¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 legs came dashing by while the crowd opposite and behind them yelled or threw confetti to increase their speed, and they (the Horses) also had tin danglers strapped to them to help frighten them. They fled like the wind, so swift, of which our elevation afforded a fine view- At the other end of the Corso they are caught the winner receiving an hundred francs or more, undoubtedly many thousands are lost and won on side bets.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 This was understood to be the closing of that days Carnival and the better classes retired, but a few carriages resumed their throwing an hour or so longer, and the hooting rabble made the night sleepless-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Tuesday afternoon was the same, only a “little more so”- as that was the last day and all extra ammunition must be disposed of- But after the Horse race came the closing scene of the whole proceedings which eclipsed in brilliancy anything that I have ever seen.
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At six oclock the gas lighters run through the street and light the large ornamental series of circles which have been put on the street lamps in place of the ordinary jets- Flickering tapers begin at once to make their appearance- increasing in every balcony. The carriages are again in procession. The streets are more densely packed than ever- Every one who participated in the afternoons proceedings is now carrying a brilliant taper, and the sole desire of every one is to put out some other light and keep his own burning. The favorite weapon or extinguisher is a handkerchief on a stick, sometimes red white and green stripes- From the balconies to the carriages