¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 at the head of each, would point his sword (Policemen in Europe dress in uniform and wear swords) to a location in the gutter, whereupon a bundle of poles would be deposited, then another adjoining, and soon, away down street. Looking back again up street, I saw the poles erected into a series of tripods with other poles stretched across from one tripod to another, and these horizontal poles hung full of cheap shoes. In a few minutes more the whole street was alive with people, and two continuous lines of tents as far as I could see either way
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In each section was an iron bound chest in which they carried their truck. I saw nothing but shoes Afterwards I learned that at the upper end they sold toys hats +c. Everything was of the cheapest, for country people, principally low shoes with many large head^d nails in the soles. Average price about 80 ^cts a pair. By 6. PM not a vestage [sic] of the fair remained. Those people make it a regular business, going from one town to another. They found business dull here, doubtless they did not sell altogether $1000.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 26th The greater part of today we have passed pleasantly in the park before us, by the little lakelet, reading, feeding the Ducks, Geese, and Swans. And feeding ourselves from the lunch basket of biscuit, jelly, apricots, and champagne.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 27th Today, the King has ordered that all business shall be suspended, and the day devoted to prayers. It is being very generally observed, more so than our “Thanksgiving day” at home-