¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 drying linnen from the hands of washerwomen. Several century plants nearly ready for blooming as indicated by the tree which shoots up from the centre of the plant to a highth of 30 or 40 feet (commonly said to occur once a century) and after blooming several months wilts and decays down to the original clump.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 After making nearly the whole circuit of the rock we reach the Princes Palace on the side towards the main land overlooking the depot. The liveried gatekeeper calls for our cards, hands us over to a liveried servant having charge within. Through the archway into the open court we find the inner faces elaborately covered with rows and groups of frescoed [sic] figures on the four sides, thence up a fine circling marble stairway and through the principal apartments- All clean, neat and well preserved, cold cement floors but rich furniture. One or two rooms contained the richest furniture we have seen, prominent with fresh heavy gilding.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We were told that the young Prince 22 years just married to an English lady, is at home, but the attendant refuses to say where the Father (Prince Charles 56 yrs) is staying- Henry whispers that he thinks political complications make him feel safer away. We visit the neat little chapel within the Palace, then promenade in the little garden among