from the hospital infirmary and posted them. Once they had seen the last of what Albert called “those Swedes’ smelly-fish backsides,” the friends settled down into Maria’s view of life, “celebrate the good and move on.” Simon, Josef, Nandor and Matthias went back to finish their first terms. Prof. Katernice welcomed Gretje to classes and let her take part in the discussions.