¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 then along the floors, keeping as far aways as possible, roaring and holding their huge jaws open- The man after whipping one of the largest and fiercest into a frightened attitude of rearing up perpendicular in the corner, he walked up to him and caught him by the jaws and worked them rapidly, as I would a pair of bellows, which furnished him bellows too. Then the man would lay down in their midst. This was kept up for perhaps eight or ten minutes when he began to arrange for getting out. The lions were afraid of his steady eyes but any sign of retreating was dangerous. It required much whipping and flying about to get the animals settled into the end opposite to the door which was aided by his discharging a large pistol in the air
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At the third firing he in the smoke quickly pops out, and the door is not closed yet when the largest monster has landed against it with one leap from the farther end of the cage, and yells with disappointed rage, and a fight soon springs up among them.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The whipping was not necessary to arouse them as they were active and fierce enough before he entered. There appears to be no humbug only foolhardy daring of exhibiting mans power over the brute creation Yet, we hear those same pistol shots about eleven oclock every night. That Keeper will lose his life in that service, we daily expect to hear of the catastrophe.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 6th [February 1871] This is the third fine day, clear, without rain. Yesterday Anna sat up half the day, but today is much better, still she is not able to accompany the rest of us on todays excursion. At 9 A.M. We go aboard the small steamboat La Risposta, and in the usual Italian style we are obliged to reach it by small boat although the steamer lies only three or four rods from the landing where apparently there is a