¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 29th About 11 AM we all started on a little excursion to Frankfurt. The locomotives having all been taken down the Rhine conveying troops to the threatened frontier, we went by carriages and had a charming ride, over the easy graded roads, and through antique little villages.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 An hour and a quarter carried us into the city where we soon found ourselves surrounded by a compact crowd of two horse hayrack wagons empty, twelve or fifteen acres of them. We pitied the poor farmers who must suffer this abstraction.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 1 Drove to the residence of Dr Hurst and obtained some information concerning the Asiatic annual Fair at Nidj-Novgorad which I desire to visit next month. Next drove to the museum of natural history called “Senkenbergs society of the naturalists” open from 11 to 1. As it was already 12 1/2 when we reached there, we bribed the attendant to lock us in until his return at 2. Several large halls filled with cases containing an endless variety of animals, Birds, Fishes, shells, insects, minerals, mummies, +c. which made our hour and half pass away delightfully. The variety of Birds is particularly extensive, from the smallest Hummer to the Ostrich eight feet high.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Another hour was passed less pleasantly, awaiting, under the shade trees near by, the return of the carriage. Coachee excused himself, saying it was almost impossible to find feed for his horses in consequence of the Great military pressure. Thence up “Der Zeil” one of the most modern built streets containing the finest shops where we did a little shopping and hurried off, full of