¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 apartment is reserved for the “Directione”. We lose no time tumbling down the steps and up into the next best apartment, a “2nd class”, ten times worse than the last, oh horrors! All noses are elevated about 45° and stay there. added to this nuisance a couple of Dutchmen follow us in and occupy half the apartment with their bundles and bodies. well, they say (Henry) its only a short ride now to Cassel, so we try to laugh off our troubles-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Its useless to complain. The whole of Germany has been officially declared in a state of siege and the Gov^t pays no attention to individual comforts of travellers. [sic] no telegraph, no mail.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 About 2 PM we reach Cassel, or rather, within half a mile of the station, where we must wait indefinitely for the accumulation of trains ahead to be removed, or do the best we can to “get ashore”, Henry goes for a carriage while I get the family out, down a steep embankment, up a steep hill 200 or 300 ft high, to the roadway, a difficult task in their palmiest days but now– well I shall not complain, for all are bearing up bravely. 2 1/2 P.M. finds us at the Hotel du Nord-