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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Sept 20            Bern        242

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 as soon as advisable to go in the P.M.
We found the tower rusty with age
and the “moving figures” small and
rusty as a childs revolving toy that had
been “handed down” for many generations.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Upon the large and small dials
we are to see no change other than in
ordinary clocks,  but beside the small
dial, just above the arched doorway
is an ornamental niche and platform
where the performing is done as follows=

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 “At three minutes before the hour a
wooden cock gives the signal by clap-
ping its wings and crowing-  one
minute later a whole troup [sic] of bears   [-The moving figures-]
mounted on Horseback walk around a seated figure.   The
cock then repeats his signal and when the hour strikes the
seated figure  an  old man with a beard, turns an hourglass and
counts the hour by raising his sceptre and opening his
mouth, while the bear on his left inclides [sic] his head while
a grotesque figure above strikes the hour on a small bell.”

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The above was performed according to rule, but the
xxxxx crowing of the cock was a feeble effort and the revolving
of the Bears was soon done,  while the little bell striker I did not
notice at all,  being busy watching a life sized figure in an opening
of the extreme pinnacle of the spire, striking the hour upon the large
Bell-                Several idlers collect to watch the figures

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