¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 independent of the meals. Our appartments [sic] are costing me 38 francs ($7.50) besides candles (“bougie”), and servants fee (1 ½ franc per day for each person), while the same amount of room at the first class Le Havre Hotel cost me 12 francs per day (about $2.35) The highest prices for rooms here are considered cheap by Americans. An elegant large parlor on the first floor of this hotel cost $5, per day- The same in New York costs $10.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Finding that we are just in time for the table d’hote dinner 6 ½ P.M. we pass, down stairs through the Salle de lecture, into the grand Salle à manger, adjoining, in the rear of it, separated by a long series of glass doors- but firstly we have to buy tickets of the clerk who sits behind a small desk at the main entrance 8 francs each ($1.50) children full price. This “salon” is nearly semi-circular opposite the entrance, high, and elaborately ornamented with marble columns, arches, mirrors frescoes and chandeliers, the semicircle of mirrors doubling the effect, but, the first dazzling display, yielded to a a feeling of disappointment. The room is not as large as we imagined, not more than two thirds the size of the St. Nicholas Dining