¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 adieu and we forgave the ship all inconveniences caused us, as she had brought us safely over the great ocean, she appeared beautiful as we drew out of sight, and thoughts of the 209 steps of promenade from the foremast around the mizzen were wiped out by the beautiful and extensive piers built by the first Napoleon that stretched out to receive us.
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We went up a shaky flight of narrow stairs in Indian file and found ourselves in the custom house enclosure, I left the family in the waiting room and went into the city to engage rooms at the celebrated Frascati’s, just in time, nice rooms on the 2nd floor, returned for my family, and returned again for my
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 By the skillful use of about two francs (40 cts) among the employes [sic], had my trunks all together next to the entrance door for examination. When the 25 or 30 cords of trunks had all been unloaded the door was thrown open and they were carried in and spread on the counter in a row. The examination is merely formal unless smuggling is suspected- The official eyes you keenly and asks if you have any cigars