¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 mile and half distant. The drive, nearly all the way descending, was bordered by the finest rows and orchards of large chestnut trees that I have ever seen. According to the legend, a Knight of Eschborn brought the chesnuts [sic] home from a crusade and began to plant them on a sunny hill. One of his workmen found there three gold crowns and the Knight ^built^ a castle on the place and called it Kroenberg, adopting the name of “Lord of Kronberg” [sic]
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At Soden we alighted before the small Kürsaal, passed through to the rear facing the ornamental gardens, where a small orchestra was playing to about a dozen people sitting under the beautiful shade of interlacing maples. Three or four days ago there were five or six hundred visitors, stampeded by the war and their proximity to Mayence on the Rhine. This day closes the Kursal and our Dinner specially ordered on the Verandah shows a corresponding lack of attention and indifferent cooking that might be expected.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We walked in the garden by the large fountain and drank from the only spring in sight (sulphur) I voted it a pleasant retreat for people desiring quietude and economy. We noticed the wines were only about half Homburg prices-