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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Adelsberg                                 374

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 room beyond, there is a regular table d’hote progressing, and our landlord, wife, and daughter find us a little in their way while watching their cooking, still the chickens and filth are just as deep and plenty here-   Behind the town rises a sugarloaf eminence crowned with the ruins of an ancient Castle with a smaller ruin lower down to the right.   At the base of the mountain are a series of large irregular buildings evidently united said to be the residence or property of Count Portzia.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The language of these country people is Sclavonian-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Upon this highway we meet a vast number of Horse and oxteams freighting heavy loads, evidently to Triest, chiefly grain and Hay.   More commerce than we have seen on any highway in Europe-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 At 4 PM we reach the larger town of Adelberg [sic].   Hotel Hungarian Crown, where we find large rooms together neatly furnished, and our ladies at once make a break for the Kitchen but are happily disappointed to find Everything neat and clean. Our good looking landlady evidently understands her business-  Without losing any time we proceed at once to the object of our visit here, the great stalactite cave.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 It being three quarters of a mile, the “old folks” ride, while the younger ones walk. Along the base of a low range of mountains until it suddenly crooks around in front of ^us^ shutting off further progress, displaying the two mouths to the cave beside each other- while beside us on the left, we look over the railing, down to the river 40 or 50 ft below us, rushing into a cave of the mountain, in the same direction we

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