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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 villagers are lazily sauntering in the streets around the many little
stands supplied with Apples, Pears, Onions, and Chesnuts [sic] cold or roasted.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We as yet see but little difference in dress except the hand-
Kerchiefs upon the womens heads,     and the black hair and eyes.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Their lingo sounds much like French when spoken rapidly-
but the Italian names assure us that we are in Italy.   Via
viola, piazza, viacolo, portodella- +c  with long additions in
vowel ending words  stare us in the face at every turn.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Breakfast at 9.   off again a 9 3/4  out from under the
sheltering arcades of the Hotel court,    clear and beautiful
not a cloud.           The atmosphere seems entirely changed, having
the constant reflection of the Sun against this South side of the alps
None of us remember having felt such a balmy Italian atmosphere
before this, anywhere in Europe-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The valley narrows up a little, but is still averaging nearly
half a mile,  quite level,   and frequently wet, indicating inun-
dations as the road is often elevated many feet,     we are
constantly descending with the river   but the grade is scarcely
perceptible.    Beside us runs the fine grading and neatly
turned arches of an abandoned enterprise,  the projected Simplon
railway.     The road going over the St. Gotthard has killed it.
It was not popular with the valley peasants-    Three days after
they had completed an iron railway bridge   a lot of peasants
concentrated at night and disposed of it before daylight.   Not a
single piece was ever found    or the perpetrators convicted   although
many were arrested on suspicion

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Constantly in sight of several little villages between these high

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