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1. Kaspar Hauser had with him a letter which a kindly shoemaker found in his clothing. This letter was addressed to
2. The shoemaker took the boy to the Captain's house. His next stop was the local constabulary. Although he appeared to have a mental age of three or four, he was able to write one thing. What was it?
3. Kaspar was detained at a centre for vagabonds. During his stay the letter to the Captain was read. In this letter it was revealed
4. A gaoler took Kaspar into his own home. He noted something unusual about the young man.
5. Learning quickly to speak in broken sentences, and with a healthy public interest developing, Kaspar was able to reveal
6. Eventually Kaspar claimed he was carried out-of-doors into the fresh air and sunlight. This experience caused Kaspar to faint.
7. Kaspar bore a remarkable resemblance to the grand ducal family of Baden. As interest in this foundling grew, he was visited by top lawyers, doctors and dignitaries of the day, who were convinced Kaspar was someone special. Coincidentally, the grand ducal family had suffered the sudden deaths of two baby princes, direct successors to the throne, around the estimated time of Kaspar's birth. It was suggested that
8. At the time of the Grand Duke of Baden's death in 1830, something curious happened.
9. No proof was ever produced to verify Kaspar Hauser's heritage.
10. Despite Kaspar's unique and tragic life, he lived to a ripe old age and finally found the life he had been so cruelly denied.
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