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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 filled all that valley before us  coming nearly to the top of this ravine,
which we must descend, a hundred feet, across the bridge over the little
torrent, up and down immense sand and gravel piles left by the receding
glacier, a quarter of a mile, until we reach its present base,
thence up 20 or 30 ice steps into the “ice grotto” an oval tunnel cut
into the ice, 7 or 8 ft high,   we pass to the end 100 or 150 ft on a
board walk with constant dripping from above.    The winding tunnel
soon carries ^us from sight of the entrance.   What strange sensations, to be
surrounded by such brilliant blue-green walls, and a feeling will creep
over you that perhaps its not safe-        The glacier, is after all
not quite up to my anticipations, simply an ice gorge perhaps 150 or 200
ft wide between two mountains slanting down at an angle of about 45°
full of cracks and cavities, mostly covered with snow.     Once there
the charm is soon over.   Jep and Henry attempted a little climbing
but it did ^not pay the trouble, after a little scratching in the ground
for chrystals ineffectually, we returned in the same manner that
we came.   Upon comparing notes Anna report a fright in
the chair path, caused by one of Ma’s carriers getting so drunk that a change
became necessary.     Henry had fallen behind to wash the mud from his
clothes, and when the carriers stepped aside to deliberate, she caught the
word “courier”, and imagined “heeps of trouble” in their loneliness.
We met several pedestrians, among them several ladies, bravely attempting
the trip independent of carriers, but we pitied them-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At 4 PM after a good dinner we returned, faster than we went, it
being nearly all the way a descent.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 17th  In the rear of these Hotels, along the bank of the river, aer the
grounds and buildings of the “Kursaal”,   where many people repair

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