¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of jokes and laughter at each others odd appearance, awaiting the arrival of our ladies whos modesty delays them. At last they venture out, as oddly dressed as ourselves, all in baggy pants and short frock coats gathered at the waist, sans crinoline, sans nearly eveyth^i^ng effeminate, but Mr & Mrs C. carry off the “the palm” for plumpness of figure under exposing circumstances, all extremely merry and desirous of a photograph to record the scene.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 A few yards descent finds the mouth of the mine, where each second person is furnished with a short candle, and we enter an oval tunnel just high enough to clear our heads and about a yard wide, of which sides are cut as regular as a sewer. Single file, damp walking, on, on, without stopping for thousands of feet, the tunnels always low and narrow, but frequently changing appearance, sometimes all of rock mixed with white and pink streaks of salt, easily cut without blasting, then a space of square tunnelling [sic], the sides and top being closely timbered, crooks, turns, entrances to other tunnels, the guide indicates one as being 8000 ft long from where he stands. At another, he says the black beam beside us is the division between Austria and Bavaria a little farther Mr Castle discovers another state, “Hungry”.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Then we come to a place for descending, an ominous looking hole, small and dark, at an angle of about 45° On the bottom ^floor^ of this incline are stretched two smooth sets of timbers 8 or 10 inches high, the tops rounded and about a foot apart, which a guide straddles, directing a lady and gentleman to mount