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Kyuma's perspective: It is unclear what happens to a reporter under the law if he or she importunes SDF members to give information.
Olympic officials threaten to boycott the 1936 Berlin Games, which Hitler intends as showcase for Aryan athleticism, Der Fuehrer personally importunes Schmeling to tell the officials that Nazis really aren't all that nasty to Jews and political rivals.
And then there is a humorous portrait of a superintendent of police who is fond of writing verse and is courted by his underling, a constable, who seeks his transfer to a better place and importunes the author to get his boss's poems published.