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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 265            Chamonix

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 These Savoyards are about as comley [sic] set of people as I have seen
in Europe many of the girls are hansome and the men well formed.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Thus far the road has been quite level, scarcely noticing the
gradual ascent which is here 550ft above Geneva.    At Chide
we are 800ft above, but here we ascend more rapidly, winding
around the crooked rocks, the road being blasted out of the face of the
perpendicular cliff at great expense, carrying us up 1000 or 1500
ft above the valley and villages below us-     At an inn
in  narrow ravine “Au tunel du chatrlourd”, no other house in sight, our
three Horses are changed for 3 fresh ones-   Thence through a tunnel of
200 ft, continually along the face of the perpendicular cliff, across
splendid bridges,  to Les Ouches (?) 1900 ft above Geneva where we catch
our first view of the great Glaciers Bossons and Taconay-     Thence
along the narrow valley of Chamonix to the left, with the Mont Blanc
range and glaciers upon our right, until we reach the little village
of Chamonix 2200 ft above Geneva, 415 P.M.    having riden [sic] in a
continual cloud of fine dust from the wide white highway.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The several Hotels,  usually crowded at this season, are now closed, except
the English Hotel, where we were assigned a double bedroom on the 1st
floor facing the great glaciers we had just passed.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Good supper, large dining room-large reading room, NY and London papers, Piano
Photographs, English Books.  All very comfortable-  An American family
of 6 or 8 appeared to be the only guests.      Back to the diligence office
to secure our return seats,  then at 7 1/2 P.M we were in bed, tired.
3rd Awake at 5.  up at 5 1/4, Breakfast at 5 3/4- then we are ready
for the hard days work intended.    Near by is the “Guides Bureau” where we
call for one,  the regulations prohibits choosing, giving us the one who’s turn,

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