What changes did the order from Berlin cause in the school?
The order from Berlin brought a number of noticeable changes in the school. Franz’s math’s teacher, Mr. Hamel had put on his beautiful green coat, his frilled shirt and the little black silk cap, all embroidered. He used to wear this dress on special occasions. The whole school seemed so strange and solemn. On the back benches that were always empty, the elderly village people were sitting quietly like the kids.