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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 445             Innsbruck to Verona

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 a game of Euchre from 6 to 9 1/2 P.M.   Mrs C. And I against Mr. C. and Anna, closely contested, closing with “our side” one ahead, the first playing, since July in Homburg-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 3rd Cold. 9 AM train off for Verona- Leaving Innsbruck we begin at once the ascent of the Tyrol mountains by way of the Brenner pass, beginning at the outskirts of the city by traversing a tunnel through the Sill 700 yards long, and before reaching the first station (Patsch) have traversed seven tunnels, the green waters of the impetuous Sill following far below us- Within an hour we pass fourteen tunnels, the longest one 920 years, the valley narrow and the scenery wild, the fresh snow adding to the bleakness of the mountain scenery-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 At 1045 AM we reach the summit of the pass at station Brenner 4600 feet above the sea, the lowest one of the passes over the principal chain of the Alps, was used by the Romans, but first made accessible to carriages in 1772 and by railway in Aug 1854-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The ascent to Brenner is 1 to 40 ft but the descent is less rapid. There are fewer expensive viaducts than upon the Semmering, but the cliff walls to this defile or ravine are more precipitous abrupt and high for a longer distance. The line now descends along the

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-Brenner pass-]

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