¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 extensive rig- We were much amused at the efforts of an old woman trying to pull her loaded Donkey out of our way by the tail and of course he showed his obstinate nature, our wheels just brushing his baskets. And the same trouble from the carriage that followed Us- They know a basket is easily knocked off or broken, causing the fall of the opposite basket, and a general wreck. It frequently happens so.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 One old man trying to get his Donkey out of our way forgot himself and had his own load of fishpoles [sic] knocked from his shoulder under our wheels. Another, finding his mule before us and not daring to face our galloping Horses, abandoned him and raised his locked hands in prayerful entreaty
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Raining again, carriages closed, miserable- One hour before reaching Menton we pass through hail three inches deep within a mile of town we pass the Italian frontier. A guard mounts beside the driver, and at 5 1/2 P.M. We rein [sic] up before the French Custom House . At the first door our passports are examined, or rather, called for, as they pushed them back with a satisfied expression as soon as they caught a glimpse of the American Eagle. A few feet farther on we stopped before the Revenue door, where