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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 243            Bern

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 and just as we were coming away  a party of tourists drove up
and levelled their opera glasses in anxious expectation.     They
were not aware that the clock had struck three minutes before the
correct time as indicated by the hands, and we left them there, knowing
the next hour would relieve them-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We visited the old cathedral of pure gothic architecture, began
450 years ago and was over 150 years in construction.     The
gothic vestibule and doorway are profusely ornamented with saints
two or three feet high  and immediately over the entrance are a confused
mass of little images, several hundred, 8 or 10 inches high undoubtedly  designed
to represent the last judgement.      Originally built by the Cath-
olics it has, for several generations past, been in the possession of the
protestants (Lutheran)     The interior is hansomely [sic] decorated in
better taste ^than^ the massive gingery gilding of the Catholics.  Carved choir
stalls and hansome [sic] stained glass representing biblical theories,  also
a large hansome [sic] organ said to rival the one at Fribourg-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Before the Cathedral in a small sized, stonepaved square, stands
am equestrian statue in bronze of Rudolph von Erlach, rather stiff
Artistically-   Upon the four corners of the pedestal are large Bears
This Van Erlach is their “Genl Scott” of Switzerland.
Back to our Hotel in time for 6 P.M. table d’hote, where we are
again gratified to see a table full of travellers-  myself occupying
one end with an extended view-     At my right sits German couple
in whos destingué air I become somewhat interested until the
lady picks her teeth with the same fingernail with which she has
just been scratching behind her ear.   I prefer to see people change
fingers.       These Germans have several habits which

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