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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 487 Spezzia to Genoa

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 19th [December 1870] Breakfast over we get started at 8 1/2 oclock with two, four Horse carriages towards Genoa, and begin at once to ascend the mountains, zig-zag up through olive groves, and fortunately for Alice we are behind the mountain when the war ships all begin their regular firing of a whole round each, saluting the departure of some ship-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 These olive trees are always ill shaped, straggling, gnarled up overgrown bushes. Have seen them four feet in diameter at the stump but they are generally wider than they are high- They still hold their leaves- Everywhere we see peasants picking the berries after being shaken to the ground, about the size of wild cherries, black, a tedious business, and continually we are meeting Mules and Donkeys loaded with immense paniers [sic] filled, and almost always with a woman perched up between the baskets the men following with cudgels. All male peasants wear the red cap with top piece hanging over like an old red stocking stretched onto their heads-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Its comical to see the variety and amount of stuff that they will pile upon a little Donkey. A load of hay or brush, so large that you can scarcely see the Donkey at all from any point of view, half cord of wood, whole set of household furniture. Every thing movable in fact- I no longer wonder why sweet oil (olive oil) is so cheap in America-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 On we go along the crest of the mountains, which soon become barren and useless supporting a scanty and wretched set of peasants by assistance from below, until sunset when we get a fine view

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [Drawing of donkey]

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