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These post-cards, the product of the situation in which Italy, the inactive member of the Triple Alliance, finds herself, represent, in “The Song of the Siren.” (Il Canto delle Sirene), the Czar of Russia and President Poincaré of France singing to King Victor of Italy, while to the right the Emperor William is anxiously awaiting the result of the song; in the other card, the two Kaisers, Franz Joseph and Wilhelm, to the left, try to drag King Victor of Italy one way, while the Czar of Russia and Poincaré to the right are equally insistent upon the Italian

King's joining them. “Neither to the right nor to the left” is the caption

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