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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 371                               Triest

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 displaying a hansome modern built city with picturesque suberbs [sic]- Our ride through the streets showed it to have more business and activity than any European city of its size that we have seen.            It has perhaps 75000, and being the great transfer depot for Austrian shipping bids fair to grow rapidly-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Over the hills, several hundred feet above the city, we descend again, leaving Triest and the pretty Adriatic out of sight, to find ourselves entering a vast rolling plain covered with a grayish kind of rock   the most barren and useless land that I ever saw.  An hour later, we could see around us for a circuit of at least fifty miles. No trees-not even a bush, but a scanty growth of dusty short grass between the rocks, no houses, in fact, the worst piece of well laid out land that can be imagined, here it would be almost impossible to step without stepping upon rocks-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 For seven miles from Triest we pass many groups of peasant women walking rapidly in the same direction as we are going, with Baskets upon their heads, many of the Baskets containing a milk can about the size and shape of a large-sized tea kettle. Poor things they walk 14 or 15 miles to Triest and back to make a few Kreuzers on a can of milk but they are fat and happy

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Henry just now informs us that a steamer left Triest this morning for New York, the first one of a regular line that has been established and the first regular steamer that ever left for that purpose

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