¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We first hunted out the American consul, up on the hill “trinita de Monte” in the fourth story. Mr Armstrong, a pleasant youngman [sic]- He takes the full name (wives and family separately) of each person who desires an interview. Sends them (fee two francs) over to Mr Ricci at the Vatican, where, a day or two after, our courier applies (between 11 and 12 1/2 oclock) for the “permit”. This is promptly granted, especially to Americans, specifiying thursday 11 oclock (Mondays and Thursdays are the reception days) and its [sic] understood that Gentlemen must dress in black with swallow-tailed coat and white choker, Ladies in black with black veils, no bonnets- The consul said that children were not received, so Homer and Alice were disappointed.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On the appointed day we crossed the river to Piazza San Pietro, thence around the immense pile of St Peters, and Rattle through many paved courts in succession, until we reach the part especially occupied by the Pope. Alight from our carriage and ascend a succession of wide stairways (Mrs Castle counts 259 steps) passing the Popes Guards at every