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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Venice                                              346

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 ‘Tis a long covered boat thats common here

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 ‘Carved at the prow, built lightly but compactly

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 ‘Rowed by two rowers each called “Gondolier”

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 ‘It glides along the water looking blackly

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 ‘Just like a coffin clapped in a canoe

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 ‘Where none can make out what you say or do

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 The gondolas not painted back, are a kind of lead color, larger, called “Barca’s” They are omnibus’s, rowed by five men. Our boats shove out from the black stripes around us, with two rowers standing upon the covered decks at Each end, facing forwards, who with powerful strokes send us along rapidly, while ahead of us, beside, and behind us, are more passengers going just as rapidly down this wide Canal, which, entering on the east near the railway station, traverses the city like an inverted S and emerges on the south side.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 We could reach our Hotel Danieli directly by that route but our boatmen (I must learn to say “Gondoliers”) when about half way, cut off a little distance by turning to the left and going the rest of the distance through the narrow canals (15 to 20 ft) of ^which^ the city has about 150, turning square corners every few rods

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0Hotel Royal Daniele

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