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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 and irregular heaps of lava yet showing where vegetation had not taken root-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In two and a half hours we have reached our stopping place, Hotel Diomede, a small inn comprising
a restaurant and sales room. Along this road a wall of earth an hundred feet high stares us in the face towards Pompei [sic]. It is the refuse of the excavations-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Leaving our extra wraps in the restaurant upon the first floor we ascend to the second story, through the “store” well filled with lava jewelry, cameos in Pompeian styles, inlaid woodwork, terracotta and bronze copies of Pompeian relics and pictures, out upon the veranda, up a long flight of stairs beyond, to
a terrace above the inn, where we find the government ticket office, a score of uniformed guides with numbers upon their caps, and bearers with plain sedan chairs-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 One of the chairs is at once hired (three francs per hour) our pillow put upon the cane seat.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Admission tickets purchased at two francs each, a guide assigned to us, and off we go. Anna looking very comfortably seated with a better prospect of enjoying the day than we had expected-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 A few yards first brings us to the check-gate where we go through in single file, the ^gate^ clicking the number, a safety check upon the ticket sellers- thence ten or fifteen rods along a passag [sic] with high walls of debris on each side, until we reach the base of the paved descent to the sea, up this road into the city a few yards above, where we find ourselves much higher than any of the country around- although we

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