¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 tobacco, and passes on to my fellow passenger a pleasant Englishman, but they know he is a resident of Nice so near the frontier that an attempt at smuggling is quite likely, and they compel him to take everything out of his little trunk, very disagreable, as ones haste does not much assist at repacking full trunk. And a poor peasant beside me has his luggage done up in a large silk handkerchief which they untie and let his hunk of salt pork roll onto the floor.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We follow our Hotel man to his omnibus leaving Henry to struggle through with the baggage where several sets of porters or assistants claim fees for having succeeded in grabbing an end of a trunk, handing it over to another, and so on. The wharf and landings are infested with a lazy crowd of ragged red capped pests who insist on doing something for youx despite your protests then beg until you give them something-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Henry says they asked to have one of his ten trunks opened, but unfortunately he had no key to that (one of Mrs Cs) so they compelled him to open all the rest, very annoying-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 12th [January 1871] The Hotel Nationale is in front of the Western railway depot, not prepossessing exteriorly but we are comfortably situated and the servants are excellent, good cooking, and we have found last night much quieter than would be possible down in the city, our chamber window overlooks the hansome little “piazza acqueverde” separating us from the splendid facade of the depot, a nearly ornamented little patch of walks, beds, shrubbery, in the centre of which stands the large monument of Columbus who was born at Cogolato in 1447, a little town on the railway a half hours ride west from here- Beside him kneels the figure