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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 162        Berlin

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 unattractive exterior for a merchant, when we, knowing the full address
can scarcely find the room.           No english spoken-Henry
translates and soon a a pile of laces of various kinds of are
laid aside for “further consideration”,  the ladies having been
previously charged to appear as indifferent as possible in order
to find the “bottom dollar”.    Was ever a womans tongue so
tightly tied, before –such laces, such prices, oh goodness how
their eyes danced and their fingers trembled.      Finally
the bargains were completed at only a cash discount of 4 p¢- no
amount of bluffing could change it.  “Cost marks” were shown,
that we were buying as cheap as A J Stewart or the Brussels
house.     The revenue duties of 70 p¢, the insurance, the freights,
exchanges, profits, all saved to us.    As near as we can
judge we are buying (in gold) at about one fifth the price which
AJ Stewart (NY) charges in greenbacks.      The BookKeeper
goes with me to a Bank to see if my check on London is all
right for the payment.    Good-       So we hasten back to our
Hotel with the prizes, where they are speedily set to revolving before
the admiring Curtins.   The appreciative Governor is enthusiastic
and insists that his wife must have a shawl at once.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Now we are ready for the cars,    the ladies could sit awake
all night without a groan.  The tonic of laces is sufficient
and amidst a flooding shower we depart.        In the very
comfortable 1st class car apartments we pass the night satisfactorily

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Before reaching Europe we had decided to do no car travelling [sic]
at night, that we might have a chance to see the country, but
the country from Berlin to Dresden is so level and devoid of interest

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