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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Geneva to Lake Maggiore            282

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 (to Martigny) to meet us at St  Maurice,     as the ride ten miles
by carriage is delightful and admits of seeing the beautiful
Bissevache  [sic] Falls and the gorge du Trient.    After  a hasty
lunch of sour bread, grapes, and wine at the little station
restaurant all start off with their little satchels and bundles ex-
cept Ma and I.         she had recently contracted a bad cold
which by this time had settled in her lungs so that she
was really in a bad condition.        At the little Inn a
few rods away I examined the vacant 2nd floor and selected
a room among the cheerless rooms, the only one containing a fire-
place,   and before this cheerful blaze with Ma’s feet upon a stool
we watched the crackling embers    as philosophically as could be
expected upon a plain hard chair   without carpet or furniture.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Before dark, which was fast approaching in this narrow
hidden valley,    I sauntered through the town out to the
old petit castle in the rear of which our train passed through
a tunnel,  leaving barely room enough for the highway between
the railway and
the River.
The old stone bridge
with its single span
of 70 ft was built
in the 15th century
Its east end rests
on a spur of the
Dent de Mordes which
rises to a highth            [-Castle and Bridge of St Maurice-]

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