¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the trees were tall slim and close together bearing evidence of old age. We were much interested in the thatched roofd farmhouses so thoroughly foreign to our notions of comfort and so antique- One story, cottages with low adobe walls, high peaked roof forming nearly two thirds of the entire highth [sic] no windows in the gables.
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Towns, that would be called large, in America, were passed at short intervals, looking picturesquely antique in their style, bordering narrow crooked streets, down in the narrow valleys below us and up the
hillsides, with a sleepy un-business-like aspect- Several tunnels are passed on this route, three or four of them requiring from one to two minutes to pass thru at full speed. Warm and dusty, again as we emerge from the cool undergrown [sic] atmosphere.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Very few stops are made by this train of “first class” tickets- Through the ancient, large city of Rouen, we strain our eyes to catch a glymps sight of the old cathedral said to be over 1600 years old- At this place we first see the river Seine navigable to Paris for small steamers, but vary [sic] tortuous- Rouen has a population of about 100,000, was formerly the capital of Normany- [sic]
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 At 4 ½ PM we pass through the fortification wall of Paris and a short distance beyond, reach the depot. While waiting for our baggage we were delighted to be recognized by our future courier Henry Schlatter, to whom I had written an engagement upon the strong recommends of Rev WH Goodrich, Geo W. Howe and Amasa Stone Esq-