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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 219        Lake of Lucern

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The old capuchin monastery beyond claims to be the oldest in Switzerland
Above the convent lies the Bannwald a ‘sacred grove’ in which the
woodmans axe is prescribed [sic] as it protects Altdorf from the falling
rocks.    We return again to the statue and stop for one more
look,   that bow is well represented-   I have seen many of them
in Museums, especially in Dresden,   of heavy steel with an
immense cord, and also the machine for loading them,  a powerfull
iron lever with short fulcrum,  all indicating great power in the bow.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Returned to Fluelen, we patronize the inn, taking a lunch
of Bread, Butter, Honey, Tea, and fruit,  then instead of taking the
steamers towards Lucern we retain our carriage and ride along
the right bank to ship again at Brunnen-      #  In half an
hour we reach Tells Platte Hotel and stop to make the descent
into Tells Chapel below us.      We start off boldly down the zig-zag
precipitous path, and when much fatigued catch a sight of the little
sharp steeple very far down below us.  zounds!   I drive back
Anna, and a little farther Ma gives up the chase,  but Jep,
Alice, Mrs. Castle and two daughters and myself descend to the
celebrated spot where Wm. Tell escaped from the tyrant Gessler by
jumping from his boat.    The chapel is a small affair, a kind
of open summer-house,  the walls covered with faded frescoes illus-
trating Swiss history,  and a small shrine standing in the centre
of the rear-    526 steps I counted back to my carriage.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This road which we are rolling is a marvel-  This part
from Fluelen to Brunnen, one and half hours ride, is called the
“Axentrasse”  [sic], built by the Govt for military use in winter.  Every foot
presents engineering difficulties, good width, smooth, with good posts

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