October 21, 1898 India, Muslims, and Oil Germany and India

One more recollection. Most of the time the Kaiser looked me full in the face. Only when I spoke of the new overland route to Asia-Mediterranean, Persian Gulf- did he stare into space as though lost in thought, and the thoughtful expression on his fine, serious face revealed to me that I had fully gripped him.

Source: Diaries of Theodore Herzl, Central Zionist Archives