Fleeing Across Europe
In summer 1914 Mustière once again travels abroad on behalf of Voith. This time, the engineer ends up in Libau, a Latvian port on the Baltic Sea. He is meant to carry out some land surveys for a hydro power station. Unfortunately, Mustière' activities raise the suspicion of the Russian authorities. They claim the Voithian is a spy and lock him up there and then. During his incarceration, he repairs clock, learns Russian and thinks about escaping.
And then the Russian Revolution comes to his rescue. In May 1917, Mustière manages to flee and lands initially in a camp for German refugees in Mitau, Lithuania. From there, "Cary" has to run away once more, because the camp authorities want to "de-Bolshevik" him with obscure methods. Without a penny and with the help of the Red Cross and other charitable institutions, Mustière finally gets back to Heidenheim.
At Home at Last
In the middle of May 1917 there is a knock at Max Rudert's door at 7 o'clock in the morning. Outside is a man clad in rags, sporting a mighty beard. It is Karl "Cary" Mustière, barely recognizable, but full of life. The first thing "Cary" asks for is a cigarette. Sadly, dachshund Bazi cannot join the reunion; he has passed away. The plucky engineer then carries on working for Voith until his retirement.