The first dozen Holger Eriksson dragoons in question. . .
Following a frustrating visit to the Brummen und Summen, during which the Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II waited for an hour in the busy dining room without being shown to his table, he returned to the palace where Hives served a ham sandwich and milk in the kitchen. The Grand Duke then retired to his study where he continued work on that miniature regiment of cavalry. Meanwhile, the rest of the household was abuzz with preparations for Christmas and the arrival of the von Grandin family.