¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 There is no one-thing more desirable to a tourist in Rome in the winter, than to have apartments with a sun exposure. And at this pleasant Hotel (comparatively) the division of sunny rooms has sent Jep and I away off down a narrow passage, about ten rods away from our wife and mother into a little cold room without sun ever, but facing the delightful little garden in the rear of the Hotel court where the prattle and screams of the happy children are so conducive to recalling the confused ideas and thoughts of the days sight-seeing-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 One half of my time occupied in handling the bellows at my wretched fire place (every fire place in Italy has a bellows, nothing less can utilise [sic] them) trying to compell the little round sticks of wet wood to burn.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The late inundation has soaked it all yet they charge eighty cents per basket, a basket of which can easily be carried by a small boy. In Naples it was just as bad, having to pay one dollar per basket.