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Neither one of them can talk
a word of English, and our
Dutch being very limited, the
conversation is not particularly
lively, but look smiling and
express much with our eyes.
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5th Our Breakfast is enlivened by
the news from Paris “the Republic
has been declared” a sudden
termination for Napoleons dreams
of glory now and to his “Prince
Imperial” hereafter. A
dispatch from King William says
he has given Napoleon and his officers [-Zug-]
for residences the hansomely furnished Chateau at Wilhelmshoe
which we “went through,” last month. How generous!
towards a covetous, boastful, enemy who so cruelly unchained the
Dogs of war upon an unoffending nation.
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At noon we pack up for the 2 PM train to Lucerne via Zug.
Henrys wife and Boy again come to bid us goodbye and we make
her smile by the presentation of a hansome scotch plaid dress.
Its quite amusing to see the servants manoeuvre at our departure
from an European Hotel (rather more amusing to see some other family
leave). As we are about to enter the carriage, the porter rings a
bell, whereupon every servant who has waited upon us, head waiter
asst headwaiter, Breakfast waiter, Dinner waiter, bootblack, porter,
chambermaid, form two lines from the carriage, smiling and