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around us watching every crumb, picking up the chicken bones and when we start they rush in to
offer assistance in carrying everything movable which we must reject or become liable to pay extortionate fees- as per their allowed tariff-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Mother Wade prudently remains with Henry in the carriage, with Mrs. C. and Alice mounted, the rest on foot, we started followed by a half dozen more scamps than our required force, they hoping to catch a chance to assist some laggard.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Up past the observatory, to the right, along a sandy road for a half mile slightly ascending, then into the lava field zig-zag over a path very difficult for the Horses for a mile further, where we leave them, amidst a dozen more Horses belonging to tourists ahead (Jep had been fortunate to trade his Donkey for a Horse before reaching the Hermitage) Thence on foot a mile, over jagged, gnarled lava beds, the hangers-on catching our arms and pushing from behind, alternately, forcing their services upon us inspite of our negatives, until the crooked path has taken us to the foot of the left cone where we strangely find a half mile of sandy (Vesuvius ashes) walk. This walk in this narrow valley between the cones takes us to a point about one eighth of the circle around the erupting cone where we, without having