¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 also magazines and books. – The latter may be “drawn” by depositing ten francs forfeit- These rooms are a great convenience, a comfortable old fogy institution. But the gentlemen who are more permanently located here, more aspiring, more nervous, or more difficult to please, have a club room- Last Sunday Mr Hughes invited me to walk around there with him to see his resort (admission fee 20 francs per month) Up three pairs of stairs. I found an extensive set of apartments. Restaurant, Billiard room, dancing hall, dressing rooms, reading rooms in which half a dozen were reading, several sitting rooms in which one couple was playing chess, and about two dozen playing cards. At one table they were playing Monte with many gold pieces upon the green board-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The elegant Casino near hear, is another “club”, higher price, now closed as the season did not warrant an opening- Contains also a restaurant and ball room, quite new, said to be one of the hansomest Casinos in Europe.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Its quietude makes a wide gap in the gaiety of Nice- Except upon the promenade Anglaise where the carriages are too numerous, the pedestrians take to the streets in preference to the sidewalks. The latter are paved with little cobble stones like hens-eggs, while the former are paved with large smooth square stones swept clean.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Nice boasts a good opera house, but there is no use for it now. We have been to see their Theatre, the only place of amusement now in operation. Our ladies were pining for amusement, had heard of the opera’s-must go- Saw the announcement “Princess of Tribizone”- they were sure it would be grand- So we harnessed ourselves up in opera style and walked over to the door. Not a very dashy crowd there, but we stood around gazing through the shop windows while Henry awaited the opening of the “Bursar” to get our tickets- Henry had tried during the day but found no body [sic] in-