¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 meets in the streets as though a succession of cathedrals might have just vomited their contents, no one moving in a hurry, but, many groups of loud talkers as though a quarrel was breeding, thats their way.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Carts are all the rage, small ponies are preferred by the business men, who dash along at racing speed with careless rein looking very independent, followed perhaps by a cart load of lazy-roni drawn by a rack o’ bones. Have seen 6 or 8 full grown persons drawn by a mere speck of a Donkey, large cars drawn by 6 or 8 mules tandem, large carts with a cord or two of wood drawn by a large mule and in front of the mule a wee bit of a Donkey pulling away like a good fellow.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The ends of the shafts are always on a line with the top of the animals back, and many of the street express animals or freighting animals still have the nose bag hanging to their noses, empty, simply because the drivers are too lazy to take them off-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 16th [December 1870] Today all of us go to Carrara. While Alice and Homer are taking their sittings Wife and I wander around among the statues and buy some. These Italians dont expect to realize the sum they ask first, except from an occassional [sic] American who, thinking their prices are already very low, is bluffed off by their protestations of javing but one price. It is necessary to have a few days spare time and play bluff with them. At one shop I finally bought for