Pamphlet, "The Wooden Idol of Berlin"
Afterwards the people are also allowed to march past, and everybody may fix a nail in the wooden marshal, so that the original may not forget to obtain victory over their enemies. Astonished by these analogies in the cult of the nailed idols between the peoples of black savages and those of the white savages, learned men think that everything points to a common origin, and that the Germans are "white negroes." It is not yet known exactly in what epoch they migrated, but the fact does not admit of doubt. In fact, besides the cult of wooden images, they maintain a certain number of characteristic customs. For instance, the giving forth of guttural cries, making war without quarter, the slaughter of children, etc. The common origin seems clearly proved. [three engraved images] Printed in Great Britain by Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd., London, E. C.